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
) 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. Virginia
Per Ms. Beitsch a revised chart is expected, it should be posted at the below Pew link.
At the moment the above map has an error with
it should be orange. Virginia
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.
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.