The Sexual Offense Registry not only impacts those who are listed on it in a negative way, but it can far reaching and lasting impacts on those closest to them – sometimes in ways you can’t begin to imagine. This woman’s father committed a sexual offense 25 years ago, but adoption officials nearly derailed her process of adopting a child because of what her father did decades earlier!
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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My recent attempts to provide housing for my son and my two grandsons were shut down because of the fear of the courts learning that I’m a registered sex offender.
I owned the home at the time but my son’s lawyer was being cautious to keep me away from the conversation as to where they would be moving to.
I guess the logic is they don’t want me around my grand kids.
My son is still couch surfing with his sister and their house is completely crowded with two families.