Dr. Jill Levenson to speak at NARSOL’s Houston conference in October

Many of us have heard of Jill Levenson, but how many have had the opportunity to see and hear her in person? Well, here is your chance. She will be a plenary speaker at NARSOL’s upcoming annual conference, and she will be sharing with us how to be more effective advocates by the way we frame our messages. You do…

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To registrants getting calls for DNA sample: Take precautions!

Registrants in some Texas counties have received telephone calls telling them they need to come in and give a DNA sample. Texas Voices investigated and, finding that these calls were legitimate, issued information and warnings to its members. “Texas Rangers have identified 3,300 registered sex offenders in Texas who owe the state a DNA sample for entry into CODIS,” they…

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Michigan Supreme Court says registry is punishment.

By John Agar . . . MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – The Michigan Supreme Court said requirements of the state’s Sex Offender Registration Act are an unconstitutional punishment for a man convicted years before the registry took effect. The man’s attorney said the ruling in the Muskegon County case would impact others who were convicted before registry rules were amended in…

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NARSOL’s conference scholarship program

NARSOL is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for scholarship assistance to attend our upcoming national conference. The conference will be held at the Marriott Hobby Airport South in Houston, Texas, October 8-10. NARSOL’s scholarship program is unique as far as advocacy organizations go because we provide a direct payment in addition to waiving the registration fee.…

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Wisconsin Lawmaker Proposes Lifetime Restraining Orders To Protect Sexual Assault Survivors

7/21/21 A proposed bill in Wisconsin would allow survivors of sexual assault the opportunity to petition for a lifetime restraining order against their convicted assaulter. State Rep. Barbara Dittrich, R-Oconomowoc, announced the new legislation Wednesday. Referred to as “Kayleigh’s Law,” the bill would allow survivors of first-degree, second-degree or third-degree sexual assault to […] [Read More]

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NARSOL chair urges, “Support Moose Lake protesters and civil commitment protests.”

By Paul Shannon . . . How can NARSOL support the courageous men on hunger strike at the draconian Moose Lake civil commitment facility in Minnesota? How can we show solidarity with their 70 supporters, some of whom made a car caravan around the facility several weeks ago, and who on July 18 held an amazing public rally at the…

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Group fights the “prison hell-hole” that is the Texas Civil Commitment Center

By Mary Sue . . . Chances are that almost no one reading this has ever heard of TACC, Texans Against Civil Commitment.  This is a spin-off of Texas Voices, NARSOL’s Texas affiliate. Begun by two of their members early this year, they are now a small group whose dedicated members are doing great things to help the men who…

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