Sex Offenders: Sex Offender Registration
- Information on registered sex offenders in Michigan.
- Contains information on who must register, how long they must register, responsibilities of registrants, etc.
- Specific information from the Michigan Attorney General's office regarding conduct that is allowed and prohibited within School Safety Zones under SORA.
- Information on registered sex offenders throughout the United States.
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
- Sample letter explaining why individual falls within exception to 1000-feet-from-a-school residency requirement.
- Sample answer to an eviction of a current tenant in subsidized housing who is being evicted for being on the sex offender registry.
- 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 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 to amend registration status for an individual adjudicated under the Holmes Youthful Trainee 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
- Contains extensive resources on sex offender registration issues.
- 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.
- An international organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse, offering policy papers, research, and other resources.
- A website campaign to promote discussion of issues involved in current U.S. laws regarding sex offenders.
- A website established to provide factual information about sex offender laws and their effects on people and society.
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