JFJ against sex offenders registry going public

Human rights lobby group Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) is against public access to the sex offenders registry, due to safety concerns.

This in the wake of calls for the registry to be made public, following the arrest of a sex offender in connection with the disappearance and death of school teacher Danielle Anglin.

Executive Director, Mickel Jackson, acknowledged that there is need for legitimate review of access protocols.

Ms Jackson suggested that government should consider, only granting access to persons who serve the best interests of victims, or those at risk.

Ms Jackson said there is no proof that public access to the registry reduces sexual violence.

She said the focus should be on preventing sexual offences.


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