Does the sex offender registry make our communities safer, or is misinformation putting us at greater risk?

This is in many ways my first-attempt at a documentary–independent and self-produced: REGISTERED. It was filmed and edited during my undergrad career, and funded by the Richter Scholar Grant. In many ways, this film was a labor of love. 

This 30-minute film kickstarts a needed dialogue about an aspect of public safety that has far-reaching moral and social justice implications. Through interviews with clinicians, lawyers, offenders, and community service providers who struggle to make sense out of legal policy and real life, REGISTERED humanizes those who have been most impacted by the Oregon sex offender registry. 

In the end, I hope audiences ask the question, "Does the sex offender registry actually make our communities safer?”

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