The YMCA of Central Florida announced to its members that it will begin screening all members and guests to see if they are registered sex offenders before being let inside their buildings.
The announcement came in the form of a letter:
Beginning August 1, 2018: All Y members, guests and non-member program participants will automatically be screened against a national sex offender registry at all YMCA of Central Florida locations. At the YMCA of Central Florida, there is nothing more important to us than the safety and security of our members, staff and volunteers. For that reason, we proactively evaluate our safety procedures; and, as a result, recently made the decision to enhance our check-in process.
The wording has already been added to the Y’s Code of Conduct, which all members sign when they join.
A check of other YMCA policies revealed Central Florida is not alone.
YMCA organizations across the country had adopted similar screening methods, some as far back as 2010.
The new screening procedures in Central Florida take effect Aug. 1.
After being convicted of a sex crime, you will be forced to register as a sex offender, which is basically a life sentence for your crime. Depending on the level that you are assigned, day care centers, schools and other facilities that have children on their site will have to be notified. It is likely that your name and picture will be displayed on a local newspaper or various websites.
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