Resources and policies in Massachusetts have been devoted almost exclusively to punishment, exclusion, and demonization as opposed to treatment and prevention of those we label sex offenders. Policies based on misinformation and hysteria have not made our communities safer.
Sex Offender Policy Reform Initiative (SOPRI) is a group of concerned citizens working for more rational evidence based practices to deal with people convicted of sexual crimes. They work to secure better legislation through education and demystifying the social stigma of Registrants.
SOPRI helps offenders returning to the community by providing the kind of support that reduces their chance of recidivating allowing them to make a new start. For more information, visit the Sex Offender Policy Reform Initiative website.