H. RES. 302
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 13, 2011
Mr. Ryan of Wisconsin (for himself and Mr. Israel) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Expressing support for the designation of August 22, 2011, as Rose Brucia Stranger Safety Awareness Day, and for other purposes.
Whereas an estimated 800,000 children in the United States are reported missing each year;
Whereas more than 2,000 children in the United States are reported missing each day;
Whereas each year children of all ages are abducted by family members and nonfamily members, run away or are thrown away, or become lost or injured;
Whereas although great progress has been made in recent decades to better train law enforcement and make parents and children more alert, thousands of abductions still occur each year;
Whereas organizations like The Rose Brucia Educational Foundation (Foundation) are working to reduce the number of child abductions in the United States by educating and empowering young minds with the knowledge necessary to avoid abduction;
Whereas the Foundation was founded by Matthew J. Barbis when his 11-year-old cousin, Carlie Brucia, was abducted and murdered in Sarasota, Florida, in 2004;
Whereas utilizing puppets and simple self-defense awareness techniques, the Foundation provides elementary schools with content, lesson plans, and curricula for its Stranger Safety Awareness Program free of charge; and
Whereas the Foundation is sponsoring August 22, 2011, as Rose Brucia Stranger Safety Awareness Day: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—
supports the designation of Rose Brucia Stranger Safety Awareness Day; and
pays tribute to the accomplishments of The Rose Brucia Educational Foundation and its Stranger Safety Awareness Program in educating children in order to reduce the number of child abductions in the United States.