NARSOL’s Florida affiliate FAC condemns registry as incompatible with U.N. values of dignity and equality

By F.A.C. . . . Last week, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that mandatory sex offender registration and lifetime sex offender registration were unconstitutional. Basically, removing a judge’s discretion to determine whether someone warrants this label and all the restrictions that come with it, or mandating that someone be on it for life, violates Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Although…

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NARSOL in Action 9/30/2021 – Litigation Update: Audios available

NARSOL in Action

This two-hour NARSOL conference call  took place on September 30. We discussed NARSOL’s new relationship with Paul Dubbeling, an attorney based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who is now on retainer with NARSOL. He will be leading our reinvigorated Scarlet Legal Action Project (SLAP). Hour 1:  We had an introduction and overview of the Scarlet Legal Action Project and our…

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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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