USA FAIR Exhibits at New York ATSA Conference


USA FAIR Executive Director Shana Rowan and more than 8 volunteers will be staffing an exhibit table at the 18th Annual Conference of the New York Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the state chapter of the nation's leading association of treatment and sex offender management professionals. The conference begins today, May 20th and will run through Wednesday, May 22nd and is being held at the Albany Hilton.

We will bring the voices of family members of registered sex offenders and law abiding registrants to this important conference.  ATSA is a research-based organization that knows full well that many of the common public perceptions about former sex offenders are myths, such as "recidivism rates are high" and "treatment does not work."

We are also very pleased that Brenda Jones, Executive Director of National RSOL, will also be exhibiting at this event.  Previously, no sex offender law reform organization formally participated in this conference.  Now there are two!

We wil be debuting our new brochure, "We Love Sex Offenders", which states that while we denounce the offense and sympathize with victims, we love the registrant in our life for the person they are today - an individual who paid their debt to society and is now focused on being a good citizen and provider to their family.

Our brochure also outlines the reforms we advocate that would create a more reason-based intelligent registry - one informed by the extensive research that has been conducted since the registry's inception.  You can view the brochure HERE.

USA FAIR will also be maximizing our presence in Albany by lobbying key legislators on the Senate and Assembly criminal justice committees on Tuesday.

We will soon post a report on how theses exciting and important days went.

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