Crime, Legal Related

Child Rescue Network, Inc.

  • Orlando, FL
  • http://www.ChildRescueNetwork.org

Mission Statement

Empowering children and families to prevent child; sexual abuse, abduction and victimization through educational programs, community awareness and strategic partnerships.

Main Programs

  1. Empowerment Not Fear Safety Seminars
  2. Safety Identification Cards
  3. Family Advocacy

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Service Areas

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Florida

Child Rescue Network is headquartered in Central Florida and this is the region currently most served by our safety programs. However, through strategic partnerships CRN is allowing our safety information to be distributed in many more states through our partners, including law enforcement agencies.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2004

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Jeffrey William Griesemer

Keywords

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Child Safety; Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation; Searching for Missing Children; Child / Human Trafficking

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EIN

20-1687271

 Number

1089395363

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Sexual Abuse, Prevention of (I73)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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CRN is changing the way parents protect their children from sexual predators as we strive to eliminate the "Stranger Danger" approach and instead empower our children on how to recognize potentially dangerous situations and then how to react if the need arises. 98% of parents who have attended our safety seminars in the last 6 years have indicated on a follow up survey that because of our message they have changed the way the protect their kids. Through regular programs, special events and partner agencies and organizations we have distributed over 24,000 copies of our safety information cards that list tips for parents to use to better protect their children. This information is also available in English and Spanish on our website. The single most important tool a parent needs if their child is ever missing is an up-to-date photograph that is immediately available. Yet, less than 3% have such a valuable tool. Since 2005 CRN has provided nearly 15,000 parents with free safety id cards to have of their kids. Our goal is to raise awarenss of the importance of carrying a current photo of their children so that the majority of parents in America are better prepared to quickly locate a lost or missing child. CRN's investigative efforts have distributed over 150,000 flyers of missing kids in 25 states and 3 countries. 47 of the children featured have been located and reunited with their searching families.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Empowerment Not Fear Safety Seminars

CRN provides our "Empowerment Not Fear" seminars geared to educate parents better methods they can utilize to help protect their children from sexual predators. The program focuses on showing parents how to teach kids to recognize potentially dangerous situations and how to react if the need arises. It also stresses the importance of creating open lines of communication within the family, proper sex education, building confidence in kids and teaching them about personal boundaries. These programs are provided to parents at churches, PTAs, Home Owner Associations, Apartment Complexes, MOM's Clubs, Etc at no cost to the parents.

Category

Crime & Legal, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 2

Safety Identification Cards

According to law enforcement, the single most important tool needed when searching for a missing child is an up to date photograph that is immediately available. Less than 3% of parents have such a tool. Child Rescue Network provides safety id cards for parents to have of their kids. At fairs and festivals, businesses, churches, schools, and other venues, CRN provides these valuable tools free of charge. We take a photograph of the child, the thumbprint, and vital information like eye and hair color, height and weight and provide the parents with a laminated card that is carried by the parents so that they can have immediately produce the card in the event their child is ever lost or missing for whatever reason. In addition to the on-site program, CRN now has the ability to allow parents to go online, upload their child's photo and information, and we will mail them 3 safety id cards as well as an electronic version sent to their cell phone.

Category

Crime & Legal, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$40,000.00

Program 3

Family Advocacy

Child Rescue Network works with law enforcement and families to assist in the search efforts to help bring missing children home. CRN has several professional, licensed investigators who volunteer their time and talents and we distribute missing child pictures through a variety of partners around the nation.

Category

Crime & Legal, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Budget

$80,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Child Rescue Network is headquartered in Central Florida and this is the region currently most served by our safety programs. However, through strategic partnerships CRN is allowing our safety information to be distributed in many more states through our partners, including law enforcement agencies.

Funding Needs

All of CRN's programs are provide free to families as we never want a parent to have to pass on attending a seminar or receiving a safety id card simply because they don't have the money. We rely on private donations, grants, and corporate sponsorships and know that the more funding we have the more families we can help protect. So our main need is for additional monies so that we can dramatically impact the number of children being sexually victimized. $1000 can help us reach over 250 families with our safety programs. In an effort to keep our costs as low as possible, CRN relies on volunteers and has many opportunities for individuals to get involved in a wide variety of activities.

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Child Rescue Network, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jeffrey William Griesemer

BIO

CEO has been running the day to day operations for the last 8 years. Previously held the position of Operations Director for another nonprofit missing children's organization responsible for developing safety programs and growing presence and exposure on a national level. Prior experience includes 20 years of broadcast media on-air talent and management responsibilities including Program Director and Station Manager. He has received training from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the US Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Fox Valley Technical College regarding missing child case management and safety procedures. Additional Training includes Incident Command, Search and Rescue Techniques, Missing Child and Disabled Adult Search Procedures with the New Jersey State Police, Internet Crimes training with the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement. Jeff is also a graduate of the FBI Citizen's Academy.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Child Rescue Network is changing the message when it comes to helping parents protect their children from sexual predators. Empowerment Not Fear is our campaign to eliminate the fear-based Stranger Danger message and instead educate parents on the best ways to empower their kids by teaching them some of the lures predators utilize and how to recognize potentially dangerous situations and specific actions to take if the need ever arises. Empowering kids ultimately includes instilling a sense of confidence, teaching children about personal boundaries, and opening up and maintaining open lines of communication. Accomplishing these goals will not only help protect children from sexual predators, but will also help them grow into well-adjusted adults capable of maintaining healthy relationships. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Helen Vella

Vella and Associates

Term: July 2012 - June 2015

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