Who would want a registered sex offender living near children? For some youths convicted of sex offenses, treatment is a chance to escape a turbulent home life, or to reroute a warped trajectory. McMinnville is a town built on second chances. Finding the resources to do this would be reasonably easy if much of the excess currently cluttering sex-offender registries were removed.
DuBuc has worked hard to protect her kids from the experiences that defined her childhood: the chaotic home life, most of all, and the lack of supervision that she believes got her into trouble. Prosecutors in Archbold, Ohio, brought charges that could have resulted in mandatory registration for high-school students caught exchanging nude "selfies.
She applied for jobs that interested her—working with the homeless, helping out an urban ministry—without success. Initially, the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children Act and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act 5 was created to help law enforcement officials track sex offenders and thus, theoretically, reduce the likelihood that they would recidivate.
These include examining registration requirements for juveniles who commit serious sex offenses, whether juveniles are prosecuted as adults, and whether the jurisdiction is tracking, identifying and monitoring juveniles who commit serious sex offenses.
Other people who are suspect should be treated differently, being required to undergo therapy to establish whether they are really a threat and being required to register with the police for a probationary period certainly not on a list distributed to the public.
I do not believe that a 17 year old who has sex with a consenting 16 year old should be treated in the same vain. We need to get rid of this thing. If these offenders are named and shamed into to community then everyone will know where they can avoid and who they need to watch out for.
But some providers lack the resources that would allow them to separate offenders of various risk levels. The physical and mental health problems experienced by survivors make sexual assault more than a criminal justice concern but a public health concern as well.