Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Rotary Club Announces State Rep. Tom Armstrong to discuss Megan's Law

From Jan 27 Press Release:

"Tom Armstrong, former state representative for the 98th District, will discuss the challenges associated with the limited housing options available to convicted sex offenders identified by Megan's Law at the Lancaster Rotary Club’s meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

"In 2000, Armstrong became a board member of Justice & Mercy, a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to decreasing the effects of crime, increasing public safety and ministering to and restoring both crime victims and offenders. Armstrong is also the founder of Barnabas House, a transitional ministry to ex-offenders.

"In August 2008, Armstrong appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to explain why he opened his home to three convicted sex offenders who are now living with him in Marietta. Armstrong defended his decision, saying that he was giving what he called “a well-deserved second chance."

"Armstrong served as a state representative from 1990 to 2002. He served as a Marietta Borough Councilman from 1985 to 1990.

"The Rotary Club of Lancaster meets every Wednesday at noon in the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. To learn more about the club, visit our website www.LancasterRotary.org."