Bronx group warning and educating parents about child sex offenders
The Bronx Task Force on Child Abuse Prevention is working to warn Bronx parents about sex offenders.
The task force is stepping up their efforts to warn parents. It says the city needs a better tracking system for sex offenders after they're released. Bronx parents agree. They say they want to know if the person living next door is a convicted sex offender.
In addition to hitting the streets, the task force is starting up a cyber tracking system. Twenty-five investigators are using computers to pinpoint suspicious individuals and assist the district attorney's office with making an arrest.
The task force says parents need to spend time with their kids and know where they are at all times. It also says parents should listen to their children, and tell them they have the right to say no.
The task force is made up of 40 volunteers, but that number is expected to double after their January training session.