My past was marked with abuse and working in youth ministry for over 10 years only further amped up my caution and protection after hearing dozens of heartbreaking stories. Across my city there are groups of students coming and going from school each day, and there I stand with my kid. One of few parents.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) reports that the number of registered sex offenders in the United States has increased by nearly a quarter in the last five years. The total in the most recent survey was 747,408, up from 606,816 in 2006, the first year NCMEC did a count. This video provided a much needed wake up call to the families, other’s are not so fortunate.
Here is a free site to check for registered offenders in your area.