Oakland lawyer Nicole Pittman has interviewed more than 500 people who were placed on sex offender registries for offenses they committed as juveniles -- offenses ranging from public urination to rape. But Pittman says the stigma of a registry can be devastating, ravaging the lives of kids and their families, while failing to protect the public. She says youth offenders rarely re-offend and are able to be rehabilitated. Forum talks about juvenile sex offenders and the movement to reform the way they are handled.
Should Juveniles Be Registered as Sex Offenders?
Dr. Tom Tobin, vice-chair of the California Sex Offender Management Board; licensed clinical psychologist who works on the treatment of sex offenders
Nicole Pittman, director of the Center on Youth Registration Reform at Impact Justice