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Resources to help families with loved ones missing

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  1. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    4 The Missing - A Community Guide to Sar
    The 4 THE MISSING COMMUNITY PLAN is designed to help bring together the missing person’s family, law enforcement and the community. This is a source of reference to help guide a community in coordinating a plan of action.

    This resource guide describes how to help the family and law enforcement (LE) in the first 24 hours, how to notify and keep the community informed and how to most effectively guide the community volunteers in searching for the missing person (MP) of your community in the days to come.
    While we always hope the experienced professional SAR teams will be called in within the first hour of a missing person case, sometimes this just isn't the case. When SAR teams are not called in or when there are not enough of them it falls on the community to step up and take action.
    This site and the material on it is designed to help a community run an effective and organized search.
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  2. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    Child Safety Kit
    The statistics can be alarming, but you can give your child an extra measure of security. Request a No Cost Child Safe Kit today and record your child's vital statistics and urgent medical information in one convenient, safe place. If your child is reported missing, you will immediately have all the important information about your child ready so authorities can help find them.

    *U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Crime Information Center, NCIC Missing Person and Unidentified Person Statistics for 2010 and Missing Children Society of Canada.
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  3. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    Someone is Missing

    Someone Is Missing -

    If someone you know comes up missing…
    This website will supply you with the following;

    Our web address to use immediately
    Web space, and our abilities for as long as you need.
    Unlimited bandwidth resources for as long as you need.
    Enough resources to handle press and media exposure.
    Template web pages published with the information you give us.
    Instant internet exposure.
    To be there for you when others fade away

    If someone you love is missing, and the police and media know it, we’ll help you let the whole world know it, 100% FREE. All we need from you is the information.
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    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    Center for Search and Investigations For Missing Children

    It's all about these two words....

    What We Do:The Center for Search & Investigations (CFSI) assists & trains families and communities in facilitating the search and location of missing children worldwide in order to safeguard children from abduction, child trafficking & exploitation. The Center for Search & Investigations is an approved 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization. CFSI has a STRICT NO-CONTACT policy concerning children. All current and future members of CFSI Leadership are subject to a criminal background check.Why We Do It:
    The United States Department of Justice reports over 2,100 children go missing a day equaling approximately 800,000 reported missing every year. Many missing children are in danger of child trafficking. The truth is no missing child should be labeled as a "runaway", as they are in as much danger as those abducted. CFSI refuses to ignore these facts. They dedicate their services to help find missing and endangered children. When families have felt abandoned and hopeless CFSI has been there to extend their resources. CFSI treats every missing child case with the utmost importance and is committed to getting the cooperation of Law Enforcement while demanding local as well as national media attention. CFSI is devoted to locating & returning children home SAFE in a fast, efficient, and caring manner. CFSI's services are always offered free of charge to the parents of missing children whom meet the non-profit's criteria.

    Our Goal:Our ultimate goal is to build a Worldwide network of Advocates & Professional Investigators to provide services to families of missing children. We are confident that in accomplishing this goal we will be able to put an end to the child trafficking epidemic. For CFSI it’s all about hearing these 2 words… FOUND SAFE!

    Thanks to Coldjustice for this info!
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  5. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    FBI's 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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  6. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    GINA For Missing Persons Foundation

    The GINA for Missing Persons FOUNDation’s
    mission is to educate the public by utilizing entertainment to create awareness and media attention for missing persons world-wide, and to offer a source of information to help people whose family members become missing. GINA's goal is to uncover "missing pieces to find the missing." By opening their hearts and doors, those in the music industry and the sponsors who participate are promoting an ongoing effort of raising awareness of the missing while being a bridge to all forms of media. GINA was created in honor of musician Gina Bos, who disappeared from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 17, 2000 after a performance. Her case remains unsolved.

    Each year, GINA For Missing Persons produces The Squeaky Wheel® Tour, a world-wide event consisting of talented musicians performing shows and profiling missing persons in their area. If you are an artist interested in participating in the 2015 Tour, please click here.
  7. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    Outpost for Hope

    Outpost for Hope primary mission is to shine the light on the issue of the unaccounted for populations of 'missing, missing' persons and 'the kids off the grid'. Many adult 'missing, missing' are lost on the streets as a result of untreated mental illness and/or co-occurring addiction problems. And many 'kids off the grid' are throwaways, runaways, or may be children missing from foster care who have no reliable family who care to report them as missing.

    Outpost for Hope also provides help to families and caregivers who have a loved one who is missing and/or otherwise 'lost to the streets' and offers information and resources needed to ensure their safety.
  8. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    The Center for Hope

    About The Center for HOPE

    We are a member of the Association of Missing & Exploited Children's Organizations (AMECO) which is an international association of nonprofit organizations, AMECO provides an unified voice on issues related to missing and exploited children and their families, and nurtures credible, ethical and effective nonprofit member organizations.

    Mission Statement:

    The Center for Hope, Inc. is a not for profit organization with the mission of providing resources to educate, assist and support families and friends to cope with the unexplained disappearance of a loved one.

    Our efforts include:

    • Providing support and first hand advice regarding what you should do and expect after a family member has gone missing.
    • Providing guidance with regard to accessing public and private sector services.
    • Assisting law enforcement and other agencies in tending to the needs of families and friends of missing persons.
    • Disseminating information and technical assistance through our web site and other publications.
    Educating legislators on the need to pass legislation aimed toward locating missing persons and preventing predatory crimes.
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    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

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    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    When your child is missing

    A number of organizations and agencies in both the public and private sector work with parents whose children are missing. These agencies can provide information, assistance with photo and flier production and distribution, referral services, and investigative resources to you, your family, and law enforcement.

    Victim's Advocates

    Ask your law enforcement contact to arrange to have a victim's advocate come to your home to explain your rights and to explore the counseling, treatment, and related services available to you. Victim's advocates are usually associated with the offices of the sheriff, the State prosecutor, or the district attorney. If you have access to the Internet, you can find a list of victim advocacy and compensation groups at the Office for Victims of Crime Web site (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc). Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies (see Recommended Readings) also contains a list of victim's advocate services and organizations.
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    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    What do do if someone you love goes missing

    Unfortunately, there isn’t a certified rule book for how to handle it when someone you know or love goes missing. Cases vary, and child abduction is handled much more aggressively than, say, an adult who hasn’t surfaced in a few days.

    Every police agency follows different guidelines — some will take a report right away, while others may ask for you to wait 24-48 hours to see if the person turns up. No matter what, though, the Michigan State Police urges you not to wait if the missing person is elderly, a juvenile, or if it’s someone who might be a victim of foul play.

    More often than not, the local or national news will not air the photo of someone who’s vanished with that famous “Missing Person” caption unless an official police report has been generated. Sometimes, the station may even want a press release issued by the department, combined with the actual report.

    More at link…
  13. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    What to do if a person you love goes missing
    When you believe a person in your life has disappeared, it's important to act quickly to set a search in motion. Start by calling the police department to file a missing persons report, then take measures to conduct your own search. If the person does not return home, you may need to alert the media and hire a private investigator. By taking the right steps quickly, you increase the chances of finding a missing person.
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  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Missing Persons Checklist
    If you suspect a person is missing, the following are actions that you can take.

    Immediately contact your local law enforcement agency to report the person missing. In addition, you may contact the law enforcement agency in a different area if you believe the person went missing somewhere else. When you contact police, tell them that you need to file a missing persons’ report.

    When you file a missing person’s report the police will ask you a number of questions. It would be helpful if you had the following information. Do not worry; you need not delay contacting the police should your information be incomplete.
    a) Basic information about the Missing Person

    Full name

    Date of birth


    Nicknames, if any

    Current and previous addresses. Who else lived there?

    Current and former employers.
    b) Physical description of the Missing Person





    Hair Color/Length of Hair

    Eye color?

    Any Distinguishing Marks – such as tattoos, birthmarks, scars, etc.


    Find the most recent photo of the missing person
    c) Habits and Personality of Missing Person

    Does the individual smoke? If yes, what brand of cigarettes? Does the individual drink alcohol? If yes, what type?

    Does the individual use recreational drugs?

    Does the individual chew gum?

    What type of recreation or activities does the individual engage in including hobbies?

    Are there particular habits that the individual has? For instance, does he/she go to a particular spot for coffee each day?

    Does the individual have particular banking habits?

    What type of personality does the individual have? Is the individual outgoing or quiet? Is the individual friendly or depressed?

    What are the personal values and philosophy of the individual?

    Is the individual religious?

    Does the individual have any personal or emotional problems?

    What level of education or training does the individual have?

    Does the individual frequent any particular areas, bars, taverns or places of interest?
    d) Clothing that the Missing Person was wearing the last time seen
    □ Style and color of shirt
    □ Style and color of pants
    □ Style and color of jacket or outerwear
    □ If applicable, type of headwear
    □ Type of glasses
    □ Type of gloves
    □ Type of footwear
    e) Trip Plans of the Missing Person the day they went missing
    □ What were the missing person’s plans and/or activities on the day they went missing?
    □ Where was he/she going?
    □ Why was he/she going there?
    □ If the individual was traveling by car, can you provide the make and model number,
    license plate number, as well as registration (if possible).
    □ Provide information about any other vehicles or mode of travel the missing person
    may have access too.
    f) Information about the last time the Missing Person was seen
    □ The time and location of where he/she was last seen
    □ The name of the individual who last saw the missing person
    □ The name of the individual who last talked at length with the missing person
    □ The direction the missing person was traveling the last time seen.
    □ The attitude of the missing person the last time seen
    □ Was the missing person complaining of or concerned about anything before he/she
    went missing?
    g) Overall health and condition of the missing person
    □ Physical condition.
    □ Any known medical problems.
    □ Is the person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease/dementia/memory loss? If so, are
    they registered on Safely Home? If they are registered on Safely Home, what is their
    registration number and are they wearing a Safely Home identification bracelet or
    carrying an identification card?
    □ Any handicaps or disabilities.
    □ Any psychological problems.
    □ Any medications that the individual is taking.
    □ Any addictions that the individual has.
    □ Provide the name of the missing person’s family physician and their health card
    number, if possible
    □ Provide the name of the missing person’s main dentist, if possible.
    h) Potential People that the Individual would contact
    □ List all of the person’s friends and acquaintances who the missing person may try to
    contact. Try to include addresses and telephone numbers.

    When you have finished filing the missing person’s report, ask that the police get back to you with the missing person’s file number and the contact information for the investigator in charge of the file.

    Secure the personal belongings and living space of the missing person until the police provide further direction. Below is a list of items of importance.

    Items such as a hairbrush, a toothbrush, or undergarments in the event that investigators may need to undertake DNA analysis.

    Any electronic equipment such as a cell phone or computer. What is the make of phone and the cell phone provider. As well, do you know if they were active on a chat line or other social on-line network such as MSN facebook?

    Any personal documents such as banking statements and credit card statements as well as all bank card information.

    Any written material such as a journal

    To make things more manageable, start a log or journal. Include all information about the missing person’s case in the journal.

    The Police will likely request that someone from the family volunteer to be a liaison or spokesperson for the family to deal with Police investigators. This simplifies the relationship between Police officers and the family. Police officers will update one person with respect to the investigation and will know who to contact when information is needed from the family. Talk with your family and close friends about who will be your family’s contact person with the police. If the members of your family are feeling overwhelmed you may decide that a close friend should be the contact person.

    If the missing person is a child, contact Child Find Saskatchewan. They offer a 24 hour, 7 day per week toll free phone line to handle emergency situations, provide general investigations, ground search assistance, and assist with the preparation and distribution of posters.
    Actions your family can undertake

    Conduct a telephone search. Phone friends or acquaintances that may have information about where the missing person is. Write all of the information down in your journal.

    If you find out any additional information from telephone inquiries pass it on to police.

    Distribute a flyer with a photograph of the missing person around your community. If the missing person is a child talk to Child Find Saskatchewan about the services they provide for distributing pictures and posters.

    Tell all necessary people about the disappearance of the missing person. This may include the missing person’s employer, their bank, and their doctor. If the missing person is a child you will need to contact the school they are attending.

    If it applies to your situation, arrange for the payment of the missing person’s mortgage, rent or bills. You may require legal advice on how to proceed.
    Actions to Undertake to Take Care of Yourself and your Family

    Ask yourself if you need to take an extended leave from work. If you do, talk to your employer about what options might be available.

    If you feel you need an extension on bill payments then ask about what options are available.

    Try to eat, sleep, and exercise on a regular basis. Although you may not feel that you have time it is important to take care of yourself.

    Try not to blame yourself for the disappearance of your loved one. Treat yourself with as much kindness as you can in these difficult times.

    Try to realize your limits. Be easy on yourself if you are unable to provide what is needed in all situations. You may, for instance, be unable to provide emotional support to all of the members of your family. Don’t feel guilty about seeking professional counseling services to help yourself and your family deal with the wide range of emotions that are being experienced.

    Don’t feel guilty if you have to return to work. This does not mean that you have given up on the search for your loved one.
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