May 26th marked the Day of the Missing Children, reminding us all to be vigilant and continue the search for the missing. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports 1 of 5 children reported missing were most likely sex trafficked (http://www.missingkids.com/home). The actual numbers may be much higher and impossible to confirm due to the secrecy that surrounds this heinous crime. Offenders, for obvious reasons, will not discuss their crimes, and victims often feel too ashamed to speak up.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children lists numerous resources for victims and their families in addition to their 24 hour hotline 800-THE-LOST. Other ways to contribute in bringing them back is to sign up for one or more email lists to receive information about NCMEC activities, subscribing to receive missing child alerts in RSS format, and joining the Poster Partner Program and receive alerts via email when the poster of a child missing from your local area becomes available (http://www.missingkids.com/StayInformed).
Let's do what we can, as a community, to bring these children back!