Unpacking the Sex Offense Registry – a special panel discussion
Wednesday, October 26 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm Urban Justice Center 40 Rector St., 9th floor, New York, NY
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Please join the NY Sex Offense Working Group and the Urban Justice Center for a special panel discussion, Unpacking the Registry. The New York State sex offense registry is up for discussion as well as offenses that cause people to listed. Panelists will also discuss re-entry challenges for those on the registry including residency restrictions. The context for state and national draconian sex offense policies that result in banishment and lifelong punishment will be examined. We will hear directly from those on the registry about the realities of being branded “sex offender” in a climate of fear and panic. There will be time for networking and socializing following the panel.
Panel participants include: Johnny Perez - moderator (Urban Justice Center) + Mary Beth Anderson on re-entry realities (Urban Justice Center) + Lauren Stephens-Davidowitz on residency restrictions (Office of the Appellate Defender) + Bill Dobbs on sex offenses in the context of moral panic (civil liberties activist & attorney) + First-hand experiences from registrants.