Annual ONLINE ACSOL Conference

October 10-11, 2020

The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws
will host the

2020 E.P.I.C. Conference: Empowered People Inspiring Change.

Justin Brooks and Brian Banks

Featured Speakers

The conference will feature Justin Brooks, Director of the California Innocence Project, whose client Brian Banks endured 5 years in prison, a term of parole, and the sex offender registry — for a crime he did not commit.

Brian and Justin’s story is the subject of the recently released movie “Brian Banks.” 

Hear and see this inspiring message of hope, perseverance, and victory!

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The cost to attend is $25 per person for both days of the conference.

Limited scholarships are available to those with financial need. To apply, email conference@all4consolaws.org

For questions, please email conference@all4consolaws.org

Other keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Alissa Ackerman – A pioneer in the field of restorative and transformative justice for persons affected by the registry (TEDx talk), will discuss this topic as well as minorities on the registry.

  • Aaron Marcus – An attorney successfully fighting Pennsylvania’s registry law, who has lessons for California and elsewhere.

  • Janice Bellucci and Chance Oberstein – ACSOL’s leaders and tenacious advocates for registrants and their loved ones who will discuss the Tiered Registry Law that becomes effective in 2021.

Alissa Ackermann
Aaron Marcus
Janice Bellucci
Chance Oberstein

Conference Info

Schedule

A tentative full conference schedule is as follows (subject to change):

TimeTopicSpeaker/Panelists

Saturday, October 10, 2020

9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.Welcome and OrientationChance Oberstein
(ACSOL President)
Janice Bellucci
(ACSOL Executive Director)
10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.Plenary Session:
Restorative/Transformative Justice,
and Minorities on the Registry
Alissa Ackerman, Ph.D.
11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.Breakout Sessions (choose one)
Domestic and International TravelChance Oberstein
(ACSOL President)
Paul Rigney
(RTAG – Registrant Travel Action Group)
Veterans and the RegistryEmily Horowitz, Ph.D.
(ACSOL Board member)
Shawn Rolfe
12:00 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.Plenary Session:
California’s Tiered Registry
Janice Bellucci
(ACSOL Executive Director)
Chance Oberstein
(ACSOL President)
1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.Breakout Sessions (choose one)
“All Except For…”
The Exclusion of Registrants from Criminal Justice Reform Efforts
Catherine Carpenter
(ACSOL Board Member)
LBGTQ IssuesMarty Weiss
Eric Borgerson
2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.Breakout Sessions (choose one)
Modifying Conditions of Parole, Probation, and Supervised ReleaseAlex Landon
(ACSOL Board Member)
Effective Advocacy: Making a Difference at the Local, State, and National LevelsJanice Bellucci
(ACSOL Executive Director)
Roger Hunnicutt
(Foundation Board Member)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Open Discussion and FeedbackAlex Gittinger, Moderator
(Foundation Board Member)

Sunday, October 11, 2020

9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.Welcome and OrientationChance Oberstein
(ACSOL President)
Janice Bellucci
(ACSOL Executive Director)
10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.Plenary Session:
Legal Challenges to
Pennsylvania’s Sex Offender Registry
Aaron Marcus
(Public Defender,
PA Defender Association)
11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.Breakout Sessions (choose one)
Family Issues and How to CopeSherri Harlow
(ASCOL Board Member)
Amber Vlangas
(Executive Director, Restorative Action Alliance)
Becoming Empowered: Grassroots Activism and Public EngagementRoger Hunnicutt
(Foundation Board member)
Guy Hamilton-Smith
(ACSOL Board member)
Robert Curtis
Marty Weiss
12:00 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.Plenary Session:
Wrongful Convictions in California
Justin Brooks
Professor, Cal. Western School of Law
Director, California Innocence Project
Director, Instituto Latinoamericano de Derecho y Justicia
1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.Breakout Sessions (choose one)
Domestic and International TravelChance Oberstein
(ACSOL President)
Paul Rigney
(RTAG – Registrant Travel Action Group)
Stigma and the RegistryIlan Meyer, Ph.D.
Williams Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law
2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.Breakout Sessions (choose one)
Becoming Empowered: Disclosing to Family and FriendsRoger Hunnicutt
(Foundation Board member)
JoEllen Wigginton, Ph.D.
(Foundation Board member)
Kathleen Garner
(Foundation Board member)
Michael Madonia
(Foundation Board member)
Using Social MediaAmber Vlangas
(Executive Director, Restorative Action Alliance)
Guy Hamilton-Smith
(ACSOL Board Member)
Marty Weiss
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Happy Hour with Alex: Relaxed Open Discussion and FeedbackAlex Gittinger, Moderator
(Foundation Board Member)

Contact

For questions, please email: conference@all4consolaws.org