AZ: Sex offenders get chance to end life-long registration under House proposal

[azcapitoltimes.com – 3/29/19] State lawmakers are weighing whether to give judges more leeway to eliminate the requirement that certain people register for life as sex offenders. A measure approved Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee would allow people convicted of certain sex crimes, when they turn 35, to petition to be absolved of the mandate. […] [Read More]

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NCJFCJ Releases Resolution for Sex Offender Requirements for Youth Under Age 18

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) released its latest resolution regarding sex offender requirements for youth under the age of 18. Research shows that placing youth on sex offender registries does not advance public safety and can actually make communities less safe. Research also shows that re-offending rates for youth who offend sexually are extremely […] [Read More]

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Lenore Skenazy on Registry Report

 Lenore Skenazy was once dubbed, “America’s Worst Mom” for letting her son ride the New York subway alone. In response, Skenazy founded the book and blog “Free-Range Kids,” with the aim of “fighting the belief that our children are in constant danger from creeps, kidnapping, germs, grades, flashers, frustration, failure, baby snatchers, bugs, bullies, men, sleepovers and/or the perils of a…

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MA Supreme Judicial Court rules no on mandatory, blanket GPS monitoring

By John R. Ellement . . . Convicted sex offenders retain a constitutional right to privacy, and those rights are being violated by a state law mandating that everyone convicted of some sex crimes wear a GPS monitoring bracelet as part of their sentence, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday. In a 7-0 ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court decided that…

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Registry Matters Episode 69: Windsor Locks repeals excusion zones

We are proud to release episode 69 of Registry Matters. We start off with a conversation about separation of powers where judges are trying to determine their working conditions; A listener phoned in a question about moving to another state; A patron phoned in a question regarding Interstate Compact transfers; Cops utilize Marcy’s Law to protect themselves after they shoot…

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