Most of our contacts have been with companies that value community and are deeply involved in supporting community efforts. Family Watchdog, offers a vehicle for these companies to do more than just advertise. Every dollar they invest with us can have a direct and positive effect on the lives of their customers
Indianapolis, Indiana USA (PRWEB) December 1, 2005
The Indianapolis based Family Watchdog, LLC a company that provides information on convicted sexual offenders has created a foundation that will, in part educate and fund efforts in support of ‘Jessica’s Law’. The law was named after Jessica Lunsford, a 9 year old who was kidnapped from her Florida home, raped and murdered by a convicted sex offender, who, police have said, confessed to the crime.
Sex Offender Reporting & Tracking Institute is administered by, and is part of The National Heritage Foundation a 501c3 which makes it a non-profit organization. Financial support for S.O.R.T.I. will come from the revenue of http://www.Familywatchdog.us the nation’s number one registered sexual offender website. Steve Roddel, founder of Family Watchdog, believes this effort to curb sexual crimes must be made.
Roddel says, “We must do more, we must do everything humanly possible to stop sexual predators before they commit crimes. I pray the day will come when organizations like Family Watchdog and S.O.R.T.I. are no longer necessary but, until then, a maximum effort must be made to identify and track those convicted of sex crimes. Jessica’s Law if enacted in every state will be of great benefit to every citizen, no matter the age or gender.”
Family Watchdog, LLC which operates http://www.familywatchdog.us is donating ten-percent of its gross revenue to S.O.R.T.I. “We wanted a foundation with minimum administrative costs and was run by professionals’ said Roddel, “and The National Heritage Foundation does it better than anyone else. Over 90% of all donations will go directly to the causes we are supporting. That’s a net figure, after all associated expenses and we hope to increase that margin over time.”
S.O.R.T.I. has an aggressive mission and one that Roddel believes will matter. “We have three primary areas of focus. To educate the public on the seriousness of the problem concerning sexual predators and how ineffective the laws are in many states. Next to promote and fund within the boundaries of a non-profit, the national effort to make Jessica’s Law, the law in all 50 states. There are several good organizations and nationally recognized individuals doing the work, we do not want to reinvent the wheel, but whatever we can do to help, including a financial commitment, we will do it. Our final goal is to reserve a portion of our funding to help groups that offer rewards for the capture of the sexual predators that continue to plague our society. The numbers are staggering; tens of thousands of these convicted predators are not where they should be. They have gone missing and who knows what they will do next. Reward money can be a motivator; we will do what we can.”
FamilyWatchdog.us, is talking with several companies about sponsorships and hopes that more companies will take on sponsorship roles, which in turn will generate revenue for S.O.R.T.I. “Most of our contacts have been with companies that value community and are deeply involved in supporting community efforts. Family Watchdog, offers a vehicle for these companies to do more than just advertise. Every dollar they invest with us can have a direct and positive effect on the lives of their customers”, said Roddel. “What could possibly be a better message to send to your customers and employee’s than we care about you and your family”?
About Family Watchdog
Family Watchdog was founded by Steve Roddel of Westfield, Indiana. In the four months since its launch, the website has grown into America’s number one site for the identification and mapping of convicted sexual offenders. The website; http://www.familywatchdog.us, consistently has more users than the next three sites combined. Over the last several weeks the website has undergone major changes to make it easier to navigate and offer the user more information, including a national ‘Amber Alert ‘
System, child safety tips, and holiday shopping safety. Family Watchdog, LLC donates the first 10% of all gross proceeds to the Sex Offender Reporting and Tracking Institute, S.O.R.T.I. a non-profit, tax exempt, 501c3 foundation.
Media contact: Mark Collins, DC Consulting, director of Public relations, 877-252-6475