LAST UPDATE 8/26/199 TWITTER: @okvoicesinc
WELCOME TO OK VOICES
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has updated their website that reports all individuals on the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry. It is much better in its layout and the prelude into the directory has been rewritten in a more positive way. Oklahoma does not do any type of evaluation to determine the danger of an individual post conviction. Offenders are designated by the crime they were convicted and worthy of noting, the crime of Rape is not always a crime of violence. Rape is a crime that includes statutorily prosecuted cases but has the highest level of punishment.
Sex offender registry information shall not be used to retaliate against the registrants, their families, or their employers in any way. Vandalism, verbal or written threats of harm are illegal and will result in arrest and prosecution. OK VOICES wants to help families who face issues when vigilantism is an issue. Please contact us if you or your children or employer are being affected. We will work with law enforcement but know that you have to report incidences.
OK VOICES is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the civil rights of individuals convicted of sex-related offenses through education, legislation and litigation. We work in collaboration with NARSOL and other civil rights organizations. We are an independent and autonomous organization with no ties to any level of government. We advocate for approaching 7,000 people who have been registered for up to a life-time as sex offenders by the State of Oklahoma as well as for members of their families.
We offer support to registered citizens, their families and friends in the form of Support Groups. We currently offer two groups a month. For more information, please contact us via email at [email protected], call the number listed below or visit the Support Group page.
All of our work is volunteer, no one receives any compensation for their services. If you would like to help in any way, please contact me.
There is a lot of information available on various websites. Due to scams involving registrants and their families, we encourage individuals to avoid websites that do not have a contact phone number that sends you to a verifiable individual. Organizations that are confident and legitimate have a contact person and phone number. If you are concerned, don't hesitate to call and we will investigate your inquiry. OK VOICES will not list any organization as a resource that does not fit certain criteria. Individuals that answer or return calls on behalf of OK VOICES are not on probation or parole which is a violation of contact for those that are.
Lori Hamilton, Executive DIrector
Victim/Advocate/Family Member of a Registrant
OK VOICES, INC.
PO BOX 462
Catoosa, OK 74015
IMPORTANT: Please note that we do not give legal advice or offer monetary assistance to individuals.
You will not be calling a person on probation or parole which is a violation of contact if you are on either of these status' as well.
A new NOTICE OF DUTY TO REGISTER was made available November 3, 2017. The link has been updated and uploaded.
This includes the mandatory reporting information for the SB217 DHS requirement for ALL registrants who currently reside with minor children or 3 days prior to intent. Non compliance with this statue will result in a felony conviction.
Thank you to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections who invited us to speak at their conference in Shawnee in October 2017. It was a success from our perspective, sharing the information we intended and resulted in new relationships and opportunities in the Tulsa area.
Thank you to all who have been participating in providing collateral damage letters. We received letters from registrants, family members and friends as to the effects and impact the registry has on individuals lives. The Registry impacts everyone associated, including the children of registrants. It is important to put faces to the registry like Shawna's in the video.... The video has been submitted to every Oklahoma Representative and Senator.
WHAT IS STRICT LIABILITY?
The elements of strict liability in criminal law are simple: a statute exists and someone breaks the statute. It does not require that a person knowingly or intentionally break the law. So the alleged victim may be at fault, but all faults fall upon the offender. This in turn, subjects offenders to automatic punishment if proof shows the breaking of a law. Even if they’re unaware and do not know they are committing a crime.