California, which has the largest sex offender registry in the US, has been taking steps in the right direction over the past couple of years.
The State recently migrated towards a “tiered” system that would allow some registrants (those deemed “lower” risk to re-offend) to be removed from the registry eventually. While the plan wasn’t perfect, because it tiered people based on offenses rather than actual risk, California is now seeking to enact a new bill to help them introduce empirical evidence into their practices.
Senate Bill 1198 will establish a mandate for sponsoring research that will become the foundation for evidence-based laws.
Wilk bills move clear Assembly Committee on Public Safety [signalscv.com – 6/23/18]