1. To advocate for reform of counterproductive laws that impede reintegration of Clients into society and which serve no legitimate public safety purpose.

  2. To educate, advocate, and serve as a resource for the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of government, as well as media outlets and the public, regarding research and best practice for the treatment, management and reintegration of Clients

  3. To publish and promote evidence-based data on recidivism risk while simultaneously advocating for reliable and valid assessments of such risk..

  4. To promote the protection of Clients’ human rights including protection against physical and verbal abuse, intimidation, sexual and other forms of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and arbitrary and capricious administration of authority, both within institutions and within the broader community.

  5. To liaison and collaborate with professionals in law enforcement, civil rights law, psychology and psychiatry and allied professions, in setting objectives and accomplishing goals to advance the organization’s mission.

  6. To replace mandatory minimum sentences (including the No Early Release Act’s 85% provision) with progressive, rehabilitation-based release criteria, intensive community supervision with de-escalation of controls based on reintegration success.

  7. To liaison with the administration of institutions housing A.R.I.S.E. Clients’ to resolve concerns regarding conditions of confinement, staff treatment of Clients’ and quality of treatment services, so as to ensure Clients’ access to a therapeutic milieu amenable to advancing their treatment and rehabilitation.

  8. To advocate for objective, scientifically grounded, exit criteria by which determinations as to progress in treatment can be reliably assessed.

  9. To promote policies and practices grounded in objective, scientifically-derived, benchmarks and exit criteria, that provide incarcerated Clients with a reasonable and realistic opportunity for parole, and civilly committed Clients’ with a reasonable and realistic opportunity for conditional release.

  10. To recruit family and friends of Clients, as well as other interested parties, to join A.R.I.S.E.; to coordinate with other state and national organizations with similar goals and mission statements.

  11. To raise funds for A.R.I.S.E.’s operation and to support legal actions as needed to advance A.R.I.S.E.’s mission.

  12. To publish a website to serve as a clearinghouse of accurate information regarding sex offense recidivism, appropriate treatment and reintegration efforts, and to expose mistreatment or misconduct at state institutions or in the community that negatively impacts therapeutic progress and reintegration.

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