What is the Chicago 400? Find out at NARSOL’s 2021 Houston conference

The Chicago 400 are formerly incarcerated people who have been forced into homelessness due to housing banishment laws. They are leading an inspiring legislative and public education campaign—premised in unity and solidarity—to challenge all public conviction registries and banishment laws for formerly convicted people. The Chicago 400 Alliance organizational partners include victim advocates, housing advocates, police accountability activists, health and…

Read More

Laurie Jo Reynolds and the Chicago 400 at NARSOL’s 2021 conference

Laurie Jo Reynolds is an artist, policy advocate, and organizer who has spent two decades countering the demonization, warehousing, and social exclusion of people in the criminal legal system. Reynolds currently collaborates with the Chicago 400, people who have been forced into homelessness due to housing banishment for people with past convictions. Reynolds has received fellowships and grants from Open…

Read More

Texas’s own Mary Sue Molnar to be speaker at NARSOL’s conference award banquet

Anyone who has been with NARSOL, and even its predecessor RSOL, for any length of time is familiar with the Texas lady whom we are honored to have as our banquet speaker. Mary Sue Molnar founded Texas Voices as an advocacy organization for those who were adversely affected by registry laws in the “dark ages” of our advocacy. Arguably the…

Read More

Back by popular demand: Attorney Paul Dubbeling at 2021 Houston conference

“What I found most helpful was the fact that he took the time to explain the situation and process to me when no else up to this point could or would do so. It’s one thing to know and apply the law, and I’m sure many attorneys do, but Mr. Dubbeling is more than just a living-breathing reference source. He’s…

Read More

Attorney David Singleton and “Interest-Convergence Theory” at NARSOL conference

When Attorney David Singleton was just beginning his practice 30 years ago, Megan’s Law was not on the books, and there were no restrictions forbidding people with sexual offense convictions from living and working wherever they could best provide for themselves and their families. These and other laws, and the media attention they have generated, have made people convicted of…

Read More

Emily Horowitz featured speaker at NARSOL’s Oct. 2021 conference

In 2018 many of us had the pleasure of watching an amazing woman engage in an even more amazing debate and win hands down. The debate was sponsored by Reason. The topic was “Should the sex offender registry be abolished?” The woman, the winner, was Emily Horowitz. As much as we enjoyed seeing the debate on video on the NARSOL…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

Levenson, Horowitz, & Singleton among speakers for NARSOL conference

NARSOL Conference 2021 Houston Skyline

NARSOL’s National Conference is scheduled for October 8-10, 2021, in beautiful Houston, Texas, and it’s getting closer. This event offers much that goes above and beyond the amazing speakers, enlightening information, and wonderful connections that you’ll make. Details are still being finalized for the conference, but it’s never too early to mark your calendar and to book your room at…

Read More