Sex Offenders Less Likely to Re-offend than Other Criminals

November 15, 2011

If you were to ask a member of the general public what criminals are most likely to reoffend after an initial arrest, many would guess sex offenders. As a whole, we’ve had it drilled into us that sex offenders will reoffend and reoffend and the only way to stop them is by incapacitation in prison. […]

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Sex Offender Housing Common Problem

August 11, 2011

A Delaware group home that assists ex-offenders in reentering the community may have to shut its doors when all of the residents are forced to leave in coming months. The reason for their evictions? A new school is moving into the neighborhood, one that will be just 7 feet too close to the home, making […]

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Nevada Reforms Sexting Laws

June 6, 2011

The Governor of Nevada signed a bill into law to reform that state’s laws on teen sexting.

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More on Texas Sexting Reform

May 31, 2011

A Texas lawmaker defends the bill passed by the legislature and awaiting signature by the governor. 

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Florida Sexting Reform Bill

April 18, 2011

The Florida State Senate has made the first steps in this legislative session to try again to decriminalize a first offense of sexting between teenagers.

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Pennsylvania Sexting Reform a Boon For Juvenile Justice

April 13, 2011

A Sexting reform bill has unanimously passed the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, and moves forward towards the votes needed to becoming law. If it passes, it will allow lesser penalties for teens accused of transmitting sexual images via cell phone, and provide them much better opportunities for legal advocacy and defense under Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system.

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States Resisting Adam Walsh Act Risk Loss of Funding

April 12, 2011

The Adam Walsh Act, named after the killed son of America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh, puts some significant burdens on states in an effort to streamline the tracking of sexual offenders and solve outstanding offenses. But many states are opting to lose federal funding rather than take on the new rules, stating the law doesn’t improve […]

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Progress on New Jersey Sexting Reform

March 15, 2011

A bill has passed the New Jersey State Assembly that would reform that states laws on teen sexting, and take felony sex offender penalties off the table for dumb teen behavior. 

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No Movement on Ohio Sexting Laws Reform

March 10, 2011

While the Journal-News has been writing great editorials on the subject, the Legislature in the Buckeye state has been slow to action on Sexting laws reform in Ohio.

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Illinois Adds New Juvenile Sexting Law

December 28, 2010

As part of a host of new Illinois laws going into effect on 1/1/11, the state will have a new statute aimed at juveniles who “sext”.

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