Accuracy of Data
All data displayed may not be current to date as a result of the schedule for the exchange of data within the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that all electronic information made available is current, complete and accurate, the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision does not warrant that this information is current, complete and accurate. All information is subject to change on a regular basis, without notice.
The NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision neither assumes any responsibility for any errors in the information provided, nor assumes any liability for any damages incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's Web site. Unless otherwise noted on an individual document, file, web page or other Web site item, the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision grants users permission to reproduce and distribute all information available on this Web site for non-commercial purposes and usage, as long as the contents remain unaltered and as long as it is noted that the contents have been made available by the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
About Youthful Offenders
The names of youthful offenders committed to the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision who are released to the jurisdiction of the NYS Division of Parole Board are not maintained as part of this database. While N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law §720.35 provides for certain youthful offenders to be punished to a limited degree as a result their misbehavior, it also protects them from the long-term effects of a criminal record by treating their records as confidential.
A youthful offender can be between the ages of 16-18 at the time the offense was committed. The longest prison sentence a youthful offender can receive is 1⅓ to 4 years.
The law further provides that a youthful offender adjudication is not a judgment of conviction for a crime or any other offense.
Finally, the law requires that all official youthful offender records and papers associated with the youthful offender adjudication remain confidential and may not be made available to any person or public or private agency, other than the institution to which a youthful offender has been committed and the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.