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A Child Is Missing Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Crime Prevention

Mission: Assist law enforcement in the recovery of missing children, the elderly, and on-campus college students. Teach child and adolescent safety education programs to youth ages 5-17, often those who are at high-risk.

Programs: A child is missing assists law enforcement agencies nationwide in the early search and recovery of missing children (often with autism and down syndrome), the elderly (often with alzheimer's disease), on-campus college students, and disabled individuals in the first hours of their disappearance, by use of telephone alert calls. The organization also offers child and adolescent safety education programs to teach personal safety, awareness of bullying, the dangers of the internet, and effective communication to youth ages 5-17. These programs are taught in schools, often to vulnerable/high-risk youth who otherwise might not receive this valuable information, and through parks and recreation departments in summer camp programs.

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 2

Not impressed that the only positive review is by the company's founder.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

A Child Is Missing began in 1997. It is registered with IRS, as a 501 c3. We have complied with all government regulations including Single Audit, by a CPA outside firm. If something about A Child Is Missing is unclear then we should be given the opportunity to explain what they do not understand. We have assisted in recovering over 1510 children and elderly, worked on over 44,000 cases, sent out over 69 million alert calls nationwide. The program is 24.7, 365 and free to law enforcement nationwide. All calls are handled by a person 24/7. Education programs are available for law enforcement, materials and a Child Safety Education Program is available on a local level. If you have a question just call 954 763 1288.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

The form 990 for 2009 is unclear about an audit being performed. Page 3, line 12 says an audit was performed, (checked yes) however, schedule D, parts XII & XIII are not completed. (per the line 12 note) Also page 12, line 2b, answers concerning the performance of an independent audit are not consistent with page 3, as it says an audit was not performed? I would think that government funding at this level would have required an audit. I would like to see the organization complete an independent audit, if not currently doing so, and the properly disclose that on Sch D. In addition the form's questions should be consistent and clear.

Page 4, Line 38 indicated the organization should disclose on Sch O information about Part VI, question 19. That question indicates the organization should describe if and how the organization's financial statements, conflicts of interest policy, and governing documents are made available to the general public. A reveiw of Sch O does not do this.