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Blogs with News Stories on Sex Offender Issues:

Federal funds to “fight sex trafficking” are actually perpetuating it.

REASON.COM: The program raked in $1.5 million from the Department of Justice (DOJ) in its first year. Its mission: to disrupt human trafficking and help the crime's victims in southeastern Arizona. Instead, Southern Arizona's Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network...

REASON: The Amy, Vicky, and Andy Act Is Signed Into Law

Excerpts from the SOURCE On Friday, President Trump signed into law the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018 (AVAA). The Act will help victims of what are frequently referred to as "child pornography" crimes obtain full restitution.The...

The Dobbs Wire: Enlightenment and a trigger warning in Connecticut

Enlightenment and a trigger warning in Connecticut:  A day-long event in Connecticut featuring a series of presentations about the sex offense registry proved enlightening and remarkable!  One highlight was the first speaker who gave an overview, taking some trouble...

Man pushes for laws to keep sexual predators out of hospitals

75-year-old Edward Bowman is pushing legislators to create a law, "Clara's Law", to be named after his late wife Clara Mae, that would ban sexual predators (not sure whether the term "predator" is used to distinguish the different classification or if it's used by him...

CT: Commission Considers Changes to State Sex-Offender Registry

SOURCE Connecticut is steps closer to potentially changing the way the state’s sex-offender registry is managed. The Connecticut Sentencing Commission is holding a public hearing Thursday and reviewing several proposed changes following a two-year study that began in...

Rescheduled case to be considered in tomorrow’s SCOTUS conference.

Boyd v. Washington is among the cases on tomorrow's Supreme Court of the United States conference calendar. The question at issue in that case is "Whether the requirement of frequent, in-person reporting renders an offender-registration law punitive, such that...

RI: Lawsuit settlement says no cap on sex offenders at Cranston shelter

SOURCE CRANSTON, R.I. -- The settlement Wednesday of a lawsuit brought by the ACLU, means there will be no cap on the number of sex offenders allowed to live at the Harrington Hall homeless shelter. This all stems from a state law that was set to take effect a year...

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