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Investigative Checklist for Law Enforcement When Responding to Missing Children with Special Needs

By National Center for Missing & Exploited Children with Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


This checklist is meant to be used by law enforcement staff to facilitate the safe recovery of missing children with special needs. It includes information about intake questions, what to do during the initial response, investigative measures, search and rescue measures, and recovery measures.

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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
United States

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