What is Seminole County Triad’s history?
Older Americans comprise the most rapidly growing segment of the population. More than one in every seven Americans is already age 65 or older. Increased life expectancy is leading to new issues and problems for the criminal justice system. Triad is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the aging/disabled population.
• Nationally, Triad is a partnership formed by an agreement between the National Sheriffs’ Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and AARP.
• In December 2002, Governor Bush established through the Department of Elder Affairs a statewide Triad of state agencies, law enforcement associations, and older adults. The statewide Triad develops crime prevention programs through local Triads and S.A.L.T. Councils.
• On the community level, Triads can be implemented by organizations of concerned citizens or S.A.L.T. Councils (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) which may include seniors, law enforcement, service organizations, civic clubs, clergy, media, health-care professionals, and business community members. This organization or S.A.L.T. Council determines the needs of the community’s older adult population.
• Seminole County Triad is a Florida nonprofit organization and it has been granted a 501(c)3 tax exempt status from the IRS (2003). Seminole County Triad functions much as the S.A.L.T. Council by forming partnerships to support the mission to enhance the quality of life of Seminole County’s older adults.