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Sex Offender Laws Research
Provides factual information about sex offender laws and their effects on people and society
See especially Criminalizing Child’s Play - Presents statistics on juvenile sex offenders, as well as details and references on 66 cases of the formal admonishment of children as young as four for behavior interpreted as sexual and criminal prosecution of children and teenagers for consensual sexual activity

As part of the effort to support the happiness, well-being and freedom of children to be themselves, we are committed to protect society and its children from the dangers of sexual harm. We believe many aspects of the current approach to sex offenders seriously undermine justice and make our society less compatible with the welfare of young people.

Changing the Law
The girl was 15. They chatted for 18 months+ and he never knew where she lived, never met her in person, he never touched her; but for saying the wrong thing online, he was sentenced to three years hard labor and then must register as a sex offender for twenty five years. My son has gone from a hard working, tax paying citizen to a burden on society because he said the wrong thing online.

Citizens for Second Chances
CSC provides an emotional support system for families of those charged with sex crimes, especially juveniles. It works for Michigan laws that accurately reflect offenses and circumstances, and educates the public on the issues and consequences of Michigan's sex laws.

Dr. Dennis Jacobs' Juvenile Sex Offender Blog
Adolescent sex offenders are the new pariahs in American society. How did we go from sex offenders as rapists and child molesters to children (particularly young boys) who touch others inappropriately and end up on a sex offender list for the rest of their lives?

Families and Children Exploited Sexually
FACES was formed by Indiana families who have had children arrested for sexual behavior and placed in abusive treatment programs. FACES helps parents band together and share information about their children's treatment in order to bring it to the attention of the public. For more information, contact Janet Boeldt at 317-241-2346.

HEAL Online
This organization documents abusive practices committed by residential treatment facilities, behavior modification programs, reform schools, religious boarding schools, and other psychiatric care facilities.

Legal Issues & Court Cases Affecting Juvenile Sex Offenders
This site links to articles concerning legal issues that affect juvenile sex offenders in prisons and juvenile facilities.

My 5th
A non-profit organization devoted to informing people under 21 about the laws that affect them, through the use of music and video. It covers both criminal and civil law issues, and features information about sex laws that can land teens in prison with lengthy sentences and place them on sex offender registries for consensual sex.

National Center for Reason and Justice
The NCRJ educates the public about false accusations of sexual abuse and provides financial and legal assistance to the falsely accused and wrongfully convicted.

Operation Awareness
Letters from real life children who have been swept up in the sex offender net. Is this the best and only way to stop underage sex by forever destroying once promising young lives?

Roar 4 Freedom
Roar 4 Freedom strives to educate the public about sex offender recidivism, registration, monitoring, and community notification.

Sex Crimes
A blog devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. Includes information regarding both adult and juvenile sex offenders.

Sex Offender Issues
Contains a blog about children 18 years of age and under being charged with sex crimes and labeled sexual offenders.