08 Jan: Girgenti Bill To Ban Sex Offenders From Youth Organizations

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator John A. Girgenti to prohibit convicted sexual predators from working at youth organizations was approved by the full Senate today.

“In recent years too many children have fallen victim to the harmful attacks of sexual predators,” said Senator Girgenti, D-Bergen and Passaic and Chairman of the Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “Megan’s Law has helped make New Jersey residents feel safer by knowing where sex offenders live, but we must do more to ensure that we protect our children in every way possible. There is no reason for a sex offender to be near children, and this measure will make sexual predators think twice before trying to surround themselves with minors.”