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NCJ Number: 156494 Find in a Library
Title: ADT AWARE(TM) Program
Corporate Author: ADT Security Systems
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: ADT Security Systems
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Sale Source: ADT Security Systems
300 Interpace Parkway
Parsippany, NJ 07054
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents an overview of the ADT AWARE(TM)(Abused Women's Active Response Emergency) program, which provides abused women with electronic devices that they can activate to relay emergency signals through their telephone lines to ADT dispatchers, who in turn notify the police.
Abstract: The woman must be inside her home or within 200 feet of it for the device to work. AWARE was developed by ADT Security Systems. To be eligible for the program, the woman must be in imminent danger, have a restraining order against the abuser, and be willing to prosecute the abuser and testify in court if the abuser is apprehended as a result of the use of the ADT security system. As of March 1995, the AWARE program was active in 34 markets across the United States and 14 cities in Canada. Since its inception, the program has helped save the lives of 14 women and helped improve the quality of life for many others. Program materials, photographs, and media articles
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abused women; Crime prevention planning; Domestic assault prevention; Emergency communications; Telecommunications
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