This is a horrible bill!

 

Child Exploitation; Revising the offenses that may be investigated and prosecuted by the Office of Statewide Prosecution; revising the types of offenses committed by a child in the custody of the Department of Children and Families which require the department to provide notice to the school superintendent; revising the type of offenses that create a rebuttable presumption of detriment for judicial determinations related to contact between a parent or caregiver and certain child victims, etc.

 

Among a number of things this bill seeks to do is remove parental rights of parents convicted of viewing child pornography even if the child was not the victim!

 

It empowers Department of Children and Families to make this call. We all know the horrific track record of DCF and how many children have died in their custody and control or oversight.

 

TELL YOUR LEGISLATORS THEY DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT NOR THE EXPERTISE!

 

Why is Florida going backwards? The COSOMB has just released new guidelines which actually says it’s important for parents to have contact with their children. They have rethought a position which was widely held for many years in Colorado, and now they have realized it is detrimental to the family as a whole. Not just the returning registered person but to the very children who were denied access to their parent.

There are high profile ATSA members on this COSOMB who are consultants to the SMART office… I think they know far more than legislators in Florida who seek only to continue to punish a population who is of the least likely to reoffend and have  contact offense.

 

TELL OUR LEGISLATORS WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!

 

Recent Article in the Denver Post…

Denver Post | March 5, 2017

 

Sex offenders see stringent parenting rules relaxed in Colorado, prompting debate over child safety

Appeals court ruling rejected Colorado’s approach to treatment

 

 

 

By Christopher N. Osher

 

Excerpts:   Colorado’s sex offenders have long maintained the state treats them as pariahs, closely monitoring where they live, what they look at, who they talk to and what they discuss. One claimed in federal court filings that he was warned against keeping a crucifix because it displayed partial nudity. Another, convicted of groping a woman, said he had to write down his thoughts every time he saw a school bus.

 

The idea was to protect children, but the resulting system that cut off offenders from their own families has now been struck down in federal court. That leaves Colorado to create a new sex-offender treatment and management system that defense lawyers say is long overdue but prosecutors worry will put children at risk.

 

The system used to start with the premise that offenders should be barred from seeing their children even when they had not been victimized, until offenders prove they’re safe. Probation and parole officials almost always barred contact. The new system presumes sex offenders should parent their children unless a judge or parole board find compelling evidence the children are in danger.  CONTINUED:

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/05/sex-offenders-colorado-rules-children/

 

 

U.S. vs. Burns

U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Case No. 13-5045

Opinion field Dec. 30, 2014

https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/13/13-5045.pdf

 

 

It is important that when you call, give your name, if you are a constituent, say so, DO NOT mention your registration status as it is irrelevant. If you are not a registered citizen DO NOT mention as it is irrelevant.

 

Talking Points:

  • If we continue down this path by denying the rights of this group of people it’s a slippery slope, who then is next?
  • This population is already without a voice in their inability to vote, they should at least be allowed to parent  their own children if they so choose, as does every other citizen, without fear of law enforcement or the government taking them away because they are forced to bare a label imposed by the government for a past conviction.
  • If law enforcement believes a crime is being committed they can get a search warrant, as they would for every other citizen.
  • It is unconscionable the legislature believes this is acceptable to us as Americans to have our failing Department of Children and Families make decisions as to who should be parenting your children if there has been no harm caused to them by you.

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IT IS BAD POLICY FOR FLORIDA and AMERICA.

 

 

Click here to find the listings of all your legislators. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/representatives.aspx      http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/#Senators

 

Committees:

House of Representatives Committees

 

Judiciary:

 

Chairman: Chris Sprowls  [email protected]     (850) 717-5065

 

Vice Chairman: Ross Spano [email protected]   (850) 717-5059

 

Democratic Ranking Member: Cynthia Stafford [email protected]            (850) 717-5109

 

Alexander, Ramon [D] [email protected]  (850) 717-5008

 

Burgess, Jr., Daniel Wright “Danny” [R] [email protected] (850) 717-5038

 

Cortes, John [D] [email protected] (850) 717-5043

 

Diamond, Ben [D] [email protected]      (850) 717-5068

 

Fant, Jay [R] [email protected]   (850) 717-5015

 

Fitzenhagen, Heather [R] [email protected]   (850) 717-5078

 

Geller, Joseph [D] [email protected]       (850) 717-5100

 

Gonzalez, Julio [R] [email protected]    (850) 717-5074

 

Grall, Erin [R] [email protected]           (850) 717-5054

 

Hager, Bill [R] [email protected]         (850) 717-5089

 

Harrison, Shawn [R] [email protected]          (850) 717-5063

 

Metz, Larry [R] [email protected]     (850) 717-5032

 

Moraitis, Jr., George R. [R] [email protected]         (850) 717-5093

 

Plakon, Scott [R] [email protected]                      (850) 717-5029

 

Pritchett, Sharon [D] [email protected]       (850) 717-5102

 

Justice Appropriations:

 

Chairman: Bill Hagar [email protected]           (850) 717-5089

 

Vice Chairman:  Eris Eisnaugle [email protected]        (850) 717-5044

 

Democratic Ranking Member: Sharon Pritchett [email protected]            (850) 717-5102

 

Abruzzo, Joseph [D] [email protected]          (850) 717-5081

 

Asencio, Robert [D] [email protected] (850) 717-5118

 

Byrd, Cord [R] [email protected]                 (850) 717-5011

 

Daniels, Kimberly [D] [email protected]      (850) 717-5014

 

Fitzenhagen, Heather [R] [email protected]   (850) 717-5078

 

Gruters, Joe [R] [email protected]  (850) 717-5073

 

Miller, Mike [R] [email protected]  (850) 717-5047

 

Plakon, Scott [R] [email protected]          (850) 717-5029

 

Spano, Ross [R] [email protected] (850) 717-5059

 

Sullivan, Jennifer Mae [R] [email protected]                      (850) 717-5031

 

Williams, Patricia H. [D] [email protected] (850) 717-5092

 

Yarborough, Clay [R] [email protected]       (850) 717-5012

 

 

Criminal Justice:

 

Chairman: Ross Spano [email protected] (850) 717-5059

 

Vice Chair: Julio Gonzalez [email protected]   (850) 717-5074

 

Democratic Ranking Member: Sharon Pritchett [email protected]            (850) 717-5102

 

Alexander, Ramon [D] [email protected]  (850) 717-5008

 

Altman, Thad [R] [email protected]                      (850) 717-5052

 

Eagle, Dane [R] [email protected]   (850) 717-5077

 

Grant, James “J.W.” [R] [email protected]                      (850) 717-5064

 

Harrell, Gayle B. [R] [email protected]    (850) 717-5083

 

Latvala, Chris [R] [email protected]                      (850) 717-5067

 

Moskowitz, Jared Evan [D] [email protected]ouse.gov                   (850) 717-5097

 

Raulerson, Daniel D. “Dan” [R] [email protected] (850) 717-5058

 

Richardson, David [D] [email protected]    (850) 717-5113

 

Rommel, Bob [R] [email protected]         (850) 717-5106

 

Slosberg, Emily [D] [email protected] (850) 717-5091

 

Sullivan, Jennifer Mae [R] [email protected]           (850) 717-5031

 

Senate Committees:

 

Judiciary

Chair: Senator Greg Steube (R) [email protected]           (850) 487-5023

 

Vice Chair: Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R) [email protected]            (850) 487-5027

 

Senator Randolph Bracy (D) [email protected]          (850) 487-5011

 

Senator Anitere Flores (R) [email protected]     (850) 487-5039

 

Senator Rene Garcia (R) [email protected]             (850) 487-5036

 

Senator Audrey Gibson (D) [email protected]  (850) 487-5006

 

Senator Debbie Mayfield (R) [email protected]        (850) 487-5017

 

Senator Bobby Powell (D) [email protected]     (850) 487-5030

 

Senator Perry E.  Thurston, Jr. (D) [email protected]            (850) 487-5033

 

 

Justice Appropriations:

 

Chairman: Senator Aaron Bean (R) [email protected]     (850) 487-5004

 

Vice Chairman: Senator Randolph Bracy (D) [email protected]    (850) 487-5011

 

Senator Dennis Baxley (R) [email protected]     (850) 487-5012

 

Senator Jeff Clemens (D) [email protected]          (850) 487-5031

 

Senator Keith Perry (R) [email protected]               (850) 487-5008

 

 

Criminal Justice:

 

Chair: Senator Randolph Bracy (D) [email protected]          (850) 487-5011

 

Vice Chair: Senator Dennis Baxley (R) [email protected]        (850) 487-5012

 

Senator Aaron Bean (R) [email protected]             (850) 487-5004

 

Senator Rob Bradley (R) [email protected]            (850) 487-5005

 

Senator Jeff Brandes (R) [email protected]           (850) 487-5024

 

Senator Jeff Clemens (D) cleme[email protected]          (850) 487-5031

 

Senator Darryl Ervin Rouson (D) [email protected]     (850) 487-5019

 

 

 

This is your time to SHOW UP, STAND UP and SPEAK UP!

 

 

 

We are all in this together.

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