Informing Policy

The ALLY Foundation achievements to date have focused largely on policy initiatives and raising public awareness, particularly among practitioners, criminal justice stakeholders, and policy makers.  These include helping pass Bill 1005, The Sexually Dangerous Commitment Law in Massachusetts, partnering with the Boston Municipal Court Department to develop a sex offense court initiative, and developing a network of likeminded individuals and organizations dedicated to the goal of preventing sexual violence.  The ALLY Foundation has been a regular participant, contributor and keynote presenter in countless state and national Association for the Treatment of Sex Abusers (ATSA) conferences, authored numerous articles and policy papers, has been invited by members of the State Legislature to consult on the content of an Omnibus Sex Offender Bill, and was included the White House for the signing of The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, in which Ally was named, and presented subsequent legislative briefings on the barriers to the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act.

The ALLY Foundation will continue to support policy analysis to extend the evidence base in critical areas and propose innovative policy solutions to more effectively address sex offender management and policy.

Preventing Sexual Violence Through Science and Innovation
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