Senior Citizens comprise the most rapidly growing segment of our population. One in eight Americans is already 65 or older. This statistic represents more than 33.6 million seniors. With increased life expectancy, new issues for the criminal justice system have arisen.
TRIAD has been developed to reduce the criminal victimization of our senior population and to enhance the delivery of law enforcement services to them.
TRIAD is a nationally recognized program in which Law Enforcement, Senior Citizens, Supportive and Protective Services all work together to unify and implement services that are currently available to seniors in their community.
The Plymouth County TRIAD is a cooperative effort that consists of the District Attorney, the Sheriff, the local Police Chief, the local Fire Chief, the Council on Aging Director, S.A.L.T. Council Members, Seniors, and representatives from the supportive services that assist seniors in their community.
TRIAD assesses the needs of each community separately. Every community that adopts the TRIAD approach is able to tailor the needs of TRIAD to their seniors.
A community that may have a serious crime problem can utilize their TRIAD to focus on crime prevention and victim assistance.
A community that does not have a serious crime problem can utilize their TRIAD to concentrate on public safety initiatives to benefit their entire community.