Jennifer Marth’s PageMiles for Hope
I will be running at least 1 Mile everyday in September to help raise awareness for this cause that has weighed heavy on my heart. As a Mother a do not only want to protect my own children, but I want to extend that love to the children in my community and beyond – it takes a village! #savethechildren #allthecheildren #neverstop going the distance to make children safer!
In 1984, John and Revé Walsh and other child advocates founded the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as a private, non-profit organization to serve as the national clearinghouse and resource center for information about missing and exploited children.
Unfortunately, since many children are never reported missing, there is no reliable way to determine the total number of children who are actually missing in the U.S.
When a child is reported missing to law enforcement, federal law requires that child be entered into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, also known as NCIC.
According to the FBI, in 2019 there were 421,394 NCIC entries for missing children. In 2018, the total number of missing children entries into NCIC was 424,066.
This number represents reports of missing children. That means if a child runs away multiple times in a year, each instance would be entered into NCIC separately and counted in the yearly total. Likewise, if an entry is withdrawn and amended or updated, that would also be reflected in the total.
During the last 36 years, NCMEC’s national toll-free hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), has received more than 5 million calls. NCMEC has circulated billions of photos of missing children, assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 334,000 missing children and facilitated training for more than 375,000 law enforcement, criminal/juvenile justice and healthcare professionals. NCMEC’s Team HOPE volunteers have provided resources and emotional support to more than 74,000 families of missing and exploited children.
Donations and Comments
DAY 10 #MilesForHope
43 miles ran so far $43 donated!
Thanks for supporting something that needs more attention!!!