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2020 Illinois TRIAD Virtual Conference & Awards

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Join Senior Citizens, Law Enforcement, Senior Services Agencies, & Medical Professionals for this FREE Virtual Conference & Awards event!

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Please join the Illinois State TRIAD for their Virtual Conference and Awards event. All presentations will be prerecorded. A few days prior to the event, a link will be provided for each attendee to watch the presentations at their convenience.

Presenter Cordelia Coppleson, IL Attorney General's Office, will be available for a Q&A session throughout the day of her presentation. More information will be provided as the event draws near.

The Annual Illinois State TRIAD Conference brings together committed police officers, legal representatives, elderly rights advocates and senior citizens for crime prevention and education throughout Illinois.

What is a TRIAD?

A TRIAD is a partnership which involves Senior Citizens, Law Enforcement Agencies (Sheriff / Police / District Attorney) and Support / Protective Services (Councils on Aging / Elder Services / Clergy, etc.) who agree to work together. Their primary goals are to reduce the criminal victimization of older citizens and enhance the delivery of services to this population. TRIAD provides the opportunity for an exchange of information between law enforcement, support services and senior citizens. It focuses on reducing unwarranted fear of crime and improving the quality of life for seniors. A TRIAD is tailored to meet the needs of each community and can be an integral part of community policing.

What Can TRIAD Do?

A TRIAD assesses the needs of its community. Areas with serious crime problems may focus initially in the areas of crime prevention and victim assistance. Where older persons are not often targets of crime, the TRIAD may decide to concentrate on reassurance programs, training for law enforcement and involving volunteers within the law enforcement agencies. The TRIAD plans actives and programs to involve and benefit both law enforcement and seniors. TRIAD sponsored actives can include but are not limited to:

  • How to avoid criminal victimization
  • Increased involvement in Neighborhood Watch
  • Home security information and inspections
  • Timely information of current frauds and scams
  • How to cope with telephone solicitations and door to door sales
  • Elder abuse prevention, recognition and reporting
  • Training for law enforcement in communicating with and assisting older persons
  • Adopt-a-senior visits for shut-ins
  • Intergenerational projects beneficial to seniors and youth
  • Emergency preparedness plans by and for seniors
  • Victim assistance by and for seniors
  • Safe shopping days
  • File for Life (Emergency medical information cards)
  • Mature volunteers within law enforcement agencies
  • Speakers bureau available to the community
  • "Is your number up" (House Numbering)

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