Matthew Barbis

Matthew J. Barbis is the Founder and Chairman of The Rose Brucia Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to reduce the number of child abductions through education and empowerment. Founded after the abduction and murder of his 11-year-old cousin, Carlie Brucia, the Rose Brucia Educational Foundation provides its formalized educational curriculum, The Stranger Safety Awareness Program, free of charge to pre-schools, public & private elementary schools, military bases and community centers across the globe in more than 90 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit

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Matthew J. Barbis Books

  • No Thanks, I’ll Walk: A Stranger Safety Narrative

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