Missing Children Booklets
Every year the Illinois State Police releases a Missing Children’s Report detailing the missing children cases entered the previous year in Illinois.
A Child ID Kit
One of the most important tools for law enforcement when searching for a missing child is an up-to-date, good quality photo along with descriptive information. A Child ID kit is a simple yet effective tool to help families maintain current photos of and descriptive information about their children.
Take 25® is a national child safety campaign of the National Center for Missing Exploited Children encouraging families to take 25 minutes to talk to their children about safety and abduction prevention. The goal of Take 25 is to heighten awareness about child safety issues.
The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource that teaches kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet.
Honeywell's Got 2B Safe! program was created to teach elementary school childr4en four critical rules to help protect them from abduction and sexual exploitation.
Got 2B Safe! has been distributed to more than 72,000 schools elementary schools in the United States and all program materials are available online.
SmileSafe Kids is a partnership with Lifetouch®, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and more than 35,000 schools nationwide.
The SmileSafe Kids program provides two free safety ID cards to the families of every child photographed at participating schools. The ID cards can help law enforcement in the event the child is missing.
Google's Family Safety Center is a one-stop shop for information about staying safer online. The website includes advice from leading child safety organizations around the world, tips and ideas from parents at Google, and information about how to use the safety tools and controls built into Google products.
Get Game Smart is designed to provide families with tools and resources to manage their children's gaming and entertainment experiences.
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For Law Enforcement:
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children provides valuable resources and technical assistance to law enforcement as they work to find missing children and combat child sexual exploitation.
AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Program
The AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program provided by Fox Valley Technical College provides technical assistance training and services to Federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies as well as other key AMBER Alert stakeholders to increase collaboration, improve skills, and develop effective policies and practices to protect and safely recover missing, endangered, and abducted children.
The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, referred to as the Board, is the state agency mandated to promote and maintain a high level of professional standards for law enforcement and correctional officers. Its purpose is to promote and protect citizen health, safety and welfare by encouraging municipalities, counties, park districts, State-controlled universities, colleges, public community colleges, and other local governmental agencies of this state and participating State agencies in their efforts to upgrade and maintain a high level of training and standards for law enforcement personnel.
Team Adam, a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®, provides rapid, on-site assistance to law enforcement agencies and families in serious cases of missing children. Team Adam consultants are retired law enforcement professionals with years of investigative experience at the federal, state and local levels. Consultants from Team Adam rapidly deploy to sites where these cases are unfolding. They provide on-the-ground technical assistance and connect local law enforcement to a national network of resources. The program's unique access to NCMEC's resources, coupled with years of law enforcement experience, often provides departments with the added tools needed to better address complex, media intensive cases.
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Illinois State Police provides this brochure to let parents know exactly what to do if they believe their child is missing or has been abducted. (PDF protect brochure)
At the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® we believe every child deserves a safe childhood. For 29 years we have been at the forefront of the fight to keep children safer from abduction and sexual exploitation. We provide the resources needed to help protect children, bring perpetrators to justice and prevent these devastating crimes committed against children.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children knows children face risks every day. That is why NCMEC provides resources to families to help keep their children safer. NCMEC knows teaching children about safety works. Take a look at the resources below to learn more about how to keep your children safer.
The Illinois State Police provides an online listing of sex offenders required to register in the State of Illinois. The database is updated daily and allows searching by city, county, and zip code.
Code Adam, created in memory of 6-year-old Adam Walsh, is a powerful search tool for lost and potentially abducted children. It is one of the country's largest child safety programs and is currently used in tens of thousands of establishments across the nation.
Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year. Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you care about a youth and want information on how you can help someone who may be at risk of running from home. Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teacher looking for information to pass along to your students about youth homelessness or the reality of life on the streets. Our 24-hour crisis line has an experienced front-line team member ready to help you now. If you're not ready to call, you can post to our bulletin board, send an email, or start a live chat. It’s anonymous, confidential and free.
As 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.
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