The mission of the Sex Offender Registry Board is to promote public safety through educating and informing the public in order to prevent further victimization. This is accomplished through registering and classifying convicted sex offenders by risk of reoffense and degree of danger and disseminating the identifying information of those offenders who live, work and/or attend institutions of higher learning in the communities of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Important Announcement regarding a Supreme Judicial Court Ruling:
For over seventeen years, SORB had the burden to prove a sex offender’s classification level by a preponderance of the evidence. However, on December 11, 2015, in the case of John Doe No. 380316 v. SORB (SJC-11823), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, concluded that SORB must now prove a sex offender’s classification level by the higher legal standard of “clear and convincing evidence.”