Teaching that "90% of self-defense is awareness,
risk reduction, and avoiding confrontation; and only 10% is physical";
and focusing on both mental and physical preparedness, 'S.A.F.E.' provides
women with solid public safety-awareness information to incorporate
into their every day lives.
Within 8 months of its March 2000 launch, 'S.A.F.E.'
won the Miami-Dade LEO (Law Enforcement Officers) Foundation awarded
in the 'Safety' category for the Miami Beach Police Department. Responding
to the program's successes, NSDI was invited to introduce 'S.A.F.E.'
in a one-hour presentation at the national meeting of Directors
representing 32 Regional Community Policing Institutes (RCPI) funded
by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing
Services (COPS)in Washington, D.C. And NSDI is proud to be included
among their resources.