Rensselaer County Megan's Law Coalition
Assistance for Parents:
As a parent, you should always know and feel
comfortable with any person who has unsupervised access to your child.
Please, never assume that because
someone you know is not on a list of known sex offenders that there is nothing
to worry about. The question of how
best to talk to children about sensitive safety issues, such as the presence of
sex offenders in your neighborhood, may be a difficult one for many to answer.
In Rensselaer County, we are fortunate to have the START
Children’s Center. The
professionals at the START Center specialize in working with children and their
families concerned about and/or affected by sexual and physical abuse. They are available to provide information and assist parents
in determining the best way to speak with your children to insure they never
become victims of abuse.