RAINN on the Today Show

In the wake of revelations that a superintendent of residential apartment buildings in New York City is a registered sex offender, RAINN spokeswoman Katherine Hull weighed in on the Today Show: “The FBI says that rape is the second most violent crime, trailing only murder.” Clearly, says Hull, registered sex offenders should not have access to people’ homes.

If you’re worried about maintenance workers who have access to your home, follow these tips from The Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E.:

  • Commit to only doing business with those service companies that perform criminal background checks on their workers and subcontractors.
  • Just because you trust the company you hire, it doesn't mean the employees they send into your home are not convicted felons.
  • "Bonded and insured” does not mean a criminal background check has been performed on the worker.
  • Many major corporations use subcontractors. You may not be hiring whom you think.

Watch the Today Show clip featuring RAINN

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