The T.A.S.K. Program is a joint effort between OffenderWatch Initiative and local School Boards and law enforcement to help parents be vigilant about offenders near them. By partnering with schools and sheriff’s offices, we can easily get the message out there that “Notification Is Prevention”.
Here’s how the program works:
OffenderWatch Initiative has rolled out the T.A.S.K. Program to many parishes and counties through the United States. With your help, they can reach many more children and families.
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It’s hard to track how many lives we saved by sending notifications on sex offenders.
However, we have one story that proves notification is prevention.
When Rachael arrived home one day she found her mother reviewing a notification with a familiar face.
The face was James Harris’, a sex offender who had recently moved to their area after being released on probation. A condition of that probation was that he not have contact with children.
Rachael told her mother that Harris had been following her school bus. Her mom immediately called the police and a warrant was issued, and the offender was arrested.
This story ended happily because the girl’s mother was notified of offenders in their area, but most parents don’t know how to access this information or what to do with it once they have it.
The problem is...