Have you or someone you know been affected by America’s sex offender registry? Do you have the desire to tell your story to family, friends, politicians, attorneys, lobbyists and more? Join host, Matt Duhamel and his guest for this unique and educational season three podcast opener, as they discuss the benefits of presenting your story in an effective and educational way. Stories are powerful, and we hope this podcast helps to expand understanding, empathy and legal change to a failed sex offender registry.
About the Guest
Janice M. Bellucci has been an attorney for more than 30 years. She founded California Reform Sex Offender Laws, a statewide non-profit dedicated to protecting the Constitution by restoring the civil rights of sex offenders and currently serves as President of that organization. In that capacity, Janice is challenging residency restrictions adopted by cities and counties which virtually banish sex offenders. In the recent past, Janice filed a series of 30 lawsuits in federal court that led to the eradication of proximity restrictions for sex offenders.
Janice also successfully challenged laws passed by the City of Simi Valley, the City of Orange and the CA Department of Corrections that required sex offenders to post a sign on the front door of their home stating they were sex offenders on Halloween. The judge in the Simi Valley lawsuit granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) which prevented that city from enforcing that requirement.