Looking For Our Children

National Missing Children's Day 2014

Missing Children's Day 2014

05/23/14

In observance of National Missing Children’s Day on Sunday, May 25—which honors the memories of those who are lost and focuses attention on the issue—the FBI is highlighting the names and faces of the children listed on our Kidnappings and Missing Persons webpage and asking for your continued help to locate them.

We’d also like to remind everyone about the committed efforts the Bureau undertakes—in conjunction with our federal, state, local, and organizational partners—to help rescue the most vulnerable of crime victims, to bring to justice those who would harm them, and to educate parents and kids about the all-too-real dangers of violent and sexploitation crimes threatening children.

Those efforts include our:

  • National Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team, ready to travel anywhere at a moment’s notice to assist in missing child investigations;
  • Innocence Lost National Initiative, a partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that addresses domestic sex trafficking of children;
  • Child Exploitation Task Forces, cooperative ventures with federal, state, and local partners around the country that investigate individuals and criminal enterprises responsible for victimizing young people;
  • Endangered Child Alert Program, a joint effort with NCMEC that seeks national and international exposure of unknown adults whose faces and/or distinguishing characteristics are visible in child pornography images and videos;
  • Safe Online Surfing initiative, a web-based program that teaches kids how to recognize and respond to online dangers like sexual predators and cyber bullying; and
  • FBI Child ID App, which provides parents with an easy way to electronically store pictures and vital information about their children in case they go missing.

Recently, the NCMEC paid tribute to a number of Bureau employees—along with their state and local partners—for their extraordinary work on missing or exploited children investigations. We congratulate all the honorees, but we know our work is not done. The FBI will continue to make investigating violent crimes against young victims a priority, working side by side with our public and private partners to ensure the safety of children nationwide.

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Note: The children pictured here may have been located since the above information was posted on this website. Please check our Wanted by the FBI webpage for up-to-date information.