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Sex Offenders: Sex Offender Registration

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Registry Websites

Michigan Sex Offender Registry

Information on registered sex offenders in Michigan.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sex Offender Registration in Michigan
Contains information on who must register, how long they must register, responsibilities of registrants, etc.
Letter from the Attorney General Regarding School Safety Zones
Specific information from the Michigan Attorney General's office regarding conduct that is allowed and prohibited within School Safety Zones under SORA.

National Sex Offender Registry

Information on registered sex offenders throughout the United States.

Statutes

Michigan Sex Offender Registration Act, MCL 28.722 to 28.736.

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA)

In 2006, Congress enacted SORNA, also known as the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which establishes a national registry of sex offenders. It is now a federal crime for a person to knowingly fail to register or fail to update his registration as required by SORNA.

Sample Briefs and Pleadings

Letter on Exception to Residency Rules

Sample letter explaining why individual falls within exception to 1000-feet-from-a-school residency requirement.

Answer to Eviction of Sex Offender from Subsidized Housing

Sample answer to an eviction of a current tenant in subsidized housing who is being evicted for being on the sex offender registry.

Motion to Allow Individual to Live within 1000 feet of a school due to grandfathered status

Individuals who historically lived within 1000 feet of a school may continue to live there. This is a motion to compel the police to register such an individual.

Petitions by Youth for Removal from Registry

In most cases, an individual who is required to register cannot get removed from the registry. There are very narrow exceptions for some individuals who were adjudicated as juveniles or were sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA). This section explains who can petition for removal from the registry or for a shortened registry, and how to do so.

Sample Motion for Relief from Sex Offender Registration

Sample motion arguing that an individual not be subject to registration, because the individual was assigned to youthful training status and never convicted of criminal sexual conduct.

Sample Petition Regarding Registration

Sample petition to amend registration status for an individual adjudicated under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act .

Sample Motion for Relief from Sex Offender Registration for an Individual Whose Case Predates the Sex Offender Registry Act

Sample motion requesting that an individual not be subject to registration, because the individual was assigned to youthful training status and his case predates the Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA).

Additional Information for Individuals Adjudicated as Juveniles or Sentenced Under HYTA

Other Resources

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers resource page

Contains extensive resources on sex offender registration issues.

Center for Sex Offender Management

A project of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to enhance public safety by preventing further victimization through improving the management of adult and juvenile sex offenders in the community. The site offers fact sheets about sex offenders and sex offender management, information about recidivism, and other resources related to sexual assault and sex offenders.

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

An international organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse, offering policy papers, research, and other resources.

Reform Sex Offender Laws

A website campaign to promote discussion of issues involved in current U.S. laws regarding sex offenders.

Sex Offenders Law Research

A website established to provide factual information about sex offender laws and their effects on people and society.


Other pages in this section: Sex Offender Registration - Housing for People with Sex Offenses - Sex Offender Restrictions on Employment

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