(PRWEB) October 6, 2004
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, over 2000 children each day are reported missing to the F.B.I. By offering an immediate $50,000 reward Child Shield, U.S.A. Â hopes to recover many more of them.
This statistic is frightening as it is true. Too many parents assume it cannot happen to their child, yet according to the Vanished Children's Alliance, every 40 seconds another child is missing or abducted. It is true that most missing children are runaways, and most that are abducted are taken by the non-custodial parent. Unfortunately, we've seen tragic cases in the news recently that prove that non-custodial parents are sometimes willing to harm their child rather than give the child up.
Since its founding in 1990, the primary goal of Child Shield, U.S.A. has been to reduce the numbers of lost, missing, abducted, and runaway children in America. To further this end they offer through their agents such as vigilantangel.com, a child safety kit that empowers children by providing proactive safety training materials. To date, only two children out of the roughly 1 million registered in the Child Shield, U.S.A. service have gone missing, a rate lower than the national average. Both were recovered - safely.
If a child does go missing, the parents are often at a loss as to what they ought to do first - go out looking? Call the police? Wait helplessly, hoping that an untrustworthy ex-spouse will return the child from visitation?
The Child Shield service furnishes parents and law enforcement agencies with a "one stop source" for assistance in disseminating information about the child and aid in the recovery effort. Upon getting the "go-ahead" from the local police department, an identification video of the child is distributed to law enforcement agencies, missing child organizations, and news media nationwide. The $50,000 reward is posted, and a private investigator is retained to work on recovering the child - all at no further cost to the family.
More information about child abductions and the Child Shield, U.S.A. service is available at http://www.vigilantangel.com
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