WARNING: Information contained on this website should not be used to threaten or harass any identified individual as such conduct is prohibited under the general laws of Rhode Island.
Sex Offender Fact Sheet Notification of Release in Rhode Island
The Sex Offender Community Notification Unit is releasing the following information pursuant to RI General Laws 11-37.1-1 ET SEQ., also known as the Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification Act. Individuals who are listed, are subject to community notification pursuant to RI General Laws 11-37.1-1, which directs law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender's release when the Sex Offender Board of Review determines that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.
The individuals who appear on these notifications have been convicted of a sex offense, which also requires the offender to register with law enforcement pursuant to RI General Laws 11-37.1-1 ET SEQ.
LISTED OFFENDERS HAVE SERVED THE SENTENCE IMPOSED BY THE COURT. THIS NOTIFICATION IS NOT TO INCREASE FEAR IN THE COMMUNITY. IT IS THE BELIEF OF LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFE PUBLIC.
Per Rhode Island General Law sex offenders who are eligible for community notification review must have a date of offense on or after 7-24-96. Sex offenders are classified based on their risk to re-offend. An offender's classification will be:
Level 1 or "low-risk offender" Level 2 or "moderate risk offender" Level 3 or "high-risk offender"
Website information about a sex offender is available to the public only if the Sex Offender Board of Review has classified the offender as a Level 3, or as a Level 2 as of January 1, 2006. Per Rhode Island Law, information pertaining to Level 1 sex offenders cannot be posted on our website.
No agency, including any Law Enforcement Agency or any state agency, may direct where an offender may reside, nor can agencies direct where an offender works or goes to school. The risk level of these offenders has been determined based largely on the offender's potential to re-offend.
Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until the passage of the Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification Act that law enforcement even knew where they were living. In many cases, law enforcement is now able to share information with you. Abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered offenders will not be tolerated and is a crime.