With politicians in Alexandria, Neb., pursuing a residency restriction ordinance that basically targets one person, we recommend to everyone in Alexandria the following news item:Florida is among states that have pursued aggressive residency restrictions. The Sunshine State now is dealing with the devastating effects of this initiative: The public is terrified. All research shows that […]
A nationally recognized researcher and a law enforcement expert on sex offenders say those “sex-offender patrols” on Halloween are stupid. These patrols are great publicity stunts. But this researcher and this detective say they are lousy community safety practice.
Nebraska’s prison overcrowding issue is generating a lot of noise. Someone should take a hard look at how Nebraska’s harsh new law on former sex-offenders is making things worse.UNO research shows that most former sex offenders are not going to reoffend. But the new law, LB 285, creates a web of technical violations that are […]
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Reason and common sense score a victory in Orange, California, where a law requiring former offenders to put signs on their doors during Halloween is repealed. There is no evidence that kids out on Halloween are at risk from former offenders. Yet politicians still try to push dumb laws like this one. MORE
FACTS blog posts keeping you informed about issues of concern to former sex offenders and their families are moving permanently to this location.This is part of an effort to reinforce the identity of Nebraskans Unafraid (NU) and to streamline and consolidate the online resources used by FACTS and NU.We welcome any comments you have on […]
Omaha-area TV stations are receiving this letter from Nebraskans Unafraid:As we informed you last year, non-family sex crimes against children on Halloween are virtually non-existent. Recent research in Nebraska shows that the reoffense rate of former sex offenders is extremely low.Despite these facts, you probably will hear about Halloween “sex offender patrols” in the weeks ahead. In […]
Families Affirming Community Safety (FACTS) exists to provide accurate information about and support resources to former sex offenders and their families.