University of Michigan Straight Talk program has been selected as 1 of only 8 exemplary youth firesetting prevention and intervention programs to be highlighted by the United States Fire Administration for the 2012 Arson Awareness Week “Prevent Youth Firesetting“:
Straight Talk’s long history of success is because of our invaluable partnerships with fire departments, juvenile courts, law enforcement, schools, Michigan Fire Inspectors Society, Michigan Arson Prevention Committee, youth assistance, and other community and social service agencies. We want to acknowledge and extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the hard work, dedication, and commitment of staff from your organization who have been instrumental in supporting the Straight Talk program.
The Michigan Fire Inspector Society is honored for helping support this program, although the University of Michigan and Karla Klass should be committed to helping reduce the impact of fire on our communities.
For more information on the 2012 Arson Awareness Week theme “Prevent Youth Firesetting”: “USFA and its partners will use the week of May 6–12 to focus public attention on the importance of a collaborative effort with fire and emergency service departments, law enforcement, mental health, social services, schools, and juvenile justice to help reduce the occurrence of juveniles engaged with fire.”