The board of Examiners that assesses the risk level of sex offenders under New York State’s version of Megan’s Law may take into account the offender’s juvenile adjudications, even though these are not criminal convictions, a Bronx Supreme Court justice has ruled in a case of first impression.

Acting Justice Caesar D. Cirigliano upheld a 1997 regulation promulgated under the New York Sex Offender Registration Act, which allows the board of examiners of sex offenders to delve into aspects of an offender’s history that are not crimes.

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