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-- a sex offender -- served his or her time finding a place to live can be a challenge.
But one man -- registered sex offender himself has made it his mission to find homes for people just like him.
Joining us now on the phone -- RL young the founder of housing for sex offenders dot com mr.
young thank you for joining us today.
Yeah you certainly have had this personal experience and you know that communities many of them are rightly outraged when somebody moves and they have great fears about someone joining their community but you say you're not really doing is to help the sex offenders it's more about their families explain.
Yes I get calls on a regular basis from the -- -- sex offender -- from the children out.
Sex offenders have to natively -- plate and help them find a place that is it's legal and compliance with both state laws.
So that there every member could be released from prison in many cases they're not released at all.
If they cannot find -- proper address or their.
Due to live homeless we wandering the streets at night which is not -- for the community.
Now I understand -- you're Florida and I would imagine that all states are different about the -- limitations they put on where you can live.
Why is it's so hard to find someplace to live -- -- in that you have to be away from schools they have to be away from certain locations are they're not places that sex offenders can go.
This state law in Florida requires that such offenders live 1000 feet from where children regularly congregate.
And that's quite difficult to find.
But it is out.
It is doable however.
Ron book a lobbyist you're Florida.
Lobbied for the increase of that -- to 2500 feet.
And in many cases it included school.
School bus stopped.
So -- such offender in the state of Florida in 57.
Cannot live within 2500 feet or apple files from a school bus stop which makes it virtually -- possible.
-- -- -- it's better to live in those cities counties orbit this.
And quickly we just have a short time left is it that you find what.
In facilities that basically a home or something else that -- the requirements that falls outside of those radius is.
And then rent out the rooms -- help people to get into those homes is that what your -- about.
Absolutely we find places that are legitimate and then.
Look forward to what's.
Drug offenders these dark.
To help them get and that whether we put up the body or or what.
All right -- young very interesting website and concept we thank you Brad being willing to share your story.
It's my pleasure -- it.
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