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Missing Persons Resources

  • The Ohio AMBER Plan- the Amber Alert Plan is a critical missing child response program that utilizes the resources of law enforcement and media to notify the public when children are kidnapped.
  • Ohio Missing Adult Alerts- An alert system to quickly notify the public and media outlets about endangered missing adults, age 65 or older, or those with mental impairments.
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is a private, (501) (c) (3) nonprofit organization which was created in 1984. The mission of the organization is to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, and children including child victims as well as other professionals.
  • Let’s Bring Them Home operates a national missing adults program: providing services and coordination between various government agencies, law enforcement, media, and the families of endangered missing adults, as well as safety education for all ages.             (formerly known as the National Center for Missing Adults)
  • NAMUS- the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a national centralized repository and resource center for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. NamUs is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public from all over the country in hopes of resolving these cases.
  • Team Hope- The mission of Team HOPE is to assist families with missing, exploited and recovered children by offering peer support including empowerment, emotional support and coping skills from a trained volunteer who has had or still has a missing or exploited child.
  • A Child Is Missing- ACIM is devoted to assisting law enforcement in the search and early safe recovery efforts of children / the elderly (often with Alzheimer's) / disabled persons and college students via a rapid-response neighborhood alert program utilizing high-tech telephony systems.
  • Locator Posters- LOCATER is a web-based poster-creation program that provides law enforcement agencies with access to create and distribute their own posters to include Missing Children, Missing Adults, AMBER Alert, Wanted, Crime Alert, and other additional titles. The program allows agencies to distribute posters electronically and transmit the information to other agencies, media outlets, and the general public via Email distribution.
  • Association of Missing and Exploited Children’s Organizations- Is an international association of nonprofit organizations, AMECO nurtures credible, ethical and effective nonprofit member organizations and provides a collective voice on issues related to missing and exploited children and their families.
  • National Runaway Switchboard- Are the federally-designated national communication system (hotline and website) for runaway and homeless youth. Youth and family members can call 24 hours a day to work through problems and find local help from social service agencies and organizations. Some callers just need someone to talk to; others need help finding a shelter, food, medical assistance, or counseling. Some callers are on the streets, others are struggling with other issues and we work with them to identify options to prevent them from leaving their home, when possible and if appropriate.