Protect Our Children: Save The Community Protection Act

Protect Our Children: Save The Community Protection Act

October 14, 2016
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Started by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

Support the Community Protection Act: The Toughest Law In The Country Protecting Our Children From Sex Offenders

We are asking all New Yorkers to urge New York State to protect the rules that are currently enacted under Suffolk County’s Community Protection Act.

The Community Protection Act — developed by County Executive Steve Bellone, victims’ rights advocates including Parents for Megan’s Law and law enforcement professionals — is the nation’s toughest sex offender enforcement, monitoring and verification program.  Since this law was enacted in 2013, sex offender recidivism in Suffolk County has been reduced by 81%.

But now the law itself is under assault by sex offenders unhappy with the level of monitoring in Suffolk County and organizations that support them.

That is why we need New York State to protect the Community Protection Act and close the sex offender loophole by passing legislation that:

·         Mandates that all Level 3 sex offenders and offenders who have committed an act against a minor must not reside within 1,000 feet of a school facility.

·         Authorizes counties and/or their designee to verify the residency and job sites of registered sex offenders.

·         Authorizes local municipalities to require homeless sex offenders who seek housing through the County to call their local Police Department each night to confirm their domicile for the evening. 

·         Require an affirmative obligation of all sex offenders to cooperate and confirm information required as part of their sex offender designation.

Please join me in voicing your support to uphold the laws that are protecting our children under the Suffolk County Community Protection Act by signing this petition.

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