Sunday, June 17, 2007

Are there Megan's Law sex offenders in your deaf club or organization?



Are there Megan's Law sex offenders in your deaf club or organization?

That's the question we all face every day.

Megan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester.

Last week, at the OC Fair meeting, more than half of the time was devoted to announcing new and extensive procedures at preventing Megans Law types of sex offenders from entering the fairgrounds during the fair next month.

Last year I found that a Los Angeles based deaf club had multiple photos of a deaf Megan's Law offender on their website. Upon open notification through YouTube, they quickly removed them from the website.

It will be a very good idea for all deaf clubs and organizations screen out their membership, staffing, volunteers for Megans Law offenders because if the offender makes the news again by re-offending, the host organization will suffer the most either by loss of donations or declining membership or even worse legal actions for harboring the offender.

Richard