Links

Below is a partial list of established organizations that provide support to individuals coping with a missing person:

Missing Children (18 years-old and younger)

Amber Alert System

Information on requirements for issuing an Amber Alert in the case of a missing minor.  
Website: www.amberalert.gov 

Association of Missing and Exploited Children’s Organizations (AMECO)

AMECO is an association of missing and exploited children’s organizations in the U.S. and Canada.
Phone: 703-838-8379, 800-263-2620
Website: www.amecoinc.org
E-mail: info@amecoinc.org

Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC)

Assists families with missing and exploited children.
Website: www.jwrc.org

The Laura Recovery Center

Provides information and assistance to parents of missing children.
Phone: 281-482-LRCF (5723), 866-898-5723
Website: www.LRCF.org

Missing Persons’ Clearinghouses

Missing persons’ clearinghouses are State government agencies that assist law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in locating and identifying missing persons.

In Minnesota the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is the state clearinghouse. 
Phone: BCA Operations Center/Minnesota Duty Officer 1-800-422-0798.
(651) 649-5451. FAX: (651) 296-2300.
Website: www.bca.state.mn.us

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

National resource center and clearinghouse that helps locate and recover missing children
Phone: 800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678), 703-274-3900 (direct)
Website: www.missingkids.com

The Polly Klaas Foundation

Information, resources and assistance in reporting and finding missing children.
Phone: 800-587-4357
Website: www.pollyklaas.org

Team H.O.P.E.

Team H.O.P.E. is a part of the National Center for Missing and Endangered Children’s Family Advocacy Division.
Phone: 866-305-HOPE
Website: www.teamhope.com

Missing Adults

Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation

Support and resources to families of missing persons.
Phone: 888-813-8389, 209-567-1059
Website: www.carolesundfoundation.com

Jon Francis Foundation

Provides hope, knowledge and resources for individuals and families who suffer the misfortune of losing a loved one in the wilderness. 

Phone: (612) 963-6772
Website: www.jonfrancis.org

Missing Persons’ Clearinghouses

Missing persons’ clearinghouses are State government agencies that assist law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in locating and identifying missing persons.

In Minnesota the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is the state clearinghouse. 
Phone: BCA Operations Center/Minnesota Duty Officer 1-800-422-0798.
(651) 649-5451. FAX: (651) 296-2300.
Website: www.bca.state.mn.us

National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA)

National clearinghouse for missing adults
Phone: hotline: 800-690-FIND (-3463) direct: 602-749-2000
Website: www.theyaremissed.org

Project Jason

Assistance for families of the Missing

Kelly Jolkowski
Phone:  402-932-0095
Website: www.projectjason.org

Search, Rescue and Recovery Resources of Minnesota (SRRR/MN)

SRRR/MN is a non-profit confederation of autonomous groups and individuals who are dedicated to providing quality search, rescue, and recovery services to assist and support public, private, and/or governmental agencies.

Jeff Hasse
Email: jhasse@comcast.net
Phone: 612-722-5786
Website: www.srrrmn.org