Friday, July 22, 2011

ATTENTION: NYS Sen Adams Sponsors SAFE CHILD CARDS for BK Families

In light of the abduction and murder of 8-year-old Lieby Kletzy, NYS Senator Eric Adams, in partnership with Youth America, will offer an opportunity for parents and children to obtain a free SAFE CHILD CARD on Sunday, July 24, 2011, from 2PM-4PM at the Brooklyn Public Central Library (Youth Wing Program Room).

The SAFE CHILD CARD contains a child’s name, biographical information (e.g. date of birth, height, weight, etc.) and a fingerprint image of both index fingers. The cards can be made in less than two minutes.

Parents and guardians can also choose, if they wish, to store the information in a statewide electronic database. In the event that a child is reported missing, the data can be disseminated to police agencies within minutes, dramatically increasing the possibility of bringing a missing child home unharmed. The storage of information is voluntary and requires a written consent of a parent or legal guardian.

For more information, please contact the Office of NYS Senator Eric Adams at (718) 284-4700.

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