What Does The Jimmy Ryce Center Do?

What Does The Jimmy Ryce Center Do?

The Jimmy Ryce Center does:

  • Distributes pictures of children abducted by predators and tries to get media coverage
  • Increases public awareness of sexual predators and predatory abductions through speeches, brochures, newsletters, radio and television appearances
  • Provides information to teachers and parents on how they can teach their children to be more predator smart and thus more predator resistant
  • Identifies legislation and programs designed to better protect children from sexual predators
  • Provides AKC bred bloodhounds free to law enforcement to find abducted and lost children
  • Assists law enforcement in developing more effective procedures for handling predatory abductions
  • Counsels and provides support to parents of children abducted by sexual predators
  • Works to improve coordination and cooperation among state missing children clearinghouses, missing children nonprofit organizations, and law enforcement


  1. Scarlett Author November 15, 2016 (10:35 am)

    I just watched Pervert Park on Netflix and some of the “treatment methods” you allegedly use-such as a thumb tack in the finger to associate “lewd” pleasure and pain sound barbaric. As a marriage and family therapist and a human being, I’m sickened by the thought of using pain for any purpose. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

    Reply to Scarlett
    • Mark Young Author November 15, 2016 (12:03 pm)

      We are confused. The Jimmy Ryce Center does NOT arrest, prosecute or imprison people charged with sex crimes. The JRC does supply law enforcement agencies with bloodhounds to track missing children and endangered adults. There is a Florida law which has been nicknamed “The Jimmy Ryce Act,” but all that does is insure the accused can safely be returned to society or remain locked up. The JRCknows nothing about the movie “Pervert Park”

      Reply to Mark Young
      • Ray Author November 25, 2016 (10:36 pm)

        I’m confused too. This movie says Florida sends sex offenders to JRC to under go treatment. And the methods described in the documentary seem very strange. Anyways I’m glad to hear JRC is something completely different.

        Reply to Ray
        • Mark Young Author November 28, 2016 (1:43 am)

          The movie most likely stated the sex offender was sentenced under the Jimmy Ryce Act, which keeps the offender locked up after serving their sentence. Under this law (act) they receive treatment and will not be released until cleared by a panel of experts.

          The founders of the Jimmy Ryce Center, Don and Claudine Ryce, championed the Florida legislature to get such a law passed. The JRC does NOT sentence, house, or have any dealings with the accused.

          For information about a specific inmate, I urge to contact their lawyer, the arresting agency or the State Attorney of the county where the offense took place.

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