Nicole Pittman

Philadelphia, PA

Human Rights Watch

Through public education and advocacy, Pittman will raise awareness around the practicality, constitutionality, and wisdom of including children in our country’s sex offense registration and notification systems.

Pittman is a leading expert on the impact of sex offense registries on children in the juvenile justice system. In addition to working as the juvenile justice policy analyst for the Defender Association of Philadelphia, she has, since 2006, served as a consultant on sexual offending for the National Institute of Justice, providing expert testimony on federal sex offense notification and registration issues to numerous state legislatures; and has published and presented widely on the issue. Pittman, who is a graduate of Tulane Law School, has also held staff attorney positions at the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, the Orleans Parish Indigent Defender, and the New Orleans Pro Bono Project.