The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared for terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.
Citizen Corps brings together leaders from law enforcement, fire, emergency medical and other emergency management, volunteer organizations, local elected officials, the private sector, and other community stakeholders to form Citizen Corps Councils. These Councils will tailor activities to the community and build on community strengths to develop and implement a local strategy to have every American participate in homeland security and community and family safety in three principle ways: through public education and outreach, through training opportunities, and through volunteer programs that draw on special skills and interests to support first responders, disaster relief organizations, and community safety efforts.
Citizen Corps is composed of federally sponsored programs and non-profit affiliate programs and organizations that share the common goal of helping communities prevent, prepare for and respond to crime, disasters, pressing public health needs and emergencies of all kinds. It encourages all Americans to take an active role in building safer, stronger, and better prepared communities one neighborhood at a time!
Visit the Florida Citizen Corps website for more information.