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[–] SturdyGal [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is really important as we have heard of children vanishing while in care of various sorts. It is extremely tricky but maybe this is where a metadata approach would work. But it's great since we are collecting what needs to be done at this stage.

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[–] SturdyGal [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

To illustrate what I mean, one thing I have noticed is the problem of under-reporting. Some state and county law enforcement agencies report runaways, but most do not. The problem here is that, according to retired NYPD Detective Jim Rothstein, victims of trafficking are intentionally reported as runaways so that they will not be investigated.

So there needs to be a mechanism to insure full reporting. The problem would be under-reporting. That is an example of a problem at a state-level. Solutions may be another discussion, but if you have one, I would love to hear it. Again, no state identifiers necessary.

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[–] Littleredcorvette 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Request a copy of intake paperwork from law enforcement agencies. compare and contrast the differences between missing children intake forms used during reports involving children. Do these forms allow someone to stop the investigation in its tracks right here ? What data is collected at step 1?

Perhaps a group collective review of forms could spew up some ideas?

For example, reporting a runaway. If I called and reported my child as a runaway, how would that be different than if I called and reported my child is missing?