Wisconsin sheriff stresses facts about sexual offending and registry

DISPELLING SEX OFFENDER MYTHS By Tim Kowols . . . Kewaunee County is no different than other communities when it comes to welcoming back sex offenders. According to state statute, any person convicted of sexual assault or another related crime must register as a sex offender. Since 1997, law enforcement professionals have been required to alert the community when they…

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A family-centered option for dealing with intra-family sexual abuse

Reprinted in full with permission. By John Ulrich . . . Kristen Burgess took a courageous step forward (Record-Eagle, Jan. 5) to shed light on the community’s response to intrafamilial sexual abuse. When I started my career in 1987, there were “family-centered” programs for parents who decided not to divorce after intrafamilial child sexual abuse. Families were ordered into long-term…

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“Sex offender registries do not make communities safer”

Reprinted with permission By Kristina Knittel . . . As an advocate for survivors of abuse and as someone who has personally been impacted by sexual violence, I care deeply about true accountability for offenders, prevention of new harm and the safety and healing of our communities. Because of those priorities and values, I was alarmed at The Register Guard’s editorial…

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