The Irreparable Harm of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the US
This 111-page report details the harm public registration laws cause for youth sex offenders. The laws, which can apply for decades or even a lifetime and are layered on top of time in prison or juvenile detention, require placing offenders’ personal information on online registries, often making them targets for harassment, humiliation, and even violence. The laws also severely restrict where, and with whom, youth sex offenders may live, work, attend school, or even spend time.
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- Raised on the Registry
- I. Background
- II. Children Are Different
- III. Who are Youth Sex Offender Registrants?
- IV. Registration of Youth Offenders in Practice
- V. Life on the Registry
- VI. Failure-to-Register Violations: Additional Punishment
- VII. Due Process Concerns
- VIII. Human Rights and Registration of Youth Sex Offenders
- IX. Recommendations