Newark, NJ, December 17, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- In a move aimed at targeting child predators and promoting child safety, the Newark Focus Hispanic Center for Community Development has joined forces with AMBER Ready, Inc. The initiative is intended to educate parents and children about child safety. AMBER Ready will be conducting safety events that provide education about child safety and abduction prevention. AMBER Ready will also provide parents with a CD containing their child's photograph, profile and digital fingerprints.
The initiative is part of a nationwide campaign to educate parents and children about ways to avoid having children become the victim of violent crime. Another goal of the initiative is to raise funds for organizations that promote child safety for their members. The first event was held on Thursday, December 10, 2009 and the proceeds generated from this effort will help Focus Hispanic Center continue its mission of providing opportunities for youth and family development in times of economic hardship.
“The problems of missing children and violence against children has grown to epidemic proportions. Education is one of the most important components in the battle against these problems” says Frank Del Vecchio, CEO of AMBER Ready who has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement. “Working with the Focus Hispanic Center for Community Development and other child-focused organizations is an important part of our mission to promote child safety and create AMBER Ready Child Safe Communities nationwide.”
About AMBER Ready, Inc.
Amber Ready, Inc. has developed a unique and innovative system to assist parents and law enforcement in the event a child goes missing. The child's photograph and profile is securely stored on the parents cell phone (no centralized database is maintained) and can immediately be transmitted to local police. The police can then disseminate this information to field units, neighboring police departments and federal agencies in a matter of minutes. The time saved during the critical first three to four hours can be the difference between a successful recovery or a lost, murdered or permanently damaged child. This Police Emergency Notification System, supported by a 24-Hour Emergency Response Network gives parents an important tool in the protection of their children in the face of this growing epidemic of missing children. Their website is www.AmberReady.com
About the Focus Hispanic Center for Community Development
The Focus Hispanic Center for Community Development offers Youth and Family Development Programs. These programs provide quality educational services for children before and after school and during the summer months. They also offer one-on-one counseling sessions for families and children. The objective of the center is to provide youth and families with enriching experiences that broaden their perspectives, improve their socialization, and enhance their skills to improve their overall quality of life. Their website is www.focus411.org
Contact: Vicki Dill
973-506-6010 ext 9813