If you or someone you love is negatively impacted by sexual offense laws, we want to help!
Which actions might require a person to register as a Sex Offender?
- Mooning someone at a party.
- Forcibly raping someone.
- Urinating outdoors.
- Having consensual sex (between teenagers).
- Harming a child.
- Streaking on a dare.
- Sharing a nude photo (as/of a teen).
- Having sex while you and your partner are drunk.
There are many ways a person might end up on the sex offender registry. In fact, 23% of those on the registry were convicted as juveniles. Mooning someone at a party, streaking on a dare or urinating outdoors can all land you on the same registry as someone committing rape at knife point or harming a child. Teens engaged in consensual sex or sexting have also been required to register, especially when parents object to and report the relationship. If two adults meet at a bar, have a few drinks, and go home together, that can be considered rape, since parties cannot consent if they are inebriated.
Clearly, not all sex crimes are equal. Some are barley crimes at all but are, nevertheless, forbidden by statute.
Arizonans for Rational Sex Offense Laws is a non-profit organization that envisions effective, fact-based sexual offense laws and policies which promote public safety, safeguard civil liberties, honor human dignity, and offer holistic prevention, healing and restoration.
Our mission is to promote laws and programs…
- limiting registry access strictly to law enforcement;
- terminating registry requirements upon completion of a court-imposed sentence;
- reversing retroactively applied restrictions;
- reforming civil commitment processes;
- re-humanizing, reintegrating & rehabilitating former offenders;
- increasing public safety by reducing sexual offenses;
- reducing acts of discrimination, hatred, and violence directed at sexual offenders.
What we do…
Help to EMPOWER people convicted of sexual offenses, and their loved ones, to CARE for themselves and others through support groups, holiday cards-to-inmates program, perseverance award celebrations, and more; CHALLENGE restrictions through the courts and legislation; CHANGE public perception by perpetuating facts, not fear, through their actions and with community presentations; and CONNECT to scholarships and other community resources.
What you can do…
Write to and Meet with your legislators and community groups to Educate about facts vs. myths. Join NARSOL (our national organization). Donate to AZRSOL. Attend our Fearless support groups for people on the registry and those who love them.
The future starts with you.
P.O. Box 10551, Phoenix 85064