On May 1st, the State Assembly proclaimed the month of May “Child Safety Awareness Month” in the state
of California. “Child Safety Awareness Month” is an initiative created in partnership with National Child ID
Program and supported by Speaker Pro Tempore Fiona Ma's office, the FBI, FBI National Citizens Academy
Alumni Association and the California State Sheriffs Association. The State Superintendent’s office and all
districts are also placing their full support behind this initiative.
Each year, more than 100,000 children in our state go missing. When these tragedies happen, many parents
are not prepared and are not able to immediately provide law enforcement with their child’s vital information
including fingerprints and D.N.A. samples in situations where every second counts. Kits and all of their
contents are 100% controlled by parents. I.D kits are kept in the home by parents and in case of
emergency, they have vital information that can quickly be turned over to law enforcement. The month long
California program will encourage parents to be prepared, not scared, by protecting their children with an
FBI-approved Child ID Kit.
I am requesting your help in getting this message to your parents via email, social media and website support
and encouraging them to take action by purchasing a potentially life-saving ID kit. Child ID Kits are $9.95
and with each kit purchased by a parent, a matching kit will be given to California law enforcement to
distribute back into the community.
While participation is voluntary, I hope all of you will take a few minutes next month to help keep
California’s children safe. For those who do participate, you will be officially recognized for your efforts with
certificates from the State Assembly and the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association. You will
also receive a public thank-you in a full page ad in the Los Angeles Times to run at the program’s completion.
Details of participation are attached, along with a comprehensive summary of the program and turnkey
instructions on how you can support this statewide effort.
You can also learn more at: www.bepreparednotscared.info. If you have any specific questions about the
program, you can also contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .
I thank you in advance for your support of this very important initiative. With your help, “California Child
Safety Awareness Month” will be the largest child safety initiative ever conducted. You and your schools can
be part of making child safety history.
Thank you for helping protect California's greatest asset...its children!