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Posted: Oct 12, 2015
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[Philadelphia, PA]--Last week, Pope Francis made his journey to the United States. On the final day of his trip, Pope Francis spent the day at the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia and spoke to victims of child sexual abuse that occurred within the Catholic Church.

The victims suffered abuse as minors, either by clergy, family members or teachers. Pope Francis spoke to each member of the group and had a moment of prayer with them. The Pope then thanked the victims for bravely sharing their stories and stated that they were “true heralds of mercy.”

The Pope urges that sexual abuse in the church can no longer be ignored. He believes that we need to protect our youth and that members of the church who have been responsible for the abuse “are held accountable.”

“I constantly have in mind the people who had the responsibility to take care of these tender children, that violated that trust and caused them great pain,” the Pope said. “I am profoundly sorry. God weeps.”

Pope Francis added: “God weeps for the sexual abuse of children. These cannot be maintained in secret, and I commit to a careful oversight to ensure that youth are protected and all responsible will be held accountable. Those who have survived this abuse have become true heralds of mercy, humbly. We owe each of them our gratitude for their great value as they have had to suffer this terrible abuse sexual abuse of minors.”

If true to his word, Pope Francis will help with the fight against child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. Through preventative methods, a new generation of children within the Catholic Church may be saved from dealing with the trauma of sexual abuse.

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Posted: Oct 8, 2015
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Lou Luzynski from DallasCAC on Vimeo.

Lou Luzynski of Watch Systems, one of our partners, was recently recognized at the 28th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference. In his addresss to the conference, Lou discusses the success and challenges of working with law enforcement to track sex offenders across the United States. Lou presents an award to Sacramento Police Sargent Kyle Hoertsch for his creative thinking and innovation in tracking offenders in his region. Lou also introduces keynote sex abuse survivor and advocate of efforts against child sexual exploitation speaker Brie W.

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015
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Joseph M. "Joe" Arpaio is the six-time elected sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. You probably know him as “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” a name given to him years ago by the media.

With over five decades experience in law enforcement, Arpaio knows what the public wants, “The public is my boss,” he says, “so I serve the public.”

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Posted: Feb 4, 2014
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MASSENA – Massena Police Department is making it easier for residents to track nearby sex offenders.

Chief Timmy J. Currier said the department has launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch®.

Massena police will now be part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies, which includes over 40 New York [...]

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Posted: Jan 28, 2014
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Stanislaus County residents have a new tool to help track sex offenders in their neighborhoods. Sheriff Adam Christianson said in a news release that his department has launched OffenderWatch, a website used by more than 5,000 law enforcement agencies, 45 of them in California.

Similar to the Megan’s law website, which is run by the state Department of Justice, residents can put in their addresses to search for sex offenders who live nearby. OffenderWatch also allows people to register their address for an email alert from the Sheriff’s Department should an offender move into the area.

Residents can enter as many [...]

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