Councilman McCarrick was joined by Laura Ahern, Executive Director of Parents for Megan's Law, as well as numerous local community, PTA and Civic leaders supporting his initiative on the steps of Brookhaven Town Hall.
...Laura Ahern, Executive Director of Parents for Megan's Law stated, "Residency restriction laws won't eliminate child sexual abuse, but they prevent the potential for victimization by limiting direct contact sexual predators can have with children.
Further, laws like the Brookhaven Protection Act provide statutory guidelines for the community and to registered offenders to clarify what residency restrictions exist in their local community."
At the press conference, Councilman McCarrick stated he
would be putting forth a resolution at tonight's Town Board meeting that will set a public hearing on the proposed Brookhaven Child Protection Act for December 20th.
...Pictured at press conference are (l to r): Councilman Ed Hennessey, District 6; Laura Ahern, Executive Director of Parents for Megan's Law; Councilman Kevin McCarrick; District 2; Suffolk Legislator Dan Losquadro; and Elvira Targon, President of Scott's Beach Association