Kindness is Catching: YCW Kindness Week Campaign by Alina Lopez 

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” - Dalai Lama  Sometimes it may feel that the world we live in is riddled with hate, negativity, and uncaring, rude individuals. People are all out for themselves without regard to how they treat others or how their actions can impact someone else. In

Stalking – Know It. Name It. Stop It. by Alina Lopez   

Some of us may have heard or even said something in the likes of “I totally Facebook stalked him/her!” or “We should totally stalk him/her.” Using the term in such content lessens the seriousness of this act, but the truth of the matter is that stalking shouldn’t be taken so lightly as

Human Trafficking – A Modern Day Slavery by Alina Lopez 

A form of modern day slavery exists all around us, and not just nationally, but worldwide. You may have seen local ads or PSA’s addressing this problem or have heard on the news about sex trafficking rings, but what exactly is human trafficking and how can you spot and report this crime? 

Vehicle Burglary Prevention by Alina Lopez 

In the crime prevention world, we often refer to the Crime Prevention Triangle, a concept which states that in order for a crime to occur, all three of the elements in that triangle must exist – desire, ability, and opportunity. If we can eliminate any one of these elements, a crime has not occurred. I won’t go into much detail for this blog,

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Training by Alina Lopez 

Sexual assaults are the most prevalent crimes in the U.S., yet the most underreported. The reasons could be shame or self-blame by the victim. Rape is never the victim’s fault and it’s important to break those taboos of the past and have victims come forth to report incidents. Sexual assault is an act of aggression and dominance and

Don’t Get Scammed! by Alina Lopez 

We’ve all heard of the infamous lottery scam and other phone and internet scams, yet people fall for these on a regular basis. Although it’s a frequent occurrence, not all stories make the news, but occasionally an uprise in scams catches the attention of local news outlets. Recently there has been a peak in these

46th Annual Awards Ceremony by Alina Lopez 

Every year since the inception of this organization, we have held an annual awards ceremony to recognize those Crime Watchers, police officers, and school principals who have dedicated their time and energy to this agency. With over 800,000 residents involved in one way or another, those volunteers truly make a difference in their communities.   In

Back to School Safety by Alina Lopez

And just like that, summer is over and it’s time to head back to school for our students. This is an important time for families to discuss safety with their children. Although there are many back to school tips we could review, I will be highlighting just a few, due to time and space constraints.   First

Citizen’s Crime Watch of Miami-Dade

Citizens’ Crime Watch is a nonprofit county-wide crime prevention program funded by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, grants and donations.