Bulletin Reports 

Missing Child Guide 

The fourth edition of When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides parents with the most current information on and helpful insights into what families should do when a child is missing. It contains what to expect when a child is missing, what needs to be done, and where to go for help.

Written by parents and family members who have experienced the disappearance of a child, the guide explains the role that various agencies and organizations play in the search and discusses some important issues that parents and family members of missing children should consider. Beginning with a checklist summarizing the most critical steps to take when a child first goes missing, the guide continues with seven chapters, each structured to allow readers to find information quickly and easily. Each chapter explains both the short- and long-term issues and contains a checklist and chapter summary for later reference. Some recommended readings and a list of public and private resources appear at the back of the guide.

To obtain a copy of When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide (NCJ 228735), access the National Criminal Justice Reference Service’s website, http://www.ncjrs.gov.