Jaycee Lee Dugard has released her first public service announcement for her organization, which helps support families that have been the victims of abductions.
"Hi, this is Jaycee Dugard. Just ask yourself to care. If you see something that looks wrong or amiss, speak out. You might be wrong but you might just save someone's life," Dugard says in the 20-second spot for The JAYC Foundation.
Dugard was 11 years old when she was kidnapped from a school bus stop in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., on June 10, 1991. She was missing for 18 years before authorities discovered she was living in the backyard of Phillip Garrido's home in Antioch, Calif. At that time, it was also revealed that Garrido had fathered two children with Dugard.
In April, Garrido and his wife, Nancy, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and rape. Garrido was sentenced to 431 years behind bars and his wife received 36 years to life.
In September, Dugard filed a claim against the U.S. government for failing to monitor Garrido. A convicted sex offender, Garrido was sentenced to more than 50 years in federal and state prison for rape and kidnapping in 1977. But Garrido was paroled in 1988, three years before he abducted Dugard.
According to the complaint, which was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, the federal government bears responsibility because it did not properly supervise Garrido. The federal government was responsible for Garrido from the day he was released in 1988 until the state assumed responsibility in 1999, the complaint alleges.
Dugard's publicist, Nancy Seltzer, said Dugard is not seeking money for herself. Instead, she will donate "100 percent of whatever money she recovers" to the JAYC Foundation, which derives its name from the phrase "Just ask yourself to care."
According to the foundation's website, their goal is to "help provide the individualized assistance needed when healing from a traumatic event."
SEE PHOTOS FROM THE JAYCEE DUGARD CASE:
This Aug. 27, 2009 file family photo provided by Carl Probyn shows his stepdaughter, Jaycee Lee Dugard, who went missing in 1991.
This handout provided by the El Dorado County Sheriff, shows Phillip Garrido shortly after his arrest on August 27, 2009 in Placerville, Calif.
This handout provided by the El Dorado County Sheriff, shows Nancy Garrido shortly after her arrest on August 27, 2009 in Placerville, Calif.
California police officers stand by the home of Phillip Garrido as they search the property on August 28, 2009 in Antioch, Calif.
Tarps, tents and a wooden structure are seen in the backyard of Phillip Garrido on August 28, 2009 in Antioch, Calif.
The tent and shacks where Jaycee Lee Dugard and her two children lived.
In April, Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy Garrido, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and rape. Phillip Garrido was sentenced to 431 years and his wife received 36 years to life.
In this July 1, 2011 photo released by ABC, ABC News' Diane Sawyer, left, speaks with Jaycee Dugard in Ojai, Calif., during her first interview since being kidnapped near her California home in 1991, when she was 11.