Keeping Our Children Safe

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Keeping Our Children Safe

Jacob Wetterling was an 11 year-old-boy living in a small town in Minnesota when he was abducted on October 22, 1989.  To this day, all that is known about his kidnapper is that he was a masked gunman. Due in no small part to the perseverance of his parents in lobbying for tougher legislation, Congress passed the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Act in 1994.  This act requires states to implement a sex offender registry or risk losing ten percent of federal funding for their state and local law enforcement programs. Many states now believe that due to loopholes in registration and an increasingly mobile population, there is a need for a private sex offender registry.

President Bush signing the Federal Funding Acc...
President Bush signing the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, September 26, 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One such online registry is the Klaas Kids Foundation, formed in the wake of the kidnapping and murder of young Polly Klaas in 1993.  This site gives detailed information regarding the rules and guidelines for registration for each state, as well as providing a link to each state government’s registration website. Another valuable online resource is called Offendex.  It boasts a database of over 750,000 offenders and you can search there by state, city, name or zip code. If you plan to visit a different area, it may be worth checking out a site called Family Watchdog as it provides access to lists of offenders in all states as well.

Keeping our children safe should be a priority for all Americans. Given the scope of the problem, it certainly does not hurt to have a private sex offender registry in addition to state registries.  It is worth taking the time to investigate all resources available.

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When Trust Is Not Enough

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When Trust Is Not Enough

There are many avenues available for finding that significant other. Blind dates, matchmaking services and online chat rooms are standard ways of meeting new people. Complete strangers come together from local and national areas for compatibility. Although one might think they have met their perfect match, infidelity should always be a concern not taken lightly. There has been a steady increase in the number of married people seeking out others for secret courtships. Many new relationships contain a partner with a hidden past or life.

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When Trust Is Not Enough

There are many avenues available for finding that significant other. Blind dates, matchmaking services and online chat rooms are standard ways of meeting new people. Complete strangers come together from local and national areas for compatibility. Although one might think they have met their perfect match, infidelity should always be a concern not taken lightly. There has been a steady increase in the number of married people seeking out others for secret courtships. Many new relationships contain a partner with a hidden past or life.

Swedish public phone (coins)
Swedish public phone (coins) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are several signs to be aware of when dating someone new that might point towards a concern of trust. Generally, when an individual is hiding something they may not give you their home phone number or invite you to their house. During a date, there may be an urgency to leave at a specific time or a need to hurry things along. You may not have been asked to meet family members or socialize with acquaintances. One must take precautions to assure the person you have met is not already married or involved with another.

Something you can do to protect yourself is visit a website like Gov-resources.com. If you have a cell phone number, most generally you can find out the individual’s home phone number and address. Marriage and divorce certificates can be searched to secure background information. There are also links to criminal records for those who want to protect themselves and know their new partner is not a safety concern. It is vital to know if somebody has filed bankruptcy or has tax liens that may harm your credit in the future. A new home and family is an investment that should not be hindered by past financial issues.

Technology allows individuals to gain access to a considerable amount of information that is valuable for security. Utilizing a tool such as Gov-resources.com is a simple step to protecting your future. One should always be prepared and knowledgeable when associating with others. A happy, long lasting relationship is built on trust without the worry of surprises.

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