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What We Do

stop child predators

Stop Child Predators (SCP) mission has one goal – to protect children from exploitation.  To that end we craft legislation; build coalitions; and provide education to policy makers and the public.  To confront the victimization of children at the local level we have passed model legislation in forty-six states.  Now,  as the challenges to protect children have become global we are focusing our attention on federal policy to ensure adequate law enforcement support to meet the moment when it comes to keeping children safe.  If predators are not removed from the equation no community, no platform, no family, no child will be safe.


PROTECT was passed to address the rapid proliferation of online CSAM. The law laid the groundwork for a coordinated cross-sectoral response focused on prevention, interdiction, and community outreach and education. The law mandated that a senior official at the Department of Justice, designated by the Attorney General, develop, implement, and provide biennial updates to a 19-pronged National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction (National Strategy). Unfortunately, a 2022 report from the Government Accountability Office found that the Department of Justice had fallen into noncompliance, citing several factors - including staffing and resource constraints, while reports to the CyberTipline skyrocketed. There is no better way to begin to attack these problems than by implementing a bill that was a perfect response at the time and still represents the most effective path toward disrupting wholesale child exploitation.  

Pass the Invest in Child Safety Act (INVEST)

INVEST seeks to provide federal, state, and local agencies with the resources to combat the root causes of CSAM proliferation by directing $5 billion in mandatory funding for investigations, prevention, and support for CSAM victims. The bill would be fully paid for by extending customs user fees. It would quadruple the number of prosecutors and agents in DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Unit, add 90 new full-time investigators in the DOJ and 100 new FBI task force investigators, and provide funding to NCMEC to hire 65 additional analysts and make major system upgrades. It will also double the funding for state Internet Crime Against Children task forces and require tech companies to increase the time they hold evidence of CSAM in a secure database, to enable law enforcement to prosecute older cases.

Safety Issues with Short-Term Rentals

Real estate prospectors, exploiting short-term rental sites like Airbnb, are turning communities into neighborhoods of strangers to the point where tools like sex offender lists are becoming obsolete as there is no safeguard in place to stop a child predator from renting a short-term rental property next door.

— Stacie Rumenap, SCP President

Advisory board

Mark Lunsford, Chairman of the Advisory Board 

Roderick R. Paige, Ed.D., Vice Chairman

Susan Grundberg, MSSW, MPA

The Honorable Susan Jacobs

Felicity Sackville Northcott, PhD

Lauren Avey

Viet Dinh

Giovanni Calabro, President Vindicati LLC

Executive board

Stacie Rumenap, President

Agatha Tomasik, Executive Director

Maureen Flatley, Advisor

John Falb, Treasurer

Lizette Benedi Herraiz, Counsel

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