Archives for 2020

Help is on the Way with Praesidium’s Helpline

Help is on the Way Heart racing and hands shaking, you pick up the phone just as your employees are leaving for the day. They smile and call out, “have a good night,” but you know your day is far from over. It happened, even though you implemented policies to protect the consumers in your […]

The How and Why of Praesidium Investigations

A single incident of abuse can cause a lifetime of pain and suffering for a child or vulnerable adult and perhaps your organization recently experienced or narrowly avoided such an incident. It is important to understand that if you do not have an effective plan in place, “You risk contaminating the witness, tainting the investigation […]

Electronic Communications and Organizations’ Duty to Protect

Around 95% of youth ages 12 and 17 use the internet daily. Internet usage may expose youth to sexual offenders, who seek contact with minors via social networking sites and apps. With changing technologies, the dynamics of abuse have also changed. Per a report from the Michigan State Police, Instagram has become the primary means […]

Lifting the Limits: Update on Changes in Statutes of Limitations

We know that offenders need access to youth or vulnerable populations to perpetrate sexual abuse. To obtain this access, we know offenders often seek employment or volunteer opportunities with youth-serving organizations. Over the last couple of decades, we’ve seen changes in the legal requirements and responsibilities for organizations to implement prevention systems to keep the […]

Top 5 Tips to Ensure Your Staff is Prepared

Top 5 Tips to Ensure Your Staff is Prepared for the New Year We hope that the new year brings optimism for your organization’s safest year yet.  Of course, we all know that optimism is not a strategy, so what safety items should you be thinking about to prepare your staff in the new year?  […]