How accurate is the NYS sex offender registry?
Based on the investigations by Quality of Life Task Force (QOLT), evidence exists that the system established to provide information to residents about protecting their families from sex offenders is deficient.

The investigation also raises the question as to whether residency restriction laws are producing negative unintended consequences. Currently 57% of the sex offenders registered in the Town are living in restricted areas.

While some of these individuals are grandfathered under the current law, this high percentage may reflect the very limited area available within the town where sex offenders may legally reside. This number combined with the fact that numerous sex offenders are not living in their registered locations could be an indication that offenders are purposefully avoiding the registration requirements under Megan’s Law.

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1. What is the Residency Restriction Law for Sex Offenders?
2. How are Sex Offenders tracked by the Town of Babylon?
3. How does the GIS Sex Offender Tracker work?
4. How are Sex Offenders monitored?
5. What happens if a sex offender is living in a restricted area as dictated by County law?
6. What does it mean to be "grandfathered" from the County Sex Offender Law?
7. Does the Town monitor sex offenders living in non-restricted areas?
8. Does the Town monitor Level 1 sex offenders?
9. What additional steps does the Town take to protect the community from resident sex offenders?
10. How accurate is the NYS sex offender registry?
11. What does the Town recommend be done to strengthen the sex offender protections?
12. What is Megan's Law?