New Jersey Statutes Title 2C. The New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice 2C § 7-23

a. Except as otherwise provided in subsection e. of this section, it shall be unlawful for an excluded sex offender to hold a position or otherwise participate, in a paid or unpaid capacity, in a youth serving organization.

b. A person who violates subsection a. of this section is guilty of a crime of the third degree.

c. A person who knowingly hires, engages or appoints an excluded sex offender to serve in a youth serving organization in violation of subsection a. of this section is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.

d. The provisions of this act shall not apply to participation by an excluded sex offender under 18 years of age in a youth serving organization which provides rehabilitative or other services to juvenile sex offenders.

e. It shall not be a violation of subsection a. of this section for an excluded sex offender to serve in a youth serving organization if the excluded sex offender is under Parole Board supervision and the Parole Board has given express written permission for the excluded sex offender to hold a position or otherwise participate in that particular youth serving organization.

f. Nothing herein shall be construed to authorize an excluded sex offender, as defined in section 1 of P.L.2009, c. 139 ( C.2C:7-22 ), to hold a position or otherwise participate, in a paid or unpaid capacity, in a youth serving organization or any other entity from which the excluded sex offender is otherwise statutorily disqualified.


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