For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Harris
City Eyes Network
The education of our children is the most important gift we can provide them in order to break
the back of poverty. The single goal of this program is to make sure our children are safe
walking to and from school.
We must protect our children from becoming victims of senseless acts of violence such as:
1. Armed robberies.
2. Physical assaults by students and non-students.
3. Adult males exposing themselves to young girls.
4. Adults attempting to persuade or force students into cars, alleys, buildings, etc.
5. Intimidation by gang members congregating on City streets.
We must train those who frequent our streets to identify attacks and suspicious persons and
use their radios/phones to call for help and offer a description of the act, perpetrator, and
victim. The key difference with this effort is that it must be centrally coordinated to guarantee
success. Below is a list of those who should be enlisted:
2. City Employees from Departments of Public Works & Inspections
3. NJTransit bus operators
4. Crossing Guards
5. Parent/Resident Patrols
a. Each Ward Councilperson creates a committee and parents/residents volunteer
to patrol (walking or driving) streets around their neighborhoods and schools.
The designated times should be at least an hour up until the start of classes and
an hour from the end of classes.
b. Parents/residents would be given distinctive vests so students are aware of their
6. Postal Workers
7. Safe Houses
a. Decals should be created and placed in windows of participating businesses,
non profits, and government buildings.
b. Could be expanded to individual homes, provided owner agrees to background
8. Patrol Officers
The costs for this program would be the vests for parents, decals for safe zones, and
training for participants.