Decision Commonwealth v. Samuel S., a juvenile

Date: 02/17/2017
Organization: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

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Commonwealth v. Samuel S., a juvenile

Commonwealth v. Samuel S., a juvenile
Supreme Judicial Court, February 17, 2017
(Juveniles/Sex Offender Registration/GPS)

G.L.c. 6, §178E (f), a juvenile court judge is required to make an individualized determination whether a delinquent juvenile or a youthful offender committed to DYS on a sex offense should be required to register as a sex offender. Further, mandatory GPS monitoring in G.L.c. 265, §47 does not apply to youthful offenders but is rather left to the discretion of a juvenile court judge and to be decided on an individualized basis.