The National Association of Triads is a partnership of three organizations—law enforcement, older adults, and community groups. The purpose of Triad is to promote older adult safety and to reduce the fear of crime that older adults often experience. NATI assists at the grassroots level, helping you organize your Triad and providing a clearinghouse of programs and resources that can be implemented at a community level, and training materials for law enforcement, volunteers, and community groups.
What Triads do:
- Educate: by sponsoring crime prevention and public education for older adults.
- Assist: by recruiting and training volunteers to assist police departments, sheriff’s offices and other agencies.
- Support: by identifying community resources and providing referrals to older persons to help reduce fear and lend moral support.
- Unite: by involving the older adult population, law enforcement, community agencies, and individuals to identify problem areas in their communities.
The NATI Logo
The NATI logo signifies the need for equal national-level participation and leadership of three organizations for a successful Triad program. Three triangles symbolize a working relationship among leaders from law enforcement, older adults, and providers. See the Triad Manual for more information.