But the data Cavoukian authorized for release is limited to the postal codes where offenders live. Focused and helpful: Family Watchdog serves a specific function—to provide important information about sex offenders—and it does it well. Jukin Media.
Aside from giving citizens information about where potentially dangerous offenders live, the ruling has a broader impact across Canada on what information governments can withhold, Cavoukian said. Daily Brew May 9, Family Watchdog also offers a sexual offender notification service which alerts members via email whenever a convicted sexual predator moves into their area.
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But most sexual offences occur among people who know each other. It not only provides data on nearby sex offenders, but also offers statistics on sex abuse and advice on how to keep your family safe. Ring Security Review.
Family Watchdog gives people the ability to make smarter decisions about where they live, work, and go to school. Given strong decisions in the lower courts, the Supreme Court appeal had almost no chance of success. Ontarians can now get at least a rough idea of where sex offenders live in their province, thanks to a long legal battle waged on their behalf by a media organization.
For instance, said Global News , the Woodbridge postal area has 20 sex offenders living among 55, residents. Family Watchdog is a new site launched by the National Coalition of Victims in Action which uses a local map search function to display sex offenders in specific areas.
A view of gates to an exercise yard for inmates at Kingston Penitentiary in Kingston, Ontario October 11, The site will create a map based on the information provided that shows different icons at the locations of nearby offenders. Family Watchdog lists the name of the offender, their address, and their photo — something all parents who live in states with a public sexual offender registry should be made aware of.
Cavoukian told Global News the government's continued legal resistance to her initial ruling was an "unbelievable" waste of taxpayer dollars.