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While we strive to be as accurate and complete as possible, our researchers are not attorneys, and state laws are often full of nuances and gaps. Legal challenges in some states have resulted in different registration requirements based on the year of conviction or first registration. Users must accept all risks associated with actions taken based on this information. Please help us improve by reporting any errors or omissions via our form at https://narsol.org/wiki-response/

Massachusetts Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Does the state use risk assessments for registrants (other than supervised release)?

Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?

All Level 1 are private. Level 2 is private if classified before July 12, 2013.
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/sex-offender-registry-board

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?

None found.

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?

State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration

What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?

Does the state have lifetime supervision?

Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?

No.

What are the state civil commitment laws?

Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?

No.

Info for State Advocates

Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?

Yes; after release from incarceration
https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howreg.htm

What does the state say about persons who are required to register?

How does the state’s legislative process work?

How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Search by bill summary or by key word.
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/Search

Best keywords are:

sex offender, sexual

How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

One coming soon!

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

SOPRI-MA:
http://www.sopri-ma.org
Criminal Justice Policy Coalition:
http://www.cjpc.org
Boston Release Network:
http://www.bostonreleasenetwork.org
Prison Legal Services:
http://www.plsma.org/

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Committee for Public Counsel Services:
https://www.publiccounsel.net/
Institute for Sexual Wellness:
http://instituteforsexualwellness.org/>
New England Center and Home for Veterans:
http://nechv.org/>
New England Forensic Associates:
http://www.nefacorp.com/>
Coming Home Directory:
https://www.cominghomedirectory.org/

Other helpful information

massachusetts.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/18 17:27 by zyin