FAQs on Child Safety ID Event
|The first child safety ID event was held at Hilltop Child Care Center in 2010.
What is the child safety ID event?
The child id safety event is a community outreach initiative sponsored by
MichieHamlett, Attorneys at Law, and the Charlottesville Police Department.
Who may participate in the event?
The event is free and open to the community. We encourage organizations
to contact us if they would like us to hold an event at their organization.
When are the child safety ID events held?
These events are scheduled as requested by different organizations.
How does it work?
Representatives from the Charlottesville Police Department, along with
representatives from MichieHamlett, will set up a child ID station at locations
and venues across the community. The police officers take the digital
fingerprint of the child, and a digital photo is taken. This information is
printed out on an 8 ½ x 11 paper. On the back of the paper are safety tips
for children, as well as instructions on how parents can obtain and preserve
a sample of their child’s DNA. The child takes this form home to his or her
parents. Click below to see the following informational and sample sheets.
How long does it take?
It typically takes about 1 minute per child to take the fingerprints and photo,
and print out the sheet.
Why are you doing this?
The child ID event is part of MichieHamlett’s community outreach activities.
The firm is particularly interested in child safety issues. In fact, the firm
maintains a blog site that addresses many areas of child safety. Please visit
childsafetyblog.org to learn more.
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