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U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces “Be Here for Kids” Child Safety Event in Phoenix

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona





     PHOENIX- The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative, is hosting the ‘Be Here for Kids’ event on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at the Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


     The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) created the ‘Be Here for Kids’ campaign to promote awareness about all child safety issues. The campaign is designed to help parents and others teach children to be aware, alert, and cautious to potential threats and to provide steps that children can take to stay safe, both on the Internet and in daily life.


     This year’s event is being presented in partnership with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Service, Maricopa County Victim Services, Phoenix Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, BOLO Cop, Camelback Daylight #75, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Red Means Stop Traffic Safety Alliance.

     The Phoenix Police Department will be providing an armored vehicle from the bomb squad and officers from its motorcycle unit. The U.S. Marshals Service will be introducing its Marshal dog (Joy). Maricopa Victim Services will be introducing its court dog. Digital child identification kits will be provided free of charge to children who attend.


     For more information on NCMEC, visit For more information about the Be Here for Kids campaign, visit For more information on Project Safe Childhood, visit


RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-044_Be Here for Kids_Phx


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Updated May 17, 2017

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 2017-044_Be Here for Kids_Phx