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NCJ Number: 229203 Find in a Library
Title: North Carolina Online Sex Offender Registry: Awareness and Utilization by Childcare Providers
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  Volume:18  Issue:6  Dated:November-December 2009  Pages:673-684
Author(s): Jennifer L. White; L. Alvin Malesky Jr.
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 12
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined childcare providers’ usage of the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry (NCSOPPR).
Abstract: Results of this study suggest that although a majority of childcare providers have access to the Internet and know about the NCSOPPR, less than half access it for work purposes. Of those who have access to the Web site for work, only a small percentage have a policy in place mandating that staff check the online NCSOPPR. Most childcare providers did not have a specific response policy in place if they found a sex offender resided near their center. Those with a policy reported a variety of measures to protect children from sex offenders, including confidentiality of client files, strict guidelines regarding who could pick up children from the center, and policies on who could come in and out of the center. Also revealed was that 30 percent of the providers did not have Internet access at their facility. Data were collected from 123 childcare centers identified on the North Carolina Division of Child Care Development Web site. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Child care services; Sex offender treatment
Index Term(s): Internet Protection (Child Health and Welfare); North Carolina; Sex Offender Registration; Sex offenders
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