Missing/Runaway Children

Law enforcement agencies issue alerts when there is a reasonable belief an abduction has taken place and the child, age 17 or younger, is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.


CA Missing Children Clearinghouse
(800) 222-FIND (3463), www.tinyurl.com/caclearinghouse
Maintains a 24-hour hotline to receive information and inquiries regarding missing children. It relays this information to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.


National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
(800) 843-5678 (THE LOST), www.missingkids.com
Provides a wide range of support services for victims and their families including crisis intervention, emotional support, referrals to appropriate community agencies and mental health professionals, peer connection, and reunification assistance.


National Runaway Safeline
(800) 786-2929 (RUNAWAY),
Call or chat online. Free and confidential help, information, and referrals for children and families.