Presentation on theme: "(Sex Offender Sense) Presented by: Jon Cordeiro Founder and National Director New Name Ministries Fort Worth, Texas."— Presentation transcript:
(Sex Offender Sense) Presented by: Jon Cordeiro Founder and National Director New Name Ministries Fort Worth, Texas
New Name Ministries OUR VISION: New Name Ministries envisions social reform by replacing America’s current practices of long-term retribution with restoration and reconciliation. We believe in treatment and restoration for those involved in and/or impacted by sexual abuse, without fear of destroying their family or being ostracized for life. We work to replace persecution with prevention through education and treatment. This new emphasis will lead to prevention and intervention, which means fewer victims. We intend to replicate community safe residential reentry facilities nationwide to assist those exiting prisons. We renew and repurpose individuals to equip them to break the cycle of sexual abuse and thus create a truly safer America.
New Name Ministries Mission Statement Child abuse prevention through community safe residential reentry for former sex offenders and restorative education to churches, families and individuals impacted by sexual abuse.
Disclaimer This presentation is based on careful research representing public information concerning education related to developing policies and procedures for prevention of sexual offenses and reintegration of former sex offenders. This is not an exhaustive or conclusive presentation, nor is there any guarantee that the information received will keep children, youth and vulnerable adults in your community safe from sexual offense.
Acknowledgment With respect for any former victim's of sexual abuse that may be attending this presentation; please know it is NOT our desire to re- victimize anyone, only to educate the public. If anyone feels re-victimized by the content of this presentation please make us aware of it after the presentation so we may consider how to better serve the public.
Who is a sex offender?
Headlines about Sexual Offenses Headlines about Sexual Offenses It has been seven years since she learned that her 53-year-old executive husband was accused of molesting a child under the age of 14. He quickly admitted guilt and was arrested. After posting bail the next day, he came home, but she ordered him away from her and their children. Public records show he shot himself in the head a day later. It has been seven years since she learned that her 53-year-old executive husband was accused of molesting a child under the age of 14. He quickly admitted guilt and was arrested. After posting bail the next day, he came home, but she ordered him away from her and their children. Public records show he shot himself in the head a day later.
Headlines about Sexual Offenses
BROOKSHIRE, Texas – A 12-year-old boy has been accused of sodomizing an BROOKSHIRE, Texas – A 12-year-old boy has been accused of sodomizing an 8-year-old boy with a bamboo stick while four other young children held the boy down. 8-year-old boy with a bamboo stick while four other young children held the boy down.
Headlines about Sexual Offenses A former high school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a student according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. A former high school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a student according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.
What is a sex offense? Any sexual activity that violates the rights and privacy of another.
Two Types of Sex Offenders: Known – 15% (Registrant’s) Unknown – 85%
Types of Sexual Offenses Frotteurism: intentional sexual touch in public. Most common and hardest to prove. Voyeurism (“Peeping Tom”): secretive viewing. Live Pornography. Exhibitionism: exposing to strangers. Highest rate of recidivism of all sexual offenses.
Types of Sexual Offenses Pedophilia: primary interest in prepubescent children (exclusive: only children, non-exclusive: joint interest in children and adults). Child molester: commonly situational, not exclusive. Rapist: violent force of will upon another.
Examples of Sexual Offenses Consensual sex between 17 yo boy and 15 yo girl. Possession or distribution of illegal pornography. Solicitation of a prostitute for sexual services.
Examples of Sexual Offenses Burglary of a habitat while inhabited. Anyone caught urinating in a public place. Kids/adults that “moon” someone as a prank.
How Many Offenders? 1 in 20 Males, 1 in 3,300 Females Will Sexually Offend.
How Many Victims? Women 1 in 4 - only 1/16 disclose Men 1 in 10 - only 1/60 disclose
Biblical View of Sexual Immorality Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said do not commit adultery. But I tell you that anyone who has looked at a women lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” -Matthew 5:27-28
Biblical View of Sexual Immorality Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 1Corinthians 6:18-20
The Facts Not all sex offenders are predators. Not all sex offenders are child molesters. child molesters. Not all child molesters are pedophiles.
The Facts Sex offenders exist throughout society. They mostly offend those in their family or social circle. 90 % of child molesters report that they know their victims fairly well.
Does Treatment Work? Surveys show that sex offenders that receive treatment have a 50% reduction in re-offense.
Where Do We Start ? Evaluate your family and social boundaries. Cast out fear with God’s perfect love; Separate the behavior from the person, hate the sin – not the sinner. BELIEVE that with GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
What Can We Do? Become part of their process of change and accountability. Become part of their process of change and accountability. Offer ourselves as a living testimony of the power and love of Jesus Christ. Offer ourselves as a living testimony of the power and love of Jesus Christ. Become the friend they never had, the family they long for, the re-presenter of Become the friend they never had, the family they long for, the re-presenter of Christ that holds up a standard for life. Christ that holds up a standard for life.
What Can the Church Do? The Church can do all things through Christ! We are called to change the world! We are called to change the world! We have the most important role, and the most authority, in addressing this age old problem in our society.
What Can the Church Do? “My people perish for lack of knowledge…” WE CAN HELP YOU: Educate Church leadership Educate Church leadership Establish policies and procedures Train teachers and volunteers Certify Chaperones
“The only thing to fear, is fear itself.” There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18