Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Family Member Impact Survey

Earlier this week, I received an email from Laura Wimbish, a sociology student at the University of Colorado. She is studying collateral damage of the sex offender registry and asked that I extend an invitation to our members to take part in the following survey.

The link to the survey is here

This is an excellent way to be a part of the changes we are fighting for without leaving your home or even revealing your identity. Please feel free to forward the survey to other members of your or your loved one's family, as they do not need to live with the offender to take the survey.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Below is an excerpt of the email from Ms. Wimbish with more information on the logistics of the survey.

I am a sociology Masters student conducting research for a Master’s thesis at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). This study will build on past research examining the collateral consequences of sex offender registration and notification legislation on families of registered sex offenders.

This research will gather information from family members using an online survey. I am asking for your assistance because as experts in this area, you are in a unique position to distribute the survey to family members of registered sex offenders who may be experiencing collateral consequences.

The survey gathers demographic information (age, race, gender etc.) and asks questions about individual experiences related to sex offender legislation, including questions about residency restrictions, employment, religious experiences and harassment. The survey also asks questions related to commonly held fears people have about reporting sexual abuse. The survey is completely anonymous and does not collect IP addresses, Geo Tags or any other identifying information.

Thank you again for your support!

Shana Rowan

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