The purpose of this site is to provide the residents of the City of Batavia with the maximum amount of information allowed by law regarding registered sex offenders residing in the City of Batavia. Registered sex offenders in New York are classified by the risk of reoffense. A court determines whether an offender is a level 1 low risk , 2 moderate risk or 3 high risk. The court also determines whether an offender should be given the designation of a sexual predator, sexually violent offender or predicate sex offender.
Offenders are required to be registered for 20 years or life. Level 1 offenders with no designation must register for twenty years. Level 1 offenders with a designation, as well as level 2 and level 3 offenders regardless of whether they have a designation must register for life.
You can call to determine if someone is on the Registry. You will need the name of the offender and one of the following: You can search for level 2 and level 3 offenders by name, county or zip code. Please note that a federal court injunction currently prohibits the release of information on this web site concerning sex offenders who committed their crime prior to January 21, and were assigned a risk level prior to January 1, , unless they have had an opportunity for a due process hearing.
The local law enforcement agency where the offender currently resides, can, if it chooses, release information on sex offenders residing in the community to "entities with vulnerable populations related to the nature of the offense". The law enforcement agency can release information on level 1, level 2 and level 3 offenders through this method. Also, while the exact address of level 2 and 3 offenders can be provided, the law provides that only an approximate address based on zip code can be provided for level 1 offenders.
Please note that a federal court injunction currently prohibits the release of information through this method concerning sex offenders who committed their crime prior to January 21, and were assigned a risk level prior to January 1, , unless they have had an opportunity for a due process hearing.
Local law enforcement is required to maintain the Subdirectory for the public to view upon request. Pataki litigation and determined that the new law regarding expanded community notification, which was effective on June 23, , cannot be applied to members of the Doe v.
Accordingly, while the modified stay is in effect, level 2 sex offenders who are members of the Doe v. Pataki class cannot be included in the Subdirectory, additional information regarding level 1 offenders in the Doe v. Pataki class will not be available on the DCJS and law enforcement cannot perform community notification on level 1 offenders in the Doe v.
What can be done with information obtained about a sex offender: SORA presumes that this information will be used responsibly to promote public safety. Persons of entities receiving Registry information may disseminate it to others at their discretion. The information may not be used to commit a crime against a person listed in the Registry or to engage in illegal discrimination or harassment against such person.