Registration laws for those convicted of sex-related offenses, and more specifically the housing restrictions that impact these individuals, are counterproductive. The registries ensnare the wrong people. Overbroad housing restrictions make communities less safe while fostering a false sense of security. Sound policy stands on good science, and the science could not be clearer. Individuals convicted of sex-related offenses are statistically unlikely to reoffend, and recidivism rates can be further reduced with the right changes in law and policy. We urge New York City and State governments to address these challenges head-on.