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Definitions and Explanations

Pursuant to the State of Nevada Community Notification Risk Assessment and Rating Manual prepared by the Community Notification Advisory Council, the purpose of a risk assessment scale is to provide a standard for notification to the public so as to address the public safety concerns of the community regarding the location of convicted sex offenders who pose a risk of committing further offenses.

The Criminal History Repository conducts the risk assessments. These assessments are based upon a lengthy formula, which considers the seriousness of the offense, the number of instances, the factors of violence, etc. The following notifications are assessed to the appropriate tier categories:

Tier 0 (No assessment required)

Convicted sex offenders who are required to register;  however,  they are convicted of a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or crime against a child, and are not subject to community notification. These offenders are not subject to a risk assessment and therefore the identities of these offenders will not be posted to this Website because their offense is not listed under NRS 179D.620.

Tier 1 (Low risk)

A convicted sex offender who is assessed as posing a possible risk of recidivism and threat to public safety. Notification shall be provided only to persons authorized to receive criminal history record information. Typically, this includes law enforcement, prosecutors and courts. Assessment information is not intended for the general public therefore the identities of these offenders will not be posted to this Website.

Tier 2 (Moderate risk)

A convicted sex offender who is assessed as posing a probable risk of recidivism and threat to public safety. Requires notification to law enforcement and organizations in the community, including schools, religious and youth organizations, as well as prosecutors and courts. Nevada state law (NRS 179B.250) permits the Nevada Sex Offender Registry to release certain information about all Tier 2 Level offenders. The information shared with the general public, if available, is on this Website and includes the following:

·         The offender’s name, including any aliases

·         Tier Level

·         Year(s) of birth used by the offender

·         Physical description

·         Residential address, block number of the address of the employer, and    block number of the address of the school of the offender

·         Name offender convicted under

·         City / County / Township of conviction

·         Description of conviction

·         Statute

·         Penal Institution / hospital committed for sexual offense

·         The offense for which the offender was convicted

·         The date and location of each conviction

·         A photographic image of the offender, if available

All Tier 2 offenders are listed on this Website.  

Tier 3 (High risk)

A convicted sex offender who is assessed as posing a substantial risk of recidivism and threat to public safety. Requires notification to law enforcement, organizations in the community, including schools, religious and youth organizations, prosecutors and courts and general community notification. The same information listed under Tier 2 is also available to the public on Tier 3 offenders. All Tier 3 offenders are listed on this Website.

There are three status categories of convicted sex offenders:

Active status: The convicted sex offender who has registered with local law enforcement and has complied with NRS 179D.230 through NRS 179D.290 and NRS 179D.450 through NRS 179D.490.

Inactive status: The convicted sex offender who has:

(1) moved out of state

(2) been incarcerated

(3) been deported by INS

(4) been hospitalized for an indefinite period

(5) been a visitor

(6) failed to initially register

Non-compliant status: Convicted sex offenders who fail to initially register or fail to comply with an annual verification or fail to update personal information; i.e., residential address, employment information, school information, pusuant to NRS 179D.250 and NRS 179D.470.

If you have additional information on a non-compliant sex offender, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

 
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