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National Megan's Law Helpline and Sex Offender Registration Tips Program

Monday, October 1, 2012

The National Megan's Law Helpline (888) ASK-PFML (888) 275-7365, is available to provide support to communities: on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention resources; and accessing crime victim support services. Parents for Megan's Law (PFML) staff provide assistance to the community in accessing their state sex offender registries and prevention specialists provide support to parents and community members to assist in their sexual abuse prevention education strategies. Certified rape crisis counselors are available to support all victims of violent crime and to provide geographically appropriate referrals.

The Sex Offender Registration Tips Program provides the public an opportunity to report registrants who are failing to comply with registration requirements, employment or supervision restrictions or who are in positions of trust where they can access children. Tips can be provided via the Helpline or website at http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org This program is not intended to be used to report police emergencies. Dial 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency directly for emergencies. Agency deputized staff work collaboratively with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to facilitate the appropriate follow-up action.


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Many Americans believe that the registry is not their problem. They have misconceptions that former sex offenders belong to a segment of society different from their own. They are wrong. There are over 750,000 people on the registry today and it is growing. Fear, panic and hysteria is causing politicians to create more harsh and further reaching laws. Your child today is soon going to be a teen with raging hormones. The offenders you demonize today may quite probably be your child tomorrow. Heed the words of Nielmoller: First they came for . . .

-- Posted by mac122 on Mon, Oct 1, 2012, at 10:29 AM


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