ACSOL will conduct its annual conference on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18, 2021. Similar to its conference last year, this year’s conference will be held virtually using Zoom technology that will allow individuals to choose between audio only or audio and video participation.
“We are pleased to announce that Jill Levenson, PhD, has agreed to make a keynote presentation at this year’s conference,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “Dr. Levenson is a nationally acclaimed expert whose research has concluded that sex offender registries are ineffective and that residency restrictions reduce, not increase, public safety.”
Dr. Levenson has also been critical of the use of GPS devices to monitor registrants, because, according to her, the technology is used too sweepingly and its capabilities are overestimated. Further, Dr. Levenson and colleagues have concluded that threats to children from Registrants on Halloween are virtually non-existent because there is no evidence of such crimes occurring in California or elsewhere.
The 2021 conference will include panels that address important topics such as proposed SORNA regulations, employment, housing, domestic and international travel as well tips for successfully completing parole and/or probation. Additional speakers will be announced soon on this website. Click here to sign up for the conference and the cost to attend the two-day conference will be $25 per person.