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Successful SO re-entry program in Texas in jeopardy from TX Parole Board

By Sandy . . . New Name Ministries, a faith-based organization, is headquartered in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The past fifteen years have seen the community safe residential re-entry program for sex offenders grow from a fledgling pioneer in sex offender re-entry to a well-respected organization recognized as experts in sex offender residential re-entry. Having served hundreds of former sexual…

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NARSOL to GoFundMe: Take down that campaign

By Sandy . . . “Hero punches pedophile.” That’s the name of a campaign on GoFundMe, a campaign designed to raise money for the defense and as a “thank you” for Kevin Smith, a man who, in best vigilante style, leapt across the courtroom at the sentencing of Donnie Briggs in Medford, Oregon, who was being sentenced on a conviction…

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NARSOLs Robin Vander Wall discusses the registry with Nevada radio host

https://narsol.org/av/interviews/vanderwall-interview-6-1-18.mp3   Robin was the guest on “Truth to Power,” a talk radio program out of Reno on June 1st 2018. He and host Brendan Trainor discuss, among other things, NARSOL’s conference, the registry, and important legislation and court decision.

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Sex Offender Registries: Common Sense or Nonsense?

By Christopher Zoukis . . . In October 1989, 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped at gunpoint and never seen again. When the boy’s mother, Patty Wetterling, learned that her home state of Minnesota did not have a database of possible suspects—notably convicted sex offenders—she set out to make a change. Wetterling’s efforts led to the passage of the Jacob Wetterling…

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Part I: Just another day in the life of a registered sex offender

By Sandy . . . Each day’s emails and email alerts in my inbox always include at least one especially disturbing situation that threatens the ability of those on the registry to be allowed to resume a normal life, no matter how long ago the offense that caused the registration. The planets must have been in a particularly evil alignment when…

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Episode 10 – Is It Better To Do Something versus Nothing?

Episode 10 Is it better to do something versus nothing? Can you do more harm than good by a poorly thought out action than by sitting on the sidelines? That is the topic we’ll be covering tonight. Larry and Andy are discussing if there is some level of harm that can be done by taking action prematurely rather than waiting.…

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Registry Matters Podcast Episode 9 – Who represents the victims?

Who represents the victims? NARSOL, SOSEN, WAR and other organizations are fighting for those of us on the registry.  Why are we fighting for the rights of those that have committed crimes?   Our topic tonight is about protecting the victims. You have people who have committed heinous offenses. The victim may have to go through psychological treatment for years…

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A victory in Michigan

By NARSOL . . . In 1994 a young man in Michigan, Boban Temelkoski, pled guilty to touching a girl’s breasts. He was eligible for sentencing as a youthful, first-time offender under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA), and in 1997, after successfully completing the program’s probation and community service, his case was dismissed. Nevertheless, he has been included on…

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Juvenile registration: ineffective and destructive

  By Rebecca L. Fix . . . Sex offender registration policies were initially developed for adults with sexual offenses, but have recently been extended to include youth with sexual offenses as well. At first glance, sex offender registration and notification (hereafter referred to as SORN) may make us feel safer, produce relief knowing that these individuals are being punished. However,…

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IL SOR Task Force recommends changes in state policies

By Edith Brady-Lunny . . . Major changes in Illinois’ rules for sex offenders, including how long an offender must remain on a public registry, are part of a final report on its way to the governor’s office from the Sex Offenses & Sex Offender Registration Task Force. The report comes after a year of study by the group of legislators,…

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