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NARSOL’s Florida affiliate FAC condemns registry as incompatible with U.N. values of dignity and equality

WVRSOL joins NARSOL and its affiliate Florida Action Committee (FAC), in its condemnation of the registry. By F.A.C. . . . Last week, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that mandatory sex offender registration and lifetime sex offender registration were unconstitutional. Basically, removing a judge’s discretion to determine whether someone warrants this label and all the restrictions that come with it, or…

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WVRSOL joins NARSOL in Opposition to U.S. Senate SB3951, the PROTECT Act of 2022

By Philip . . . WVRSOL has joined NARSOL in Opposition to U.S. Senate SB3951, the PROTECT Act of 2022. You may read NARSOL’s opposition post here and the associated opposition letter here. WVRSOL has mailed individual letters of opposition to U.S. Senate SB3951 to the U.S. Judiciary Committee members and West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin, III and Shelley More…

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New Church Crossroads of Hope Offers Hope to Registrants & Their Families

By Sandy & Philip . . . For persons required to register whose life “before” included regular or even occasional church attendance and worship, being ostracized from the fellowship or forbidden to attend due to restrictions or laws can be one of the more devastating consequences of life on the registry. And for those who are seeking a church home…

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NARSOL’s 2022 National Conference is Almost Here!

It may be hard to believe that it’s that time again, but here we are: NARSOL’s 2022 National Conference is now only three months away! The event, which will be held June 16-19 in Raleigh, North Carolina, promises to be bigger, better, and even more exciting than last year’s Houston event which was, by all accounts, an unqualified success! This year’s…

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The Anti-Registry Activist Manual—A Guide to Effective Advocacy by Jonathan Grund

  By Philip . . . The Anti-Registry Activist Manual—A Guide to Effective Advocacy book review. I had the opportunity recently in my position as Executive Director of West Virginians for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (WVRSOL) to obtain, read, and review The Anti-Registry Activist Manual—A Guide to Effective Advocacy compiled and edited by Jonathan Grund with support from Derek Logue…

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Senate Judiciary Committee Introduces and Senate Engrosses SB728 in a 33 – 0 Vote

By Philip . . . On February 28th of the 2022 legislative session, the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced SB 728, quickly read it three times, passed, and engrossed it in the Senate 33 – 0. On March 2nd, SB728 has forwarded to the House and the House Judiciary Committee. If passed, the bill would have required all West Virginia registered…

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Lives on the Registry: Making a Difference

By WVRSOL . . . WVRSOL’s Executive Director Philip Kaso joins Andy on NARSOL’s Lives on the Registry to tell us a bit of how he got involved with NARSOL, its foundation Vivante Espero, West Virginia, and ultimately become a founding member of West Virginians for Rational Sexual Offence Laws (WVRSOL). You can watch the ten-minute conversation on NARSOL’s Lives…

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What will the new federal SORNA regulations mean?

  By NARSOL Larry and Sandy . . . Not since the initiation of International Megan’s Law (IML) has anything raised such a level of anxiety, confusion, and questions as have the new federal SORNA/AWA guidelines that will become effective January 7, 2022. The only consensus seems to be that whatever happens, it won’t be good. These recent amendments are…

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WVRSOL Executive Director in Feature Discussion on Registry Matters Podcast RM200: New SORNA regulations (Again)

By WVRSOL . . . Our very own WVRSOL Executive Director Philip Kaso joins Andy & Larry on the Registry Matters podcast RM200: New SORNA regulations (Again). The conversation begins at episode time mark 29:18 with the podcast feature segment with Larry & Philip discussing loosely the build back better plan, public policymaking, and how state political representation affects congressional…

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