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"NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TRIADS - COMMUNITIES WORKING TO KEEP OLDER ADULTS SAFE" PROGRAMS

WHATA partnership of three organizations: law enforcement, senior citizens, and community groups all pushing for senior safety and elder abuse prevention.
WHYTo promote senior safety and to reduce the fear of crime that seniors often experience.
WHEREThe National Association of Triads (NATI)
Alexandria, VA, USA.


Program Description

The "National Association of Triads" assists communities in organizing their own Triad program by providing ideas and training materials.

The association is involved with the Celebrate Safe Communities Initiative administered by the National Crime Prevention Council which provides free resources and support for local crime prevention efforts, and crime prevention activities that help keep communities safe.

The "National Association of Triads" is also involved in helping to promote the US Treasury Department's Go Direct campaign that encourages citizens and seniors to have their government benefit checks deposited directly into their account rather than receiving a paper check which increases the risk of lost or stolen checks and helps protect against financial crimes.
Seniors also enjoy the convenience of not having to go and cash or deposit a check, something that may be difficult for them.

The "National Association of Triads" suggests that volunteers promote the US Treasury Department's Go Direct campaign by:

-Distributing and display campaign materials in lobbies
-Include information about direct deposit in workshops or public speaking engagements geared toward seniors
-Post campaign information on websites and social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter

Find out more information about "Go Direct campaign's" Crime Prevention Month and download an electronic tool kit.


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