In light of the abduction and murder of 8-year-old Lieby Kletzky, NYS Senator Eric Adams, in partnership with Youth America, offered an opportunity for parents and children to obtain a free SAFE CHILD CARD on Sunday, July 24, 2011, at the Brooklyn Public Central Library.
The SAFE CHILD CARD contains a child’s name, biographical information (e.g. date of birth, height, weight, etc.) and a fingerprint image of both index fingers. The cards can be made in less than two minutes.
Parents and guardians had the option to choose to store the information in a statewide electronic database. In the event that a child is reported missing, the data can be disseminated to police agencies within minutes, dramatically increasing the possibility of bringing a missing child home unharmed. The storage of information is voluntary and requires a written consent of a parent or legal guardian.