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Watch Recording of PRC's Training on Supporting People with a Sex Offense/ On the Registry

Slide Deck from Presentation

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.

Topics included:

  • 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

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