There Are Nearly 1 Million Americans on a Sex Offense Registry. These Are Their Stories.

Lives on the Registry: “I wanted to make a difference!” – Philip’s Story

Philip K. is a retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer and registered citizen living in West Virginia. He has an impactful story and believes that; “stories are the art of our lives.” For the past decade, Philip has been actively involved in civil rights and sexual offense law reform. He is a lifetime member of the national civil rights organization National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL), a 2016 NARSOL Pearl award recipient, a director on the NARSOL board, the Director of Corporate Investment, and a member of the NARSOL Finance Committee. Additionally, he is a co-creator/mentor for the NARSOL Fearless Project dedicated to creating dynamic, autonomous, registered citizen-specific support groups around the country.

Philip was the creator and inaugural chair of the NARSOL Nominating Committee, which annual recruits, interviews, and recommends a slate of qualified board candidates who participate in a member-wide yearly election to fill open and vacating board positions.

Philip also serves on NARSOL’s foundation Vivante Espero as vice president on the board and chair of the Vivante Espero Investment Committee. He holds an Associate of Science in Finance from Hawaii Pacific University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is currently an MBA candidate at Liberty University. In addition to his national civil rights efforts on behalf of NARSOL and Vivante Espero, Philip is the executive director of West Virginians for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (WVRSOL). WVRSOL was established in 2020 as an unincorporated, non-profit association and affiliate of the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL). WVRSOL advocates for registered citizens in West Virginia with the mission of making the 2020s the decade known for criminal justice reform, rational sexual offense laws, and restorative justice.

Lives on the Registry is a NARSOL project with one mission: to tell the stories of the one million-plus people listed on sexual offense registries across the US. We focus on their stories, their families, and their struggles to reintegrate back into a society that is often indifferent or hostile. We shed light on the oppressive laws that put people on this unconstitutional blacklist and keep many of them there for the rest of their lives without any hope of being removed, no matter how much they’ve changed or improved their own lives and the well-being of the community.

NARSOL is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization exclusively dedicated to defending the constitutional liberties of registered citizens and their families.NARSOL opposes dehumanizing registries and works to eliminate discrimination, banishment, and vigilantism against persons accused or convicted of sexual offenses through the use of impact litigation, public education, legislative advocacy, and media outreach in order to reintegrate and reconcile affected individuals and restore their constitutional rights.


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