• Center on Youth Registration Reform

     

  • The Center on Youth Registration Reform exists to repeal all laws that allow America’s kids to be placed on sex offender registries. We believe in uplifting children rather than labeling them.

  • WHAT WE'RE DOING

    Getting the Word Out

    There are roughly 200,000 kids who have been put on registries, with tragic consequence. We’re here to tell their stories and provide the facts.

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    Rethinking Policy

    39 states put kids on registries, but many are now rewriting their laws. We have all the resources lawmakers need to reduce that number to zero.

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    building a movement

    From bringing together a bi-partisan coalition of advocates to orchestrating a multimedia campaign, CYRR is transforming the public dialogue.

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  • Youth Registration News

    Why kids don’t belong on sex offender registry

    California took an important step toward ending the abusive practice of putting kids on sex offender registries when Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 384, which allows juveniles to petition for their removal after five or 10 years.

    New Law Reforming California’s Sex Offender Registry is a Great First Step

    New Law Reforming California’s Sex Offender Registry is a Great First Step. Advocacy groups call to keep moving to fully eliminate the policy of placing kids on the registry.

    The Autistic Children Who Are Labeled As Sex Offenders

    Broadly story about children on the autism spectrum who are placed on sex offender registries features CYRR Director and Impact Justice Vice President Nicole Pittman.

    Cruel and Unusual: The Case Against Registering Kids as Sex Offenders

    American Bar Association's Criminal Justice magazine's Summer 2017 edition features an article by CYRR Director and Impact Justice Vice President Nicole Pittman, as well as Juvenile Law Center's Senior Supervising Attorney, Riya Saha Shah, about the harm of placing youth on the sex offender registry and the efforts being made to reform these laws.

    Nicole Pittman at University of South Dakota Law School Juvenile Justice Symposium

    The South Dakota Law Review and the USD School of Law presented a symposium to discuss issues associated with juveniles in the criminal justice system in the United States where CYRR Director and Impact Justice Vice President Nicole Pittman spoke about the harm of placing youth on the sex offender registry and the efforts being made to reform these laws.

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    Raised on the Registry

    CYRR’s Nicole Pittman traveled the country interviewing more than 500 individuals put on the registry for sex offenses that occurred when they were kids. Human Rights Watch published Pittman’s report, which to this day remains the most comprehensive study on the tragic consequences of subjecting children to registry and notification laws.

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