Mention that you work with sex offenders, and you're bound to get some strong emotions and opinions from people. But where do these feeling come from, and how do they compare to the research on sex offenses and the registry? Do the laws and conditions that society has embraced for this subset of people truly keep families safe? Are we doing the best that we can when it comes to prevention of sexual abuse? How can we give people with this type of history the best chance at success?
On October 20th, 2021, Randall A. Hayes, Legislative Director for PARSOL, lead a training on the use of PA's sex offense registry and the challenges that it presents.
An overview of the convoluted history of the registry in PA
Demographics of people are on The List
Prevalence and recidivism of sex offenses
Reentry and life on the registry in PA and beyond
Pedophilia vs. child abuse
Pending court cases in PA