We the Registrant
Families of Florida have set about educating the
public and media with statistical data from researchers in the field
that the registry is a useless tool and causes damage to families of
registrants and protects no one.
U.S. Department of Justice, July 2015, report shows that sex offender
laws are ineffective and create more harm than producing any genuine
..And here's just one, out of thousands of cases, where it has created more harm: Registrant Status Poses a Housing Challenge For ill Army Veteran.
McNeill v. State decision released today ~ Lifetime supervision was found to be unconstitutional in Nevada. Huge victory for registrants and family members.
The Sunshine State thrives on tourism. But prior to making plans and visiting Florida it is strongly recommended that registrants (which are legally allowed computer usage/ internet access), or family members of, research FDLE laws and the county/city registrant laws in which they intend to visit. Also, a registrants intention of visiting certain Florida tourist locations may be denied entry due to the label worn. Research is recommended.
Why We Must Fight
Florida has some of the toughest registrant laws in the nation. If you are convicted of a sex crime in Florida, you may be forced to deal with very stringent registration laws for the rest of your life. This is in addition to any prison time given. The lasting repercussions of such a conviction can dramatically impact the quality of your life and the lives of those people close to you.
Our registrant families are impacted by each and every law and restriction applied to their loved one by Florida legislators and city officials. For instance, the family is subjected to harassment and harm due to all vehicles at the residence for five or more consecutive day's being “registered” with authorities. If a “registered” vehicle plate is scanned by law enforcement and the driver and occupants are at a location off-limits to a registrant and there is a rush of police to the location how does that help with anything except embarrassment for the family? Researchers have clearly indicated three things are needed for successful re-integration; a job, place to live and a POSITIVE SUPPORT SYSTEM.
The collateral damage to our families is substantial and the reason we are making our voices heard. The NCMEC updated their registry map June 2015. There are now 851,870 men, women and children registrants nationwide...68,845 are in the state of Florida. This encompasses millions of family members across the nation with over a million residing in Florida
Society has been groomed to believe the registry will keep them safe by merely locating a dot on the map and that along with strict residency restrictions is all that is needed. That is simply a “false sense of security.” We, the registered families of Florida, advocate for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Programs WITH state funding to be taught where 95% of the sexual offenses occur; within the family, friends and those having access to the children like schools, churches, scouts and instructional organizations. We advocate for prevention and intervention to keep a child from being harmed instead of conviction and incarceration after a child has been harmed.
We are the moms, wives, sisters, grandmothers, girlfriends, aunts, daughters and other family members who believe that once a person has been adjudicated, paid their debt to society and are trying to live a law-abiding life they should be allowed to do so with their family in peace without harassment or vigilante "justice."
Our registrant family child said it best at our Rally in Tally:
“The laws you intended to protect me have made me and my family homeless”
Find your Florida Senators here: https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find
Florida Legislature: http://www.leg.state.fl.us
Florida House Of Representatives: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/bills.aspx
The 2017 Florida Legislative session March 7, 2017 - 2017 Regular Session convenes
JSOR Survey Summary Results By Sharon E. Denniston, Ph.D
Argument preview: When a registrant moves out of the country, does he have to tell anyone?
Sex offender Laws and Prevention of Sexual Violence or Recidivism.
When Facts aren't facts: A look at the effectiveness of sexual offender registries.
Megan’s Law: Assessing the Practical and
Calls for limiting sex-offender registry will be tough to act on.
About me-Sex Offender Research Information Center. By Emily Horowitz.
Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 30 States in 2005: Patterns from 2005-2010
211 United Way Of Florida: http://www.uwof.org/
H.O.S.T Transition Services: http://www.hosttransitionservices.com/
Florida Habitat For Humanity: http://www.foodpantries.org/st/florida
Florida Resources,Rentals,Employment: ex-offender-housing/
Florida Justice Transitions: http://www.floridajusticetransitions.com/
Housing For Registrants: http://housingforsexoffenders.com/Home_Page.php
We the Registrant Families of Florida.....
have set about educating the public and media with statistical data
indicating the registry and restrictions are not supported by true empirical data.
The Proof is Here.....
What is your family story? If you're a family member of a registrant and have experienced harassment, loss or refusal of employment, denied housing, or any other way the sex offender registry has caused harm to family members this is your opportunity to tell how your being affected as a family. Tell us your family story, in your own words. Please include the emotional , financial and mental impact as well as any specific situations you were subjected to as someone who has/had a relationship with a registrant. Please state briefly what the registrant situation was but the story focus is on the family. If you submitted a story but failed to check the box giving permission to publish in written form, then your story will not appear here. If you would like to submit your story about the innocent victims you can visit our Operation Push Back! page and fill out the forms and check the permissions box or boxes.
The Registry Does Not Protect The Children, It Harms Them!
Ten Year Old Required To Register
Placing Children On The Registry
Why Are We Putting Kids On The Registry?
Take Kids Off The Sex Offender Registry
Should a 9-year-old be branded a Sex offender?
Picture below taken at Lauren Book's Rally in Tally 4/22/2015
Collateral Damage: Harsh Sex Offender Laws May Put Whole Family At Risk
Collateral Damage In Americas War On Sex Crimes
The Collateral Damage Of Sex Offender Laws
When juveniles are found
Guilty Of sexual misconduct
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Women Against Registry Family Foundation, a 501c3 tax deductible charity.
Your donations help keep Women Against Registry Family Foundation in the fight against the laws that are tearing our families apart! Your donations are used to help fund our outreach and enable us to attend several events throughout the year to spread awareness about what our love-ones are going through.
From Lauren Book’s Rally in Tally 4/22/2015