May 25 was first proclaimed National Missing Children’s Day by Ronald Reagan, and it has been recognized every year since 1983.
National Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to helping parents and guardians give priority to the safety and well-being of our children. It serves as a reminder to continue efforts in reuniting missing children with their parents.
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) has supplied a Missing Children Special Feature online resource for National Missing Children’s Day. Take a few minutes to visit this link, and you will gain valuable knowledge about AMBER alerts, publications for families and law enforcement, and general statistics.
Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
The North Carolina General Assembly is also doing its part to help increase the safety of children in our state.
HB 149, also known as “Caylee’s Law,” was passed and Governor Pat McCrory signed it into law on May 17, 2013. “Caylee’s Law” will speed the rescue of missing children by requiring mandatory reporting of missing children after 24 hours.