Judges Should Control Sex Offender Registration, ABA House Says
Congress should amend existing statutes to allow judges to determine whether juveniles convicted of sex crimes should be required to register as sex offenders, the ABA’s policymaking House of Delegates said today.
Federal law currently require all youths 14 years old or older who are convicted of sex-related offenses to register as sex offenders for at least 25 years. The House resolution urged that judges be able to make those determinations on a case-by-case basis.
Resolution 101A (PDF) passed on an overwhelming voice vote.
All House resolutions, along with other background information about the session, are available here.