National Missing Children’s Day 2017
Help Us Find Them
After a teenage girl was reported missing in Virginia earlier this year, the FBI and police worked quickly to reunite her with her family and arrest the man who’d lured her away.
Unfortunately, not all lost children are found quickly, and some never make it home. On National Missing Children’s Day, the FBI asks the public for help in locating any of the victims pictured here from our Kidnapping and Missing Persons webpage.
With its partners, the FBI continues its efforts to eradicate predators from communities and to keep children safe. Ready response teams are stationed across the country to quickly respond to abductions. The Bureau offers a full array of forensic tools such as DNA, trace evidence, impression evidence, and digital forensics. And through improved communications, law enforcement also has the ability to quickly share information with partners throughout the world.
The FBI also has several programs in place to educate both parents and children about the dangers posed by predators—in person and online—and to recover missing and endangered children should they be taken. Through the Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Teams, Innocence Lost National Initiative, Innocent Images National Initiative, annual Operation Cross Country, Office for Victim Assistance, Child Exploitation Task Forces, and numerous community outreach initiatives, the FBI and law enforcement partners are working to keep the most vulnerable among us safe and secure.
Note: The children pictured here may have been located since this information was posted. Please check our Wanted by the FBI webpage for up-to-date information.