The Citizen Corps is a national volunteer network dedicated to providing hometown security. The mission of Citizen Corps is “to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.”
Its mission is accomplished through a national network of state, local, and tribal Citizen Corps Councils. These Councils use community strengths to incorporate the Citizen Corps programs. Citizen Corps, along with AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Peace Corps are all part of the President's USA Freedom Corps.