WHY? To provide the means that if
a child becomes "missing", to deliver the tools immediately to law enforcement
that will enhance the search, always with the childs safety foremost in the mind. A
RECENT SURVEY INDICATES THAT 44% OF PARENTS CANNOT GIVE A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE
DESCRIPTION OF THEIR CHILD.
The Robert R. Banks Foundation funded the equipment for this program. Through
organization donations and corporate sponsorships, this program is FREE to
everyone. The equipment will take a digital picture and thumbprints of a child. All
this information is returned to the parents in a form suitable to law enforcement agencies
and NOTHING is ever retained by our system.
Volunteers from all the Masonic organizations in this area support this program.
Freemasons, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Shriners, Eastern Star, DeMolay, Jobs
Daughters, Rainbow for Girls and several more participate. If you are not familiar with
these organizations, please ask one of the volunteers and they will be happy to tell you
who we are.
Since 1982, the number of people reported missing has increased by 528%. The FBI
estimates that 80% to 90% are juveniles. That equals over 850,000 children annually
reported missing to local authorities. That equals 2,300 children a day, 1
every 40 seconds or 1 out of 42. In 2008, an estimated 7,221 children were
reported missing in Nevada. All law enforcement agencies agree that a Quick Response
is the best chance to a childs safe return. Most programs lack the proper tools to
improve a childs safe return. 60% of parents DENY that it could happen to their
This is just one tool that a parent can use to help keep their child safe. Check the Internet for http://www.codeamber.org, http://www.yellodyno.com and http://ag.state.nv.us and there are many more web sites what will educate children and parents to identify the danger signs and warnings that they should be looking for.
For upcoming Child ID visits at local schools, please check our Activities section, and