Region 2: One of the shortcomings the federal money would have to address is work to assess the risk that each offender poses to commit another sex crime. Judges also usually consider the length of time since conviction, general criminal history, compliance with the registry, employment status, and relationship status. The GBI said it briefly posted where sex offenders worked in the registry, but stopped the practice after employers complained. Region 3: The Daily Caller article stated a tent city of homeless sex offenders sprung up behind a suburban office park on one occasion. At the removal hearing, the judge will first determine if the individual is eligible to be removed under the factors discussed above. People convicted on or after July 1, , of a dangerous sexual offense. Region 7: They are either living in the community or are a year from being released from prison. Region 4: The offender can also present testimony from character witnesses who know the offender well and can testify that the offender does not present a risk to the community. If the petitioner needs to be classified to be eligible for removal, the judge assigned to hear the petition will order that the SORRB classify the individual. The offender must not have any prior convictions for sex crimes or crimes against minors The offender did not use a deadly weapon likely to cause serious harm during their sex offense The offender did not transport the victim during the offense The offender did not physically restrain the victim during the offense The offender did not intentionally cause the victim physical harm There is no evidence of similar transactions, such as uncharged sexual offenses If an offender is eligible, they must then file a petition for release in the Superior Court of the county where the individual was convicted or, if the offender is from out of state, the county where the individual lives. First, the offender must have completed all required incarceration, parole, probation, and supervision as part of their sentence for the sex offense. An article in The Daily Caller noted the state had uncompromising laws related to sexual offenders over eight years ago. Federal law requires that each offender be classified as either Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3, which is done in Georgia by a specially appointed Sex Offender Registration Review Board.