NEW JERSEY: YOUNG SEX OFFENDERS GET BREAK
Until now, juveniles who had been convicted of sex crimes could have been forced to register as offenders under Megan's Law but the New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered that juvenile sex offenders should have a chance to clear their records when they turn 18 by presenting evidence they do not pose a risk to others. Authorities could seek to conduct limited or full-scale community notification if their risk of committing more offenses was deemed serious enough, regardless of the perpetrator's age.
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