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You Care So Be Aware Child Safety Resources

Non-Family Abductions (Kidnapping)

Baltimore County Online Resources

  • The Counseling Unit is the outreach and prevention branch of the Youth and Community Resources Section of the Baltimore County Police Department. They are a staff of skilled counselors who work with young people and their families with the goal of preventing crime and fostering positive interpersonal relationships and life skills.

 Online Resources Outside Baltimore County

  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice provides a variety of online publications on child protection.

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Crimes Against Children (CAC) Program provides a quick and effective response to all incidences of crimes against children. The CAC Program strategy is to decrease the vulnerability of children to acts of sexual exploitation and abuse; develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes involving the victimization of children; and enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through training programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations.

  • National Crime Prevention Council's mission is to forge a nationwide commitment by people acting individually and together to prevent crime and build safer, more caring communities. The Council tries to teach kids how to be safe on the streets by providing information about general child safety including stranger danger, internet safety, and Halloween safety. The National Crime Prevention Council administers the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign, whose public service ads have made McGruff "The Crime Dog," his nephew, Scruff and "TAKE A BITE OUT OF CRIME" national symbols for crime prevention.

  • KidsHealth provides parents, kids, and teens information about mental and physical health and covers many topics on general child safety.

Revised December 5, 2011