Possibly if the family member has an unspent conviction. If however the conviction is for a motoring conviction you will probably need to use the services of a broker. We are not currently aware of any insurance company that offers house insurance to people with an unspent conviction and you would usually need to use a broker to get cover. There are several organisations that provide information, advice and support for the families of people who have been convicted of a sexual offence.
The Social Reintegration of Offenders and Crime Prevention
Why Sex Offender Laws Do More Harm Than Good | ACLU of New Jersey
Our online privacy statement has changed as of April 1, There are few crimes more heinous than child molestation. Whether violently attacked by a stranger or preyed upon by a trusted adult in the home, school or place of worship, children who survive such assaults are often left to walk a lifelong path of sorrow and pain. Unfortunately, our government has failed to take steps that will make a meaningful difference in preventing sex offenses. Megan's Law, civil commitment, and the newest trend in anti-sex offender legislation, banishment zones, which restrict sex offenders from living within certain geographic areas, all play to the fears of the public. But when it comes to stopping sex assaults, these measures do more harm than good.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. The dramatic increase in incarceration rates since has stimulated widespread interest in how this trend is affecting families and children. As incarceration rates increased, more families and children had direct experience with imprisonment of a parent see Figure In a calculation of the number of minor children with fathers in prison or jail in the two decades from to , Western and Wildeman found that the number of children with an incarcerated father increased from about , to 2.
Sexual violence is a significant public health problem in the United States. In an effort to decrease the incidence of sexual assault, legislators have passed regulatory laws aimed at reducing recidivism among convicted sexual offenders. As a result, sex offenders living in the United States are bound by multiple policies, including registration, community notification, monitoring via a global positioning system, civil commitment, and residency, loitering, and Internet restrictions. These policies have led to multiple collateral consequences, creating an ominous environment that inhibits successful reintegration and may contribute to an increasing risk for recidivism.