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A Child Is Missing, Inc. assist law enforcement in the early search and recovery of missing children, the elderly, the disabled and college students.

Award Information

Award #
2005-JL-FX-K033
Location
Awardee County
Broward
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2005
Total funding (to date)
$2,388,859

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $394,657)

The "A Child is Missing" Program is designed to support the early search and recovery efforts made by local law enforcement during the initial hours after the disappearance of a child or an elderly person (Alzheimer's patients), college students and the disable. The "A Child is Missing" Program utilizes high-tech telephony (a bank of 181 T-1 communication lines) to place 1000 telephone calls, in 60 seconds, into the neighborhood where the disappearance occurs. The message given the resident of the neighborhood, via the "A Child is Missing" Program, advises the residents of the disappearance and asks the community to call the police with any information they may have about the missing person, also they are asked to their property. Currently these services are provided at no cost to the communities or law enforcement. NCA/NCF

A Child Is Missing is a telephonic dissemintation response system for use when a child is reported missing to law enforcement. The system uses satellite data to identify a geographic area to bound the search for the missing child, and then uses technology to dial every phone number withtin the identified bounds to deliver a recorded description of the child and the circumstances of his or her disappearance.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 5, 2005