ACSOL’s Conference Calls

Conference Call Recordings Online
Dial-in number: 1-712-770-8055, Conference Code: 983459

Monthly Meetings: May 16 – Phone [recording], June 13 – Phone, July 11, August 15 details
Oct 10 and 11 – Conference (Los Angeles),

Emotional Support Group Meetings 2020 (Phone only)

2020 ACSOL Conference – Postponed to Oct 10-11


Bahamas: ‘Don’t Let Public See Sex Register’

The country’s leading counselling and advocacy services provider for abuse victims does not want a sex offender register to be made public.

Dr Sandra Dean-Patterson, director of the Bahamas Crisis Centre, said a public register would be ineffective and would lure people into a false sense of security.

Her comments when contacted yesterday came after the government published draft regulations for a sex offender registry earlier this month on its website. Full Article

Join the discussion

  1. Anonymous

    It doesn’t matter what works best, Sex offender registries are created and implemented to be vindictive, punitive, period. .

    • ReadyToFight

      Yeah…that’s how it started off for us. They racked up the numbers, slapped a “Dangerous and High” quote to our boat, then sent us all out to sea. I would hope other countries don’t make the same mistake ours did. People lose their job here and that’s the end of the road for many that do not have anyone else to fall back on to recover. They walk back into their former place of business and shoot anyone they can because they have checked out.
      There’s almost a million of us here. Many of us face that end of the line scenario everyday. I’m not sure what it’s going to take to open peoples eyes, but I hope for everyone’s sake it doesn’t have to get worse before it gets better.

      • Guest

        “Most countries with sex offender registers do not make their registers public” – most countries do not have a sex offender register to begin with.

        Because “First you want to look at what is the purpose of a sexual offenders register. If it is to manage sex offenders so they don’t reoffend, research is showing that it really doesn’t make much difference.”.

Leave a Reply

We welcome a lively discussion with all view points - keeping in mind...  
  • Your submission will be reviewed by one of our volunteer moderators. Moderating decisions may be subjective.
  • Please keep the tone of your comment civil and courteous. This is a public forum.
  • Please stay on topic - both in terms of the organization in general and this post in particular.
  • Please refrain from general political statements in (dis)favor of one of the major parties or their representatives.
  • Please take personal conversations off this forum.
  • We will not publish any comments advocating for violent or any illegal action.
  • We cannot connect participants privately - feel free to leave your contact info here. You may want to create a new / free, readily available email address.
  • Please refrain from copying and pasting repetitive and lengthy amounts of text.
  • Please do not post in all Caps.
  • If you wish to link to a serious and relevant media article, legitimate advocacy group or other pertinent web site / document, please provide the full link. No abbreviated / obfuscated links.
  • We suggest to compose lengthy comments in a desktop text editor and copy and paste them into the comment form
  • We will not publish any posts containing any names not mentioned in the original article.
  • Please choose a user name that does not contain links to other web sites
  • Please send any input regarding moderation or other website issues to moderator [at] all4consolaws [dot] org
ACSOL, including but not limited to its board members and agents, does not provide legal advice on this website.  In addition, ACSOL warns that those who provide comments on this website may or may not be legal professionals on whose advice one can reasonably rely.  

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *