ARC Talk Radio
Title: Amy Borror, Ohio Legislative Liaison on Adam Walsh Act
Time: 09/15/2010 08:00 PM EDT
Episode Notes: (Listen - 1:15:23) This coming Wednesday, welcome Amy Borror to our program to discuss her work on the Adam Walsh child Protection Act and Ohio's SB10, and the ultimate ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court which ruled Adam Walsh Act violated "Separation of power ". Amy Borror is the Legislative Liaison for the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. Since 2004, she has served as the office's spokesperson and as its lobbyist at the Ohio General Assembly. Prior to joining OPD, Amy worked at the Ohio Senate, the Ohio House of Representatives, and the Ohio State Bar Association. Recently, much of Amy's work has focused on Ohio Senate Bill 10, which implemented the Adam Walsh Act in Ohio. She coordinated lobbying efforts that convinced Ohio's legislature to greatly limit the bill's impact on juveniles and to not apply the bill to those who reenter the justice system for unrelated offenses. Since SB 10's implementation, Amy has assisted Ohio's criminal defense bar in challenging the new law, and has educated attorneys, treatment providers, child advocates, and the media about the impact the Adam Walsh Act has on children, families, and public safety. In March 2009, Amy was one of seven invited witnesses to testify before Congress at the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime hearing on barriers to states' implementation of the Adam Walsh Act. She has also presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences about the Adam Walsh Act, juvenile justice, and other lobbying and litigation efforts. Please show your support as we continue to work to educate on these issues which effect American Families.