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  • 00:34

    NCPC and Cyberbullying Prevention: What’s New and What to Do

    in Youth

    Home of McGruff the Crime Dog, the National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies.
    One of NCPC’s primary initiatives centers on preventing cyberbullying – what parents, educators and kids can do to combat the prevalence of bullying online and resolve interpersonal conflicts in a peaceful and respectful manner. Michelle Boykins from NCPC will speak about cyberbullying as part of the series on youth violence in support of the National Campaign to Prevent Youth Violence.
    Michelle Boykins, Director of Communications at the National Crime Prevention Council, directs all operational aspects for promotions, media relations, and public service advertising symbolized by McGruff the Crime Dog®, his nephew Scruff®, and the “Take A Bite Out Of Crime®” slogan. The million-dollar public service campaign provides a tremendous return on investment by receiving an average of $60 million in donated media support.

  • 00:15

    National Crime Prevention Council

    in Education

    Our topic today is crime prevention.  We are delighted to have Michelle Boykins as our guest.  She is the Senior Director of Communications with the non-profit National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), home of McGruff the crime dog. 
    Michelle has over seventeen years of experience with corporate clients, nonprofits, and associations. Prior to working for the National Crime Prevention Council she worked for Edelman Public Relations Worldwide where she gained significant work experience and/or planning, scheduling, and preparing for events with many other follow-on experiences

  • 00:32

    Helping Children to be Safe

    in Youth

    National Crime Prevention Council has developed several initiatives to educate children and adults to help them be safe from crime. The McGruff Club curriculum for children ages six to ten provides prevention and safety education.  When the Going Gets Scruff is a newly developed animated 3-minute DVD for kids ages five to eight to help them handle bullying situations. The Circle of Respect is designed to encourage respect and consideration for others. VOICES, a component of Circle of Respect, is geared to high school youth and is designed to allow teens to express themselves through poetry, rap, song, art – all original works – as it relates to their personal efforts to have a safe and happy lifestyle.
    Marcia Ellis serves the National Crime Prevention Council as the Program Manager for the Children and Youth initiatives. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing programs for youth and adults which address leadership development, program evaluation community outreach to name a few. At NCPC, she will collaborate in the organizations mission to help families and communities keep themselves safe from crime.
    Zena Zumeta, internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators.  She is president of the  Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    For more Information:  McGruff® The Crime Dog

  • 00:59

    Preventing Mortgage Fraud And Theft From Auto Prevention

    in News

    During this live episode of the Code Red! radio show host Alfred McComber's guests will include Ann Harkins, President and CEO of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) along with Chuck Sczuroski, Senior Trainer with the National Crime Prevention Council who will both be stopping by the show to discuss the growing issue of mortgage fraud. Ms. Harkins and Mr. Sczuroski will share some important information and tips on the best strategies homeowners can utilize to protect themselves from mortgage fraud. Our guests will also share details about a FREE "Mortgage Fraud: Protecting Homeowners, Empowering Victims" Virtual Conference that is being presented by the National Crime Prevention Council on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 9:00AM-5:00PM (EST).
    Later in the broadcast, we will be joined by Detective Jarod Towers with the Cheverly, MD Police Department who will stop by the show live to discuss "common sense" crime prevention strategies to avoid becoming a theft from auto victim.
    Detective Towers will also talk about his department's brand new citizen advisory campaign to help deter theft from auto crimes called, "If You Don't Conceal It, Thieves Will Steal It."

  • 02:00

    Code Red! Radio Show 12-16-09

    in News

    During this live episode of the Code Red! radio show, our featured guests will include retired FBI Agent Jack Owens who shares insight to his long term career as an FBI agent and his new book, "Don't Shoot! We're Republicans!" Also on the broadcast, we will be joined by Ann Harkins, the recently appointed brand new President and CEO of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) who will be visiting the show to discuss the on-going work and mission of the NCPC and some of the new initiatives under her leadership. Later in our broadcast, Ruthann Sprague, National Coordinator with the National Rifle Association's "Refuse To Be A Victim" program will be stopping by to share details of a nationwide powerful training seminar that can help increase your personal security, safety and emergency preparedness.