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Megan's Law

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  • There are more than 7,000 convicted sex offenders registered in NY State under the Sex Offenders Registration Act, better know as Megan’s Law
  • Although there have been numerous challenges to the Sex Offenders Registration Act, the courts have consistently upheld its validity.
  • Under Megan’s Law, convicted sex offenders are required to register with the State upon their release from prison and notify the registry when they relocate.

 

  • Megan’s Law creates 3 levels of sex offenders:
  1. Level 1 ( low risk)
  2. Level 2 (moderate risk)
  3. Level 3 ( is now on the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) website.)

 

  • A person can access information about the sex offender registration act and then subdirectory of high risk offenders on this website.If you are a ministry/church you can check out the names of those who wish to become a part of your nursery, youth, or Sunday school programs to see if they are registered with this website.
  • The public, ministry, church, or any youth or child related programs may also inquire about registered sex offenders by calling:

 

Megan’s Law Hotline: 1-(900)-288-3838       WOS Hotline 1-866-86-ABUSE