West Central Connecticut TRIAD
Triad is a national community policing initiative where law enforcement professionals, older adults and community groups partner to reduce criminal victimization of older persons and enhance the delivery of law enforcement services to these individuals. Triad seeks to bring together law enforcement, older volunteers, and social, business and aging network professionals to address the safety needs and concerns of older adults in their community and reduce the fear of crime.
In Connecticut there are over 40 Triad communities, including the West Central Connecticut Triad, which serves the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth. TRIAD was organized by the United Way of West Central Connecticut in partnership with our local towns and cities, police departments and senior centers, along with the following organizations: Asbury Methodist Church, Bristol Health; Bristol Housing Authority; Bristol-Burlington Health District; Community Emergency Response Team (CERT); Connecticut Community Care, Inc.; Countryside Manor of Bristol; Main Street Community Foundation; People's Bank; The Pines; Refuse to Be a Victim and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
In more recent years, TRIAD has been a resource to the United Way's Senior and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) network. This group includes professionals that provide services to the elderly community. Some of the SALT members include: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; area Assisted Living facilities; Bristol Health; Home Care and Hospice Services; Local Human and Social Services; Rehabilitation Centers and Wheeler Clinic.
Triad activities attempt to prevent crime, implement health and education programs and provide assistance to older adult victims of crimes. To reduce the fear of crime prevalent among older Americans, Triad also attempts to identify misconceptions and educate older adults about criminal activity. Triad promotes and facilitates ongoing information exchanges between law enforcement and the older adults they serve to help achieve such results.
For more information, contact Nancy Micloskey at United Way of West Central Connecticut at 860-582-9559 X 402.