Sex Offender Registration

In accordance to the "Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act" of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, below is a link to the New York State Sex Offender Registry. This act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student. In the State of New York, convicted sex offenders must register with the Sex Offenders Registry maintained by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

The Sex Offender Registry is available via Internet pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law Article 6-C Section 168 et seq.). Registry information provided under this section shall be used for the purposes of administration of criminal justice, screening of current or prospective employees, volunteers or otherwise for the protection of the public in general and children in particular. It is unlawful to use the information for purposes of intimidating or harassing of another.

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services is responsible for maintaining this registry. Access the sex offender registry.