About Us

The opinions expressed within posts and comments are solely those of each author, and are not necessarily those of Women Against Registry.

 

Scarlet Letter ECHO is the official blog for Women Against Registry National 

Women Against Registry was organized in 2011 as a vehicle for the wives, mothers, girlfriends, aunts, grandmothers, cousins and others who have a loved one who, after being adjudicated of a sexual offense continue to be punished for things they might do.  WAR does in no way condone the sexual abuse of any child or adult. We advocate for sexual abuse prevention programs such as Stop It Now to teach safety to the public.

WAR is a nation-wide all-volunteer organization whose objective is to educate the public, media and legislators using empirical data.

The opinions expressed within posts and comments are solely those of each author, and are not necessarily those of Women Against Registry.

5 comments for “About Us

  1. Michael
    August 7, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    I hope and pray everyday that you are successful. When I was 18 years old in 1991 I had sex with a 16 year old girl at a friends home. We had been drinking beer and she had taken acid earlier that day. I took her home late for curfew and her mother met her on the front porch and said, ” he raped you didn’t he”. The police were called I was arrested and my parents hired an attorney. She said it was consensual than changed her mind and the state said they would pick up charges regardless. Couple that with no finically resources and the hired attorney said my parents can’t afford a trial and this was a good plea deal. The plea deal was 2/12 years probation with adjudication withheld and unsupervised probation so I could attend college in a state that wouldn’t accept my probation. The probation officer was given orders by the judge not to contact my school. The probation officer contacted my school after three semesters and I was asked to leave. I transferred and I was asked to leave after two semesters at the new school. The probation office also violated my probation for not attending sex offender counseling. The judge ruled after the violation that I don’t have to attend sex offender counseling or ever admit guilt. Very few opportunities ever materialized in my life because of my decision on who to spend time with. However the best thing that could possibly happen did, I became a husband and father to three girls. With this amazing blessing also came the horror of how badly my being a registered sex offender can hurt them. I was not able to join the YMCA after we took a family tour, not able to tour potential schools for my daughters, asked to leave Disney after we arrived at the campground with a truck full of gear for my daughters birthday by two Sherrif deputies. We had to start homeschooling the girls when they weren’t being invited to classmates birthday parties. The girls get scared when there is a pounding on the door, sometimes at midnight from deputies doing address checks. The obstacles to my wife and children are immeasurable. I have tremendous guilt and depression knowing I hurt them through registration. If I knew it wouldn’t hurt them worse I would no longer be here. When I accepted this deal there was no registry or even internet. This is a non punitive registration and therefore I have no say. I’ve payed lawyers that were all to glad to take my money with no results. I understand that I have culpability in the people I give my time to but my family doesn’t. I’ve never been in trouble since this incident. 26 years of being a labeled the worst of a community. I apologize if I shouldn’t have posted here. I’ve never written this down before. I came across this site and just started writing for the first time in 26 years.

  2. May 1, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    My thoughts about women against the registry. Hmm. I think its a great idea that these women are not only fighting for their men folks caught up in all this but they are fighting for all others that are caught in this ordeal.
    Believe it or not women can get more done than men. It might seem odd that women are defending the sex offender as most offenders are against women to start with but that is far and in between.
    Their are all types of abuses from police setting others up to the actually sexual thought in itself. For one to abuse someone it takes two people either one gives into the abuse of the person or says wait a minute this is wrong.
    Now a lot of these ladies have loved ones that made some mistake either on the computer or by some contact physical abuse of another person.
    Now Vicki and the ladies are doing a good job at standing up to these issues but I would concentrate more of a biblical view of setting one up as these internet sex stings ten to do. Police agencies have a code of conduct and if you really think about it who’s abusing who in these encounters.
    Physical contact with a child and stuff is different. Mallory I think Terry and Kat are doing a good job but we still have a long ways to go.

  3. Mallory Park
    March 4, 2016 at 7:18 am

    This isn’t for publication but for those who operate this blog and is meant with good intentions.

    Whoever writes and manages this blog does a great job and clearly has the writing and editing skills needed for such a task. It is clearly not the same person who does that for the WAR website, and since you are aligning yourself with them, you might want to ask for an editing voice. I clicked through to the WAR homepage from your site, and the first thing that met my eye was this ad for your site: “Ever feel like your spinning your wheel and not going anywhere or getting anything done? Let’s talk!” I didn’t read any further. When the way the message is delivered gets in the way of the message itself, the purpose is not served.

    • March 6, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Mallory,
      Thank you for your honest critique. The blog is such an important piece of making our voices heard and for sharing our truths. I will forward your thought’s to my leadership team, all ideas for increased conversation are invaluable to us. Thank you for taking the time and effort to support our purpose. Terry

      • Kat
        March 19, 2016 at 11:05 am

        “ever feel like you’re spinning your wheels and not going anywhere or getting anything done” is exactly why I DID read further in this blog.
        While Mallory may have felt the message delivered got in the way of the message itself, I didn’t feel that way at all, in fact, it re-enforced what I had seen on the WAR website, there are other people out there, just like me, who keep fighting the good fight but often feel like we’re not making any progress.
        Everyone coming to this blog is at a different point in their journey, some are at the starting line with no idea which way to go, others have run the gauntlet and while we can’t exactly call it a “finish line”, we see a faint glimmer of light at the end of a long dark tunnel. Many of us are somewhere in the middle. Where ever you are on this road, it’s comforting to know that there are others who understand what you’re going through. We have all spun our wheels at one point or another whether it be with the local police, courts, state representatives, BOP or Washington D.C.
        Perhaps the Scalet Echo message wasn’t delivered in a way that suits everyones needs, but I hope Mallory will take the time to read alittle further , give it a chance as I did, she might be surprised.

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