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Keep up to date on changes in the Registrant community.  Legislative actions, news, studies, and current events.  See the links below for more information or be a voice for change by joining Florida Action Committee.

Blogs with News Stories on Sex Offender Issues:

PA: Lifetime requirements for Sexually Violent Predators not punishment

Yesterday, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court found a distinction between Sexually Violent Predators and others required to register. The court ruled that lifetime probation, counseling and other restrictions do not constitute punishment when applied to somebody deemed a...

Call To Action: Florida Governor – Suspend IN PERSON Registration

The latest state numbers show that known cases of the new coronavirus in Florida have doubled in the last four days. While much of the world is practicing social distancing and not leaving their homes unless necessary, the State of Florida is STILL requiring persons...

Study looking for research participants

Title: Contextualizing the experiences of sexual offenders Eligibility: You are a registered sexual offender in any state and are at least 18 years of age. Description:  This study looks at the long term and short-term impacts of plea deals for sexual offenders. Plea...

Coronavirus Update: Social Security Offices Closing

We have been alerted that Social Security Offices have closed. Many of you rely on government benefits. According to the SSA, benefits will not cease during this period. The following is information from the SSA website: Please do not come into one of our local...

Probation revocation requires proof, not just hearsay

A couple weeks ago there was discussion on address verification and whether the fact that law enforcement doesn't find someone at their registered address is sufficient proof to support a conviction for FTR or failing to report an address change to probation. We...

Non-Registrant Collateral Consequences Challenge

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