FAQ's

1. Who is a sexual offender?

  • A person who has been convicted of a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor or any dangerous sexual offense; or
  • A person who has been convicted under the laws of another state or territory, under the laws of the United States, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or in a tribal court of a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor or a dangerous sexual offense.

2. Who is a dangerous sexual predator?

  • A person who was designated as a sexually violent predator between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 2006; or
  • A person who is determined by the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board to be at risk of perpetrating any future dangerous sexual offense.


3. Who is the Board required to level?

  • Persons convicted on or after July 1, 2006 of a dangerous sexual offense.
  • Persons previously convicted of a criminal offense against a minor and may be released from prison or placed on parole, supervised release, or probation on or after July 1, 2006.
  • A nonresident sexual offender who changes residence from another state or territory of the United States to Georgia who is required to register as a sexual offender under federal law, military law, tribal law, or the laws of another state or territory, regardless of when the conviction occurred.


4. Who is the Board not required to level?

  • If a person convicted of a sexual offense in Georgia was released from prison, placed on probation or supervised released before July 1, 1996, he/she is not required to register as a sexual offender.
  • A person who was convicted of a misdemeanor sexual offense after June 30, 2001.
  • Juveniles prosecuted in juvenile court are not subject to the registry.

5. What are the risk assessment classifications that the Board assigns?

  • Level I: Means the sexual offender is a low sex offense risk, and low recidivism risk for future sexual offenses.
  • Level II: Means the sexual offender is an intermediate sex offense risk, and intermediate recidivism risk for future sexual offenses, and includes all sexual offenders who do not meet the criteria for classification either as a sexually dangerous predator, or for Level I risk assessment.
  • Sexually Dangerous Predator: Means a sexual offender:
  • (A) Who was designated as a sexually violent predator between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 2006; or
  • (B) Who is determined by the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board to be at risk of perpetrating any future dangerous sexual offense.

6. Are offenders allowed to submit documents to the Board prior to being leveled?

    • Sexual offenders may provide the board with information including, but not limited to, psychological evaluations, sexual history polygraph information, treatment history, personal, social, educational, and work history

7. Who can attend SORRB's Board Meetings?

  • All Board meetings are open to the general public. Please see “Meeting Schedule” for specific meeting information (Dates, times, and locations)

Please Note: These meetings are not open to public discussion.

8. How do I get a risk classification?

  • If you were sentenced on or after 7/1/06 your case should have been sent to the Board automatically for investigation and review.
  • If you were sentenced before 7/1/06 but you were convicted of committing a sex crime against a child and incarcerated on or after 7/1/06 either as part of your sentence or because your probation/parole for your sexual offense was violated for any reason – your case should be automatically sent to the Board for investigation and review.
  • If you were sentenced before 7/1/06 and you either a) were convicted of committing a sexual offense against an adult; b) were convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child and have not been incarcerated on or after 7/1/06 – you would have to obtain an attorney and petition your sentencing court to order the Board to conduct a classification.

For additional information, please contact your attorney to determine what your legal options are under the current laws.

9. Can I change my risk classification?

  • Georgia has 3 levels – Level 1 is the lowest level suggesting low risk for sexual reoffense; Level 2 is the next level suggesting moderate risk for sexual reoffense; Sexually Dangerous Predator (SDP) is the highest level, suggesting high risk for sexual reoffense. Once you are leveled, you will receive a letter from the Board telling you your level and how to proceed if you are deemed a level 2 or SDP. With both these levels you can request to be re-evaluated – having the Board consider addition information sent by you for review. However, please note that there are legislative guidelines on how to go about requesting a re-evaluation and deadlines associated with those guidelines. Not everyone may be eligible for re-evaluation. Once a level is considered final, the only option is to obtain an attorney to request Judicial Review.

For additional information, please contact your attorney to determine what your legal options are under the current laws.