You can get a list of all sex offenders who live in a certain area by entering the zip code. Local law enforcement agencies — as defined under the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act — in the communities where offenders live or go to school can release information to 'entities with vulnerable populations,' which could include a school, nursing home or day care center, for example. A youthful offender adjudication is not a judgment of conviction for a crime or any other offense, and does not operate as a disqualification of any person so adjudged to hold public office or public employment or to receive any license granted by public authority but shall be deemed a conviction only for the purposes of transfer of supervision and custody pursuant to section two hundred fifty-nine-m of the executive law. For more information about how New York State monitors sex offenders, check out the links included in the menu on the right side of this page. There are three levels of sex offenders — Level 1 low risk of re-offense , Level 2 medium risk of re-offense and Level 3 high risk of re-offense ; risk level is set by a judge after a court hearing. Such confidential information may be made available pursuant to law only for purposes of adjudicating or enforcing such order of protection or temporary order of protection and, where provided to a designated educational official, as defined in section Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of law: Searching for Level 1 sex offenders or those with a pending risk level: Upon determining that an eligible youth is a youthful offender, the court must direct that the conviction be deemed vacated and replaced by a youthful offender finding; and the court must sentence the defendant pursuant to section Where the court determines that the eligible youth is a youthful offender, the court shall make a statement on the record of the reasons for its determination, a transcript of which shall be forwarded to the state division of criminal justice services, to be kept in accordance with the provisions of subdivision three of section eight hundred thirty-seven-a of the executive law.