While DCJS cannot tell you if there are any Level 1 sex offenders or sex offenders with a pending risk level in your neighborhood or who they are, the agency can advise if a particular individual is on the registry.
Call 1-800-262-3257 with the name and at least one other identifier (an exact address, date of birth, driver's license number, or a social security number) to learn if that individual is a registered sex offender in New York.
DCJS is responsible for maintaining New York's Sex Offender Registry, which provides New Yorkers information about sex offenders living in their communities.
Additionally, Level 3 offenders and those offenders designated sexual predators must personally verify their address every 90 days with law enforcement.
The study opens with Rebecca, a doctoral student who works at a rape crisis hotline.
Rebecca noticed she was receiving more and more calls about women being “stealthed.” (Rebecca said she had also experienced the same thing with an ex-boyfriend.) “Their stories often start the same way,” Rebecca said.
By law, only Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders are listed on the public directory.
This directory now posts multiple photographs of registered sex offenders, as they become available, to provide New Yorkers with additional information to keep their families safe.
Assembled on the wall was a grid of small film stills he had made from his family’s home movies, the beginning of his series “Pictures From Home.” When I’d walk in, he’d be standing there, staring at the grid, sipping a little Scotch, moving a few pictures around, having himself some fun.