Posts Tagged ‘Sex Offenders’

Keep your family safe with help from PeopleFindersHow important is it to keep your family safe?

Yes, that is a ridiculous question. The safety and security of your loved ones is the most important thing we can think of.

At PeopleFinders, we take your safety very seriously. We offer several security-oriented services to help you protect yourself, your family and all the people who mean everything to you.

(more…)

Back To School Safety Tips For Kids

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

School BusIt’s hard to believe, but August is almost half over. Parents everywhere are starting to focus on preparing their children to go back to school.

A new semester can be an exciting time. Kids will soon be meeting new people, learning new things and having experiences that will shape the rest of their lives. It’s up to parents to show kids how to make going back to school a rewarding, enriching and safe event.

(more…)

school chalkboardHave you ever thought about volunteering at a public school? If you were required to pass a criminal background check first, would that encourage or discourage you?

Adults across the country are now asked to supply a background report before they’re allowed to volunteer at local schools. It wasn’t always this way. Years ago most people who volunteered were welcomed in without many questions asked. Times were simpler and safer back then. Today we live in a world where stories about sex offenders and pedophiles are common, and it’s hard to know whom to trust.

(more…)

passportAccording to a recent report by CNN, several thousand sex offenders in the United States are granted passports each year. This information came directly from a document produced by a Government Accountability Office (GAO).

(more…)

A Year Of Anyone, Anywhere

Friday, May 28th, 2010

pf_blog_logoOn Saturday, May 29 2010, this blog – Anyone, Anywhere – celebrates its one-year anniversary!

What a year it’s been! We’ve covered a vast array of topics, brought up ideas on how PeopleFinders can make your life easier and enjoyed reading some opinionated comments from you. A few of our favorite moments include:

(more…)

childNearly 800,000 children are reported missing in the United States every year. Many are abducted by family members; others are taken by violent predators and sex offenders. This is an ongoing problem that affects us all.

May 25, 2010 is National Missing Children’s Day. It’s a chance to reflect on the widespread problem of child abduction, and consider what we can all do to keep kids safe. To help, PeopleFinders is happy to offer a few child safety tips.

(more…)

SupremeCourtSealOn Monday, May 17 2010, the Supreme Court declared Civil Commitment for sex offenders to be legal. This means the federal government may now hold sexual offenders indefinitely.

The concept of Civil Commitment was established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. Adam Walsh was abducted and murdered by a man who is thought to be a repeat sex offender. His father, John Walsh, went on to host the show “America’s Most Wanted.” He pushed for a law that would help protect families from experiencing the same suffering he endured.

(more…)

Are Rules For Sex Offenders Strong Enough?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

John Albert Gardner IIIWe’ve all heard the recent stories about sexual offenders who commit new crimes after spending time in prison. These unsettling reports create an uproar from citizens who are increasingly concerned for their own safety. The public may soon demand a re-examination of laws that are supposed to protect society from violent sexual offenders.

In 2000, John Albert Gardner III was convicted of incarcerating and molesting a 13-year-old girl. He was sentenced to six years in prison and set free after five. Gardner was placed on parole for three years, but he was allowed to live in close proximity to a school in southern California. By 2008 he was no longer required to check in with a parole officer. It was not the last time the police would deal with John Gardner.
(more…)

CA Police BadgeThe subject of what should be done with registered sex offenders always leads to a myriad of questions. Should sexual offenders be set free and left alone after completing a prison sentence? Could offenders benefit from long-term rehabilitative treatment? Would residency restrictions that ban pedophiles from living within 2,000 feet of any location where children regularly congregate help or hurt matters?

In California, one high-profile case is changing the rules for registered sexual offenders. Phillip Garrido, the man accused of kidnapping 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years, is being used as a striking example of why it is essential for law enforcement agents to keep a closer watch on registered offenders.
(more…)