NARSOL envisions effective, fact-based sexual offense laws and policies
which promote public safety, safeguard civil liberties, honor human dignity,
and offer holistic prevention, healing, and restoration.
NARSOL will promote laws and programs:
• limiting registry access strictly to law enforcement agencies;
• terminating registry requirements upon completion of a court-imposed sentence;
• reversing retroactively applied restrictions;
• reforming civil commitment processes;
• re-humanizing, rehabilitating, and reintegrating former offenders;
• increasing public safety by reducing sexual offenses; and
• reducing acts of discrimination, hatred, and violence directed at sexual offenders.
• promote laws targeting harmful acts rather than entire classes of people;
• promote limiting registry access to law enforcement agencies only;
• support removal of residency and proximity restrictions against registrants after their court-imposed sentence is satisfied;
• support litigation and legislation which remove or prevent retroactive increases in registration requirements and restrictions;
• advocate to limit post-prison civil commitment strictly to extraordinary cases where the state proves that the person presents a danger to the community;
• promote treatment of civilly committed persons with the goal of reintegration back into society;
• advocate for review and removal of currently committed persons who do not meet the dangerousness criteria, without imposing an additional financial burden on those persons;
• promote laws which replace lifetime supervision/parole with a system that includes ongoing assessments for termination of supervision;
• encourage fair and balanced trials, proportional sentencing, reasonable statutes of limitation, and the elimination of mandatory minimum sentencing;
• discourage discrimination, violence, and vigilantism toward those accused or convicted of a sexual offense;
• seek out and support programs which effectively reintegrate and rehabilitate former offenders;
• seek out and support programs which effectively prevent new sexual offenses through intervention and community education; and
• promote healthy, trusting human interaction by replacing fear and panic with solid facts and reason.