ERIC Number: ED268438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Private Sector Initiatives Regarding Missing Children. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session on the Issue of Missing Children: Runaways, Parental Abduction, and Kidnaping; and the Responses of the Private Sector to This Problem (May 22, 1985).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This document contains witness testimonies and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to examine the issue of missing children and the initiatives taken by the private sector to help locate these children and return them to their homes. Opening statements by Senators Specter, Simon, McConnell, Metzenbaum, and Denton discuss federal legislation related to missing children and cite examples of private sector efforts. Witnesses include Jay Howell, the executive director of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; Ray Timothy, an official from the National Broadcasting Company; and Therese Rocco from the Pittsburgh Police Department. Also included are testimonies from three executives from the private sector who have assisted in the location of missing children. Executives from Wawa, Inc., Trailways Corporation, and V.G. Reed and Sons Printing describe the efforts of their companies in the area of locating missing children. Witnesses describe the nature of the missing children problem, the progress which has been made nationally, and efforts by the private sector whereby missing children's pictures have been put on milk cartons and posters in an effort to locate these children. Also discussed are some problems which have resulted from this focus of attention on missing children, such as the activities of charlatans and fraud artists who exploit the parents of missing children. Materials submitted for the record appear throughout the text and other relevant materials are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.