Awareness & Prevention

We live in a changing world where the challenges and risks associated with child protection are constantly evolving, especially with advances in technology. Children are particularly vulnerable to outside influences, which may lead to them […]

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International Missing Children’s Day

Every year, 25 May is commemorated as International Missing Children’s Day.    In 1983, U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25th “National Missing Children’s Day.” The proclamation followed the 1979 disappearance of a six-year-old boy, […]

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International Parental Child Abduction

Abductions of children by their parents are one of the most challenging types of missing children cases. Such abductions are sometimes perceived by local authorities as civil matters – and not criminal actions – and […]

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Missing Children’s Statistics

One Missing Child Is One Too Many The lack of a common definition of “missing child,” and a common response to the issue, results in few reliable statistics on the scope of the problem around […]

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Rapid Emergency Child Alert Systems

In the United States, the AMBER Alert Program – named for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was abducted and murdered near her grandparents’ home in Texas in 1996 – is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, […]

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What Does “Missing” Mean?

Every day, all around the world, children go missing. They may be runaways or missing for unknown reasons, victims of family or non-family abductions, or they may simply be lost or missing for seemingly trivial […]

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