I can say that I am too scared of convicted offenders. But, it really matters what they are convicted of.
Yes. I have children. Yes I worry when the letters go out of new offenders in my area. But why am I or you not outside when your kids are? Why are they not in your eyesight? What was your outside rules as a kid? I had to be in hearing distance of my mother’s voice.
I have a special house on my block now. About 3 yo 4 months old but I am not taking no risks. I’m watching AND educating my kids on what that house AND it’s residents is.
Spend more time watching your kids and not them watching themselves. These people are happy to be free and many think twice about going back. Remember that. Monitor you own kids, property, and block. Letting kids run loose allows them to possibly be in one of those homes as an adult, on drugs, or in a gang.
Buy them girl scout cookies. Buy that football fundraiser item. Donate to the local school or churches. Those kids need that love.
Share with your neighbor. Get neighborly involved. At least say hello.