In July 2007, Paul Shannon, a long time peace and social justice educator in the Boston area, published his article entitled It’s Time to Reform Sex Offender Laws: An Urgent Call to Support the Well-being of Children and the Rights of Us All in the online newsletter Counterpunch, and Reform Sex Offender Laws was officially born.
National RSOL is incorporated as Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc. and continues to grow in its influence. RSOL has adopted a set of By-laws, a statement of vision, mission, goals, and assertions, and is lead by an elected Admin team as well as several working committees which move along its established agenda. RSOL’s annual conference continues to expand its influence with each additional year. Lobbying by RSOL’s affiliates has proven extremely effective in several states, and lobbying at the national level remains an important goal.