Women: Are You Street-Smart?


Tracy Nelson is the President and Executive Director of the STREETSMART Center for Family Safety, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to providing safety education, training, and resources focused on the personal safety needs of women and children.

Tracy created the STREETSMART programs after being held at knifepoint in 1990. Since then, she has trained over 6000 people nationwide in crime prevention, personal safety, and self-defense strategies. Tracy serves as the Wisconsin State Director for the RAD Systems national organization, and received her certifications at the Tidewater Police Academy in Poquoson, VA. She is also a nationally certified instructor for the highly-acclaimed children’s safety program called RAD Kids.

Tracy believes that as a woman who has experienced being the target of an assault, it gives her a unique perspective as an instructor. She also strongly believes that by providing personal safety education and resources, it can help women, children and families learn ways to reduce their chances of becoming targets for crime and violence, and better prepare them by increasing their options for escaping potentially threatening situations and ultimately saving lives.

Tune in to hear Tracy Nelson live on Spark Plug Radio.

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  1. Paula

    Excellent information! Years ago, I had a friend who was attacked during the day on a sunny Friday afternoon. She was leaving from what most people would consider to be a very safe office complex. I highly recommend for women (and men) to listen to Tracy's radio interview as it was a great reminder to me to pay attention to my surroundings regardless of the time of day. Thanks for sharing!

  2. PYNTK

    Hello Paula,
    Sorry to hear about your friend. It seems that women and children are REALLY under attack these days. Men in "high places" have a lot to wag their tongues about, but none of them are speaking out about crimes against women by men who commit the crime, then run and hide like little school girls.


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