SBA Loans offer resources for small business owners… except sex offenders.

A member pointed something out that we were not aware of, but in times of crisis (such as we are in), becomes critical to businesses. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) provides small businesses with low interest loans to help recover from disasters, including the present financial disaster that is caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. The loans can save companies…

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Law enforcement agencies are putting millions of families at risk of exposure

March 30 NARSOL issued a second press release demanding that law enforcement immediately cease all in-person requirements of registrants. A month after the seriousness of this health crisis was recognized in the United States, state officials in only two states, Oregon and Pennsylvania, have issued directives for these types of required visits to be suspended state-wide. In virtually every other…

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Pennsylvania, Oregon Suspend In-Person Registration

[ACSOL] The States of Pennsylvania and Oregon have temporarily suspended in-person registration for all registrants in those state.  Instead of in-person registration, Pennsylvania is allowing registrants to register by mail, if needed, and Oregon is allowing registrants to register by telephone. “Pennsylvania and Oregon are protecting the public, including registrants and their families, from further […] [Read More]

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Sexually violent predator law upheld by Pa. Supreme Court

By Associate Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld laws Thursday that require offenders deemed “sexually violent predators” to undergo lifetime counseling and registration and be the subject of community notices. The requirements have the legitimate purpose of keeping the community safe and therefore do not amount to extra punishment, the court said in reversing a lower…

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This time “No sex offenders allowed” could equal a death sentence

What a wonderful thing the city of Tampa, in conjunction with Catholic Charities, is doing. Concern for the homeless during these days of stay-at-home orders and advisories from the medical community to wash frequently and use hand sanitizer is in many people’s minds, but they are actually doing something about it. A homeless camp has been funded and erected consisting…

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Strategies for reducing COVID-19 exposure [paper]

[mitchellhamline.edu – 3/28/20] SEX OFFENSE LITIGATION AND POLICY RESOURCE CENTER Strategies for reducing COVID-19 exposure by revising the implementation of registration policies, housing banishment laws, and other restrictions impacting people with convictions MARCH 28, 2020 – We join numerous criminal justice organizations that have issued policy recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by suspending […] [Read More]

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The Unethical Dilemma of an Offense Based Sex Offender Registration and Notification System and the Indiscriminate Effect on the Low Risk Offender.

The Law Review article linked to below was written by Kenneth H. Browning, a third-year law student at Barry University School of Law. He examines ethics in the sex offender registration scheme and questions whether it is ethical to sweep up everybody into a common dust bin. He asks, “why is Adrian, a registered sex offender who had sex with…

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