As a young man in the late '80s, he had sex with two teenage girls; in the mid-'90s, forceful sexual assaults on adult women. Organizations to include in the development and implementation of these community meetings should be victim advocacy groups, sexual violence prevention and response professionals, and sex offender treatment and management agencies. We also searched each state's juvenile code for specific provisions dealing with the obligation of young offenders to register and be subject to community notification. But recidivism rates for sex offenders are not as high as politicians have quoted in their attempts to justify the need for overly harsh sex offender laws. When I was working in Reno, doing security, my boss calls me into his office and lets me know I'm a registered sex offender based off the criminal check they did. Patty Wetterling, a prominent child safety advocate who founded the Jacob Wetterling Foundation after her son was abducted in , recently told Human Rights Watch, I based my support of broad-based community notification laws on my assumption that sex offenders have the highest recidivism rates of any criminal. Applying registration, community notification, and residency restriction laws to juvenile offenders does nothing to prevent crimes by the 90 percent of adults who were not convicted of sex offenses as juveniles. National Sex Offender Registry Congress should eliminate public access to the national sex offender registry. The recently passed federal Adam Walsh Act forces states to either dramatically increase their registration and community notification restrictions or lose federal law enforcement grant money. So I'll just use my duffel bag as a pillow and put on my jeans - try to keep some of the bugs off," Schechter said. After a fixed period of time, the burden should shift from the registrant to the state to prove that a registrant poses a public safety risk and must remain on the registry. I was fired from a job because I didn't disclose the fact that I was a registered sex offender, and they did a background check. This chapter describes who is required to register, for what, and for how long. Most are single family homes -- not for sale and not for rent.