There are no Level 2 or Level 3 registered sex offenders reported to be enrolled or employed at Buffalo State University at this time.
Under the provisions of the Wetterling Act/Megan's Law, Buffalo State University (the University) is responsible for providing a way in which its members can be informed when a convicted sex offender has become part of the campus community, either through enrollment or employment. Subsection (d) of the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act amended the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to permit educational institutions to disclose sex offender information received under the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) and community notification program.
When the University is notified by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) that a level 2 or level 3 sex offender is enrolled or employed at the campus, the campus community will be informed through the Buffalo State email notification system.
Notifications will be issued under the heading of "Sex Offender Community Notification", which will direct concerned individuals to contact University Police for more information. The University Police Department's website will also provide a link to DCJS where more information will be available.
The Sex Offender Registration Act requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to maintain a Sex Offender Registry. The Registry contains 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). The Act requires that the Division also maintain a Subdirectory of Level 3 Sex Offenders. The DCJS Sex Offender Registry site contains their Subdirectory of Level 3 Sex Offenders as well as other information regarding New York State's Sex Offender Registry.
Sex offenders registered in New York are now required to notify the Registry of any institution of higher education at which he or she is, or expects to be, whether for compensation or not, enrolled, attending or employed, and whether such sex offender resides or expects to reside in a facility operated by the institution. Changes in status at the institution of higher education must also be reported to the Registry no later than ten days after such change.
Buffalo State University will maintain on this website a listing of any registered sexual offenders reported to the University as being enrolled, attending, or employed at the University.
A synopsis of some of the basic laws pertaining to the Sexual Offender Registry may be found below:
Correction Law §168-b requires that Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) include this information regarding an institution of higher education on its Registry.
Correction Law §168-c requires:
Correction Law §168-d requires the court to obtain the name and address of any institution of higher education at which the offender expects to be employed, enrolled or attending and whether the offender expects to reside in a facility owned or operated by that institution.
Correction Law §168-e requires a sex offender released from a correctional facility to provide the name and address of any institution of higher education the offender expects to be employed by, enrolled at or attending and whether the offender expects to reside in a facility owned or operated by that institution.
Correction Law §168-j(4) and (5) set forth the notification procedures whenever a sex offender has indicated to DCJS that he or she will be enrolled in, attending or employed at an institution of higher education. DCJS will notify each law enforcement agency having jurisdiction.
This page includes information on registered sexual offenders reported as being enrolled, attending, or employed at Buffalo State University. Although the University attempts to include only accurate and complete information, the information found on this page reflects information provided to the University from the Division of Criminal Justice Services.
The University does not independently verify registration information. Users are cautioned that the information provided on this site is information of record that is reported to the University and may not reflect the current residence, status, or other information regarding an offender. The University makes no express or implied guarantee concerning the accuracy of this data.
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