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Resources to help families with loved ones missing

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  1. Imamazed

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    What do you do if you have a loved one missing? In this section you will find tips on what to do and not do. Organizations that you can contact for help.

    Someone is Missing, What do I do?

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    Introduction: A Twelve Point Plan

    A Resource for Parents Whose Child is Missing
    by Marc Klaas
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    4 The Missing Person Flyer Templates
    Missing Person Flyer Templates
    Create flyers in minutes.
    Just download and replace information and add a picture to the picture box.
    Edit, Save, Print, Send, Post, Plaster.
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    The FBI Child ID App

    You’re shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do?
    Now there’s a free new tool from the FBI that can help. Our just launched Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks.
    The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.
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    Coping with Crime Victimization

    Anyone can become a victim of a crime. If it happens to you or someone you love, here are some important points to remember:

    Being a victim of a crime can be a very difficult and stressful experience. While most people are naturally resilient and over time will find ways to cope and adjust, there can be a wide range of after effects to a trauma. One person may experience many of the effects, a few, or none at all. Not everyone has the same reaction. In some people the reaction may be delayed days, weeks, or even months. Some victims may think they are “going crazy,” when they are having a normal reaction to an abnormal event.

    Getting back to normal can be a difficult process after a personal experience of this kind, especially for victims of violent crime and families of murder victims. Learning to understand and feel more at ease with the intense feelings can help victims better cope with what happened.

    Victims may need to seek help from friends, family, a member of the clergy, a counselor, or a victim assistance professional.
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    What we do
    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® provides services, resources and technical assistance to child victims of abduction and sexual exploitation, their families and the professionals who serve them. NCMEC provides the most comprehensive resources regarding missing children, child sexual exploitation, child safety and prevention, law enforcement training and victim and family support. Learn more about our services below.
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    Project Jason - Assistance for Families of the Missing

    Project Jason Mission Statement
    Our mission as a non profit organization is to create and increase public awareness of missing people through a variety of outreach and educational activities. Project Jason seeks to bring hope and assistance to families of the missing by providing resources and support.
    About Project Jason
    Before June 13th, 2001, we were just an ordinary family living a peaceful, happy existence. My husband, Jim, and I worked outside the home, spent time with our two wonderful sons, attended Mass every Sunday, and enjoyed the company of family and friends. On that fateful Wednesday, our lives changed forever. Our family unit was brutally ripped apart when our oldest son, Jason, then age 19, disappeared without a trace from our driveway.
    Learn more about Project Jason.
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    Cyber Tipline
    The Congressionally-mandated CyberTipline is a means for reporting crimes against children including:
    Possession, manufacture, and distribution of child pornography
    Online enticement of children for sexual acts
    Child prostitution
    Sex Tourism Involving Children
    Extrafamilial Child Sexual Molestation
    Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child
    Misleading Domain Names
    Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Internet
    Reports may be made 24-hours a day, 7 days a week online at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-843-5678 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
    CyberTipline Fact Sheet
    CyberTipline: Annual Report Totals by Incident Type
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    Texas Equusearch

    Please complete Texas EquuSearch’s Missing Person Report (grey area for TES office only) and FAX it to (281) 534-6719 OR EMAIL, along with the Missing Person’s photograph in .jpg format as an email attachment to tim.miller@texasequusearch.org. Please DO NOT fax the photograph.
    You may use our Missing Person Report as a guideline for the information we’ll need and email it to tim.miller@texasequusearch.org along with a photograph in .jpg format as an email attachment.
    Please contact our office at (281) 309-9500 to notify us that the Missing Person Report and the photograph have been sent.
    key: MP is missing person and TES is Texas EquuSearch
    Special note: Texas EquuSearch can only accept a missing person case if it has been filed with the appropriate law enforcement agency, a case number has been assigned, and law enforcement gives their consent for Texas EquuSearch to become involved. Requests for Texas EquuSearch’s assistance must be made by the family of the missing person and/or the law enforcement agency handling the case.
    Click here for Missing Person Report form.
    More... Links included...
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    FBI: Missing and Abducted Children
    FBI - Contact US
    Missing and Abducted Children
    If your child has been kidnapped or harmed, immediately contact your local field office or the closest international office. Other key contacts:
    ■To report a missing child or the sighting of a missing child, you can also contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by calling 1-800-THE-LOST or by visiting its website.
    ■To report child sexual exploitation, use the electronic Cyber Tip Line or call 1-800-843-5678. The Cyber Tip Line is operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in partnership with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
    ■If your child is being abducted internationally by a family member and is not yet abroad, contact the U.S. Department of State. (Link to go to here)
    This page also has FBI Field Office Websites to go to.
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    FBI Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Teams
    It is the mission of the FBI's Crimes Against Children Unit to provide a quick and effective response to all incidents of crimes against children. The first few hours after a child is abducted are critical, and that is why we have established the Child Abduction Rapid Deployment (CARD) Teams.
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    CUE Center for Missing Persons

    About CUE Center for Missing Persons

    In 1994, Mrs. Caison founded the non-profit CUE Center for Missing Persons, which is focused on finding the missing, advocating for their causes, and supporting their families.

    Offering a wide range of free services, CUE has since helped more than 9,000 families in what is often the most confusing and desperate times of their lives. In addition to providing services for the missing and their families, CUE offers college internships and youth mentoring programs.

    CUE is entirely donation funded and staffed by volunteers, including Mrs. Caison, who takes no salary from the organization.

    What was simply a dream, name and purpose, is now a nationally-recognized center that answers hundreds of calls for help each year.

    The CUE Center hopes to make a difference for everyone concerned with missing persons. Our belief is that we have.
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    CTIA - Amber Alerts via WEA

    Formerly known as the Wireless AMBER Alert™ program, AMBER Alerts are now a part of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) program. Millions of cellphone users across the country receive these free, automatic text-like alerts about abducted children whose lives are in danger in their area as part of the WEA program.

    CTIA and the wireless industry joined the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer WEA to supplement the existing Emergency Alert System. Consumers with WEA-capable wireless devices and WEA service in their areas are automatically enrolled to receive AMBER Alerts for free, along with the Presidential and Imminent Threat Alerts.
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    TeamWatters, Inc.
    Welcome to TeamWatters, Inc. founded by Dennis and Tammy Watters.
    Specialists in water search and recovery using side image sonar equipment.

    Our Mission
    To search waterways as thoroughly as possible and to do everything in our power
    to bring loved ones home and provide closure to their family,
    To use the utmost discretion and confidentially when working with families and agencies,
    To assist law enforcement agencies in the recovery and preservation of evidence and
    To volunteer our time to accomplish the above tasks in the fastest response time possible.
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