Associated and related organizations:

Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL)

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

CautionClick (National Campaign for Reform)

Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA)

Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform--New Hampshire

Citizens Union to Reform Sex Offender Registries

Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE)

ex-Sex Offenders and Recovery (SOAR)


Helping Offenders Successfully Transition (H.O.S.T.)

Sex Offenders Restored Through Treatment (CURE-SORT)

SAEN, Inc (Sexual Abuse Ends Now)

The Center for Sexual Justice (CSJ)

Women Against Registry (W.A.R.)

Education and information for all sex offender laws & issues:

EAdvocate | The Community Room

Fifty-state survey of relief from S-O registry

Justice Policy Institute

Once Fallen

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Laws Research

Sex Offender Research Information Center

Solitary Nation

SOSEN (Sex Offender Solutions and Education Network)

Education and information focusing on prevention:

Blue Rock Institute

Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA)

Erin's Law

Jacob Wetterling Resource Center


Stop it Now!

Sex Crimes Awareness and Prevention

Sexual Abuse Ends Now (SAEN)

Employment resources and opportunities:

Employment Sex Offender Resources

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives

Sex Offender Jobs

Support programs:

Amazing Things Church OL - Christian-based program

The Innocence Project

National Center for Reason and Justice

Reintegrate Consulting

Supporters and Friends of RSOL

Lenore Skenazy/Free Range Kids

Sex offender Research Information Center

I'm a public defender. My clients would rather go to jail than register as sex offenders. (Rachel Marshall. Vox. 2016)

Why the sex offender registry isn’t the right way to punish rapists (Dara Lind, Vox. 2016)

Hidden challenges Sex offenders legislated into homelessness (Jill Levenson. 2016)

No Place to Call Home Rethinking Residency Restrictions for Sex Offenders (Gina Puls, Boston College, 2016)

"Why the Innocent Plead Guilty": An Exchange (Nancy Gertner, et al, 2016)

"Stranger Danger" to Children Vastly Overrated (Glenn Fleishman, 2015)

Sex Offender Registration and Notification in the United States: Current Case Law and Issues (DOJ, 2014)

Global Overview of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Systems (SMART Office, 2014)

Why Kids Sext (Hanna Rosin, 2014)

Risky Policies: How Effective Are Restrictions on Sex Offenders in Reducing Reoffending?  (Eric Tennen, 2014)

Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime (Margo Kaplan, 2014)

Capitol Punishment: The Troubling Consequences of Federal Child Pornography Laws (Andrew Extein, 2014)

Reynolds vs US (RSOL, 2014)

My Son, the Sex Offender: One Mother's Mission to Fight the Law (Tony Dokoupil, 2014)

We Have It All Wrong. Shunning Offenders is Not Working: A Reaction to the Woody Allen Story (2014)

Circles of Support and Accountability: How and Why They Work for Sex Offenders (2013)

Special Sex Offender Issue, IJBCT (2013)

Raised on the Registry (2013) (includes link to full HRW study)

Patty Wetterling Questions Sex Offender Laws (2013)

Is Civil Commitment Legislation Based on False Premises?  (2013)

Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Impede Safety Goals (Jill Levenson, 2012)

Sex Offenders: The New Second Class Citizens (Derek Logue, 2012)

If It Saves One Child   (Sandy Rozek, 2012)

How Safe Are Trick or Treaters? (Jill Levenson, 2010)

Juvenile Justice Bulletin, Juveniles Who Commit Sex OffensesAgainst Minors (2009)

Richard B. Krueger, The New Witch Hunt (In public domain.) (2007)

Pariah: Sexual Fascism in Progressive America (Used with permission.) (2006)

Hollida Wakefield, The Vilification of Sex Offenders (Used with permission.) (2006)

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Registered Citizens Distance Restrictions -- US States & Territories

Our mission was to research, compile, and manage a reference listing of all US state and territory registered citizens distance restrictions. What follows is the results of a three month research project carried out by 30+ RSOL volunteers. We endeavored to provide as much relevant information to distance restrictions as possible; however, certainly there will be changes and more to add. This document is intended to be a living document and updated where and when laws change. The master document can be viewed here: Registered Citizens Distance Restrictions Please use the following form to submit any corrections, additions, or comments and if validated will be added to the master document. Feedback form ________________________________________ Disclaimers 1. This document is intended to be a general reference and by no means the single source of truth. It should be considered a starting place and pointer to the actual codification of law available via the individual state and territories websites. 2. Information contained here is as recent as the last updated annotation; however, even that may have been superseded by recently passed legislative sessions, bills, or acts. We have listed pending legislation that would affect the current law where known but again no guarantees are made that it or any reference in this document is error free. 3. As it is with anything in life, it is your individual responsibility to know the laws you are expected to obey.

Domestic and International Travel

The following is a collection of articles and posts dealing with the general topic of how those on the registry are impacted by laws pertinent to domestic travel, international travel, and passports. How accurate and how current the content within each piece is the responsibility of the author, not of RSOL. These links are for the purpose of providing as much information as possible on this subject. What the reader chooses to do with the information is totally up to each individual.

If you have personal stories to tell that relate to this subject, please visit our Tales from the Registry and write about your experience. Please title it “Travel” or add travel as a keyword.

David Kennerly-International Megan’s Law, A Law That Fails Miserably To Make Its Case (2016)

David Kennerly: “Intro to foreign travel restrictions” (2014).

David Kennerly: “Dead-End: International Megan’s Law” (2014).

David Kennerly: “Homeland Security’s assault on travel” (2014).

Derek Logue: “The traveling registrant: your right of travel as a registered person” (2013; updated 2014).

eAdvocate: The Community Room: a “Travel and International Issues” section with multiple entries listed in the right hand column

Mary Devoy: “Traveling as a registered sex offender” (last updated 2014).