The FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force, the Cleveland Division of Police and FBI Citizen Academy Foundation members will be handing out Child Identification kits on May 25 at Westtown Shopping Center, located at W. 110th and Lorain Avenue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Child identification kit is a proactive measure for parents to complete and keep in their possession hoping that the kit is never utilized. Kits are also available to order from the National Child ID Program, to download from Google Play on Android phones and on iPhones.
Additionally, tips for keeping your children safe: http://www.fbi.gov and http://www.missingkids.com.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates that almost 800,000 children are reported missing in a one year time period, more than 2,100 children a day. Over 200,000 of these missing children are the victims of family abductions and over 58,000 are victims of family friends or family acquaintances. An estimated 115 children were the victims of kidnappings where the child was abducted by a stranger.
Since 1997 through April 17, 2013, the AMBER alert program has been credited with the safe recovery of 642 children.
Each state has an AMBER alert plan.
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