TODAY Show Reactions + some FAQs
We’ve received a range of responses from our TODAY Show segment a few weeks ago. We thought it would be helpful to share what others are thinking, along with some common questions we get asked.
Many reactions were positive- a simple ‘thank you’ for educating the public on these dangers, agreement with our stance, and questions on how to better protect families. Others were not so positive- which is to be expected. We run into specific questions and concerns about giving convicted felons second chances quite often.
So, let’s dive in. The following is taken directly from Twitter after the TODAY show tweeted the article.
Our goal as an organization is NOT to prevent convicted felons and those re-entering the workforce post incarceration from being employed. Our primary goal IS to protect consumers. It is to prevent tragedies like Sue’s from ever happening again. It is to give consumers peace of mind. So, yes, we believe in second chances. We believe in post incarceration employment. However, these rights come second to the rights of innocent consumers. There are many jobs that are suitable for those re-entering the workforce, and there are many jobs that are unsuitable. Sue’s killer was a twice convicted sex-offender on parole after being released from prison after serving 13 years of a 30 year sentence for rape. Did he need to find employment? Yes. Was this type of employment the right fit for him knowing his past offenses and behavior? Absolutely not. Placing him in consumers homes, most often alone with women, was precisely where he SHOULD NOT have been.
Second chances? Yes, but not if it risks our safety. There is a job for everyone, but not every job is right for every person.
Now onto some other questions and feedback we received.
What are your thoughts? Questions? Concerns? We’d love to hear them.