When they return to their communities as teenagers or young adults, they are already significantly behind their contemporaries in education, socialization, establishing stable family relations, and developing employment skills.
When it is needed to protect public safety, long periods of incarceration may be warranted in some cases. Of the youth sex offenders interviewed for this report, 57 19 percent were subject to registration requirements imposed retroactively after their convictions.
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In Februaryat age 18, Jacob left Michigan to start a new life in Florida and reconnect with his father living there. The effects of registration can touch later generations of children as well. The vast majority of youth sex offenders interviewed for this report pled guilty people, or
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Individuals aware of their registration have thrown molotov cocktails through the window of the family home, as well as threatened, insulted, and shouted profanities at all members of the family. Registrants are required to renew the license or ID card annually.
James was required to register as a sex offender within three days of release from prison.