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Event Information: Reentry Housing Options for Sex Offenders

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:00 pm – Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Registered sex offenders face numerous barriers to finding stable housing when they return to the community from jail or prison. Improved housing stability reduces the likelihood of recidivism and makes it easier for registered sex offenders to comply with the terms of their parole or probation. However, creating transitional and permanent housing solutions for registered sex offenders often faces substantial push-back from communities, making it difficult to fund and operate these housing programs. Event Details

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Since the “society” is so particular about who lives where, in the case of sex offenders needing stable housing as a building block to rehabilitation; society should pay for their housing costs.

I concur. In a sense, these laws are creating it impossible for someone to succeed. People are losing jobs/housing and it’s so difficult (handicap). Furthermore, legislators should pass laws protecting these individuals.

It’s sickening. I just watched Hillary on Good Morning America in an interview where she went into detail how she wants those who made mistakes and were jailed or imprisoned should have many more opportunities to re-enter society. Registered Citizens were not addressed.

She wants to remove that box on work applications that ask if you were ever convicted of a felony.

I just don’t trust her. This woman has been caught in so many lies in her political career, I just don’t believe her. And when it comes to RC’s, I’ll bet we would hear a whole different story from her.

If you, “Hillary” really care about those who have served their time and paid their debt to society, then abolish the Registries.

So if you want my vote, Hillary…then tell me you plan to eliminate the SOR completely.

A registered offender & convicted felon is not always mutually exclusive. Many RSOs no longer have to register but they have “convicted felon” on their record. Clinton’s effort to ban the box is a good start that will give both felons & former RSOs convicted of felonies a chance at employment

…… least Clinton has some plan at criminal justice reform. That’s more than you can say about Bible thumping Cruz or build a wall Trump

If you know what type of plan they have for criminal justice reform, I’m all ears

I really don’t need to get into a pissing match Erwin. We are all here for the same reasons.
Personally, I don’t care for Trump, Cruz or Hillary. As far as I’m concerned they are all corrupt.
I caucused for Marco and I like Kasich. I think he is the most compassionate of all of the rest.
It is Hillary who wants to continue with Obama’s legacy and arguably continue with the current administrations notifications to foreign countries and the IML.

Maybe Hillary plans to end it, but here is where…I doubt it.

I don’t know the answer, but the discussion board gives us ammunition and ideas that may ultimately come up with the answers we are all looking for.

Yes Frank, for the most part we’re here for the same reasons. But when you choose to go off on a political tangent, you can’t expect people not to respond….especially if the info is inaccurate.

That’s what RSOs are fighting against the most are generalizations and bad info. I’m not dictating to you who to vote for or what political position you should hold. I simply ask what has Trump or Cruz done for criminal justice reform? For that matter, what has Rubio or Kasich done? Yeah, they may seem like nice guys but I do know Florida under Sen Rubio has some of the strictest RSO restrictions in the nation. You have RSOs living homeless under a bridge in Miami because they’re practically banned from living anywhere else in the city. Has Sen Rubio done anything about that? I do know he recently voted yes on the new revised International Meagan’s Law.

In 2012, Kasich did support a bill sponsored by Democrat Shirley Smith that eased restrictions on job-hunting felons who have been released from prison. And I give credit to him because credit is due. But Kaisich’s been bad on taking a lead in cracking down on local RSO residency restrictions across Ohio.

When Clinton comes up with similar plans for criminal justice reform, it doesn’t help going off on her just because you disagree with her politics. No politician is perfect but you have to take what you can get. Anything that would better the lives of RSOs is an improvement

Touché. I do like your very thoughtful input. Now let’s team up and work with Janice to see if we can abolish some of this punitive crap the lawmakers spew out regularly.

And Janice is a Goddess as far as I’m concerned. Thank God she is in the trenches for us. We just have to stick together and support her

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