PARSOL receives letters and phone calls from people who are on the registry and those facing being placed on the registry. Often these letters and phone calls include statements like, “I am a sex offender,” “My daughter is a sex offender,” “My husband is a sex offender.” News articles, legislative documents, legal documents, and even professional journal articles refer to…Read More
PA Supreme Court SVP Analysis: Butler and In re: H.R.
PARSOL Sees Temporary Setback in SVP Cases. April 5, 2020. by Josiah. We have seen two temporary setbacks in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (SCOPA). The recent rulings of Com. v. Joseph D. Butler and In the Interest of: H.R., A Minor left us disappointed. However, we see an opportunity to directly win this battle thanks to, ironically enough, SCOPA…Read More
Legal Update, 3-30-2020
PARSOL Responds to Comm v. Butler Decision “Although we at PARSOL are disappointed in the results of the PA Supreme Court’s decision in Commonwealth v. Butler, which was a 7-0 unanimous decision to separate SVP’s from non-SVPs regarding registry requirements and asserting that PA.’s SORNA statute is not punishment because of the Commonwealth’s interest in protecting the public from…Read More