The Power of One
At Alcatraz East, we support charities that work to prevent crime and to help victims and their families to recover physically and mentally from the detrimental situations they have experienced. Any donation, big or small, will make a difference and have the potential to significantly improve the life of someone who has experienced a tragedy. Below you can read about how each charity works to repair, and in some cases save, the lives of those affected by acts of crime. Follow the links to donate or find out more ways you can help.
National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC was started by John and Reve Walsh along whose son Adam went missing in 1984. The Walsh’s aim was to organize a coordinated law enforcement effort on a national level to find missing children, and provide a support group and a “never give up” mentality to families of missing children.
National Crime & Prevention Council (NCPC)
The National Crime & Prevention Council is to help people keep themselves, their families, and their neighbors, safe from crime. The NCPC provides programs, national trainings, and publication materials to inform citizens how to be alert and avoid criminal situations from a young age. Their belief is that the efforts and costs that go into crime prevention education are an highly effective alternative to the costs of crime to individuals, neighborhoods and communities.
C.O.P.S. or Concerns of Police Survivors, is an organization dedicated to providing resources for law enforcement officials and their families effected by a tragedy in the line of duty. By providing programs, scholarships, and peer-support, this organization aims to mend the lives of those who have lost a loved one or co-worker in the line of duty or experienced trauma while on duty themselves. C.O.P.S also offers training and assistance directly to law enforcement agencies nationwide to learn how to respond to the tragic loss of a member of their team.
Officer Down Memorial Page
The ODMP is a non-profit organization that honors Americas fallen law enforcement heroes. They provide resources of benefits available to surviors of fallen law enforcement officers and connect them to eachother as well. Their website memorializes those lost in the line of duty, and helps families find ways to continue to honor them.