Grand Challenge – Social Worker’s CTA

Link to the study: 2016-Grand-Challenge-Registry-Reform [caption id="attachment_562" align="alignleft" width="300"] Homeless[/caption] In this report by prominent social work scholars, we learn some of the failures of the current state of and future expansions to National SORN laws. They have not lived up to their claim to increasing public safety and in fact have contributed to less public safety on a few levels, according to the research into the effectiveness of...

Reforming Criminal Justice

Academy of Justice - Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Criminal Justice Reform in the United States. [caption id="attachment_514" align="alignleft" width="282"] Justice[/caption] VOLUME 1: INTRODUCTION AND CRIMINALIZATION VOLUME 2: POLICING VOLUME 3: PRETRIAL AND TRIAL PROCESSES VOLUME 4: PUNISHMENT, INCARCERATION, AND RELEASE Reforming Criminal Justice is a four-volume report meant to enlighten reform efforts in the United States with the research and analysis of leading academics. Broken down...

Law and Society Association’s Annual Meeting Screening of “Not for Rent”

[caption id="attachment_505" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rental Crisis for Ex-felons[/caption] Many ex-felons experience rental discrimination because of their past convictions. "Not For Rent" looks at this problem for many reentering our society after prison. It will be screen next year on the international arena during the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, an interdisciplinary scholarly organization committed to social scientific, interpretive, and historical analyses of law across multiple social...

National law reform proposal on collateral consequences

COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES RESOURCE CENTER The American Law Institute (ALI), the nation’s oldest and most respected law reform organization, will meet in Washington on May 22-24 to approve a revision of the sentencing articles of the Model Penal Code, the first such revision in 60 years. The revised MPC: Sentencing includes an ambitious and comprehensive scheme for managing and limiting collateral consequences. The American Law Institute is meeting this...

Registered Citizen and Career

Reno Registered Citizens Seeking Work. Here are some links to sites that may be able to help you find a job. Integrity Staffing and search for "Felony Friendly Jobs" in your town. Express Employment Professionals 3973 South McCarran Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502 (775 Labor Max Staffing My Journey Home SK Food Group Please add comments if you know of more second chance employers. Also, if anyone is interested in starting...

Women Against Registry First Annual Conference

Theme: Our Families ~ Our Future ~ Our Time  Mark your calendars, donate artwork, make plans to attend if you can. [caption id="attachment_417" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Click to Register.[/caption] Admission to this conference is FREE.  There is no conference admission or registration fee. The dates of the conference are (July 29-30) Conference will be centrally located in St. Louis, MO (Maryland Heights area) The venue has been selected.  The conference...

Sex Offender Research Information Center

[caption id="attachment_429" align="alignleft" width="198"] How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us[/caption] My name is Emily Horowitz, and here is my personal website. I am a sociologist, and the author of Protecting Our Kids? How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us (Praeger, 2015). I’m interested in promoting research to promote rational and reasonable approaches to laws that pertain to sex offenses. In particular, my work analyzes the way that panic,...

Legislative Advocate Training in Las Vegas

Training Workshop - Friday, October 21, 5-8pm FCNL - Friends Committee on National Legislation FCNL is holding a workshop to train and organize anyone who wants to be legislative advocates. Where: Conference room of Friend Richard 801 S. Rancho, Suite E. Las Vegas, NV 89106 Contact: Maiya Zwerling, FCNL Advocacy Team Trainer - Maiya@fcnl.org Who is FCNL? Read about Friends Committee on National Legislation here: - A Quaker...

Idaho Sex Offenders Challenge State Registry Laws

Over 100 Sex Offenders sue Idaho over constitutional challenges The constitutional challenge is on the following grounds: Due Process: Assessed new restrictions without a trial. Equal Protection: Burdens an unpopular group of citizens. Religious Freedom: Restricts some offenders from attending church services. Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Excessive punishment imposed by community notification. Double Jeopardy: New conditions placed on offenders after conviction. Contracts: New non negotiated conditions placed after...

Metamora Films

Metamora Films, an independent film company that covers social issues surrounding the sex offender registry and other social justice topics. Matt Duhamel, a former TV news and radio personality, has turned his attention to helping others through the power of independent film. He agrees with the idea that film can help individuals, communities and entire societies by increasing compassion, tolerance, understanding and forgiveness. By learning from his own...

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