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This is the feed from NCPC's TypePad based blog, Prevention Works

Jul 08, 2014 The Consequences of Intellectual Property Theft
The FBI says that intellectual property theft is, “robbing people of their ideas, inventions, and creative expressions.” Some of these ideas took years to find investors, to design, and to properly test to ensure consumer safety.
Jun 30, 2014 School Uniforms as an Anti-Gang Tactic
One way to reduce gang members’ ability to recruit in schools, and therefore keep communities safer through proactively addressing the problem is to create and enforce a school uniform.
Jun 23, 2014 Social Media and Cyber-Bullying
Photographs that are long forgotten by the users of Myspace, Facebook, and other social media websites remain on the internet for anyone to see.
Jun 13, 2014 Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Crimes Against Seniors Can Make You Cry Foul – Or You Can Prevent Them. They are devious and target one of the most vulnerable groups in our society – older Americans.
Jun 09, 2014 Street Outreach Programs
Street workers can also be known as gang interventionists, street walkers, and gang outreach workers but they all work to reach out to youth and young adults in gangs.
Feb 28, 2014 NCPC Launches Crime Prevention Distance Learning Programs
Nov 27, 2013 Counterfeit Grinches Lure You With Bargains
When asked why they purchase counterfeit products, consumers say it is simply for the lure of the bargain. As eager shoppers wait to pounce on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales they need to be aware of the counterfeit Grinches who want to entice them with promised bargains of their own.
Nov 13, 2013 Taking Action To Assist Victims of Financial Fraud
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the National Center for Victims of Crime collaborated to create this important guide that gives victim advocates a roadmap for how to respond in the wake of a financial crime.
Oct 25, 2013 Testimony of NCPC's President and CEO, Ms. Ann M. Harkins
was invited to speak at the D.C. Committee on Education's public oversight roundtable on "School Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the District of Colombia." Public witnesses included Dr. Joseph Wright from the Children's National Medical Center, the Director of Public Policy of Safe Kids Worldwide, and the heads of a two local schools.
Oct 18, 2013 America's Safe Schools Week
The National School Safety Center (NSSC), state governors and state school superintendents sponsor America's Safe Schools Week, October 20-26, 2013.
Oct 10, 2013 Protect Yourself From Cybercriminals – Stop. Think. Connect.
Avoid malware with these tips
Oct 10, 2013 Protect Yourself From Cybercriminals – Stop. Think. Connect.
What do National Crime Prevention Month and National Cyber Security Awareness Month have in common?...
Oct 04, 2013 Five Things You Need To Know About Protecting your Personal Property
When it comes to protecting your personal property, a home security system is a great place to start. Over the last several years these systems have become more reliable, more secure, and easier to use, thanks to technology.
Jul 29, 2013 Keeping Kids Safe Online
Below is a check list of safety tips and discussion topics, as well as great software resource from our good friend, McGruff the Crime Dog® (National Crime Prevention Council) to help ease the burden of keeping kids from unnecessary risk.
Jul 29, 2013 Keeping Kids Safe Online
The Internet has dramatically changed the way our kids interact with the world. They have...
Jul 15, 2013 Crime Doesn’t Take a Vacation
Amidst of the excitement and commotion that summer brings, we often forget to take precautions when traveling. Before you leave for vacation, the National Crime Prevention Council reminds you that crime doesn’t take a vacation.
Jul 15, 2013 Crime Doesn’t Take a Vacation
Amidst of the excitement and commotion that summer brings, we often forget to take precautions...
May 20, 2013 Summer Safety
Summer is almost here and most children will be out of school enjoying all types of summer activities. Some will go to camps, make a trip to visit relatives, or the entire family will take a trip to a long-planned destination. Whatever the itinerary, we all need to be diligent to keep ourselves and our children safe and out of harm’s way.
May 20, 2013 Summer Safety
Summer is almost here and most children will be out of school enjoying all types...
May 01, 2013 Consider the Safety of Seniors during Older Americans Month
May is Older Americans Month, a month we can all appreciate. We all have older individuals in our lives whom we care for dearly, and most of us will be in their shoes one day as well. Although we need to consider the safety of our elders year-round, it's important to take this one month to really concentrate our efforts toward their protection and the prevention of crimes targeting seniors.