NJ court rules juveniles can’t be kept on sex offender registry for life

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that requiring juveniles to be listed on the sex offender registry for life violates the state’s constitution.

As usual, much of what is said about the deleterious effects of placing minors on the sex offender registry also applies to adults.

“Indeed, categorical lifetime notification and registration requirements may impede a juvenile’s rehabilitative efforts and stunt his ability to become a healthy and integrated adult member of society,” Justice Barry Albin wrote in the decision. 

Read more about the decision here and here.

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