ACSOL Online Meeting April 20, 2024

You are invited to join ACSOL Executive Director and civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci and an ACSOL board member for our next meeting.  The meeting will be held on Saturday April 20, online on Zoom beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time, 1:00 PM Eastern, and will last at least two hours. You can use the Zoom app or you can call in using a Zoom phone number. There is no registration needed for this meeting. No government officials are allowed to attend the meetings. This meeting will be recorded.  Within a…

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Please Join U.S. Supreme Court Vigil on March 15

A vigil will be held near the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, March 15, in order to educate the Court regarding the significant harm suffered by more than one million American families due to the Court’s decision, Smith v. Doe, issued in March 2003.  The vigil will begin at 10 a.m. and featured speakers include Janice Bellucci of California and Christopher Sparks of Florida. “It is important to remind the U.S. Supreme Court of the mistake it made 21 years ago,” stated civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci. …

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ACSOL CA Lobby Day Sign Up Ends on Friday, Feb 23

The opportunity to sign up for ACSOL CA Lobby Day 2024 will end on Friday, Feb. 23, so that enough materials for participants will be available on Lobby Day which will take place on Wednesday, March 6.  The end of sign ups will also guarantee that there is enough seating and refreshments for all. Click here to sign up “More than 50 people have signed up for Lobby Day and together we will deliver the messages that need to be delivered to the legislature,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. …

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ACSOL Online Meeting March 16, 2024

You are invited to join ACSOL Executive Director and civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci and an ACSOL board member for our next meeting.  The meeting will be held on Saturday March 16, online on Zoom beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time, 1:00 PM Eastern, and will last at least two hours. You can use the Zoom app or you can call in using a Zoom phone number. There is no registration needed for this meeting. No government officials are allowed to attend the meetings. This meeting will be recorded.  Within a…

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CA: Appellate Court Overturns Trial Court’s Denial of Petition

Source: ACSOL The Second District Court of Appeals has issued a decision that overturns a decision by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge denying a registrant’s petition for removal from the registry.  According to today’s appellate court decision, the trial judge’s decision was improper because the District Attorney failed to prove that the registrant poses a current danger to public safety. “This decision is very important because it upholds a prior appellate court decision, People v. Thai, which ruled that the burden of proof is upon the District Attorney, not…

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ACSOL Online Meeting February 17, 2024

You are invited to join ACSOL Executive Director and civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci and an ACSOL board member for our next meeting.  The meeting will be held on Saturday February 17, online on Zoom beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time, 1:00 PM Eastern, and will last at least two hours. You can use the Zoom app or you can call in using a Zoom phone number. There is no registration needed for this meeting. No government officials are allowed to attend the meetings. This meeting will be recorded.  Within a…

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ACSOL Online Meeting January 20, 2024

You are invited to join ACSOL Executive Director and civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci and an ACSOL board member for our next meeting.  The meeting will be held on Saturday January 20, online on Zoom beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time, 1:00 PM Eastern, and will last at least two hours. You can use the Zoom app or you can call in using a Zoom phone number. There is no registration needed for this meeting. No government officials are allowed to attend the meetings. This meeting will be recorded.  Within a…

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ACSOL Online Meeting December 16, 2023

You are invited to join ACSOL Executive Director and civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci for our next meeting.  The meeting will be held on Saturday December 16, online on Zoom beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time, 1:00 PM Eastern, and will last at least two hours. You can use the Zoom app or you can call in using a Zoom phone number. There is no registration needed for this meeting. No government officials are allowed to attend the meetings. This meeting will be recorded.  Within a couple of days you can…

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ACSOL In-Person Meeting in Pasadena on February 10, 2024

You are invited to attend ACSOL’s in-person meeting in Pasadena, CA on Saturday, February 10, starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at: Flintridge Retreat Center 236 West Mountain Street Suite 117 The meeting will include discussions regarding topics of interest to both registrants and their loved ones, including the status of proposed changes to the Tiered Registry Law such as the reduction of tier assignment for those convicted of an offense involving child pornography. The meeting is free and will include refreshments. Attendance at the meeting is…

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ACSOL Online Meeting November 18, 2023

Please join ACSOL Executive Director and civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci for our next meeting.  The meeting will be held on Saturday November 18, online on Zoom beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time, 1:00 PM Eastern, and will last at least two hours. You can use the Zoom app or call in using a Zoom phone number. There is no registration needed for this meeting. You can use the Zoom app to see Janice and choose to show or hide yourself, or you can use the Zoom phone number to call…

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ACSOL 2023 Conference a Huge Success

ACSOL Conference a Huge Success More than 150 people attended ACSOL’s conference held on October 14 and October 15 at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. Conference attendees included registrants and family members from many states including Florida, Texas and Illinois.  The conference featured keynote speakers, panels on a variety of topics and ongoing opportunities to network for both registrants and their families. The conference was led by ACSOL President Catherine Carpenter, who is a law professor and more at Southwestern Law School.  Professor Carpenter hosted the conference and moderated…

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CASOMB Recommends Tier Reductions!

The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) today approved two tier reductions that would benefit thousands of individuals convicted of either felony possession of child pornography or lewd or lascivious acts with a person 14 or 15 years old.  CASOMB is expected to share the news of its approvals with the state legislature later this calendar year.  The changes will not become law, however, until the legislature passes a bill that includes CASOMB’s approvals. Specifically, CASOMB today approved the reduction from Tier 3, the highest tier, to Tier 1, the…

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Sex Addiction Panel Added to ACSOL Conference

A panel regarding sex addiction has been added to ACSOL’s annual conference to be held on October 14 and October 15 in Los Angeles at Southwestern Law School.  The panel will include presentations by marriage and family therapist JoEllen Wiggington, social worker Alex Gittinger and a representative from Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA). The panel will focus both upon identification of several types of sex addiction as well as treatment opportunities.  The panel is scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 14, at 3:45 p.m. The cost for the two-day conference,…

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ACSOL Protests County’s Attempt to Block Release of Registrant

ACSOL today protested the attempts of Placer County to block release of registrant William Stephenson, who has been designated a sexually violent predator (SVP) in that county.  The protest took place outside Placer County Superior Court about an hour before a hearing was held regarding the registrant’s release.  ACSOL leaders Sherri Harlow and Janice Bellucci were interviewed by local media including KCRA3, CBS13 and Fox News.  Roger Hunnicutt, a member of the Family Safety Foundation board of directors, also joined the protest.   “We showed up, stood up and spoke…

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ACSOL In-Person Meeting November 4, 2023 in Berkeley, CA

ACSOL will lead an in-person meeting in Berkeley on Saturday, November 4, starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at: The Finnish Hall 1970 Chestnut Street Berkeley, CA The meeting will include discussions regarding topics of interest to both registrants and their loved ones, including the status of proposed changes to the Tiered Registry Law such as the reduction of tier assignment for those convicted of an offense involving child pornography. The meeting is free and will include refreshments. Attendance at the meeting is limited to registrants, their…

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ACSOL Conference Discount Expires August 31

The “early bird” discount for ACSOL’s annual conference will expire on August 31.  In order to take advantage of that discount, you must sign up before or on that date. It’s easy to sign up for the conference using the link below.  Sign up now The discounted price for the two-day conference is $50, which includes lunch on both days.  The conference price starting September 1 will increase to $75. This year’s in-person conference will be held at Southwestern Law School in downtown Los Angeles starting on Saturday, October 14,…

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Please Join ACSOL in Placer County Protest on September 1

The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) will protest ongoing efforts by Placer County, California, to block the release of a registrant in that county.  The protest will be held on September 1 at 7:30 a.m. in front of Placer County Superior Court, 10820 Justice Center Drive, in Roseville, CA.  The protest will move inside the court to Department 23, if possible, where the District Attorney has scheduled a meeting of those who support the county’s efforts. “We must take a stand on the important issue of where a…

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