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Registering Harm: How Sex Offense Registries Fail Youth Communities

Congress passed the Adam Walsh Act, a federal law that requires states to include children as young as age 14 on registries — often for the rest of their lives — in an attempt to protect our children from sexual violence. But the Adam Walsh Act won’t keep our children safe. Instead, this law will consume valuable law enforcement resources, needlessly target children and families, and undermine the very purpose of the juvenile justice system.

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Keywords: Federal Policy, Juvenile Justice, Public Safety, Report, Sex Offense Issues

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