HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

Raised on the Registry: The Irreparable Harm of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the U.S.

This 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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No Easy Answers
This report is the first comprehensive study of US sex offender policies, their public safety impact, and the effect they have on former offenders and their families. This report details how the laws in place to "protect" are counterproductive to preventing sexual victimization. 
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PROJECT OFF THE RECORD, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Since 2009, attorneys at Northwestern University's Children and Family Justice Center have represented over 25 youth seeking to terminate their requirement to register as a juvenile sex offender. In addition to direct representation, CFJC has developed a comprehensive manual and sample pleadings to assist other pro bono advocates

MODELS FOR CHANGE

Models for Change is a multi-state initiative working to guide and accelerate advances to make juvenile justice systems more fair, effective, rational and developmentally appropriate.

USA FAIR, INC.

The mission of Family Advocating for an Intelligent Registry (FAIR) is to educate the public about the myth of high sex offender recidivism and to advocate for registry reform that is based on facts and evidence.

 

REFORM SEX OFFENDER LAWS (RSOL)

RSOL envisions effective, fact-based sexual offense laws and policies which promote public safety, safeguard civil liberties, honor human dignity, and offer holistic prevention, healing, and restoration.

10 Myths About Sex Offenders from RSOL. 

REPORTS

Summary of Juvenile Probation and court services, programs and initiatives (2013)
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Guide to Sex Offender Registration in Illinois
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How did we get here? 
A timeline of Sex Offender laws and legislation


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Sex Offender Laws Violates Rights, Puts Kids at Risk