“Fearless” validated as important and valuable

By Brenda . . . We were excited to see our own evaluation and expectations of our Fearless support group project confirmed in a genuine academic study! Authors Lisa L. Sample, Brooke N. Cooley, and Tusty ten Bensel recently published “Beyond Circles of Support: ‘Fearless’ — An Open Peer-to-Peer Mutual Support Group for Sex Offense Registrants and Their Family Members” in…

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It’s time to be FEARLESS

By Harold Rector . . . The Fearless Project was launched by RSOL, Inc – now NARSOL — in the fall of 2016 in an effort to address a serious need in the advocacy community. Most registered persons and family members feel isolated and have no “safe” community or supportive environment. This project seeks to address this need in our…

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Fearless

In September of 2016, NARSOL launched a project with the goal of creating dynamic, self-sustaining support groups around the country, specifically for registered citizens and their adult family members and closest friends who are impacted by our draconian sexual offense laws. These groups are much MORE than support groups, however. Their goal is two-fold: first, to provide a strong community for…

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Support Assistance

NARSOL is an advocacy organization, not a support organization. Additionally, we are not a legal organization and are unable to give legal advice or help with individual legal cases or issues. We do encourage the development of Fearless Groups, which are support groups.  See   https://narsol.org/projects/support/fearless/ . If you have questions about registry issues where you are, or are seeking contact persons…

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2016 Conference

This intro to criminal law explains why misdemeanor cases are important. Many misdemeanor convictions can have serious consequences even if no jail time is imposed. FEARLESS groups are support groups aimed at providing a safe place for registrants and their loved ones to get together, build community, and learn ways to step out and take charge of their lives and…

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Just what is Vivante Espero and what does it do?

By Larry . . . We recently received a letter written by  a  prisoner  asking  specifics on what the Vivante Espero  Foundation  does. The  writer  suggested  that  he  would  consider  supporting  us  if  we  addressed  his  concerns. We view the letter as an opportunity to help our readers who are  incarcerated  better  understand  what  we do since most incarcerated individuals …

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Building bridges

By Brenda . . . The annual international conference for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) was held this year in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is a very large conference – over a thousand people there. NARSOL decided to staff a booth at the event for the first time, and I was joined by Cindy Prizio from Connecticut. The first day (Wednesday)…

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