Stop Child Predators

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Stop Child Predators (SCP) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC dedicated to establishing penalty enhancements for those found guilty of committing sexual offenses against children; implementing an effective and efficient nationwide sex offender registry; and protecting the rights of crime victims.[1]

Ties to American Legislative Exchange Council

SCP is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Stacie Rumenap, Executive Director of Stop Child Predators, represents the organization as co-chair of ALEC's Public Safety and Elections Task Force as of 2011. [2] Rumenap has been a member of ALEC since 2004. She is also the Private Sector Chair of the Sexual Predators Subcommittee. [3]

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

Model State Legislation

SCP has posted model legislation adopted by ALEC in April 2006:


Adopted: April 22, 2006
Sexual Offenses Against Children Act
Summary

This Act increases penalties for sexual offenses committed against children, and provides for mandatory sentences for certain of these offenses. Further, the Act strengthens the reporting requirements for adjudicated sexual offenders. Model Legislation Section 1. {Title}


You can read the entire Act HERE.


Leadership

  • Stacie D. Rumenap - Executive Director: Prior to joining SCP, Ms. Rumenap "served as the Deputy Director for the American Conservative Union (ACU), the nation's oldest and largest conservative grassroots issue-advocacy organization, where she directed the ACU's annual Conservative Political Action Conference and served as one of the group's principle lobbyists. Rumenap has also served as the Executive Director for both U.S. Term Limits and the National Center for Growth, worked on Capitol Hill, and worked on three successful congressional campaigns. Rumenap currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the America's Future Foundation and the Safe Internet Alliance. She is a former board member of the Initiative and Referendum Institute and the Georgia State Society."[4]
  • John Falb - Treasurer: Chief Financial Officer of College Loan Corporation and is a member of the Board of Directors of Stop Child Predators.
  • Cary Katz - Chairman: Chief Executive Officer for College Loan Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors

  • Jackie Katz - College Loan Corporation
  • Viet Dinh - Director

Financials

The Stop Child Predators Partnership Form 990 from 2009 shows revenue of $355,198. Between 2005 and 2009 it received $1.78 million in grants, contributions, and member fees.

In 2009, $81,667 went to salaries and $140,248 went to independent contractor payments and professional fees.

$124,431 was paid to Bancroft & Associates for "Program Administration." [5]

Advisory Board

  • Mark Lunsford


Chairman

  • Joanna Acocella


Vice President of Federal Relations at Apollo Group, Inc.

  • Meryl Chertoff


Legislative relations professional, attorney and community volunteer

  • Viet Dinh


Georgetown University Professor of Law and former Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy at U.S.
Department of Justice

  • Timothy Hughes


Senior Inspector for the U.S. Marshals Service

  • Brian Jones


Senior Counsel at Dow Lohnes

  • Joseph Kakaty


Chief Marketing Officer for College Loan Corporation

  • Roderick R. Paige, Ed.D.


Former U.S. Secretary of Education - (2001-2005)

Articles and resources

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External resources

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References

  1. Stop Child Predators
  2. Public Safety & Elections Task Force, ALEC website, accessed July 10, 2011.
  3. Private Sector Executive Committee, ALEC website, accessed July 10, 2011.
  4. Executive Team,"Stop Child Predators"
  5. 2009 SCP IRS Form 990, accessed via Guidestar.org, July 10, 2011.
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