NARSOL’S press release still gaining attention

By Lou Varricchio . . . When we consider Vermont’s sex offender registry, let’s not forget that it’s designed as a civil regulatory scheme and not a vindictive means to further punish and censure fellow citizens for their past crimes. Recently, the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) sent official correspondence to Georgia’s Cobb County Sheriff’s Office calling…

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Georgia media reacts to NARSOL’s press release re Cobb County sheriff

As of today, two Georgia media outlets have done stories about NARSOL’s cease-and-desist letter to Georgia sheriff Neil Warren and our related press release. One of them also taped a video interview with our E.D. Brenda Jones. We hope to post that video here soon. In the meantime, here are the stories. Group confronts Cobb County sheriff over ‘invented requirements’…

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NARSOL to sheriff: “Stop what you’re doing or face legal action.”

Sheriff Neil Warren of Cobb County, Georgia, and his deputies are enforcing several requirements against those on the sexual offense registry in their county that are not authorized in their state’s SORNA specifications. These include unauthorized frequency of home visits, threats of jail if certain actions aren’t performed, harassing behaviors, and unauthorized requirement of information. On January 27, 2020, NARSOL…

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NARSOL speaks out against town sex offender ordinances

By Benjamin Pierce . . . Officials in two Rock County [WI] towns want more control over where sex offenders live, but a national organization said such restrictions hinder offender rehabilitation. The town of Johnstown and the town of Harmony have drafted ordinances regarding sex offenders. “Those people have to stay someplace, but it would just be nice if we…

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Those Georgia sheriffs just won’t stop

By Sandy . . . When the sheriffs of Butts County and Spalding County last Halloween announced they would erect signs at the homes of those on their sexual offense registries warning trick-or-treaters away from the homes, NARSOL sent letters advising them that they were overstepping their legal authority and to abandon this practice. This was not the first year…

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Which makes us safer? Residency restrictions or enhanced rehabilitation for former sexual offenders?

Originally published in Criminal Legal News By Sandy . . . Twenty years ago, at age 23, William committed a serious sexual crime for which he spent three years in prison and participated in an intensive treatment program – four hours a day, five days a week. He confronted the demons of his own childhood molestation and emerged, literally, a…

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The women involved in sexual offense registry opposition: NARSOL, ACSOL, WAR, CAUTION CLICK

By Hallie Lieberman . . . Sandy Rozek is the polar opposite of what comes to mind when you hear the word activist. A 78-year-old great-grandmother and retired high school English teacher who lives in Houston, Rozek is not woke, doesn’t post on Twitter, and is involved in a movement you’ve probably never heard of. Rozek works with the National Association…

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NARSOL, Vivante Espero directors gather for annual planning retreat

By Robin . . . The combined boards of NARSOL and Vivante Espero gathered together in Houston, Texas, for their fifth annual board retreat planning session January 10-12, 2020. Unlike the previous two retreats, which were dominated by exercises intended to increase organizational awareness and cohesiveness, the 2020 retreat was all about business and budgetary planning. All ten directors were…

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Halloween myths? NARSOL, researchers say too many to count

Used with permission By Earl Yarington . . . I often wonder why we don’t dress our kids up as sex offenders. We dress them up as serial killers, witches, goblins, and other horrible monsters. We let our little girls dress up in fishnet stockings, short skirts, and heavy makeup. My own child wants to be a fallen angel. What…

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NARSOL seats two directors for new three-year terms

By Paul and Sandy . . . It is with pleasure that the Executive Committee of NARSOL officially announces that Richard Earl has been elected to a new three-year term on NARSOL’s Board of Directors. We send our congratulations to you, Richard, and our thanks for all the work you have done on behalf of NARSOL. This was NARSOL’s inaugural election…

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