Should the Registry be abolished?

Should the sex offender registry be abolished? Watch a live Oxford style debate with sociologist Emily Horowitz, author of “Protecting Our Kids?: How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us,” and Marci Hamilton from the University of Pennsylvania.

Reason Magazine – Should the sex offender registry be abolished?…

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Arizona Sex Offender Screening Profile Assessment

This is the screening tool the local police are supposed to use to determine your level.  If you have questions about your level, please contact your local police and schedule an appointment.

 

AZ Sex Offender Assessment Screening Profile

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Pat and Jan testifying before the AZ House Judiciary and Public Safety Committee

They did a great job of explaining the harshness of the registry.  AZRSOL supports HB 2309 and applauds the committee for its unanimous passing. We encourage you to tell your legislators to vote ‘yes’  on this bill.

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Arizona could face fines over failures in prison health care

From the Associated Press:

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona could face up to $650,000 in fines for failing to improve health care for prison inmates.

Lawyers for the state filed court papers Monday listing more than 650 instances during December in which it was unable to comply with terms of a lawsuit settled more than three years ago.

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Opening Day of Arizona Legislature

Patricia, Terry, Jenny, Maya, Stephen and Shari represented AZRSOL on the lawn of the capital on the opening day of the 2018 session of the Arizona State Legislature.  Our  purpose was to make the public and the legislature aware of AZRSOL and to educate them on Facts not Fear.

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Some of Our Current Projects

We are excited to be working with legislators to amend ARS 13-923 which allows youthful offenders an opportunity to be removed from the registry and other collateral consequences of their crime. The change would raise the age of eligibility from 22 to 25.

And, based upon the success of the Florida Action Committee,

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Fearless Meetings – Update and New Location

It has been a busy few months for AZRSOL.  Our Fearless meeting had a wonderful guest speaker, John Tennant from Maricopa County Adult Probation, who spoke about the unique opportunity people on sex offender probation (which is usually a lifetime term) in Maricopa County have to modify the terms of their probation. 

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A Challenge To The ARIZONA REGISTRY

We have begun to explore the possible options for a legal challenge to the Arizona sex offender registry. An Arizona attorney hosted a meeting which was attended by 25 people. At the meeting we discussed the organization, funding, and possible legal options for this challenge. The members present were very interested in continuing this effort.

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Shawna: A Life on the Sex Offender Registry

This is an article and short film (about 9 minutes) about a young mother and her struggles with being on the registry. The article also talks about a young man and his problems. Both the film and article are by David Feige, who made the documentary “Untouchable”. It is very well done and moved me to tears.

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Fearless Support Group Meetings

We have a support group (FEARLESS)  for friends and families of Citizens on the Registry that meets in Phoenix once a month. Registrants may attend if they have been given permission by their parole/probation officer. At the support group, we discuss advocacy and legislation updates, listen to a speaker who discusses a relevant topic,

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