Human Rights Watch visited the Washington State Sex Offender Registry in December to verify the difficulty in determining how old a registrant was at the time of conviction or adjudication. Often, the requirement to register lasts for decades and even a lifetime.
Tier 1 offenders must register for 15 years. Upon release from juvenile detention or prison, youth sex offenders are subject to registration laws that require them to disclose continually updated information including a current photograph, height, weight, age, current address, school attendance, and place of employment.
Official Government Website. The adult law is codified as Title 18, Chapter 83Idaho Code sections through and the juvenile law is codified as Title 18, Chapter 84 Idaho Code sections through The legislature further finds that providing public access to certain information about convicted sexual offenders assists parents in the protection of their children.
Many consider suicide, and some succeed. And once they are living on their own, registrants face similar challenges in procuring housing. There are also strict restrictions on the presence of registrants near bus stops. Youth sex offenders on the registry are sometimes denied access to education because residency restriction laws prevent them from being in or near a school.
Bell, eds. It is now and I am still on the state website and all those other registration sites. The NSOPW works like a search engine by pulling information that is placed by states and local jurisdictions on their own public websites; it does not independently verify that information.
Families of youth offenders also confront enormous obstacles in living together as a family—often because registrants are prohibited from living with other children. Most youth offender registrants with children we spoke with had very young children who had not yet attained school age.