Proposed Law for Safe Kid Spots in Memory of Leiby Kletzky z”l

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levaya-of-leiby-kletzkyIn the wake of the tragic disappearance and subsequent murder of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky, Councilman David Greenfield announced a bill today to create a ‘Safe Haven Program’ for children. This initiative would aim to create safe places on every block in New York City for children to seek help and shelter if they are lost or afraid.

Under the program, lost children would be able to seek help at participating businesses or homes that display a bright green, city-issued ‘Safe Haven’ sticker in their window. The businesses and homeowners would then call the police while providing safe shelter for the lost child.

“I haven’t been able to sleep since the terrible tragedy that befell Leiby Kletzky,” explained Councilman David Greenfield. “This bill is a simple and low-cost way to create safe havens for children across New York City. What’s more, store-owners and residents who participate will send a clear message that they care about New York’s children.”

The volunteer program for businesses and individuals would require the business owner or community resident to undergo a basic background check to verify that their establishments or homes are safe for children. After being approved for the program, the location would receive a bright green sticker that would indicate to children that this is a safe place to get help.

“Residents of New York City need peace of mind. Leiby’s Law would provide a better option for children than simply asking strangers for directions,” concluded Greenfield.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. not a great idea – any sicko can post a similar sticker on his home or business and then take it down once a child has been lured into it.

    just how hard is it going to be to copy the official sticker? and which child will be able to differentiate between the real one and a well-executed lookalike? and who will be out patrolling all over nyc to be sure that only real stickers are up and sites hostin lookalikes are arrested as lures for lost children?

  2. all sickos will hang out near such havens and befor allowing a kid to knock lure them away or say they are the occupants of this haven.

  3. in a store situation, who is to say that every employee working there will be trustworthy? maybe the owner will be, but employees come and go. not to mention, a kid walks in, a “customer” says “are you lost, i work here, come with me” and if it’s busy people don’t pay attention, it’s a parent addressing their child who just showed up, they assume. not at all well thought out.

    and as for individuals, the accused murderer might have been approved, a solid citizen who worked at the same company for 10 years, no criminal history…

  4. I think it would be a great idea.

    I am the owner of a 12pt Print which is a family owned printing company.

    I would like to be able to donate these stickers in memory of Leiby a”h.

    please contact us at.



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