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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Rebecca Beitsch: States Slowly Scale Back Juvenile Sex Offender Registries. Research shows a child convicted of a sex crime, or an “adjudicated delinquent” in juvenile court, is not likely to commit another sex offense.


Update: 

Readers, 

So after a few email’s back and fourth with Rebecca Beitsch she says the chart was supposed to distinguish between states that mandate registration for ALL juveniles (online) and states that allow some juveniles not to register but others must register. Having the word "online" for the mandated category and not the “some” juvenile category (like Virginia) is where the disconnect has occurred. It makes it look like Virginia does NOT put juveniles online when they in fact DO, we just don’t mandate ALL juveniles to register. 

Per Ms. Beitsch a revised chart is expected, it should be posted at the below Pew link. 

Mary
 

Original Post:

At the moment the above map has an error with Virginia, it should be orange. 

I have already contacted Rebecca Beitsch alerting her of this issue and sharing my 50-State spreadsheet of private v. public registries for juveniles. 

Hopefully all the outlets that have published this map will get a revised one soon. 

But still a great piece worth reading. 

Mary Devoy 

 

States Slowly Scale Back Juvenile Sex Offender Registries, November 19, 2015
By Rebecca Beitsch
Research shows a child convicted of a sex crime, or an “adjudicated delinquent” in juvenile court, is not likely to commit another sex offense.
 

eAdvocate Post: Federal International Megan’s Law Bill HR515 has Been Renamed, Text Gutted and New Text is Pending



 
Here we go again, AGAIN they changed the name of the bill HR-515 to "International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders" and they consider this a SHORT title.

They also completely gutted the bill and inserted new language, so this is notice of what they have done, not a full review of the bill, we will get to that.

For now click on link above and go to "TEXT" the latest version will appear, then you need to scroll down past what they have gutted to get to the NEW language.

For now have a great day & a better tomorrow.


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