News On Sex Offender Residency Restrictions
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to restrict sex offenders whose victims were under the age of 13 from living or traveling near schools as well as banning them from living in temporary or emergency shelters where families also live.
The State Courts have already overturned municipalities’ sex offender residency restrictions, finding that the decision to impose these restrictions is up to the State. Now the State seeks to impose one that would also include restricting travel within the banishment zone.
Despite evidence that these restrictions are ineffective and do more harm than good, the State of New York is considering them. We strongly urge our affiliates in NY to strongly oppose.