FBI Philadelphia
Public Affairs Specialist Sofia Kettler
May 29, 2024

FBI Philadelphia Recognizes National Missing Children’s Day

On May 25, FBI Philadelphia joins the nation in recognizing National Missing Children’s Day. On this day, we reaffirm our commitment to finding children reported kidnapped or missing, and to encourage parents and caregivers to make child safety a priority.

The FBI has various resources to assist in the search for a missing child, but our main resource is our Child Abduction Rapid Deployment (CARD) Teams.

Established in October 2005, these teams are composed of experienced personnel who provide on-the-ground investigative, technical, and resource assistance to state and local law enforcement in cases of child abductions and disappearances.

Alongside federal, state, and local partners across Pennsylvania, FBI Philadelphia engages on task forces, including the Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, to investigate child abductions.

In addition to investigative resources, our victim specialists in FBI Philadelphia, and across the FBI, stand ready to offer support and resources to victims and families.

National Missing Children’s Day is also a reminder about preparedness should the unthinkable ever happen to your child. The first few hours after a child disappears are critical. You do not need to wait 24 hours to report a child missing. FBI Philadelphia can be reached at (215)-418-4000. You can also contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

For more information on our Violent Crimes Against Children program, visit: https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/violent-crime/vcac

For additional information on how to protect your child, visit: https://www.fbi.gov/how-we-can-help-you/parents-and-caregivers-protecting-your-kids

For information on FBI Victim Services, visit: https://www.fbi.gov/how-we-can-help-you/victim-services

To view our current list of kidnappings and missing persons, visit: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap