The preference is for treatment, not registration, and most high-risk youth are placed in treatment programs with registration decisions deferred until they are released, at which point they may no longer be deemed high-risk. According to a US Department of Justice DOJ study, an estimated , rapes and sexual assaults occurred in the United States in the most recent year for which data are available. The Bill of Rights , forbidding federal restriction of personal freedoms and guaranteeing a range of legal protections, was adopted in Although the details about some youth offenders prosecuted in juvenile courts are disclosed only to law enforcement, most states provide these details to the public, often over the Internet, because of community notification laws. Relatively small Native American populations were eclipsed. Long-Term Impact on Youth Sex Offenders and Their Families When first adopted, registration laws neither required nor prohibited inclusion of youth sex offenders. The few children that are placed on the registry have their information disclosed only to law enforcement, and youth offenders are removed once they reach the age of Recent laws, like the Adam Walsh Act, reserve the harshest punishments for those who target children. As I listened to Ted, I began feeling everything through him and seeing it through his eyes. Many of the registrants were subjected to the same sex offender registration, public disclosure, and residency restrictions as adults. In reality, however, this policy was based on a misconception: He was finally removed from the registry at age No financial incentives were offered or provided to persons interviewed. Jacob attended a local university in Big Rapids, Michigan, but ended up dropping out.