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Monthly Meetings: Feb 8 – Los Angeles, Mar 7 – Berkeley details

Emotional Support Group Meetings 2020 (Los Angeles, Sacramento, Phone)

The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) is dedicated to protecting the Constitution by restoring the civil rights of registrants and their families. In order to achieve that objective, ACSOL will educate and litigate as well as support or oppose legislation.

Important News / Announcements

CA DOJ Releases New Information About Tiered Registry Law

Sacramento Lobby Day (Feb 11) Details Revealed

ACSOL Announces Dates for 2020 Lobby Day and Annual Conference

ACSOL Monthly Meetings

General News Feed

16 Jan 2020
The number of people required to register as sex offenders in the state of California continues to grow at a rapid case, according to the CA Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB). That total number peaked at 109,379 as of January 8, 2020, which represents an increase of about 1,600 in only two months. "This is the biggest jump in several years," stated CASOMB Vice...
16 Jan 2020
We have now begun the year 2020. When I first used the year on a personal check, the digits of that number popped out at me. 2020. Where have I seen that before? The answer was easy. On a prescription for eyeglasses. No, my vision without glasses is not 20/20. However, the eyeglasses I have been prescribed and wear help me perfect my vision...
16 Jan 2020
Today at 1:00PM on South Florida’s NPR affiliate 91.3, they will be running a story on sex offenders. For those in the South Florida area, you can listen live on your radio. For those out of the area, you can stream it live online from https://www.npr.org/ or search for WLRN 91.3 HD1 https://www.wlrn.org/topic/radio. FAC Announcement
14 Jan 2020

Committee Permanently Stops Assembly Bill 884

The Assembly's Public Safety Committee today permanently stopped Assembly Bill (AB) 884. The Committee, in a vote of 3 to 4, defeated AB 884 a second time. The bill was originally denied passage in April 2019, however, the same Committee granted the bill reconsideration in order to allow the bill to be modified. The author of the bill did not to modify the bill,...
14 Jan 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal purports to take sexual violence seriously, but it aggressively ignores reality in favor of lazy solutions. Full Opinion Piece By Guy Hamilton-Smith, ACSOL Board Member
11 Jan 2020

Kat’s Blog: The Side Effects of Law

Less than 2 weeks into the New Year and already 2020 is turning out to be a year that will be fraught with court battles. And the side effects, if we lose these battles, will be increasingly harsh and even barbaric for registrants and their families. In Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers is blocking a bill that would have made positive changes in residency restrictions...
11 Jan 2020
A California prison warden was going to fire six correctional officers after an investigation found they had helped a group of inmates assault convicted sex offenders. The warden managed to get rid of four of the officers, but then California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation attorneys stepped in and prevented firing two of them, according to an Office of the Inspector General report published...
11 Jan 2020

CT: Sex offender registry should be based on risk

What is the point of a sex offender registry? As a woman and mother of two, I view Connecticut’s sex offender registry as a tool to increase public awareness about offenders living among us and to weigh my safety and the safety of those around me. Full Op-Ed piece Democrat Jillian Gilchrest represents the 18th House District in West Hartford.
10 Jan 2020

Employment Help for Registrants in LA County

"Friends Outside" has been awarded a grant from the State of California to help registrants succeed in job searching and conduct registrant research. For more information and contact info, please see the flyer.
09 Jan 2020
[jerseyshoreonline.com - 1/9/20] Howell Police are warning residents of a letter that is making the rounds falsely claiming to be a Megan’s Law notification naming a Howell resident/ business owner. Police shared a community awareness post to their Facebook page emphasizing that the letter is a fake. “The person named is this letter is NOT subject to any type of investigation, prosecution or conviction...
09 Jan 2020
[orlandoweekly.com - 1/9/20] Background checks would be required for delivery employees after the murder of a 75-year-old Boca Raton woman in August, under a bill filed Tuesday by Rep. Mike Caruso, R-Delray Beach. Caruso’s proposal (HB 1129) would require all home-delivery workers to undergo background checks that include a search of a multistate criminal database and a search of the National Sex Offender Public...
09 Jan 2020
[sfchronicle.com - 1/9/20] Legislators will consider changes to the state's sex offender registration policies in response to revelations that deceased financier and New Mexico ranch owner Jeffrey Epstein was allowed to avoid registering locally as a sex offender following a guilty plea a decade ago in Florida Epstein was accused of abusing young women at his desert ranch outside the community of Stanley before...
09 Jan 2020
Vicki Henry sits at the desk in her two-bedroom duplex on a recent Sunday morning and adjusts her phone headset, which she has nestled on hair with a deep magenta tinge, a rare bit of pizazz for the 72-year-old grandmother of three. Everyone else in Henry’s working-class neighborhood of Arnold, a southern suburb of St. Louis, is probably at church or finishing up a...
09 Jan 2020
More foreign travel restrictions should be imposed on known British sex offenders and more suspects prosecuted in the UK for crimes committed overseas, the government has been told. In a 73-page report on protecting children in other countries from exploitation, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) has called for legislation formalising use of international child protection certificates for those working and volunteering...
09 Jan 2020

Why Re-Arrest Doesn’t Mean You’re a Failure

[thecrimereport.org - 1/7/20] The justice system traditionally uses a simple metric to determine whether an individual continues to be a threat to public safety after leaving prison: has the person been arrested for another crime? Recidivism rates are also used as criteria for judging the success of intervention programs and policy reforms. But a University of Wisconsin Law School professor argues that in both...
09 Jan 2020
[Note from Janice: I recommend this. Emily is a part of ACSOL] Dear Veterans, There is still time to participate in our study on veterans who have been convicted of a sex crime. Thank you to those who have already participated in this research project. As of January 8, 2020, we have received 164 completed surveys; however, we still need more veterans on the...
08 Jan 2020
The California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) has released new information regarding the Tiered Registry Law in the form of Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. A similar document was issued by the agency about two years ago. A link to a copy of the new document is below and can also be found on the website of the Office of the California Attorney General....
08 Jan 2020
It's not news that most judges balk at the prospect of jury nullification—the right and power of juries to bring "not guilty" verdicts when defendants violate laws that jurors consider unjust or wrongly applied. It is news when judges take a high-profile slap at a colleague who endorsed jury nullification in his own courtroom. And it's an even bigger deal when they barely assemble...
08 Jan 2020
[pix11.com - 1/7/20] Repeat and high-risk sex offenders would be banned from the MTA tranist system under a new law proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The NYPD announced support for the ban when Cuomo suggested it in March of 2019. The ban would apply to offenders for three years and blocks them from the subway, bus and rail systems. "MTA riders deserve to feel...
08 Jan 2020

Sacramento Lobby Day (Feb 11) Details Revealed

ACSOL will conduct Lobby Day on Tuesday, February 11, in Sacramento. The day will begin with training at 9 a.m. at a "new" address, 500 Capitol Mall, and will end about 5 p.m. All participants are invited to attend a group dinner, funded by ACSOL, following at 5:30 p.m. "The primary focus of this year's Lobby Day will be proposed changes to the Tiered...
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