About ReFORM-OHIO

About ReFORM-OHIO

Registered Former Offenders Restoration Movement-Ohio (ReFORM-OHIO) was created in 2014 by Derek W. Logue of Once Fallen. Logue saw the need for a blog to monitor Ohio’s sex offender laws. The purpose of ReFORM-OHIO is to educate the public on the state of Ohio's sex offender laws as well as provide the tools necessary to assist in reforming the current system of laws in the state.

ReFORM-OHIO is not a competing organization for the already established activist group Ohio RSOL; instead, the goal of ReFORM-OHIO is to offer a news reel, legislative updates, and other news regarding Registered Citizens ("Registered Sex Offenders") in Ohio. I encourage followers of this blog to join the Ohio RSOL group to help fight back against Ohio's sex offender laws:

Ohio RSOL
Address: P.O. Box 534 Mansfield, OH 44901
Phone:
Primary Contact: James and Dolly Madison – ohiorsol@yahoo.com
Secondary Contact: Sarah – svjm63@gmail.com

ReFORM-OHIO seeks to reconcile the state’s sex offender laws with the goals of rehabilitation and reintegration. We do not deny that those who commit sex crimes should be punished, but that punishment must be both reasonable and coupled with rehabilitation of the offenders, coupled with programs to help the offender reintegrate and contribute to society upon their release from prison.

ReFORM-OHIO believes that the current myriad of sex offender legislation, from Megan's law to residency restrictions to Scarlet letters on driver's licenses, and other such shaming and oppressive laws have been proven to be counterproductive and may increase the likelihood a former offender may return to a life of crime. We believe that feel-good laws based on raw emotion rather than evidence and reason have created laws that have done more harm than good.

ReFORM-OHIO believes and honest and open communication and education about sex offender laws and the people impacted by them. We believe that many members of the media, victim industry advocates, politicians, and members of law enforcement have misinformed the public (whether intentionally or not) about the true nature of those labeled “sex offenders”. We believe that until the public comes to terms with truth and valid statistics, not myths and stereotypes, we will continue to fail to address the root causes of sexual offending and failed to prevent victimization.

ReFORM-OHIO is a reform oriented group, promoting rehabilitation programs and services for those who have finished their sentences and are forced to live with the label “Registered Sex Offender”. We believe in the “No More Victims” mantra, and believe it extends to both offender and victim alike.

ReFORM-OHIO is an independent website, and is not affiliated with any other websites, even Once Fallen, which runs the ReFORM-OHIO blog. In addition, ReFORM-OHIO is not affiliated with, nor support, condone, or cooperate with any so-called “pro-pedophile” websites, i.e., websites that seek to abolish the age of consent laws and/or promote sexual contact between adults and young children. ReFORM-OHIO is always in need of volunteers willing to step up to the plate to fight for their rights.

There are many ways you can help ReFORM-OHIO. You can donate, you can join Ohio RSOL (and donate to them), and you can pass along useful information. Articles of interest include legal news (legislative announcements, local ordinances that affect sex offender registries), important announcements from activist groups in Ohio, and other news stories of interest. In addition, I will accept guest writings from individuals willling to share their stories and opinions. Send all editorials and tips to the email listed below. 

To Contact ReFORM-OHIO directly:

email:  iamthefallen1@yahoo.com
Cell Phone (texts accepted): 513-238-2873

About Derek W. Logue

Derek Logue is a civil rights advocate, sex offender law analyst and historian, and a writer who has advocated reforming America's sex offender laws since 2004. Logue is also a former offender who served three years in an Alabama state prison for a sexual act with a willing participant under the age of consent. In 2007, Logue received a partial pardon from the state of Alabama. Logue graduated from Athens State University (in Alabama) in 1999 with a Bachelor’s in Justice Studies, and carries over a decade's worth of both practical and research experience in the field of sex offender studies. Logue has made a number of media appearances since 2006, including Russia Today, CNN, HLN, and a number of local media appearances, both in Alabama and across the US. Logue is best known for the popular website Once Fallen. Logue currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

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