How the registry harms families

Originally published at: https://prostasia.org/blog/how-the-registry-harms-families/

In 1996, California enacted Megan’s Law, which informed communities of people who were convicted of a sex offense. As a new mom, I wanted to prevent my child from being abused. My understanding then was that only pedophiles abuse children, and I had the mentality that a lot of society still has today—that we should…