News Briefs: Archives 2011 & Earlier

Guidelines for Sex Offender Registries

The U.S. Department of Justice has submitted its proposed National Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration and Notification, as required by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. The guidelines set minimum standards for who must register, how long offenders must stay in a registry, the type of information jurisdictions must disclose about registrants, how frequently and under what circumstances jurisdictions must update information on offenders, and how such requirements should be enforced.

The guidelines are intended to ensure that states are collecting certain common information about offenders. Jurisdictions will be able to enforce more rigorous requirements for their own registries.

The proposed guidelines are at The public is invited to comment to, until Aug. 1.


Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.


Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.


We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)

Recent Comments




Kennesaw State University Mountain Logo & Ceneter for Sustainable Journalism Logo
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2018 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Blvd. Suite 310, Kennesaw GA 30144

To Top