May 9, 2014

Nicole Pittman is now with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency

5-9-2014 National:

Just to let readers know, Nicole Pittman is now with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) is pleased to announce that Nicole Pittman, a national expert on the application of sex offender registration, has been awarded a three-year Stoneleigh Fellowship to be carried out at NCCD.

Ms. Pittman has spent the past 10 years doing groundbreaking work on the issue of sex offender registration. As a Soros Senior Justice Advocacy Fellow at Human Rights Watch, she interviewed hundreds of youth sex offenders across 20 states to document the abuses that stem from subjecting children to sex offender registration laws. The 2013 Human Rights Watch report "Raised on the Registry" based on Ms. Pittman’s findings, is the most comprehensive examination of registry laws’ impact on juvenile sex offenders.

Ms. Pittman worked for seven years at the Defender Association of Philadelphia as a specialist attorney on juvenile justice policy and has focused in recent years on reforming policymakers’ and defense attorneys’ approaches to juveniles accused of sex offenses. 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."

At NCCD, Ms. Pittman will continue her work through the creation of an expert advisory body and the development of an online resource center to improve responses to child sexual offending behavior in the child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and criminal justice systems. Ms. Pittman is a graduate of Tulane Law School and Duke University.

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