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Cruel and unusual: The case against registering kids as sex offenders

The American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice magazine’s Summer 2017 edition features an article co-authored by CYRR Director, Nicole Pittman, and Juvenile Law Center’s Senior Supervising Attorney, Riya Saha Shah, about the harms of placing youth on the sex offender registry and the efforts being made to reform these laws. Building off of recent wins in … Continued

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Just kids: Marking kids for life on sex offender registries

Nicole Pittman joins R-Street’s Eli Lehrer and Stop Child Predators’ Stacie Rumenap in an op-ed for The Hill called, “Marking Kids for Life on Sex Offender Registries,” to announce their bi-partisan coalition opposing youth registration – Just Kids. For decades, the US has placed children as young as eight years old on sex-offender registries. Thousands … Continued

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When kids are accused of sex crimes

Reporter Sarah Stillman takes a deep dive into the issue of youth on sex-offender registries. “The List,” the cover story for The New Yorker in its March 14, 2016 issue, shares the experiences of several children, adults, and families who are impacted by youth registration. CYRR’s Nicole Pittman’s advocacy work is highlighted throughout. Starting with … Continued

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CYRR Director Nicole Pittman named Leading Edge Fund Fellow

The Rosenberg Foundation has picked Nicole Pittman, Director of the Center on Youth Registration Reform, to be one of its eight Leading Edge Fund fellows and will receive $225,000 over three years to support her work advocating for policy reform, building coalitions, and shifting the narrative around minors accused of sex crimes. As a public … Continued

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The Atlantic features sujatha baliga: Can restorative justice work in domestic violence cases?

The Atlantic article, “Abuser and Survivor, Face to Face,” explores the question: can restorative justice work for domestic violence cases? And who exactly does it benefit? sujatha baliga, Director of the Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice, discusses restorative justice as an alternative approach for survivors of domestic violence to the retraumatizing experience of going … Continued

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Nicole Pittman wonders if a child can be a sex offender

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 … Continued

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sujatha baliga speaks on mindfulness and restorative justice at Berkeley Law School

sujatha baliga, Director of the Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice, gave a talk on the relationship between meditation, restorative justice, and forgiveness at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice and the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law. Watch her talk “Law’s Middle … Continued