How would I know if my child has been sexually victimized?

If you notice behavioral changes or if you suspect that your child has been sexually victimized, contact your local law enforcement agency, Department of Social Services, or Child Advocacy Center immediately. Also, give your child permission to talk to you about things that may be bothering them and encourage them to attend child abuse prevention programs held through schools and community programs. It is important to remember that though SVP's may pose a risk, they are not the only sex offenders in the community. Other offenders who may be dangerous, but who are not subject to community notification by law, include all un-convicted sex offenders, all sex offenders whose offenses were committed prior to July 1, 1999, and many who have not been identified as known sex offenders. Research indicates that a person is most likely to be sexually assaulted by someone they know.

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1. Can I have a copy of the Registered Sex Offender List?
2. How would I know if my child has been sexually victimized?
3. If a sex offender is so dangerous, why is (s)he allowed out in the community?
4. Isn’t it just a matter of time before the SVP commits another crime?
5. Now that I know a sex offender lives in my community, what should I do differently to protect my family and myself?
6. What crimes designate someone as a sex offender?
7. What are the characteristics of a sex offender?
8. What are the laws in Colorado for sex offenders?
9. What do I tell my children about this SVP?
10. What is a sexually violent predator?
11. Who do I contact if I know a sex offender is out of compliance?
12. Why aren’t communities notified when other types of sex offenders are released?