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Advancing Advocacy: the Fearless Group Project

Meeting Video Available HERE. It’s very common for those of us in this Movement to feel lost and alone. The whole process from arrest to conviction to of course being on the registry only serves to make everyone feel more…

Success at NACDL Seminar

RSOL is excited to report that we had a successful exhibit at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (NACDL) sixth annual Sex Crimes Training Seminar in Las Vegas. This is our second year attending this conference, and we intend…

They Say It Isn’t Punishment

By John “Bay” Haralson, Guest Blogger . . . In a 2003 Alaskan case, the highest court in the land heard arguments pertaining to states’ rights to retroactively list sex offenders on a public registry. At issue was the violation of…

A Judge, A Kiddie Porn Case, and a Surprise

–by Lenore Skenazy….Judge Jack Weinstein has always thought, and ruled, outside the social norms, especially when it came to mandatory minimums, which he detested. Recently a friend dropped me a note about him — an appreciation, really — first sending…

The support help line

See update at Resources>Support Hotline November 1st Women Against Registry took what was formerly known as the SOSEN Hotline and transitioned it to a ray of hope for registrants and families alike.  We have, to date, thirteen folks who have…

Sometimes I just hate being right

I thought I was through with Halloween; it seems that Halloween is not through with me. For several weeks now, this has been my message wherever I could possibly find a place to put it: Increased risk from sex offenders…