SB 3, the juvenile sex offender registration bill, was effective January 1, 2002. There are several sources of information and research to help Ohioans understand the impact of this bill. Listed below are links to websites and research documents.

The Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM). Documents listed are on the CSOM website.

CSOM Publications – Community Notification and Education – April 2001 – information about what states are doing on community notification.

Recidivism of Sex Offenders, May 2001

Understanding Juvenile Sexual Offending Behavior: Emerging Research, Treatment Approaches and Management Practices, December 1999

An Overview of Sex Offender Community Notification Practices: Policy Implications and Promising Approaches, November 1997

Sex Offender Registration: Policy Overview and Comprehensive Practices, October 1999

Myths and Facts About Sex Offenders, August 2000

Juvenile Sex Offender Protocol Manual, Robert Prentky, Ph.D. and Sue Righthand, Ph.D. This is a checklist to be used in the review of risk factors associated with sex offending behavior. It is designed to be used with boys, ages 12 – 18, to assess the risk of sexual reoffending for nonadjudicated youth with a history of sexually coercive behavior and those who have been adjudicated for sexual offenses.

The following document provides a useful study of recidivism, following implementation of the Washington state’s community notification law.

Schram, D. and Milloy, C. (1995). Community notification: A study of offender characteristics and recidivism. Olympia, WA: Washington State Institute for Public Policy.