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This Notice may be of interest to those in treatment. Link to SOMB COVID-19 Response Announcement
Notice for Registered Citizens - Regarding Registration and Covid-19 Governor Polis issued this order on 4/6/20. Notably it gives each law enforcement agency discretion about how to effectuate sex offender registration and allows them not to require clients to appear in person to register. It does not eliminate the duty to register. It is set to expire on 4/30/20 unless further extended by the Governor. Advice from public defender is "keep checking Governor Polis’ website for new executive orders or people should call the relevant law enforcement agency before going in and wear a mask if they have to go in. Link to Executive Order D 2020 029 At Page 4 of 5, in pertinent part: L. I temporarily suspend the requirement in C.R.S. § 16-22-108(6) that any person required to register as a sex offender shall sit for a current photograph or image and shall supply a set of fingerprints to verify the person’s identity to local law enforcement, to provide local law enforcement agencies with discretion to determine the manner of registration in light of social distancing requirements in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mandate to register remains unchanged.
We believe that some of the best support comes from individuals and family members who have been through similar struggles. We hold general meetings in Denver with informative speakers to keep us current on major topics of interest to our members. In addition, our meetings (Denver and Colorado Springs) are a places to meet others who may have helpful information to offer, based upon first-hand.
There will be no general meetings until further notice.
We are following the CDC’s recommendations and City of Denver’s requirements for social distancing regarding COVID-19 at this time.
We hold General meetings each month in
- Denver (usually 7:00-9:00 pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month)
- Colorado Springs (usually 7:00-9:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday every other month)
Go to Meetings page for more info.
We also hold weekly Breakfast Action Group (BAG) Meetings on Monday Mornings.
Attendees: Check your email for notices on Bag meetings in light of COVID-19 measures.
for Families of Adults Accused, Charged or Convicted of Sexual Offenses in Colorado
The current drafts for chapters of the Resource Guide are being posted on this website as a public service. This guide was not written by AFC.
To find out how to comment on the Resource Guide click How to Comment
To access specific portions of the guide click the appropriate links below.
Part 1 Supporting your Loved One from Arrest to Sentencing
Chapter 1 – The Arrest
Chapter 2 – Jail and Bail Bond
Chapter 3 – Moving through the Court System
Chapter 4 – Evaluation, Child Contact Considerations, and Sentencing
Part 2 Supporting your Loved One – Serving the Sentence and Beyond
Chapter 5 – The Role of Therapy (Now available for download and comment)
Chapter 6 – Probation (Comment period is closed, but this draft is still available for download)
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We do not provide direct services, but we can try to put you in touch with individuals or groups who can help.
If you or a loved one have been accused of and/or convicted of a sex offense and need assistance with jobs or other services, please visit our Resource Page or contact AFC via our email address or general phone number.
New Resources — Now available
- Federal Bonding Program – insures employer in case of embezzlement, larceny, forgery, or theft.
- CDOC SOTMP Support Education Program Meetings – 2019 Schedule and Invitations to Attend
- CMRC Housing List 2018 (Note information is subject to change at any time)
- CDOC Parole Office Listing of Resources for those Discharging from Parole or Prison.
- www.remerg.com is a new online resource to support reentry in Colorado.
- NARSOL’s State Registry Information Wiki – crowd-sourced up-to-date information on the Registry in all 50 States.
AFC survives on your financial support: membership dues and other contribution.
AFC collects clothing and toiletries at the general meeting to give to Doing HIS Time.
Interested in taking a more active role?
AFC Board is overloaded with work; any time you can donate is very needed.
We are looking for members who are willing to
- chart a course for action by attending the BAG Group Meetings
- attend SOMB meetings and SOMB sub-committee meetings (open to the public)
- meet with legislators and/or DoC officials
- write articles for the newsletter
- keep us informed about loved-ones experiences (challenges and successes)
- share information on housing availability, job leads, and local residency restrictions
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