NEEDS OUR HELP TO FIND MISSING CHILDREN
Each year, half a million American children are reported missing. Many are from foster care and classified as “runaways,” not thought to be missing until it’s too late. Many are exploited into drugs and commercial sex work. Any child with a cell phone or social media account is at risk–even in “safe” communities. Unlike a burglary or a kidnapping where police respond immediately, crimes against runaways require a proactive investigation. In most cases, the victims are too frightened to testify against the criminal. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 75% of its missing children cases are related to online sex advertisements.
“THERE CAN BE NO KEENER REVELATION
OF A SOCIETY’S SOUL THAN THE WAY
IT TREATS ITS CHILDREN”
A PUBLIC-PRIVATE COLLABORATION
BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE COMMUNITY TO RESCUE KIDS AND TARGET CRIMINALS
“We will work as hard as we can, for as long as we can, to help find as many missing and vulnerable children as we can.”
Vic Lacey, Special Operations Director of Investigations
featured in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC's DOCUMENTARY, 'trafficked'
TRAFFICKED – PIMPS
SHERIFF CARLOS BOLANOS, SAN MATEO COUNTY
“WE NEED SPECIAL OPERATIONS,”
WE WANT A SOCIETY WHERE ALL CHILDREN ARE SAFE.
WE WANT A SOCIETY WHERE THE COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN IS ERADICTED BECAUSE