December 28, 2017
Categories: Justice Reform

Children on Sex Offender Registries at Greater Risk for Suicide Attempts, Study Suggests

Other risks include sexual assault, being approached by an adult for sex and mental health problems

12/6/2017 Johns Hopkins Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

The most troubling findings, the authors say, pertained to suicidal intent and victimization experiences. The study found that registered children were four times as likely to report a recent suicide attempt in the last 30 days, compared to non-registered children. Registered children were nearly twice as likely to have experienced a sexual assault and were five times as likely to have been approached by an adult for sex in the past year. To read the entire report, click here.