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Alliance For Community Traffic Safety

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Causes: Automotive Safety, Disaster Aid

Mission: The primary purpose of acts oregon is to promote traffic safety in a charitable manner to reduce fatalities, injuries and the severity of injuries resulting from vehicle crashes in communities statewide. Acts oregon provides direct service to communities, members and individual traffic safety advocates seeking to improve traffic safety. The acts oregon board of directors is comprised of members representing communities throughout oregon. The programs of acts oregon include the community traffic safety program and the child safety seat resource center. Services include public education, training, financial support through mini-grant programs and scholarships, program development and technical support for child passenger safety technicians.

Programs: Child safety seat resource center (cssrc): operated as the central point of contact for the public regarding child passenger safety information, referral and training. Received inquiries regarding child passenger safety on the clearinghouse line. Hosted "national standardized child passenger safety certification" courses, renewal courses and ceu workshops supporting a large network of cps technicians. Supported outreach to families with children who have special needs, families who are low income and minority families. Worked to support car seat distribution programs and fitting stations in clackamas, columbia, hood river, multnomah and washington counties. Contracted with city of portland to host monthly check-up events in the city and provided assemblies highlighting the importance of booster seats at safe routes to schools to kindergarten and 1st grade classes. Information on successful child passenger safety efforts was included in the traffic safety connection newsletter and upgraded acts oregon website to improve access to child passenger safety calendar of events, education materials, and information.

community traffic safety program (ctsp): maintained current information and provided support to over 54 local traffic safety committees / commissions including attendance at meetings, highlighting successes in the traffic safety connection newsletter and on the acts oregon website. Responded to inquiries for information / resources through e-mail and phone contact with the public, committees / commissions, and traffic safety advocates. Edited and distributed newsletter to over 2,800 subscribers. Promoted ctsp pages on website highlighting local efforts and online training / events calendar. Funded, supported and participated at events for eleven building safer communities mini-grantees and eleven safe routes to school mini-grantees. Worked with current and prior year grantee organizations to encourage abilities to design, develop, promote and fund their traffic safety efforts and improve their professional skills and confidence. Facilitated opportunities to strengthen the network of advocates, share resources and impact public attitudes about traffic safety.

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