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Attorney General Mark Herring unveils TRIAD program in Roanoke Valley

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ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS 10) - A new program teaming police with senior citizens became official Thursday in the Roanoke Valley.

The goal is to prevent crime against senior citizens and make them feel safer by improving communications and helping pay for important programs like Project Life Saver. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring helped announce four new TRIAD programs at the South County Library in Roanoke County.

Chapters will be created in Roanoke, Roanoke County, Botetourt County and Salem.

The TRIAD programs that we're doing here is a way to help make these programs and crime prevention service fairs more accessible to seniors," Herring said.

All four community chapters will each receive $1,000 to help start the programs.