Children and youth who are convicted of many sexual offenses in Washington are required to register on the statewide sex offender registry and regularly report to law enforcement. Many of these young people remain on the “Registry” indefinitely. Being raised on the registry may impact the ability of your client to attend school, secure safe and stable housing, find employment, care for their children and stay connected with their families long after they complete their sentences and become adults. This webinar provides defenders with the advocacy tools and strategies they need to successfully assist their clients with lifting their duty to register as sex offenders and seal their records.
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Juvenile SO” in the subject line.
Kendra Miller is a Staff Attorney and former National Juvenile Defender Center Post-Disposition and Re-entry Fellow with TeamChild in Seattle Washington. Her current work focuses on civil legal needs and reentry for youth currently incarcerated in Washington’s juvenile prisons. Her prior NJDC fellowship focused on representation for youth previously involved in the juvenile court system, particularly in the areas of restitution modification, relief from registration, other supervision requirements and record sealing.
She is a graduate of The University of Washington School of Law, where she spent a year representing youth previously involved in the juvenile justice system through the school’s Race and Social Justice Clinic, and a year as part of the University’s Mediation Clinic. She has interned with Columbia Legal Services’ Institutions Project, King County’s dependency mediation program, and TeamChild.