NARSOL quoted in reference to umbrella internet policy for those on probation in CO

By Michaek Karlik . . . It does not violate the First Amendment for a court to impose broad restrictions on a sex offender’s use of the Internet and social media during his sentence, the Court of Appeals decided on Thursday. A three-judge appellate panel rejected the claims of Christopher David Landis that such limitations violated Colorado law, as well…

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Brenda Jones answers questions about NARSOL and the sexual offense registry

This interview was done between J.D. MacBean, editor of Livin’ the Dream blog (at the intersection of mass incarceration and society) where it was published, and Brenda. By JD MacBean Brenda Jones is the Executive Director of the National Association for Rational Sex Offense Laws, or NARSOL. We spoke with her regarding the stigma persons convicted of sexual offenses face in…

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NARSOL asks administration to use them as resource in criminal justice reform issues

In late February, 2021, the NARSOL board members decided to appeal to key members of the new administration regarding sexual offense issues as they impact overall criminal justice reform. The resultant letter was mailed by U.S. certified mail on March 17 and then sent also by email to three individuals: Mr. Mike Donilon, Senior Advisor to the President; Mr. Steven J.…

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The story of Jon C

Lives On The Registry is working hard to tell the stories of those required to register. “The Story of Jon C” is a new posting on the website.  You may already know Jon as the leader of New Name Ministries in Texas. Jon and his wife Cynthia are working hard at living a beautiful life, as well as creating a pathway for others to do the same.…

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NARSOL demands that standard of innocent until proven guilty be enforced in case pending before Supreme Court

We wrote recently of the Arizona case where the burden of proof has shifted from the state proving guilt to the defendant proving innocence. NARSOL has submitted an amicus brief in this case that now sits before the U.S. Supreme Court asking for review. Knowing how few cases the Court hears each year, we know the odds are not in…

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Houston has much to offer for the NARSOL National Conference Oct 8-10, 2021

NARSOL Conference 2021 Houston Skyline

The NARSOL National Conference, originally scheduled for June and postponed due to the COVID pandemic, will happen October 8-10, 2021 in beautiful Houston, Texas. As the (above) video shows, Houston is a great destination which offers much that goes above and beyond the amazing speakers, enlightening information, and wonderful connections that you’ll make at this event. Details are still being…

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New NARSOL project: Lives on the registry

By Mark . . . Chances are, you’ve heard a story or two about someone struggling as a veteran, but have you heard the story of one of the 1 million people listed on a sexual offence registry? Probably not. The popular belief is that these registrants are a) uncommon and b) monsters who will reoffend, but the truth is that…

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94.1 The Voice interviews NARSOL’s Robin Vander Wall

https://941thevoice.com/audio/victory_over_sin/2021/01_jan/vos013021_robin_vander_wall.mp3 This episode of Victory Over Sin features Robin Vander Wall, vice chair and director of development at NARSOL (National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws).  Robin speaks eloquently against the registry and for the importance of those with sexual offense convictions coming out of the shadows and standing up to be counted. Interview begins at 6:40

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NARSOL conference 2021 on the horizon

By Robin . . . Out of an abundance of caution and consideration for your health and safety, the national conference has been rescheduled for October 8-10, 2021. The theme and location for the conference will not change, and we are excited about the line-up of speakers and presenters who have already committed to be with us in Houston, Texas…

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“Keeping fear at a low boil” — homelessness and failure to register

By Steve Yoder . . . The Oklahoma City Police Department pulled off a social media coup on July 7. “Meet the top 10 most wanted individuals being sought by our Sex Offender Registration Unit,” the department posted on its Facebook page. “It’s important we keep tabs on these guys (and gal), so help us find them.” The post engaged…

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