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It's The Law
For Any Missing Child : Abducted - Lost Injured Missing, Family Abducted, Runaway
The Missing Children Act of 1982, Public Law 97-292, and the National Child Search Assistance Act of 1990, Public Law 101-647, prohibit policies that establish waiting periods for police reports and require the entry of missing children information into the NCIC database.
The Tommy Foundation has been since 2001, an Oregon based501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is a dedicated voice for children Our focus is to aggressively and collaboratively addresses issues facing missing children and their families.
Through donations, the Tommy Foundation (a 501(3)C Non Profit Organization) addresses the issues of missing children by:
Bringing the issue of missing children to the public’s awareness through the media and public presentations
Community and Law Enforcement Presentations
Advocating for policy and programs that address the issue of missing children
Empowering parents with information on what to do if their child is missing
Empowering the community with child safety information
One Child Missing is One Too Many
About The Tommy Foundation:
The foundation was created to honor the memory of 17 yr old Tommy Kelly. Tommy was missing for a year and a half from January 26, 1999- June 14, 2000. Tommy's skeletal remains were recovered in 30'x20' blackberry bushes. The Kelly 's experienced every families worst nightmare. They vowed to be a voice for the missing.
Vicki Kelly, Dannielle Trotter, and Katie Trotter have received Child Abduction Response Team (CART) training through the AMBER Alert program.
The Kelly family are annual participants in the AMBER Alert Family Roundtable . The information gathered is being utilized to train of law enforcement on the affects upon the family of a missing child
Vicki Kelly, Tommy Foundation executive director and Dannielle, Trotter, senior case manager, receive annul training, through TeamHOPE/National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, to be support to families of missing children.
Vicki Kelly and Katie Trotter are certified radKIDS child safety empowerment instructors to teach our children to Resist Aggression Defensively http://www.radkids.org/
2004: the Tommy Foundation drafted the Proclamation that was signed by Oregon Governor Kulongoski, declaring May 25th, National Missing Children Day, as Oregon’s Missing Children Day.
2005: The Tommy Foundation advocated and worked closely with Southern Oregon and Northern California law enforcement in implementing the A Child Is Missing (ACIM) program. ACIM is devoted to assisting law enforcement in the search and early safe recovery efforts of children / the elderly (often with Alzheimer's) / disabled persons and college students via a rapid-response neighborhood alert program utilizing high-tech telephony systems. http://www.achildismissing.org/
The Kelly family advocated for legislation in the State of Oregon.
The Tommy Law was signed into law May 25, 2001, National Missing Children Day. The Tommy Law allows for education of law enforcement officials on the correct and most efficient way to respond to the report of a missing child.
In 2007, the Kelly family successfully advocated for passage in Oregon of the Model State Policy on best practices for investigation of a Missing Person and the identification of unidentified human remains.
2004: Vicki Kelly was the recipient of the Jefferson Award for Oregon
2012 Vicki Kelly received the Joan Tevon Award at the 2012 Association of Missing & Exploited Children Organizations (AMECO) - State Missing Children Clearinghouse conference hosted by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children & National District Attorney Association in Arlington VA. The annual award is presented to a person who shows outstanding leadership and exhibits extraordinary passion and commitment to the field of missing and exploited children.
Co Founder and Executive Director -Tommy Foundation
P O Box 662, Phoenix, OR 97535 Phone: 541 535 5184 Email: TommyFoundation@yahoo.com