published Friday, August 12th, 2011

Sex offender law changes preserve millions of dollars for Tennessee

Tennessee probably staved off the loss of millions of dollars in crime aid by changing its sex offender laws.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation estimated that some $5 million in federal grant money would have been lost if the state didn’t put in its application by the end of July to show it meets requirements of the 2006 Adam Walsh Act.

Part of those requirements included scanning all sex offender records into computers and a requirement that juvenile sex offenders aged 14 to 17 be included in the state’s sex offender registry. Youth advocates opposed putting juveniles on the registry, but the state was able to work out a compromise: Juvenile sex offenders will be added to a special private registry available only to law enforcement agencies.

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correctioncrap said...

They all need to be listed...

August 13, 2011 at 2:44 p.m.
Echo said...

If a seventeen year old girl is in the back seat with a backseat with a 16 year old boyfriend, she is not a sex offender, she's a seventeen year old with poor supervision and judgement. Poor judgement does not a sex offender make.

August 13, 2011 at 5:44 p.m.
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