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03/30/05 - Lufkin

Keeping Your Kids Safe A Big Concern

by Stuart Burson

The recent case of a top Boy Scout leader accused have having child porn on his computer has no doubt caught the attention of many parents. The case has many folks wondering what organizations around East Texas are doing to protect children, especially groups working a lot with kids.

Pastor Michael Dant with First Assembly of God in Lufkin tells us they screen all of their employees and volunteers who work with children.

"We use Acu-Fax, we've used a couple of different companies and they basically do a national criminal file search, they'll do like a county search, and then we have references that we go through."

Pastor Dant admits criminal screening is only good if that person has a record.  That's why the church also has safety nets... like having two adults in each room with the kids and using video surveillance to help ensure a child's safety and well being.

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