We are very pleased to partner with AlertID and the U.S. Department of Justice to help us deliver critical safety information to young adults across the country
Arlington, VA (PRWEB) February 05, 2013
Today, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and AlertID, Inc. announced a comprehensive national partnership to help make critical public safety information universally accessible. Under the terms of the partnership, AlertID will make its free mobile app and online public safety services available to NCPC and other partner organizations across the country.
Through this project, NCPC will provide vital safety information to young adults in high school and college to help them learn about the threats they may face and encourage them to adopt crime prevention strategies to avoid those threats or better address any that do arise. The national partnership developed from discussions around the First Timers Resource Project for Young Adults, which NCPC developed with the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice. The First Timers Project includes extensive research on how to provide these young adults with useful tools and skills necessary to effectively lower their risk of becoming victims of crime. “The 18- to 24-year-old population constitutes the largest cohort of crime victims today, which is why this partnership is so important. It will expand the reach of the First Timers project to ensure young adults are equipped with the resources they need to prevent victimization,” said Denise O’Donnell, Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice.
AlertID’s mobile and online communication platform will enhance NCPC’s ability to deliver these important resources directly to young adults, who increasingly rely on their phones, tablets, and computers for information. In addition, AlertID will provide these young adults with the ability to report threats from their phones, severe weather advisories, secure social networking services, crime and sex offender alerts where available, a mobile solution to help protect family members and pets, an interactive crime and emergency map, and other AlertID services.
“We are very pleased to partner with AlertID and the U.S. Department of Justice to help us deliver critical safety information to young adults across the country,” said Ann M. Harkins, president and CEO of NCPC. “We also look forward to working with AlertID on other projects and initiatives and to introducing the company to our other partners.”
“NCPC is the premier organization for crime prevention, and we are excited to partner with NCPC and its famous icon of safety, McGruff the Crime Dog®,” said Ken Wiles, CEO of AlertID. “We also look forward to working with NCPC and the U.S. Department of Justice to help enhance the safety of high school and college aged adults. It is a terrific project.”
About the National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council is the nonprofit leader in crime prevention. For 30 years, our symbol of safety, McGruff the Crime Dog®, has delivered easy-to-use crime prevention tips that protect what matters most—you, your family, and your community. Law enforcement agencies nationwide rely on our expertise to make an impact on personal safety and crime every day. For more information on how NCPC can be a public safety expert for you or how to “Take A Bite Out Of Crime®,” visit http://www.ncpc.org.
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About AlertID, Inc.
AlertID's mission is to make the country's public safety information universally accessible, helping people protect their families and communities. AlertID provides every-day protection for your family and community at no cost to you.
AlertID has proven to reduce crime and uses advanced technology to create a communication platform for citizens and federal, state, and local authorities to share information on crime, terrorism, or natural disasters that can threaten the safety of families and communities.
To sign up for a free AlertID account, or for more information, please visit http://www.AlertID.com.
About the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. BJA's mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. BJA supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building.
For more information please visit http://www.bja.gov.