IJIS Institute Badge & Tech Gala to Benefit Web Wise Kids

Event to help fund programs to provide students, parents and educators with hands-on opportunities to use technology safely and ethically.

Ashburn, VA, December 03, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security will host the 2nd Annual Badge & Tech Benefit Gala on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at the Renaissance Hotel, Washington D.C. Proceeds of this event will go to Web Wise Kids, the recognized leader in Internet safety education for youth.

"We are proud to partner with the IJIS Institute and are gratified they thought our program worthy enough to be the recipient of the proceeds from their Annual Badge & Tech Benefit Gala,” said Judi Westberg Warren, President of Web Wise Kids.

IJIS Institute President, Matt D’Alessandro, noted, “The Badge & Tech Benefit Gala began as a celebration for our 10th anniversary, but it was so successful that we have decided to make it an annual event in conjunction with our January Industry Briefing.” D’Alessandro further stated, “Not only is this an opportunity for our members and practitioners to enjoy a wonderful evening of networking, it is a time for us to support worthy causes, such as Web Wise Kids, so they can continue to provide students, parents and educators with hands-on opportunities to safely and ethically use technology.”

The 2nd Annual Badge & Tech Benefit Gala is being held in conjunction with the IJIS Institute Industry Briefing on January 18-20, 2012. You may register for the Industry Briefing or purchase tickets for the Gala at the IJIS Institute website or by calling Camille Bechtel at 703-726-3697. Attendees at both events will include federal, state and local justice employees and executives, interested citizens and companies serving the justice market. Opportunities to sponsor all or portions of these events are available by contacting Samantha Styles at 703-726-4173 or at samantha.styles@ijis.org.


About Web Wise Kids—Web Wise Kids (WWK), established in 2000 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives partial funding from the U.S. Congress through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs. WWK is dedicated to empowering today’s youth to make wise choices online and specializes in providing easy to use, school-approved Internet safety education. Today’s e-generation is taught valuable lessons in their own medium using computer games with high tech simulations based on real life criminal cases. WWK programs have reached over 10 million youth and thousands of parents nationwide. For more information on Web Wise Kids or to make a donation, visit http://www.webwisekids.org/donate. Download Web Wise Kids’ free, an educational social networking mobile app for kids at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beseen/id463888757?mt=8.

About the IJIS Institute—The IJIS Institute unites the private and public sectors to improve critical information sharing for those who provide public safety and administer justice in our communities. The IJIS Institute provides training, technology assistance, national scope issue management, and program management services to help government fully realize the power of information sharing. Founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with national headquarters on The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, the IJIS Institute has grown to nearly 200 member and affiliate companies across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.ijis.org.
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