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Virginia Crime Stoppers Association

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Crime & Legal-Related, Crime Prevention, Disaster Aid, Youth Violence Prevention

Mission: Founded in 1979, to promote the welfare of communities throughout the country and to lessen the burdens of federal, state and local governments by:

a) assisting their law enforcement agencies in the apprehension and conviction of criminals, primarily through the establishment and support of new and existing state and local Crime Stopper Programs.

b) training and advising law enforcement personnel and others who participate in such programs.

c) helping to motivate members of the public to cooperate with their respective law enforcement agencies.

d) stimulating and encouraging the flow of information to, among and between various law enforcement agencies.

e) creating and circulating films, video and sound tapes, and printed material about crime prevention and Crime Stopper Programs, and otherwise promoting such programs.

f) visiting places where existing or potential Crime Stopper Programs are located to advise concerning the operation thereof.

Programs: Our 24-hour Tipsline 843-STOP, takes anonymous information about crimes and criminals. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Our Campus Crime Stoppers program (also 843-STOP) allows 2-12th grade students to report information without fear of retaliation by the very person they turned in.

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