SBA Loans offer resources for small business owners… except sex offenders.

A member pointed something out that we were not aware of, but in times of crisis (such as we are in), becomes critical to businesses. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) provides small businesses with low interest loans to help recover from disasters, including the present financial disaster that is caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. The loans can save companies…

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Pennsylvania, Oregon Suspend In-Person Registration

[ACSOL] The States of Pennsylvania and Oregon have temporarily suspended in-person registration for all registrants in those state.  Instead of in-person registration, Pennsylvania is allowing registrants to register by mail, if needed, and Oregon is allowing registrants to register by telephone. “Pennsylvania and Oregon are protecting the public, including registrants and their families, from further […] [Read More]

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Strategies for reducing COVID-19 exposure [paper]

[mitchellhamline.edu – 3/28/20] SEX OFFENSE LITIGATION AND POLICY RESOURCE CENTER Strategies for reducing COVID-19 exposure by revising the implementation of registration policies, housing banishment laws, and other restrictions impacting people with convictions MARCH 28, 2020 – We join numerous criminal justice organizations that have issued policy recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by suspending […] [Read More]

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The Unethical Dilemma of an Offense Based Sex Offender Registration and Notification System and the Indiscriminate Effect on the Low Risk Offender.

The Law Review article linked to below was written by Kenneth H. Browning, a third-year law student at Barry University School of Law. He examines ethics in the sex offender registration scheme and questions whether it is ethical to sweep up everybody into a common dust bin. He asks, “why is Adrian, a registered sex offender who had sex with…

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CA: CDCR Asks CA Supreme Court to Review Prop. 57 Decision

[ACSOL] The CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) filed today with the CA Supreme Court a petition requesting review of ACSOL’s successful challenge of CDCR’s regulations that prohibit all registrants from early parole consideration.  The prohibition in CDCR’s regulations has been found to be unlawful by several appellate courts. In its petition, CDCR acknowledges […] [Read More]

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NJ: Bill seeks to restrict school bus stops and child care facilities from opening too close to registrants

[floridaactioncommittee.org – 3/18/20] In a fascinating twist to Sex Offender Residency Restrictions, a bill pending in the New Jersey Legislature (S2066) also seeks to restrict the placement of a school bus stop or child care facility within a certain distance from persons required to register. The bill reads, “The Legislature finds and declares that public […] [Read More]

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Mexico: Local Congress approves the creation of a Sex Offender Registry in Mexico City

[eluniversal.com.mx – 3/15/20] Mexico City’s Congress recently approved the creation of the Sex Offender Registry as part of a strategy to prevent Sexual abuse. Eduardo Santillán Pérez, the head of the Justice Commission, presented the bill and explained that in order to create the Sex Offender Registry, lawmakers agreed to reform the criminal code and […] [Read More]

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