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Each president since Ronald Reagan has commemorated May 25th as National Missing Children's Day to remind the nation to make child protection a national priority.
Our work with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program has made a difference in neighborhoods across the country in the lives of many children and their families. As the AMBER Alert Program National Coordinator, I'm gratified to report the program has led to the successful recovery of 584 abducted children since its creation in 1996.
The free app allows parents to send details of their missing child to people within a one mile radius, alerting the local community about a lost child. Whether in a park, a seaside resort or a shopping center, people nearby will be alerted as soon as the parents use the app to activate an alert.