Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Review of the Adam Walsh Act and the Potential Impact on Youth in Wisconsin

WCCF has published a new brief about the potential impact of the the Adam Walsh Act in Wisconsin. "The Adam Walsh Act and Wisconsin: One-Size-Fits-All Registration Does Not Fit Everyone" provides a brief update of the Adam Walsh Act and the SORNA guidelines that have been adopted to date, as well as some information about how those guidelines could impact youth in Wisconsin who have been adjudicated delinquent for a sexual offense. The research is clear that juveniles who offend sexually are very different from adult perpetrators and should be treated differently. WCCF encourages advocates and juvenile justice professionals to review this summary and stay informed about implementation plans for this Act.

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