Nicole Pittman, Stoneleigh Fellow and Director of the Center on Youth Registration Reform, is an Ozy.com “Rising Star.”
“Lawyers, of course, are supposed to defend people, good and bad,” writes reporter Meghan Walsh. “But Pittman has turned her work into a full-time crusade. Her goal: to reveal the system for supposed sexual predators as punitive and misguided — and in need of change. To some, her tale recalls past efforts to lighten overly harsh drug-conviction sentencing. Only in this case, this justice-system Joan of Arc favors bejeweled horn-rimmed glasses, a nose ring and Converse sneakers.”
Outlining both Nicole’s professional history and the history of youth registration, this profile also highlights recent legal and legislative momentum in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Missouri towards removing kids from the registry.