Spotlight on our 2022 Awardees

Each year at our national annual conference we recognize the individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves as volunteers, donors, or champions in support of NARSOL’s vision or mission. Our recent conference in Raleigh, NC gave us a chance to present the latest awards in pursuit of that goal. The 2022 Braveheart Award went to Dr. Chrysanthi Leon. The Braveheart…

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Paul Shannon at NARSOL’s conference awards banquet “Is this really the way we want to live?”

By Paul Shannon . . . To begin, I’d ask all of you to just look at this group and realize how amazing it is that such a gathering even exists — I’d ask you to consider what a great bunch of people we have as we take on the most volatile and difficult of issues that face us — and all…

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NARSOL’S conference awards banquet features Paul Shannon

The highlight of the conference each year is the awards banquet. Wherever the conference is held, the banquet food is delicious, the MC is charming and engaging, and the speaker is wonderful. Past speakers include Mary Sue Molnar and Lenore Skenazy. Paul Shannon needs no introduction to NARSOL supporters. He has been active in advocacy and organizing for over 40…

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Dr. Kristan Russell, Ph.D to Speak on Unintended Consequences

Critics of our country’s sexual offense policies often cite a multitude of negative effects experienced by people who are on the registry ranging from stigma and isolation to discrimination in securing employment and housing. But what about their families? At NARSOL’s 2022 Annual Conference, which will be held June 16-19, 2022, in Raleigh, NC, researcher Kristan N. Russell will share…

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Conference Drawing Helps to Support NARSOL’s Mission

Each year, we offer our members and supporters a chance to win some great prizes that have been generously donated to us as one way to help us to fund the world-class conferences we’ve all come to expect from NARSOL. This year’s prizes include a Shark EZ self-emptying robot home vacuum system, a Camp Chef Pellet Grill XT, a quality…

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NARSOL offers academic scholarships for the first time this year

If you are a college graduate or undergraduate student in a social service or legal-related field, or if you are a faculty member in one of the approved fields, you may be eligible to attend our conference with the aid of an academic scholarship. Check out the full eligibility criteria here. The application and mailing instructions for it are also…

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Glenn Martin – 20 years of CJ reform, from the inside out

When Glenn was being released in 2000, after a six-year term of incarceration in New York prisons, he experienced something that would in no small way help formulate his path for the years to come. “The correctional officer who was in charge of my release looked me in the eye,” Glenn reports, “and told me he would be seeing my…

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Dr. Chrysanthi Leon Asks Re-entry Workers: “Why Would You Do This?”

People who are convicted of sexual offenses typically experience great difficulties in finding employment or a place to live after incarceration, even while participating in legally mandated re-entry programs and therapy. The professionals who provide these services or work in these re-entry programs may experience secondary stigma as a result of being associated with people whom society has rejected. A…

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NARSOL announces conference scholarship

On behalf of NARSOL’s Board of Directors, we wish to remind you that applications for scholarship assistance to attend our upcoming national conference are being accepted. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Raleigh, North Carolina, June 16 – 19. NARSOL’s scholarship program is unique as far as advocacy organizations go because we provide a direct financial…

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