American Law Institute Favors Ending the Public Registry

  • Institute’s Model Penal Code influences courts, lawmakers.
  • Restrictions on residency and internet use also targeted.
  • Institute includes prominent judges and attorneys.

On Thursday, June 8, 2021 the membership of the American Law Institute (ALI) gave its final approval to a revision of the Model Penal Code’s (MPC) chapter on Sexual Assault and Related Offenses.

Among major provisions of the MPC is the elimination of the public registry.

The proposal also includes, but is not limited to, recommendations to abolish most residency restrictions, internet restrictions and GPS location monitoring.

“The ALI drafts model laws that often become statutes as well as restatements of the law that are widely cited as authority in judicial opinions,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  “ACSOL thanks ALI for focusing its attention on the plethora of laws that harm registrants and their families and that do not increase public safety.”

The American Law Institute, established in 1923, is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The current Council of the ALI includes 7 members of the United States Courts of Appeal as well as Justices on the highest courts of California, Arizona, Texas, and New Jersey. The recommendations of the ALI Council become the official position of the Institute when adopted by the membership, which consists of leading attorneys, law professors, and judges who have been nominated and elected to membership.

Read more about the MPC

FEARLESS x2 in June

  • Second-Saturday downtown Omaha FEARLESS resumes in-person meeting on June 12.
  • We’ll talk about legislative strategy.
  • Third-Monday FEARLESS meets in person on July 19.

June 2021 marks the partial return of in-person meetings of FEARLESS, the community for people who are forced to register and their adult family and friends.

The downtown Omaha FEARLESS group will meet at 9 a.m. Central time on Saturday, June 12, at Omaha’s Holy Family Church, 1715 Izard Street. Enter the fellowship hall entry to the south of the main church entrance off 18th Street. Park on the street and lock your car.

We will use this first Downtown Omaha meeting of FEARLESS in more than a year to get reacquainted and to discuss our 2021 legislative strategy.

The 7 p.m. Central time Monday, June 21 meeting of FEARLESS will remain online. Email your full name and a verifiable address to and we will send you credentials for the meeting, which will again be on Zoom.

For the Third-Monday FEARLESS, we plan to resume in-person meetings when the group meets on July 19 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 13232 Blondo Street, Omaha.

Zoom will not go away. We plan to continue a nationwide Zoom meeting of FEARLESS so that the friends from other states who have joined during the year of the pandemic can remain in touch with us and we with them. More information on that meeting will be posted here when the plan is firmed up.

Connect with your community by attending one or all of these meetings.


Housing is topic for May FEARLESS

  • Guest is from NIFA.
  • Housing is always a concern.
  • Contact us for Zoom sign-in information.

Housing is the topic for the next meeting of FEARLESS, which meets at 7 p.m. Central time on Monday, May 17, on Zoom.

Our guest will be John Turner from the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) and we will discuss housing, a big concern for people on the registry.

The NIFA mission statement is:

Provide Nebraskans a broad range of financial resources for homeownership, rental housing, agriculture, manufacturing, medical and community development endeavors. NIFA also provides technical assistance for activities related to these areas, while preserving and growing the asset base used to provide these resources.

You can visit the NIFA website for more information. You will see that NIFA offers information about emergency rental assistance related to COVID.

If you wish to attend May’s FEARLESS online, send an email to with your full name and a physical mailing address that we can verify.

When we have verified your information, we will send you the sign-in credentials you will need to attend the meeting. We apologize but this process is necessary for the safety and security of individuals who attend FEARLESS.

The in-person downtown-Omaha FEARLESS meeting will resume on Saturday, June 12. Watch this blog for information on the downtown meeting location.