Why Doesn’t NARSOL just move the conference from Texas?

We have received a number of inquires asking why we don’t cancel the conference in Houston and move it somewhere else in another state. Due to the fact that several messages have been received, we feel it’s important to respond. The consternation is due to a recent abortion restriction and other controversial laws that are now in effect in Texas.…

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What is the Chicago 400? Find out at NARSOL’s 2021 Houston conference

The Chicago 400 are formerly incarcerated people who have been forced into homelessness due to housing banishment laws. They are leading an inspiring legislative and public education campaign—premised in unity and solidarity—to challenge all public conviction registries and banishment laws for formerly convicted people. The Chicago 400 Alliance organizational partners include victim advocates, housing advocates, police accountability activists, health and…

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Laurie Jo Reynolds and the Chicago 400 at NARSOL’s 2021 conference

Laurie Jo Reynolds is an artist, policy advocate, and organizer who has spent two decades countering the demonization, warehousing, and social exclusion of people in the criminal legal system. Reynolds currently collaborates with the Chicago 400, people who have been forced into homelessness due to housing banishment for people with past convictions. Reynolds has received fellowships and grants from Open…

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Back by popular demand: Attorney Paul Dubbeling at 2021 Houston conference

“What I found most helpful was the fact that he took the time to explain the situation and process to me when no else up to this point could or would do so. It’s one thing to know and apply the law, and I’m sure many attorneys do, but Mr. Dubbeling is more than just a living-breathing reference source. He’s…

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Attorney David Singleton and “Interest-Convergence Theory” at NARSOL conference

When Attorney David Singleton was just beginning his practice 30 years ago, Megan’s Law was not on the books, and there were no restrictions forbidding people with sexual offense convictions from living and working wherever they could best provide for themselves and their families. These and other laws, and the media attention they have generated, have made people convicted of…

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NARSOL’s conference scholarship program

NARSOL is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for scholarship assistance to attend our upcoming national conference. The conference will be held at the Marriott Hobby Airport South in Houston, Texas, October 8-10. NARSOL’s scholarship program is unique as far as advocacy organizations go because we provide a direct payment in addition to waiving the registration fee.…

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