The goal of the Sex Offender Registry is to educate the public and to prevent further victimization. Level 2 Sex Offenders Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffense is moderate and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a public safety interest is served by public availability of registration information, it shall give a level 2 designation to the sex offender. Low Risk Offender Level 2: These Jurisdictions include the 50 states, U. The criteria for searching are limited to what each individual Jurisdiction may provide. Information on Level 1 offenders will not be available to the public. In the City name select field, select "Salem" and click the Submit button. A sex offender is any person who resides, works or attends an institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth and has been convicted of a sex offense, or who has been adjudicated as a youthful offender or as a delinquent juvenile by reason of a sex offense, or a person released from incarceration or parole or probation supervision or custody with the Department of Youth Services for such a conviction or adjudication, or a person who has been adjudicated a sexually dangerous person or a person released from civil commitment on or after August 1, Information identifying Level 1 offenders may only be given to the Department of Correction, any county correctional facility, the Department of Youth Services, the Department of Social Services, the Parole Board, the Department of Probation and the Department of Mental Health, all city and town police departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for law enforcement purposes. Neither the police nor the Board have authority to disseminate information to the general public identifying a Level 1 offender. Bring the form to the police department, with your personal identification. For a listing of crimes that require registration as a sex offender please visit the Mass. Also, because information is hosted by each Jurisdiction and not by the federal government, search results should be verified by the user in the Jurisdiction where the information is posted. The Website provides an advanced search tool that allows a user to submit a single national query to obtain information about sex offenders; a listing of public registry Web sites by state, territory, and tribe; and information on sexual abuse education and prevention. Level 3 Sex Offenders Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffense is high and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active dissemination, it shall give a level 3 designation to the sex offender.