Indiana Association of Triads
The Indiana Association of Triads was established in June 2005. Triad chapters and senior organization leaders created this umbrella organization to facilitate the growth of Triads statewide.
The association includes one member representing each of the Triads of the state, a representative from AARP, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), the Sheriff's Association, the Association of Chiefs of Police, the Fire Department Association and the attorney general's office.
Triad was first conceived in 1988 when representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) came together to help ensure senior safety. In 1989, the first Triad was signed in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.
The word Triad is not an acronym; it is not formed from initial letters in a name or phrase. Rather, the name is from the dictionary definition, "a group of three."
Since Triad's early days, hundreds of counties throughout the country have implemented the Triad model as an effective method of joining law enforcement officials and seniors to help reduce crime and increase consumer education and safety. In many counties an agreement is reached and each county forms its own organizational structure, ensuring individual needs are met for each community in the county. This model has proven effective.
In 1999, the National Association of Triads Inc. (NATI) was formed as a tax-exempt affiliate corporation of the National Sheriffs' Association. NATI acts as an umbrella organization that provides advice, support, technical assistance and training to local Triads throughout the United States.
NATI facilitates the sharing of programs and information by hosting training events and national conferences, managing a speaker's bureau, and producing a quarterly newsletter dedicated to increasing opportunities for local Triad practitioners.
NATI distributes guidebooks, information packets, and informational videos to interested parties upon request. Its immediate focus is to provide support to the many state Triad councils, expand their role in the state and offer the tools needed for states to promote senior safety.
NATI may be reached at:
1450 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703 - 836-7827
Fax: 703 -519-8567
Visit the Web site for the National Association of Triads Inc. (NATI)
Vice president North—Jill Headrick
Vice president Central—Scott Cooper
Vice president South—Carol Morgan
Vice president of Communication—Anne Niequist-White
Recording secretary—Georgia Schaich