CIVIL COMMITMENT: How Two Detainees from Minnesota Organized a Workshop in North Carolina

By Daniel A. Wilson and Russell J. Hatton . . . On Saturday, June 18, 2022, the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) held their annual2022 convention in Raleigh, North Carolina. Russell J. Hatton and I developed one of their workshops even though we are two detainees from one of the most draconian and egregious so-called commitment programs in…

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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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NARSOL announces creation of the NARSOL Advisory Council

NARSOL is pleased to announce our new advisory council and its inaugural members. From its beginnings in the late 90’s in Boston by a group of civil libertarians, educators, and other professionals, through the formation of RSOL led by an administrative team, to the transition to NARSOL with a board of directors, our commitment has consistently been to better equip…

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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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The story of Jon C

Lives On The Registry is working hard to tell the stories of those required to register. “The Story of Jon C” is a new posting on the website.  You may already know Jon as the leader of New Name Ministries in Texas. Jon and his wife Cynthia are working hard at living a beautiful life, as well as creating a pathway for others to do the same.…

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New NARSOL project: Lives on the registry

By Mark . . . Chances are, you’ve heard a story or two about someone struggling as a veteran, but have you heard the story of one of the 1 million people listed on a sexual offence registry? Probably not. The popular belief is that these registrants are a) uncommon and b) monsters who will reoffend, but the truth is that…

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NARSOL announces exciting new project

Lives on the Registry is a new project spearheaded by NARSOL; this time, we hear directly from the people whose lives are affected by the registry in short documentary-style films. It is well documented that the registry has included people from all walks of life; most of these people have suffered in silence for one simple fact – very few…

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Announcing the NARSOL National Speakers Bureau

NARSOL is pleased to announce that it has launched its national speakers bureau with the following goals: To open a path to new constituents for its vision, mission, and research by providing qualified speakers on various related reform topics, and To facilitate getting its perspective out to the larger general public, enabling them to become part of the public discussion…

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“Excellent program; this gives me hope for the future”

NARSOL’s Litigation Summit was a huge success and well received by over 220 viewers. Thanks to the work of some extraordinary volunteers as well as the participation of our guests, NARSOL Live | Litigation Summit, NARSOL’s second major webcasting event, came off without a hitch. This was the first time NARSOL relied upon its in-house technology team to facilitate a…

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NARSOL has its own social media platform

NARSOL now has its own social media site at https://connections.narsol.org. Connections has the look and feel of Facebook and is intended to provide a way for people on the registry to socially interact. If you are craving social interaction with a group of people who understand what you have to deal with, this platform may be perfect for you! And feel…

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