Nicole Pittman is the leading national expert on the application of sex offender registration and notification laws to children. Nicole was awarded a three-year Stoneleigh Fellowship at NCCD to continue her groundbreaking work to improve responses to child sexual offending behavior. Through the creation of an expert advisory body and development of an online resource center, Nicole’s work at NCCD will help to foster and leverage qualitative and quantitative research and to provide technical assistance and training to stakeholders on ways to improve responses to child sexual offending behavior in the child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and criminal justice systems. She has spent the past 10 years doing groundbreaking work on the issue of sex offender registration. In 2011, she wrote a reference guide on sex offender laws applied to children titled "A Snapshot of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws: A Survey of the United States." The 2013 Human Rights Watch report "Raised on the Registry," based on Nicole’s findings, is the most comprehensive examination of registry laws’ impact on juvenile sex offenders. Nicole is a graduate of Tulane Law School and Duke University.
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