I have volunteered for PROTECT and they have always made great use of their resources to get laws passed that protect children. An honorable and hard-working organization!
I love what NAPC is doing. The HERO corp program is so very special and impacts people on so many levels. I love how it helps Veterans who are in need of a purpose to continue a fight worth fighting for. These people are handling a job that is so mentally devastating. These people need all the help they can get.
Review from Guidestar
When crimes against children are put on the back burner and federal and local agencies wont spend a dime to help, its a great thing to see an organization like this place more of the focus on where it needs to be. SO many people turn a blind eye to what is happening on our own door steps. It HERO's from PROTECT that are making an impact on these kids.
This organization has helped numerous laws get past all the political gridlock to help the greater good of these helpless children. Every child that is rescued from harms way is a huge win. So many organizations focus on the wrong end of the spectrum. We need more pro-active organizations not re-active ones. Kudos to you NAPC for being an "In your face organization".
Review from Guidestar
I am a former Army Ranger and a child therapist. When I heard about Protect, I took the time to go on a road trip and meet the president of the organization, who was surprisingly accessible and open about what they do, how they do it, and why he is personally involved. Everything you see on the website -- from the lobby group changing laws in numerous states to better protect kids from being raped by predators and exploited by pornographers to the research they are doing to any of the charitable programs -- is legit. If you don't believe me, any moron with a computer is capable of tracking changes in the legal code for the states where Protect claims it has fought to change laws. These guys mean what they say, and they are the only ones out there doing it. They realize that the hard reality of protecting children from abuse is that you need money and political influence -- because the laws as they stand now are inadequate, and politicians don't care unless you make them. The people I've seen associated with this organization work harder than anyone I know outside of the military, and when I saw them at the organization's beginning, they were doing it as volunteers -- no one was getting paid. Anyone who wants to take the time can do a little research and see that Protect is everything they say they are, has nothing to hide, and truly deserves your support. I would seriosuly question the integrity and motivations of anyone who is going so far out of their way to dishonestly undermine an organization that fights so hard to protect children from abuse. . .
Guidestar's publication of the negative "reviews" posted here on or around July 28, 2011 deserves response. These postings were instigated by a radio "shock jock" as he engaged in days of on-air warfare with a rival radio personality who had announced his support for our cause. The attacks by the shock jock included lurid, vulgar and obscene ridicule of a child murder victim and resulted in a flood of menacing and prank phone calls and emails. At least one poster then confused the National Association to Protect Children, which is a 501(c)(3) charity, with PROTECT, our sister organization dedicated to pro-child, anti-crime legislation, a 501(c)(4). We are disappointed that a forum as important to charitable decision-making as this one is unmoderated and encourage you to visit protect dot org for more information about the outcomes our supporters achieve through their donations.
This organization hides behind a cloud of legal smoke and mirrors to make money. If you want to truly help a kid I beg of you to donate it somewhere else. Somewhere that directly spends that money on a kid. Not an organization that wines and dines in Washington trying to win over some senators. Lobbying is a waste of time, Washington is a waste of time. Why donate money to a cause that at best is going to take years to make any changes to benefit children? When there are no more starving children on our streets, or kids dying of cancer and other disease that need your help, your money NOW, then and only then should we maybe think about lobbying. Don't waste your money here. put it somewhere useful, for the love of children.
One self-absorbed narcissist and his illiterate followers seem unable to understand what Protect does. Protect is a lobbying organization. That means *all* of the money goes to salaries--salaries of lobbyists, salaries of researchers, salaries of fund-raisers. And what are they raising funds for? To pay for the researchers and lobbyists. What are the researching? Laws that put children at risk of being sexually, physically, and emotionally abused. And what are the lobbyists doing? Threatening politicians until they pass laws to protect children. I've never made a single penny from protect, and I have spent a lot of my time personally raising funds (more than $40K to date) for the organization. Why? Because *no* one has done a better job of forcing legislation to protect children.
This appears to be a very shady charity. Not even 1% of the total money collected has been dispersed for anything other than salaries. If you are considering making a donation, please choose an organization that gives AT LEAST 70% of what is donated to the cause they claim to support. Anything less, should not be considered as a legitimate charity.