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ACSOL New Jersey Action Alert: Petition to Abolish or Reform the New Jersey SVP Civil Commitment Law

Source: Jim Grushack started this petition on Change.org to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

The symbol above is associated with the legal system and the principles of fairness and equity.

Then, why is it that the symbol of justice, is wearing a blind fold?  Is it because the legal system only wants to see, what it wants to see? Plus, she is carrying a sword, to protect and to cut through to the truth. So what truth is she protecting, certainly not the accused sex offender? 

Eleanor Roosevelt once stated, “Justice cannot be for one side alone but must be for both which needs to be fair and equal.”

So why is it that sex offenders are the only ones civilly committed and placed on a Sex Offenders Registry, after serving their required sentence, why not all offenders, where is the fairness? What is good for one offense should be good for all offenses.

Under the New Jersey (SVP) Sexually Violent Predator Act, a Sex Offender after serving their sentence, they are petitioned by the state to be civilly committed as an SVP offender. Once the person is designated as an SVP offender, they are to be place for an indeterminate amount of time in custody of the state, and to receive sex offenders treatment within the confinement of a state secure facility. This treatment is at the Special Treatment Unit, connected to the East Jersey State Prison. The facility is run by D.O.C.(Dept. of Correction) for security, and D.H.S.(Dept. of Human Services), for Sex Offenders Treatment . (For information on the cruel and punishing Civil Commitment please see attached links at the bottom of this petition).

Read the full petition and sign it

 

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