We want to educate:
- Young People
In general, young people need to know the laws governing sex. While sex education is taught in schools, it seldom engages students 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 not aware of the dangers of legal prosecution and life-changing consequences for engaging in certain activities.
- Former Offenders and their Families
Former offenders and their families on and off the registry need to know their rights and the law. Legal technicalities and associated barriers to understanding certain restrictions needlessly leads to technical violations by well-meaning persons. 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.
- Parents, Educators, Lawmakers, and the World
Parents, educators, lawmakers, and the world need to know which policies relating 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.
1. In Oregon
- Find Your Oregon Legislator
- Partnership for Safety and Justice
- Oregon CURE
- ACLU Oregon
- Oregon SOTB
- Guide to Civic Engagement
- Oregon Voices is an Affiliate of the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL): narsol.org
- Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL): https://all4consolaws.org
- State Affiliates
- Illinois Voices: ilvoices.org
- Texas Voices: texasvoices.org
- New Mexico Liberty and Justice Ccoalition: https://libjusco.net/
Other Educational Resources