NARSOL Speakers Bureau

NARSOL is pleased to work with your organization in providing speakers for your internal education, outreach efforts, conferences, and special events.

Our speakers are experienced advocates of NARSOL's vision to create a society free from public shaming, dehumanizing registries, discrimination, and unconstitutional laws. Each speaker brings a unique perspective and will add value to your event.

A contact form is linked to each speaker's profile. Interested organizations are encouraged to reach out through the form, and either a NARSOL Speakers Bureau representative or the speaker will respond to coordinate specifics.


For additional information, or to be considered as a NARSOL speaker, please email NARSOL Speakers Bureau.

Danielle Bailey, Ph.D.

  • Collateral consequences of sex offender legislation
  • Social support and registration
  • Economic consequences of registration

Danielle Bailey, Ph.D.

Danielle Bailey, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Tyler. She earned a Ph.D. in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2015. Dr. Bailey’s primary research focus is the impact of sex offender policy on individuals convicted of sexual offenses and their family members. Her research highlights how sex offender policies in the United States have diverse unintended consequences including economic and marital strain, social support loss, and reintegration concerns. Dr. Bailey has testified in front of the Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs (HB 387, 2017) and the Nebraska Judiciary Committee (LB 290, 2015) based on her research in this area. Dr. Bailey’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Criminal Justice Policy Review, Criminal Justice Studies, American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Criminal Justice Review.

Speaking Topics

  • Collateral consequences of sex offender legislation for individuals convicted of sexual offenses and their family members
  • Impact of registration and other post-conviction policies on social support, marital relationships, and family strain
  • Economic consequences of registration for individuals convicted of sexual offenses

SCHEDULE DANIELLE BAILEY

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Dwayne Daughtry

  • LGBT civil rights versus sex offense civil rights and its similarities
  • "Third rail politics" tactics (how to advocate controversial topics to elected officials)
  • What is Public Policy and insight as to how analysts are often ignored or overlooked

Dwayne Daughtry

Dwayne is a retired enlisted solider with the U.S. Army. His primary duties were as a human resources specialist and leader. He is a graduate of Arizona State University in organizational leadership with a minor in non-profit studies. He has a Masters of Science in public administration form the University of South Dakota. Dwayne is actively involved in legislative concerns around sex offense policy and human rights policies. He engages with the community to educate about sex offense collateral consequences and cause and effects harms by registries in general. Dwayne focuses on a breadth of outreach and partner programs such as the NAACP, N.C. Justice Centers, LGBT communities, homeless shelters, social services, and veterans' issues. Dwayne is currently engaged with the legal counsel for the upcoming litigation of NARSOL v. Stein by preparing an expert witness affidavit along with facilitating new potential attorneys that may assist in our future litigation caseload.

Speaking Topics

  • LGBT civil rights versus sex offense civil rights and its similarities
  • "Third rail politics"" tactics (how to advocate controversial topics to elected officials)
  • What is Public Policy and insight as to how analysts are often ignored or overlooked

SCHEDULE DWAYNE DAUGHTRY

Christian Doggett

  • My story; main focus is the isolation of the registry as well as the label
  • What I accomplished in that short time I was removed from the registry juxtaposed to what I have faced since being re-added
  • I continue to struggle and hide in fear with knowing people will eventually find out

Christian Doggett

I currently live in the Minnesota area, specifically the twin cities. I work for the state of Minnesota and just left my part-time job of Home Depot after 5-years. My trouble began in Texas before registration has haunted us all. I was arrested for Sexual assault in 1991. I dated my high school girlfriend. As well, I was in the U.S Navy and Air Force for 13 years. I have an applied science associate degree in Aviation Safety and a bachelor of science in Business administration. I will be beginning my master's program this fall. I have three daughters. I started Minnesota For Our Rights (MNFOR), which is both a support and advocacy group. As we are beginning and the beginning is a rough start.

Speaking Topics

  • My story; main focus is the isolation of the registry as well as the label
  • What I accomplished in that short time I was removed from the registry juxtaposed to what I have faced since being re-added
  • I continue to struggle and hide in fear with knowing people will eventually find out
  • I struggle day and day out and have steps to overcome the fear and shame by sharing my experiences with all

SCHEDULE CHRISTIAN DOGGETT

David Garlock

  • Sharing my story
  • Reentry for those on the registry
  • Tools for obtaining employment on the registry

David Garlock

Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse who took the life of the abuser and spent 13 ½ yrs. in prison. Now advocates for those on the Registry. Believes in Redemption and Restoration.

Speaking Topics

  • Sharing my story
  • Reentry for those on the registry
  • Tools for obtaining employment on the registry
  • Changing the narrative

SCHEDULE DAVID GARLOCK

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Brenda Jones

  • NARSOL history, vision, mission, and goals
  • NARSOL views on any current topic of interest
  • Vivante Espero purpose, goals, relationship to NARSOL

Brenda Jones

Brenda has been involved in this cause since September of 2009. She started by looking for support but quickly saw the magnitude of the pain and despair faced by others affected by these draconian laws. When a high-profile murder in Maryland sent lawmakers scurrying to pass tons of tough-on-sex-offenders laws, Brenda dove in headfirst and, as she says, “I have never looked back.” Brenda has been executive director of state affiliate FAIR (Families Advocating Intelligent Registries) since its inception in 2010 and in 2012 became the first executive director of then-RSOL. Under her administration, NARSOL has seen many changes: increased transparency, launch of a membership program, and a more robust state affiliate initiative.

Speaking Topics

  • NARSOL history, vision, mission, and goals
  • NARSOL views on any current topic of interest
  • Vivante Espero purpose, goals, and relationship to NARSOL
  • NARSOL Fearless Support groups

SCHEDULE BRENDA JONES

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Philip W. Kaso

  • NARSOL/Vivante Espero, its vision, mission, and goals, etc.
  • My personal story: Life in the registry and overcoming
  • My personal story: "I'm a child rapist" published on NARSOL.org

Philip W. Kaso

Philip W. Kaso is a retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer and registered citizen living in West Virginia. He has an impactful story and believes “stories are the art of our lives.” Philip has been actively involved in civil rights and sexual offense law reform for the past decade. He’s a lifetime member of the national civil rights organization National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) and 2016 NARSOL Pearl award recipient. Additionally, Philip is a co-creator/mentor for the NARSOL Fearless Project, which is dedicated to creating dynamic, self-sustaining registered citizen specific support groups around the country. Philip currently serves as a director on the boards of NARSOL and its foundation Vivante Espero and is chair of the Vivante Espero Investment Committee. He holds an Associate of Science in finance from Hawaii Pacific University, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and is an MBA candidate at Liberty University. In addition to his national civil rights efforts on behalf of NARSOL and its foundation Vivante Espero, Philip is the Executive Director of West Virginians for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (WVRSOL). WVRSOL was established in 2020 as an unincorporated non-profit association and affiliate of the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL). WVRSOL advocates for registered citizens in West Virginia with the mission to make the 2020s the decade known for criminal justice reform, rational sexual offense laws, and restorative justice.

Speaking Topics

  • NARSOL/Vivante Espero, its vision, mission, and goals, etc.
  • My personal story: Life in the registry and overcoming
  • My personal story: "I'm a child rapist" published on NARSOL.org

SCHEDULE PHILIP W. KASO

Jennifer L. Klein, Ph.D.

  • SORN legislation and its impacts
  • Economic impacts of registration
  • Social isolation of registrants and family members

Jennifer L. Klein, Ph.D.

Dr. Jennifer L. Klein is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Tyler. She graduated with her doctoral degree from the University of Florida in 2014, where she also completed her Masters' (2011) and Bachelor of Arts (2009) degrees, all in Criminology, Law & Society. For more than a decade, Dr. Klein has focused her research on examining the effects of sex offender registration and community notification (SORN) laws on those required to register. Most recently, Dr. Klein and colleagues have been examining the economic impact of registration over time. This work is important to understanding the financial constraints placed on those required to register and their family members. Dr. Klein's work can be found in a variety of different journals including the American Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Policy Review, the Justice Policy Journal, and more.

Speaking Topics

  • SORN legislation and its impacts
  • Economic impacts of registration
  • Social isolation of registrants and family members
  • Legislative change

SCHEDULE JENNIFER KLEIN

Chrysanthi S. Leon, J.D., Ph.D.

  • Impact of the registry
  • Sex offense recidivism
  • Religious communities and re-entering persons

Chrysanthi S. Leon, J.D., Ph.D.

Chrysanthi Leon, JD, PhD, is Deputy Dean of the Honors College at the University of Delaware and Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice with secondary appointments in Women and Gender Studies and Legal Studies. She received her graduate degrees from UC Berkeley. Leon is an interdisciplinary scholar in the area of penology, law and society who teaches courses on law and social science, sex crime and punishment, and criminal justice and mental health. Her book, Sex Fiends, Perverts and Pedophiles: Understanding Sex Crime Policy in America, is available from NYU Press. Leon is co-editor, with Katie Hail-Jares and Corey Shdaimah, of Challenging Perspectives on Street-Based Sex Work (Temple University Press).
Dr. Leon has consulted on sex crime issues for a number of agencies, including the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Justice Center of Louisiana and speaks regionally and nationally on sex offender issues, including media commentary in venues such as NPR’s NYC affiliate, the Takeaway and Al Jazeera, America.

Speaking Topics

  • Impact of the registry
  • Sex offense recidivism
  • Religious communities and re-entering persons
  • History of US sex offense policy

SCHEDULE CHRYSANTHI S. LEON

Jill Levenson, Ph.D., LCSW

  • Registry & re-entry
  • Public health & prevention of sexual abuse
  • Trauma-informed care

Jill Levenson, Ph.D., LCSW

Dr. Jill Levenson is a Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, FL. She is the Coordinator for the Trauma-informed Training Initiative at Barry’s Center for Human Rights & Social Justice. She has published 5 books and over 100 articles, with a focus on treatments and policies related to sex-offending, and trauma-informed care in forensic and clinical settings. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Justice, CDC, and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Dr. Levenson is a licensed clinical social worker in Florida, USA, and counsels survivors, perpetrators, and families impacted by sexual assault and interpersonal violence. She has provided training in more than 20 US states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.

Speaking Topics

  • Registry & re-entry
  • Public health & prevention of sexual abuse
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Housing restrictions
  • Family members of registrants
  • Treatment for people who have sexually offended
  • Restorative Justice
  • Trauma & criminality
  • Post-conviction traumatic stress

SCHEDULE JILL LEVENSON

Mary Sue Molnar

  • Harm to families
  • Meeting with legislators
  • General registration info

Mary Sue Molnar

Mary Sue Molnar is the founder and executive director of Texas Voices for Reason and Justice; a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, grassroots organization. Mary Sue has been active in advocacy for the past 12 years, speaking out against the counter-productive and stigmatizing laws and policies that affect people who have committed sex crimes and their family members.

Speaking Topics

  • Harm to families
  • Meeting with legislators
  • General registration info

SCHEDULE MARY SUE MOLNAR

Robin Vander Wall

  • Civil rights
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Re-entry

Robin Vander Wall

Robin spent more than six years in the Virginia penitentiary after being convicted of computer solicitation (law enforcement sting operation). Prior to his conviction, he was active as a professional political consultant on a number of state and federal campaigns. At the time of his arrest in 2003, Robin was a third-year law student at Regent University School of Law (Virginia Beach) and was scheduled to receive joint degrees in Law and Political Management the following spring. He holds a bachelors of arts in political science from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. From 1993 to 1997, he was publisher of the Citizen, a weekly tabloid of politics and culture. Robin was a 2018 Leading with Conviction fellow in the 2018 cohort of JustLeadershipUSA, one of the nation’s most distinguished prison reform initiatives. Robin is the founder and president of Vivante Espero which exists to support the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) on whose board Robin has served for a decade.

Speaking Topics

  • Civil rights
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Re-entry
  • Sex offender registration laws
  • Voting rights amendment
  • Privacy rights amendment
  • Organizational development
  • Earned media outreach
  • Direct mail marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Donor acquisition
  • Donor cultivation
  • Volunteer management
  • Print publications
  • Legislative process
  • 1983 litigation

SCHEDULE ROBIN VANDER WALL

Steven Yoder

  • General registry law
  • Residency restrictions
  • Collateral effects of registries and related laws

Steven Yoder

Steven Yoder is a journalist who has covered a range of domestic policy issues for national magazines and news sites, including The Washington Post, pbs.org, Salon, Reason, The American Prospect, and elsewhere. While his focus is domestic policy, he specializes in criminal justice, especially the impacts of sex-offense registries and related laws. (He is not affiliated with NARSOL, and all opinions are his own and don’t represent those of other people, institutions, or organizations, including NARSOL.)

Speaking Topics

  • General registry law
  • Residency restrictions
  • Collateral effects of registries and related laws
  • Media coverage of those with a sexual-offense record

SCHEDULE STEVEN YODER