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Feed Item 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.
Feed Item 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.
Feed Item 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.
Feed Item Protect Yourself From Cybercriminals – Stop. Think. Connect.
What do National Crime Prevention Month and National Cyber Security Awareness Month have in common?...
Feed Item 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.

Celebrate Safe Communities

Celebrate crime prevention in communities making a difference. Start by connecting with your local law enforcement. October is Crime Prevention Month, a time to Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC). Join us this October by registering your local CSC events.

Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC) is crime prevention done the right way – local people working with local law enforcement to address local issues. CSC spotlights communities’ crime prevention efforts, enhances public awareness of vital crime prevention and safety messages, and recruits year-round support for ongoing prevention activities that help people keep neighborhoods safe from crime and prepared for any emergency.

Crime Prevention Month Themes Announced!

NCPC and its Celebrate Safe Communities co-sponsor, the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice, select annual themes based on national crime trends and local feedback. NCPC works with its national partners to provide free, online resources to help communities address these trends locally. Resources—training programs, blogs, podcasts, downloadable education materials, and links—will help law enforcement, crime prevention practitioners, and community groups plan and implement CSC events during Crime Prevention Month or throughout the year. Budgets are tight, so it’s more important than ever to emphasize prevention by recognizing past successes, organizing new CSC events, and planning for the future.

Each week of Crime Prevention Month, a theme, partners, and resources will be highlighted.

Protecting Your Personal Property

Staying Safe in a High-Tech World

School Safety and Security

Safety in the Golden Years

Celebrate Safe Communities is brought to you by the National Crime Prevention Council and the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice.  It was developed in 2008 in partnership with the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) to promote crime prevention in local communities across the country.

A CSC event can be anything large or small, such as an anti-drug march, a community safety fair, or a neighborhood cleanup. When you register your event, you will have access to free downloadable crime prevention resources, training programs, and other incentives. On a first-come, first-serve basis, Sites can order print resources, such as Neighborhood Watch manuals or new comic books, for a small fee.

Join the movement to create communities where everyone works together for public safety. Register your Crime Prevention Month or other safety events planned throughout the year at

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