The State of Ohio legislatively established sex offender classification requirements for juveniles beginning January 1, 2002. The laws underwent substantial changes in mid-2007 in response to the federal government’s passage of the Adam Walsh Act.
The following information is a very basic outline of the Ohio’s complex Juvenile Sex Offender Registration and Notification law. Contact the juvenile’s attorney for a more thorough explanation regarding how the JSORN law may impact your child.

Ohio Revised Code 2152.82

  • 14, 15, 16, and 17 year old juvenile offenders with a prior sex offense conviction regardless of the juveniles age at the time of the first offense
  • Mandatory Classification


Ohio Revised Code 2152.83 (A)

  • 16, 17 year old juvenile offender with no prior sex offense conviction
  • Mandatory Classification


Ohio Revised Code 2152.83 (B)

  • 14, 15 year old juvenile offender with no prior sex offense conviction
  • Classification is at the discretion of the Court


Juveniles who’s age is 13 or younger are not eligible for classification. 

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