Press release announcing our conference sent to media across the nation

NARSOL’s official press release giving the details of our upcoming conference in Houston and information about our organization went out September 20, 2021. Media representatives are always welcomed at our conferences and given special passes enabling them to attend all speakers, presentations, and workshops. You may view the  press release here.

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NARSOL’s Juneteenth Advocacy Webcast Was an Unqualified Hit

On our nation’s very first federally recognized Juneteenth holiday, NARSOL successfully managed to get several producers, 11 presenters, and 139 viewers together in one virtual space for our “Building Your Advocacy Tool Kit” live webcast. In the first of four sessions, David Garlock moderated a lively panel of three reentry advocates who discussed the many challenges and useful strategies employed…

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Building Your Advocacy Tool Kit

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, NARSOL will host a live day-long webcast entitled, “Building Your Advocacy Toolkit.” The one-day virtual event will feature speakers and panelists who will present viewpoints, strategies, and techniques that can assist anyone who is an advocate for criminal justice reform or may be contemplating it, whether at the local, regional, or national level. The webcast,…

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Legislative Advocacy Isn’t Just for Professional Lobbyists

Lobbying

Most of us are familiar with the idea that there are professional lobbyists who work full-time to have some effect on legislation being considered by our elected representatives. Yet, it rarely occurs to most of us that it is something anyone can do if you know how! With the right tools, you can lobby for or against proposals at the…

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Impactful Storytelling for Effective Advocacy

One of the segments to be presented as part of NARSOL’s  “Building Your Advocacy Tool Kit” webcast on June 19th will be “Impactful Storytelling.” The session will be presented by Dan Swern and his associates from coLAB Arts, a production company that facilitates “creative conversation” through innovative programs. Webcast attendees will learn how to be empowered as advocates by effectively…

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Sign petition that affirms the rights of former offenders to participate in life

Poetry Magazine is a prestigious publication, well known in the literary world, and it recently published a special edition, one containing exclusively the works of those who have been incarcerated. Among the offerings was a poem by Kirk Nesset, a former English literature professor who was released from prison last year after a sexual offense conviction in 2014. When readers protested…

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Response of NARSOL’s Rozek quoted in the Frank Report

By Frank Parlato . . . In response to the Frank Report post, Children of Parents on Sex Offender Registry Are Collateral Damage of Registry, numerous people commented. Some were strongly in favor of keeping the sex registry in place to protect children and others. Several others oppose it and want the sex offender registry eliminated and they have given their…

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“The ‘sex offense legal regime’ ” pronounced a failure

By Paul M. Renfro . . . The “sex offense legal regime,” which has developed alongside mass incarceration over the last forty years, has failed. US sex offender registries now list nearly one million people. Federal, state, and local ordinances prohibit convicted sex offenders from living within a certain distance of schools, parks, day care centers, and other spaces where children…

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