Learn About Safety Issues; Children Receive Free NYPD Child Identification Cards
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that her office, in partnership with the NYPD and Safe Horizon, will for the first time host a Bronx Child Safety Fair, welcoming families to hear from experts on safety concerns, receive a free Safe Child ID Card and enjoy a fun-filled day of games, music and more.
The fair, which commemorates Child Abuse Prevention Month, will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mount Hope Community Center located at 55 East 175th Street. Children ages 3 to 13 and their families are welcome to attend.
District Attorney Clark said “Our main priority is to keep children from harm and I hope that you will join me on Saturday to learn how to make our community the safest it can be. I am pleased that one of our prosecutors, Danielle Pascale, Supervisor of the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Bureau, organized this important event for the Bronx.”
Safety topics that will be covered include bike safety, bullying prevention, Internet precautions and safe sleeping. Assistant District Attorneys will also be on hand to discuss safe and unsafe touching and the NYPD will distribute free SAFE Child Identification cards which contain a child’s name, biographical information and a fingerprint image of both index fingers. The cards can be easily carried and are an important tool used by the New York State AMBER Alert and Missing Child Alert programs.
Representatives from several organizations such as the FDNY, the YMCA, the NY Public Library, Universal Pre-K, Odyssey House, and AAA will be also be available and the NYPD will be taking sign-ups for their summer youth programs.
In addition to educational opportunities, entertainment will include a DJ, face painting, a bouncy castle, a raffle and free food.