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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FL sheriff posts “blue & red house” map on Facebook, ignores threats to registrants

By Sandy . . . “I’m worried for my family,” he wrote. “Today the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office decided to put a picture of a map of all the houses where registered citizens live on its Facebook page. The comments that were allowed are absolutely disgusting.” As I read the email, I could feel the fear that the writer was expressing.…

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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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Understanding the new ALI guidelines for managing sexual assault

By Sandy and Prof. Ira Ellman . . . After all the brouhaha, all of the protesting and dissemination of false and misleading information, it is over. May 17, 2022, the American Law Institute voted to accept the recommended changes to its Model Penal Code in regard to sexual crimes. The session was not without dissenters, for, according to Professor…

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A big win for South Carolina registrants – a “true miracle”

By Don T . . . We reported earlier on the bills that had been introduced in the South Carolina legislature in answer to last year’s SC Supreme Court decision that our arbitrary lifetime registration, without due process, was unconstitutional.  Now, we can happily report on May 12th, “It’s a great day in South Carolina!”  The effort has taken a…

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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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ACTION ALERT: Oppose SB3951, the PROTECT Act of 2022

By Sandy . . . United States Senator Josh Hawley failed in his attempt to have what he calls the PROTECT Act of 2022 from passing the U.S. Senate chamber unanimously thanks to an objection from Illinois senator Dick Durbin. This particular parliamentary procedure is known as unanimous consent and fails if one or more members of the body voices an…

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Blood should be running in the street

By Sandy . . . Sexual crime has always been with us. In ancient Greek mythology, the god Zeus took the form of a swan and raped Leda, the queen of Sparta. The biblical King David saw Bathsheba, desired her, and ordered her to him, an act that today would have women’s advocates demanding his removal from office. Throughout history…

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Paul Dubbeling at NARSOL’s 2022 conference

Returning for his sixth appearance at a NARSOL conference is the ever-popular attorney Paul Dubbeling. Paul is a former U.S. Army ranger and infantry officer. He attended law school on an army scholarship, graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2005, and then served as a JAG attorney for six years, including two tours in Afghanistan. After…

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