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Publications

Department of Justice Hosts National Missing Children's Day Ceremony (from OJJDP News @ a Glance May/June 2010)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2010

Crime of Family Abduction: A Child's and Parent's Perspective
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2010

When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide (4th Edition)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2010

Caretaker Satisfaction With Law Enforcement Response to Missing Children
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, August 2008

You're Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2008

Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies, Fifth Edition
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2007

What About Me? Coping With the Abduction of a Brother or Sister
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2007

The Internal Revenue Service Provides Valuable Assistance in Locating Missing Children
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, February 2007

Bringing Abducted Children Home
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, April 2005

Parental Abduction: A Review of the Literature 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2001

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, July 2001

The Missing and Exploited Children's Program (Update)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2001

Early Identification of Risk Factors for Parental Abduction
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, March 2001

Keeping Children Safe: OJJDP's Child Protection Division
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, March 2001

Family Abductors: Descriptive Profiles and Preventive Interventions
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, January 2001

Second Comprehensive Study of Missing Children
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, April 2000

A Report to the Attorney General on International Parental Kidnapping
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, April 1999

Special Joint Report: Federal Agency Task Force for Missing and Exploited Children
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 1997

Related Resources

AMBER Alert
The AMBER Alert Program is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.

Child ID App
Developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Child ID mobile phone app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information (for example, height/weight) about your children so they are easily accessible and can quickly be shared with authorities. 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.

General Services Administration (GSA) Missing Child Notice Program
The GSA Missing Child Notice Program Web site is a clearinghouse for information and guidance to Federal agencies on how to post missing child notices within Federal buildings.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
NCMEC works to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation.

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
NamUs is the first national online repository for missing persons records and unidentified decedent cases.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP supports states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. The OJJDP Web site provides links to programs, publications, and press releases related to a number of topics, including missing children.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Missing Children's Day
OJJDP's Missing Children's Day site provides information about this commemoration and highlights publications and additional resources associated with missing children. Additionally, the gallery of Missing Children's Day posters is accessible on this site.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): HELP for Victim Service Providers
View the transcripts of Web Forum Guest Host Series sessions from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) on Addressing Cases with Missing or Unidentified Victims, Assisting Families of Missing or Unidentified Persons, and Responding to Missing Children in Indian Country.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Missing Children
This Web site provides links to information on victims of child abduction and exploitation. Included are links to related organizations that address these issues.

Take 25
With support from a number of Federal partners, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Take 25 initiative aims to heighten awareness of children's personal safety issues. With a focus on prevention, the campaign encourages parents, guardians, and other role models to spend time talking to kids to teach them ways to be safer.

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