Sex Offender Community Notification Levels
Level 4: (Red)
Sexually Dangerous Person. These are individuals with
impaired judgment or control who have sexual or violent compulsions that
they lack the ability to control. This may be due to pedophilia or other
disorder of sexual attraction mental illness or personality disorder that
distorts thinking, interferes with behavioral control, and predisposes the
person to acts of predatory sexual violence.
Level 3: (Yellow)
High Level. These individuals usually have histories
of repeat sexual offending, and/or strong antisocial, violent or predatory
personality characteristics. Sexual compulsions are likely to be present,
but may be kept under control when relapse prevention plans are followed
and treatment is continued. The offense patterns of these individuals reflect
a relatively high probability of re-offense and/or a risk of substantial
injury to victims should re-offense occur.
Level 2: (Green)
Moderate Level. Usually these are individuals with limited
or circumscribed prior history of sexual acting out, possess some antisocial
personality characteristics, predatory tendencies, or deviant sexual interest
or behavioral patterns that increase the general level of risk these offenders
pose. They may have mild or well-controlled mental disorders, and/or developmental
Level 1: (White)
Low Level. Usually these are individuals with no prior
history of sexual acting out, and no strong antisocial tendencies, sexual
compulsions or psychological factors impairing judgment.
This individual has not yet been assigned a Community Notification Level by SOCNA (Sex Offender Community Notification Assessment).