Success in the Media

12.3 million adults and children in forced labor, bonded labor, and forced prostitution around the world

There are times when the day-to-day toll of crime seems almost too much for many communities throughout the country.  But in comparison (to the bondage numbers) there were 1,400,000 violent crimes in the United States in 2008.  Our collective national suffering from crime (as bad as it is) seems to take on an entirely new dimension when contrasted to […]

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200,000 children are victims off family abduction each year—new documents available to help families.

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that as many as 200,000 children are victims of family abduction each year. Although the majority of abducted children are taken not by a stranger, but by a parent or family member, the issue of family abduction remains laden with misconception and myth. Serious missing-child cases that have devastating […]

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Less than One Percent of Missing Persons Abducted by Strangers: Crime News

Crime in America.Net For those us with decades in the criminal justice system, we remember the hysteria surrounding the issue of children and younger people abducted by strangers.  Those us with law enforcement backgrounds were puzzled by the endless media reports of stranger abductions because the vast majority of the missing person reports we took […]

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AMBER Alert Program Will Expand to Mexico-Helps Recover Nearly 500 Children-Crime News

Crime News: Launched on January 13, 1996, the AMBER Alert system issues media alerts on radio, television, highway signs, wireless devices such as mobile phones, and over the Internet when a law enforcement agency determines that a child has been abducted and is in imminent danger. The broadcasts provide information about the child and the […]

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Sex Offender:State Agents Missed Chances

  By John Simerman Contra Costa Times Posted: 11/04/2009 02:40:36 PM PST Updated: 11/05/2009 07:53:05 AM PST     State parole officials who oversaw the man now charged with Jaycee Dugard’s abduction and years-long sexual bondage repeatedly missed chances to discover Jaycee and her girls, even failing to look into a 12-year-old girl a parole agent found during […]

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Murder-Suicide in Families

Report Provided by the National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice Please see http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/topics/crime/intimate-partner-violence/murder-suicide.htm for the ful report. Cases in which one intimate partner murders another and the children and then kills him- or herself are rare and usually garner widespread media coverage. This type of murder-suicide is called familicide. In almost all of these […]

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800,000 Children Identified as Abused or Neglected-Steps to Take

 Preventing Child Maltreatment     In 2006, 800,000 children were identified by state agencies as having been abused or neglected. More than 1,500 children died as a result of maltreatment. High rates of maltreatment are a cause for grave concern. Further, maltreatment often has profound adverse effects on children’s health and development. Maltreated children are more […]

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Unfocused Parole System Allowed Victim to Remain Captive by Sex Offender

Unfocused Parole System Allowed Victim to Remain Captive By Pat Nolan|Published Date: September 14, 2009 I was delighted when I heard the news that Jaycee Dugard, kidnapped 18 years ago, had finally been found—alive. I immediately told my wife the great news. The thought of having a child kidnapped is probably every parent’s worst nightmare, […]

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Only one solution for child predators–Opinion from the Miami Herald

Only one solution for child predators By LEONARD PITTS JR. [email protected] And what should we do with our monsters?That we have no answer to that question, that we lack consensus on what to do with sexual predators, is evident from the range of our responses to their crimes. From the Catholic church shielding pederastic priests […]

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Report Presents National Data on Child Well-Being–US Department of Justice

Report Presents National Data on Child Well-Being The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has released “America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009.” The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is one of the 22 Federal agencies that constitute the Forum. Since 1997, the Forum has published this annual report, which […]

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Sexual Exploitation of Girls-National Council on Crime and Deliquency

Sexual Exploitation of Girls Position Statement Girl Matters: A Voice for Hidden Victims Naïve and vulnerable girls lured by slick-talking pimps are drugged, beaten and held hostage for sex. They are our children, and they are the latest casualties of human trafficking. Ashley, barely 18, pleaded to the driver to let her go. Three older […]

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If your child disappears, it’s critical to act quickly

OrlandoSentinel.com If your child disappears, it’s critical to act quickly By Amy L. Edwards Sentinel Staff Writer July 23, 2009 Each year, thousands of Florida parents and guardians find themselves in a frightening situation full of unknowns: Their child is missing. Whether the child is 5 years old or 25, it’s somebody’s baby. So what […]

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