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2014
Document 029557
SMART: Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking
U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ). Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) (Washington, DC).
Looking for a portal to a wealth of information about sex offending and sex offender management? Then this website is a must. It is home to the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). "The SMART Office was authorized in the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which was signed into law on July 27, 2006. The responsibilities of the SMART Office include providing jurisdictions with guidance regarding the implementation of the A... Read More
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2014
Document 029556
Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative
U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ). Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) (Washington, DC). National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) (Washington, DC).
Those people looking for a primer on what is currently known about sex offending and sex offender management need to read this report. "Perpetrators of sex crimes are often seen as needing special management practices. As a result, jurisdictions across the country have implemented laws and policies that focus specifically on sex offenders, often with extensive public support. At the same time, the criminal justice community has increasingly recognized that crime control and prevention strategies... Read More
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189 pages
2014
Document 029555
Perils of Registering Youth Who Commit Sex Offenses: Research Update
National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN). Fiscal Policy Center (Washington, DC).
"Despite being among the most widely used law enforcement tools in the U.S., registries and notification laws for people who commit sex offenses offer no clear public safety benefits—only a false sense of security. This makes it especially troubling that we subject youth to their many restrictions, which can have crippling consequences that last a lifetime. Though registration is not an effective way to reduce sex offending among adults and youth alike, it is an especially inappropriate response... Read More
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4 pages
2014
Document 029558
Youth Who Commit Sex Offenses: Research Update
National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) (Washington, DC).
"Popular policy responses to youth who commit sex offenses, like listing them on sex offender registries, are largely based on misconceptions about why youth commit such offenses and how best to address their behavior. In fact, registries required by laws like the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) not only fail to protect child welfare and overall public safety, but actually jeopardize it, while taking an enormous toll on the youth who have offended. Fortunately, new researc... Read More
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3 pages
2014
Document 028067
Improving Illinois’ Response to Sexual Offenses Committed by Youth: Recommendations for Law, Policy, and Practice
Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission (Springfield, IL).
While this report comments on issues related to youth who sexually offend in Illinois, its recommendations are applicable to any state. “The increased availability of high-quality, reliable, youth-specific research findings presents an exceptional opportunity to align law and practice with expert consensus about best practices for responding to youth sex offenses. Most importantly, research over the last few decades has conclusively established that youth are highly amenable to treatment and hig... Read More
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151 pages
2014
Document 029631
Using Evidence-Based Interventions with Youth Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses
Models for Change (Washington, DC).
"Despite a growing body of research challenging traditional assumptions about youth who sexually offend, few jurisdictions have made a systematic effort to use this research to re-engineer the way in which they respond to these youth. One jurisdiction that has undertaken such a task is DuPage County, Illinois. With Models for Change support, the DuPage County juvenile court has taken steps to strengthen its responses to sexual offending by youth and, along the way, learned valuable lessons from ... Read More
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