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Resources to help families with loved ones missing

Discussion in 'United States' started by Imamazed, Apr 18, 2015.

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    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

    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

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    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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