News Release

32 Million People Can't Be Wrong! Join America and APPA in Supporting National Night Out
For Immediate Release: 08/06/2001

On Tuesday, August 7th, the 18th Annual National Night Out, a unique crime and drug prevention event will be observed throughout the United States. The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) asks you to support and participate in this unique crime and drug prevention event which supports APPA's vision of a fair, just and safe society where community partnerships restore hope by embracing a balance of prevention, intervention and advocacy.

National Night Out will involve thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 32 million people are expected to participate in National Night Out 2001, which is being supported, in part by the U.S.Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and community partnerships, to generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs. Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

National Night Out is an extraordinary way to build neighborhood unity and strengthen community partnerships. Residents meet neighbors. Citizens, law enforcement, and community corrections have the opportunity to enhance their relationships.

Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns a neighborhoods can celebrate with activities such as block parties, cookouts, flashlight walks, visits from local police and probation and parole officers. This is an effective, inexpensive way to promote neighborhood spirit and community partnerships in our efforts for a safer nation.