UNC Trauma is the lead agency for Safe Kids Chatham County and Safe Kids Orange County. Both groups are official coalitions of Safe Kids Worldwide, an international nonprofit whose mission is to reduce preventable childhood injury. We also participate in Safe Kids North Carolina under the NC Department of Insurance.
Our coalitions meet on a monthly basis to coordinate childhood injury prevention efforts amongst our communities’ public service and public safety agencies. We focus on home safety, motor vehicle safety and fire safety.
Safe Kids Orange County, Hillsborough Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office lead the Orange County Child Passenger Safety Diversion Program. If you or someone you know has been given a CPS citation by law enforcement, you may be able to participate in our program to have the citation dropped by the Orange County District Attorney. For more information, you can call Lindsay Bailey at 984-974-2437.
Follow our Facebook Pages for safety and event updates at Safe Kids Chatham County