Registered Sex Offenders Notification Database
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In December 2005, Westchester County opened a new homeless shelter on the Grasslands Reservation in Valhalla (10595), in a renovated building located near the county correctional facility. The new shelter may house up to 140 homeless men, women and couples, including a small number of Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders.
Under the provisions of the New
York State Sex Offender Registration Act (“SORA”), the New York State Division
of Criminal Justice Services is required to maintain a Sex Offender Registry,
which includes information on sex offenders classified according to their risk
of re-offending: low-risk (Level 1), moderate-risk (Level 2) and high-risk
(Level 3). This law also provides notification procedures for educational
institutions like the College to receive information about Level 2 and Level 3
offenders on such registry.
Westchester County law enforcement has notified the College that it will provide regular information to the College on the Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders residing at the Grasslands shelter. Such information received from the police shall be kept on file in the main Security office, located in the Basic Sciences Building. The file is available for examination by any member of the NYMC community on request. It will be updated as the College receives notification from county law enforcement.
For additional information on the applicable law and a more detailed explanation of how released sex offenders are handled by the county and the state, you can visit the following web sites:
Questions should be directed to Bill Allison, Director of Security at 594-4226.
The purpose of this section is to provide an overview of the sex offender registration law and how the public can obtain information about sex offenders. The Sex Offender Registration Act, New York's version of Megan's Law, was signed by Governor George E. Pataki in July 1995 and became effective on January 21, 1996. The text of the statute is contained in Correction Law Article 6-C (Section 168 et seq.).
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. Sex offenders registered on or after March 11, 2002 register for a minimum of 10 years unless they have been given a designation. If they have been given a designation, they register for life. Level 1 and 2 sex offenders registered prior to March 11, 2002 register for 10 years while Level 3 offenders register for life.
Click here to view the NYS Division of Criminal Justice database for area code 10595 (Valhalla Campus including the Valhalla Reservation).
Click here to view the Town of Mt. Pleasant (western side of the Valhalla Campus) database listing of Sex Offenders.