A missing child is any person under the age of 18, missing from Florida or believed to be in Florida, whose location has not been determined, and has been reported missing to a law enforcement agency.
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The Florida Legislature, in 1983, appropriated funds to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for the establishment of the first Missing Endangered Person Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC) in the nation.. https://www.fdle.state.fl.us/MCICSearch/
The program is designed to collect, store, and disseminate information to assist in the location of missing children. Missing Children Information Clearinghouse (MCIC) serves as a liaison between schools, citizens, private organizations, and law enforcement officals regarding missing children information.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Missing Children Information Clearinghouse P.O. Box 1489 Tallahassee, FL 32302 firstname.lastname@example.org
The FDLE Home Page
The FDLE internet website lists services available to citizens and law enforcement. This list includes FDLE's mission, crime prevention tips, Florida's Most Wanted, Children's Safety Center, Registered Sexual Predators, and MCIC's list of missing children with details and photographs. www.fdle.state.fl.us
Florida Network of Youth & Family Services Parent Hotline 24 hours day, 7 days a week for immediate information, answer questions, refer you to agencies that can help, or talk to you about problems with youth.
(888)-413-2645 (1-888-4-1-FAMILY) - 24 hour, toll-free information and referral service for parents
(800)-RUNAWAY - Runaway Hotline - 24 hour, toll-free information and referral service
Currie House (Pensacola) 4610 West Fairfield Drive Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 453-2772
HOME FREE Greyhound's Home Free program offers runaways a free ride home from any of its 2,400 locations. To receive a free ride home, children between the ages of 12 and 18 simply call the National Runaway Switchboard at (800) 621-4000. The National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) will verify the runaway has been reported. Upon verification, the center will contact Greyhound to make arrangements for free travel. A runaway may also call a local social service agency, a shelter, or the police, who can also make necessary arrangements through the NRS and Greyhound.