|Shana Rowan with ATSA's Jim Brandt|
By Shana Rowan
For the first time, USA FAIR was an exhibitor at the ATSA Annual Conference held this year in Chicago from October 30th through November 2nd. This is the largest annual gathering of people involved in sex offender treatment and management.
I am pleased to report that the reception we received was fantastic. So many people visited our table that I had to order reprints of our hand-out materials! The conference participants were genuinely excited to see that family members of registrants were showing up to become a part of the fight for reasoned based laws.
Many attendees asked how they could get involved to work with us and indicated that they would refer their clients to us. Several state chapter representatives of ATSA expressed a desire to strategize with us on how to achieve reform and asked about USA FAIR giving presentations before their chapters.
I was joined by a strong team of reformers, including Gail Colletta and Barbra McClamma of Florida Action Committee.
None of this would have happened, of course, without the generous donations of USA FAIR members.