Hello everyone - just thought I'd post a brief update for those who haven't yet checked out USA Families Advocating an Intelligent Registry.
As I mentioned in my last blog post, I will no longer be blogging from this site, although everything will remain online and I will still be able to receive communication through the blog. I was recently named Executive Director of USA FAIR, a nonprofit organization founded by and for family members of registered sex offenders. As the name implies, we are not against the registry. We believe in a "smarter" registry, that takes an individualized approach to those convicted of sex crimes, and does away with the broad-brush, one-size-fits-all methodology. We believe in the rights of families and former sex offenders to live safe, productive lives, and also that children and other vulnerable citizens deserve laws that are based on facts and research - not emotion and anecdote. We will (and have!) challenge the media to report on the subject factually, and give family members negatively impacted by the registry a voice.
But without supporters we have no power. We all need to stick together - law-abiding former offenders and their families - in order to ignite the change that is so desperately needed.
If you haven't already, please sign up at www.usafair.org. You can sign up to volunteer, donate, or just receive email updates on the projects we are embarking on. We'll also be able to create a database of members by state, in the event that we need people to testify for or against bills, speak to the media, or mentor a new member.
You can also access a significant amount of research on the "studies" section of our website - www.usafair.org/studies.
Be sure to check us out on Facebook, too! USA FAIR
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, November 12, 2012
Today I and several other advocates did something amazing. Today is the official launch of USA FAIR, Inc., which stands for USA Families Advocating an Intelligent Registry – and of which I am proud to have been named Executive Director.
With your help and support, we can help get the facts out on low sex offender recidivism, tell the stories of how the registry needlessly and negatively impacts the families of registrants and work to bring about real change through public education. We will hold the media accountable for the information they report and provide them with a central source for contacting advocates for reform and accessing the latest in sex offender research.
With my new responsibilities I will no longer be blogging from my I Love a Sex Offender platform. You can now read my blogs at www.usafair.org and stay up-to-date on our projects and progress through our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/USAFAIR.
I promise to remain the same outspoken advocate for the rights of our families and keep speaking the truth in the face of what seems like overwhelming hate and ignorance. I am confident that with USA FAIR behind me, the ripples of change we’ve begun to see will turn into waves.
It is my sincere hope that everyone I’ve met along my journey – and those I’ve not yet met – will accompany me on this next leg by donating your time and whatever financial resources you can afford. Without you, there is no USA FAIR. We need to work together like never before.
See you on the front lines,