Task Force Examining Illinois Sex Offender Laws

A task force in Illinois is examining the state’s sex offender registration laws, and will be making recommendations for changes at start of next year.

This article in the Pantagraph newspaper of Bloomington, Illinois, quotes one task force member, McLean County Attorney Jason Chambers.

The use of evidence-based practices to create a system that protects the public without unnecessarily adding to what have been described as draconian registration guidelines could assist lawmakers and others with their efforts, said Chambers.

“We’ve been using evidence-based practices in the criminal justice system reforms, but I’m not sure we’ve ever applied them to sex offender registration,” said Chambers.

Considering the low sex offender recidivism rates, maybe other states will begin reassessing their sex offender registration laws. 

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