Policies[ edit ] Advice to members[ edit ] The Watch Tower Society has published information on how to protect children from sexual molestation, such as the articles, Protect Your Children in the October 8, edition of Awake! These articles focus on prevention, and do not specifically state that a child or its parents should contact the police in the event of molestation. They also suggest that, in some countries, "the legal system may offer little hope of successful prosecution. The Society maintains that this two-witness policy is applied solely to congregational discipline and has no bearing on whether a crime is reported to the authorities in countries where this is mandatory. Since , statements by two victims of separate incidents by the same perpetrator may be deemed sufficient to take action and impose internal sanctions.