AZRSOL is the Arizona chapter of NARSOL (National Association for Rational Sex Offense Laws). We envision effective, fact-based sexual offense laws and policies that promote public safety, safeguard civil liberties, honor human dignity, and offer holistic prevention, healing and restoration. Because denying any group of citizens their civil, constitutional or human rights threatens the liberties of us all.
We do not condone sexual activity between adults and children, nor do we condone any sexual activity that breaks laws in any state. We do not advocate lowering the age of consent, and we have no affiliation with any group that does condone such activity.
Our mission is to promote laws and programs:
- limiting registry access strictly to law enforcement agencies
- terminating registry requirements upon completion of a court-imposed sentence
- reversing retroactively applied restrictions
- reforming civil commitment processes
- re-humanizing, rehabilitating, and reintegrating former offenders
- increasing public safety by reducing sexual offenses
- reducing acts of discrimination, hatred, and violence directed at sexual offenders
This website has information about AZRSOL‘s programs, how to contact us and NARSOL, and links to important articles and other websites.
AZRSOL as a part of NARSOL, will:
- promote laws targeting harmful acts rather than entire classes of people;
- promote limiting registry access to law enforcement agencies only;
- support removal of residency and proximity restrictions against registrants after their court-imposed sentence is satisfied;
- support litigation and legislation which remove or prevent retroactive increases in registration requirements and restrictions;
- advocate to limit post-prison civil commitment strictly to extraordinary cases where the state proves that the person presents a danger to the community;
- promote laws which replace lifetime supervision/parole with a system that includes ongoing assessments for termination of supervision;
- encourage fair and balanced trials, proportional sentencing, reasonable statutes of limitation, and the elimination of mandatory minimum sentencing;
- discourage discrimination, violence, and vigilantism toward those accused or convicted of a sexual offense;
- seek out and support programs which effectively reintegrate and rehabilitate former offenders and prevent new sexual offenses through intervention and community education;
- promote healthy, trusting human interaction by replacing fear and panic with solid facts and reason;
- educate legislators, teachers, lawyers, and others about what the sex offender registry does to people, what laws need to be in place, and other topics;
- run a monthly support group for those on the registry and their families.