March 28, 2019
Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced that his Missing Children’s Clearinghouse recovered nine missing children this week. At the request of the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, the children, ages six months to 12 years old, were recovered from a non-custodial parent in Clark County, Nevada. These nine children were deemed in need of protection by a Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County Judge. Protective Custody Warrants were issued for their return after the non-custodial parent would not provide a location of her whereabouts or cooperate with the ongoing investigation. Today, the children were turned over to the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services.
“When a child is identified as missing or exploited, my office does not stand by idly,” said AG Ford. “In the past year, my missing Children’s Clearinghouse recovered 27 missing and exploited children, and this recovery represents our largest child recovery effort to date. Each recovery brings us one step closer to making Nevada a safer state for our children.”
The Attorney General’s Missing Children’s Clearinghouse was established by the Nevada Legislature to help reunify families by assisting in the efforts of locating and recovering missing and exploited children. The unit also works to bring awareness to this issue and decrease the risk of child abductions within the state.
Nevada’s parents and caretakers whose child or children have gone missing should conduct a quick search of the immediate area and then notify the police immediately by dialing 911. There is no waiting period to report a missing child. A recent photograph of the child and a description of what he or she was wearing will be helpful in making a recovery. To learn more about the Attorney General’s Missing Children’s Clearinghouse, click here or call (702) 486-3420. For more information on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, click here or call the center at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
The nation’s AMBER (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alerts are emergency messages broadcast from law enforcement when it has been determined that a child has been abducted or is in imminent danger. The alert system is a cooperative effort comprised of local law enforcement, the nation’s broadcasters, various electronic media and cellular carriers, as well as the Department of Justice, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Emergency Alert System. Information on Nevada’s AMBER Alert system may be viewed here. Messages of activations are broadcast by radio and television broadcasters, and by electronic highway signs. Cellular telephone users can sign up to receive alerts when they are broadcast.