We want to educate 3 groups:
Young people in general need to know the laws governing sex. While ‘sex education’ is taught in schools, it seldom engages the youth in what the law prohibits and the severe consequences. Certainly, young people need to know about the dangers of HIV/AIDS and other STIs. But many young people are also ignorant of the dangers of legal prosecution and life-changing consequences for engaging in certain activities.
We want to educate former offenders and their families on and off the registry about their rights and the law. Legal technicalities and associated barriers to understanding certain restrictions leads to ‘technical’ violations by well-meaning persons, and do so needlessly. We also want former offenders to understand that they did not give up their rights to human dignity and the right to pursue productive goals in life.
We want to educate parents, educators, lawmakers, and the world on which policies related to sex crimes work, and which don’t. The misinformation on this topic is rampant. Incorrect assumptions and ill-conceived public policy make our society LESS SAFE. We desire a world with fewer victims. Knee-jerk reaction laws and hysteria are not productive means to this end.
- Find Your Oregon Legislator
- Partnership for Safety and Justice
- Oregon CURE
- ACLU Oregon
- Oregon SOTB
- Guide to Civic Engagement
Research And Education
- Once Fallen
- Sex Offender News and Research
- Sex Offender Issues
- Sex Offender Solutions And Education Network
- U.S./Congress/Court News
- SAEN Initiative
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