Educating Nauvoo’s Families

  • Preventing Abuse
  • Recognizing Abuse
  • Reporting Abuse
  • Identifying Risks

Safe Families

5 Ways to Make Your Home Safer

You no doubt have smoke detectors in your home, and you may have a wide assortment of non-skid mats, baby gates, grab bars, and handrails to help keep your family safe. Are they enough? Maybe not, maintaining a safe environment at home takes practice — literally. Too often the most crucial safety message is left […]

Pray for Nauvoo’s Children This Sunday

openNauvoo and SafeNauvoo are encouraging all Nauvoo Citizens, and those who love Nauvoo, to offer a special prayer for our children this Sunday, July 23, 2017.  

Top Articles on SafeNauvoo

Nauvoo Residents Beware: IRS IMPERSONATION SCAM

Residents of Nauvoo have been receiving calls from individuals impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees. They use the threat of arrest to obtain money from victims by falsely representing that the victims owe back taxes or other fees. The perpetrators demand that the victims send them money via iTunes cards, other prepaid debit cards, money orders, or wire transfers […]

Nauvoo Turns Out to Support Kids

openNauvoo was happy to co-host an event at the City Center Wednesday Evening, July 19th with the City of Nauvoo, and the Advocacy Network for Children. It was well attended, with community leaders, religious leaders, law enforcement, fire department and local families in attendance. Mayor McCarty was instrumental in presenting this event, a big thank […]

A Profile of the Child Molester

How many child molesters live in the United States? Approximately 400,000 convicted pedophiles currently reside in the United States, according to Department of Justice estimates. How many victims does a child molester average? Interviews guaranteeing complete confidentiality and immunity from prosecution, conducted by Emory University psychiatrist Dr. Gene Abel*, uncovered that: Male offenders who abused […]

Advocacy Network for Children Video

This video was prepared for the Advocacy Network for Children. This group serves a a resource for Nauvoo families through the Carthage office.  Jessica Bolton is the CAC Coordinator.  She can be reached at this site: Hancock County Child Advocacy Center or by calling (217) 617-5347.  

Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

The prevalence of child sexual abuse (CSA) is difficult to determine because it is often not reported; experts agree that the incidence is far greater than what is reported to authorities. CSA is also not uniformly defined, so statistics may vary. Statistics below represent some of the research done on child sexual abuse. The U.S. Department […]

Click Here to Check for Sex Offenders in Your Neighborhood

Note: This registry contains only those who are actively on the State’s Sex Offender Registry. It does not include those who have failed to report, have cases prior to the implementation of the registry, or who have not yet been convicted and ordered by the court.
It is an incomplete reference. Additional information will be provided here in the future.

Information is being prepared for the Public Record section and will be placed here soon.
The information presented here is to inform the public, protect families, and correct the false narrative which is often created by abusers. Too often the victims of abuse are re-victimized by portraying them as the offender, or denying or minimizing the abuse.

All documents presented are publicly available, and were obtained through legal means.