About Megan's Law

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About Megan's Law

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Megan's Law is a federal law that was implemented in 1996. Every state in the United States has its own version of Megan's Law. Basically, Megan's Law tells the public when a sex offender has been released back into the community. So Megan's Law is really an awareness tool. It tells us when a molester has been caught, convicted, done their time, and then are released back into the community. Megan's Law websites allow the public to go online and search to see if there's a molester who may be living in our area. Megan's Law is a great awareness tool, but it's only half the battle. If we focus only on registered sex offenders, we can inadvertently let other people who simply haven't been caught and convicted, we can end up letting them access our kids because we're not looking in the right place. So Megan's Law, it's a great starting point in child safety but it's not the whole story.

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Pattie Fitzgerald

Child Safety Expert

Pattie Fitzgerald is the founder of Safely Ever After, Inc., and is recognized as a leading expert in the field of childhood sexual abuse prevention education, child abduction prevention, and Internet Safety education.  She is certified as a Child Safety Educator and Child Visitation Monitor, and has worked tirelessly as children’s advocate for over ten years.  As a former preschool teacher, Pattie blends her expertise as an educator and, more importantly as a mom, to teach parents and kids everywhere the most effective, up-to-date safety strategies without using fear tactics.   

Admired for her positive approach and warm, compassionate style, Pattie is also the author of the newly released children’s book, No Trespassing – This Is MY Body which parents and children are embracing across the country.  Pattie’s programs and curriculum have been implemented in public and private schools throughout the United States and have been also been utilized by The Santa Monica Police School Resource Department as well as the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department through their MERIT Program.   

Prior to the inception of Safely Ever After, Inc., Pattie worked as the Community Outreach Educator for the national child advocacy agency, Parents For Megan’s Law.  Her published work has appeared in national newspapers, parenting magazines, and trade journals throughout the country, and she has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, KCBS, KABC and KNBC news as well as countless national radio programs.

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