NARSOL’s Weekly Newsletter 2-29-2020
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Latest Posts on NARSOL.ORG
New research study seeks participants
NARSOL was honored to have Dr. Christopher Dum as a presenter at our 2019 conference in Houston. Dr. Dum is now engaged in an important research project for Kent State University. The study participants are persons who are thinking about moving, or who have already moved, in order to be closer to an incarcerated loved one. Participation will include a… Continue reading
NARSOL Affiliates Join in Amicus Brief
Several NARSOL Affiliates, including: FAIR (Families Advocating Intelligent Registries), FAC (Florida Action Committee), Illinois Voices, Oklahoma Voices and PARSOL (Pennsylvania Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws), have joined with W.A.R. (Women Against the Registry) and ACSOL (Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offender Laws) in an amicus brief to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Willman v. United… Continue reading
A family-centered option for dealing with intra-family sexual abuse
Reprinted in full with permission. By John Ulrich . . . Kristen Burgess took a courageous step forward (Record-Eagle, Jan. 5) to shed light on the community’s response to intrafamilial sexual abuse. When I started my career in 1987, there were “family-centered” programs for parents who decided not to divorce after intrafamilial child sexual abuse. Families were ordered into long-term… Continue reading
Utah Stepmom Pleads Guilty To Avoid Registry
By Zuri Davis Faced with the possibility of being placed on a sex offender registry for 10 years, Utah’s Tilli Buchanan has instead pleaded guilty to lesser charges after being prosecuted for appearing topless in front of her stepchildren. Prosecutors claimed in court that Buchanan purposefully stripped in front of the children while under the influence of alcohol and told… Continue reading
Update on legislation in Tennessee that would force families to separate
By Sandy . . . We first reported on this in June of last year. The Tennessee legislature had just passed a bill, due to take effect July 1, 2019, with a single provision added to an already existing statute: It would disallow the right of parents to be alone with or live in the same home with their own… Continue Reading
Kansas Legislature considers registry changes
The Hutchinson News The state’s offender registry began with efforts to track sex offenders. Over the past two decades, the registry has expanded to a wide range of crimes, including violent crimes and drug offenses. Kansas now adds more than 1,000 offenders a year to registries after they have completed other sentencing, all of which will likely remain on the… Continue reading
Sexual offense registries: “Somewhere along the line, we lost our way.”
By Diane Diamond . . . Those who fight for a more equitable way to keep track of sexual predators won a big victory in Michigan last week. That is a state with some 44,000 names on its sexual offenders registry. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Cleland put his foot down and gave the Michigan legislature 60 days to rewrite… Continue reading
New on Tales From the Registry
I am not my crime
By the Outspoken Offender… First and foremost, I’m not my crime. I believe this is one of the most powerful and important statements that people should hear. And not just for me, but for the countless others that have been convicted of a crime, including people living on the registry… Continue reading
Punished for a hospital stay
By Rebecca… My son is on the sex offender’s registry. He has always reported and paid on time. He committed his crime 15 years ago and was adjudicated as a minor for that offense. He has not committed any crimes since. Last December, he was diagnosed with a severe diabetic complication… Continue reading
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