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1 Child Abduction Response Team (CART)

2 Why Have a Pre-Planned Response?

3 Statistics from NISMART II
Facts and Figures 58,200 children are victims of non-family abductions each year 100 – 200 of those victims are stereotypical kidnappings Approximately ½ of these victims are sexually assaulted during the commission of the crime Statistics from NISMART II

4 When a Child is Killed 49% are murdered in less than 1 hour
74% are murdered within 3 hours 91% are murdered within 24 days 99% are murdered within 7 days Statistics from the Washington State Attorney General’s Report on Missing Child Homicides

5 It is likely that the classic non-family abduction will require a multi-agency response

6 Child Abduction Response Team
A formalized multi-agency response to abducted, missing and endangered children

7 What is the Purpose of CART?
To establish a multi-agency child abduction team that will respond to abducted, missing and endangered child cases in a timely and efficient manner

8 Inter-Agency Approach
Shared financial and personnel resources Provides expert resources to augment organized investigative efforts Assures the victim family and community that all resources are utilized for the successful recovery of the child

9 Policy Issues to be Addressed
Overtime Command structure Briefing of agency heads/confidentiality Media releases CART deployment length of time resources are made available Liability CART resources and use of equipment Mutual Aid/concurrent jurisdiction Officer injury Use of force/litigation Pursuits Sarah Lunde where doc was briefing supervisors about evidence collected on scene and other investigative issues and that information ended up with secretary briefing governor 9

10 Policy Issues Once policy issues are resolved then they need to be documented Tools for solidifying documentation include: Memorandums of Understanding Protocols SOPs/Department Directives or General Orders Letters of Agreement

11 Team Responsibilities Phase I
Develop a response plan Response criteria Incident command structure Lead agency designation/CART Coordinator Assignments

12 Team Responsibilities Phase II
Develop a best practice policy regarding missing / abducted children for recommendation to member agencies

13 Other Responsibilities
Seek training for team members Develop exercises for team training and testing Respond to missing and abducted child cases as set forth by the response plan Develop an after-action report on full scale responses to be presented to the agency heads of the member agencies

14 Responsibilities (cont.)
Develop and maintain a response manual for use by investigative members of the team Develop and maintain a resource manual to ensure immediate availability of resources

15 Proven Model Training programs from January 2006 through July yielded the following: 3792 team members trained representing 45 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and Canada 102 Operationally Ready teams CART deployment has proven successful in the safe recovery of children CART model recipient of 2005 IACP Choice Point Award

16 IACP Choice Point Award
“One of the greatest challenges law enforcement faces is responding to the report of a missing child. But the activation of available officers, coordination across multiple jurisdictions, and securing of necessary expertise can often eclipse the assets of any one department,” said then IACP President Joe Estey, chief of the White River Junction, VT, Police Department.

17 How Do We Bring CART To Our Community
Leadership: Ensure Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Commitment Establish a Steering/Oversight Committee Meet regularly until the Team is established Designate a Team Leader who will work diligently to see the process through Support the efforts of Team Members

18 Advice From Successful CART Programs
Be flexible Choose motivated and committed people Do not give up working on your plan Do not reinvent the wheel Check your ego at the door Do not put all your eggs in one basket Educate

19 Lessons Learned Keep the focus on finding the child
Have a plan and use the plan Realize it is a work in progress Do not delay in deploying your team

20 Contact Information AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program A U.S. D.O.J. Initiative Fox Valley Technical College Phone: (877) 71-AMBER

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