This website is provided for informational purposes concerning the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry.
The mission of the Sex Offender Registry Board is to promote public safety through educating and informing the public in order to prevent further victimization.
This is accomplished through registering and classifying convicted sex offenders by risk of reoffense and degree of danger and disseminating the identifying information of those offenders who live, work and/or attend institutions of higher learning in the communities of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
For over seventeen years, SORB had the burden to prove a sex offender’s classification level by a preponderance of the evidence.
However, on December 11, 2015, in the case of John Doe No. SORB (SJC-11823), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, concluded that SORB must now prove a sex offender’s classification level by the higher legal standard of “clear and convincing evidence.” What does this Supreme Judicial Court decision mean for my community?
The statute may be found on the New York State Senate website - New York Laws, Corrections Law 168.
Anyone who was on parole or probation or incarcerated for a sex offense on January 21, 1996, must register as a sex offender with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services ("DCJS").In addition, offenders convicted of a sex offense on or after that date, or sentenced to probation, local jail, or state prison after that date, must register upon returning to the community.A list of registerable sex offenses can be found here.Furthermore, offenders who establish residence in New York State but were convicted in other jurisdictions (e.g.federal, military, or another state/country) must register if they have been convicted of an offense that requires registration as determined by the New York State Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders.Any offender who has moved to New York from another state or country must register with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services no later than 10 days after moving.