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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.

Every 40 seconds, a child in this country goes missing.

We at the Tommy Foundation feel that one child missing is one child too many.

     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
  • Child safety tips and digitally photo-fingerprinting child ID program

      The foundation is a member of the Association for Missing and Exploited Children Organizations, a project under the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Tom and Vicki Kelly, and their daughter Dannielle, have received training, through TeamHOPE/National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, to be support to families of missing children.

      In 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.

      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. The hope now is that every state will pass similar legislation. Every 40 seconds a child is reported missing.

To Contact us by phone call 1-888-994-KIDS (1-888-994-5437)

For Any Missing Child : Abducted - Lost Injured Missing, Family Abducted, Runaway

Current Events!

For Law Enforcement:

     The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is hosting a regional training session for Child Abduction Response Teams (CART) to assist local law enforcement agencies in responding to incidents of missing and abducted children. The regional teams will include law enforcement investigators, forensic experts, AMBER Alert coordinators, state and local officials, search and rescue professionals, crime intelligence analysts, victim service providers and other interagency resources. CART can be used for all missing children cases and can be deployed as part of an AMBER Alert or when a child is abducted or missing, but the abduction/disappearance does not meet the AMBER Alert criteria.

     Information on this training and other trainings offered can be located at:

Oregon Missing Person Legislation: Senate Bill 351

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      Each year, families in Oregon struggle with the agony of having to report a missing loved one. Far too often missing persons investigations grow cold, leaving many to cope with this loss. historically, the law enforcement community's ability to locate and ensure a safe return of those missing has been hampered by an inability to share resources and information when conducting investigations and identifying remains.

      In collaboration with experts representing State and local law enforcement, policymakers, forensic scientists, medical examiners and coroners, and crime victims, the U.S. Department of Justice has developed model State legislation. This model legislation seeks to address the national problems of missing persons and the identification of human remains.

      It is hoped that concerned Oregonians will join in being a Voice for the Missing by emailing, writing, or phoning their Oregon Legislator and requesting their support for Oregon Senate Bill 351.

      Find your Oregon Legislator:

      For more information on the Campaign for the Missing in other states go to and access the Campaign for the Missing link at the home page. 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.

Plumbers near you are on the lookout!

     With our help and partnership from nationwide plumbing companies like 1-877-DRPIPES we have gained a serious advantage in our pursuit to find missing persons.

     The huge advantage of partnering with plumbers is that they are always mobile. They also have access to homes and other buildings which gaining access too as a law enforcement or federal agency may be problematic.

     For example, by distributing pamphlets and pictures of missing persons to professional plumbers in cities like New York City, they could be on the look out for specific faces. In fact, plumbers and rooters working as drain cleaners, plumbers, garbage disposal installers, sump pump replacement technicians, hot water tank installers, and many other areas of plumbing expertise can also be briefed on warning signs to look for when entering a premises. In such cases, they are in a great position to contact law enforcement professionals who then might have enough data to legally enter the premise for a proper investigation.

New Program!

     In our focus to advocate for policies, programs and legislation that address child safety and missing children issues, the Tommy Foundation is delighted to announce the implementation by Southern Oregon Law Enforcement agencies of the "A Child Is Missing" Neighborhood Phone Notification program.

     The "A Child Is Missing" program can enhance the law enforcement�s efforts in recovery, and stands ready to assist every day of the year. This program assists law enforcement in search/early recovery efforts during initial hours of a child/elderly/college students/disabled persons disappearance via a rapid-response neighborhood notification program utilizing high-tech telephony by placing 1000 calls a minute to notify the community where the missing person was last seen.

     Hosted by the Jackson County Sheriff Department, training was held November 10, 2005. The event was attended by Jeff Griffin who represented Oregon Gov. Kulongoski and Chief of Police and Sheriff's from Southern Oregon. Training for implementation of the program was provided by Marlin Price, former Dallas, Texas assistant Chief of Police and A Child Is Missing Trainer.

For more information on the "A Child Is Missing" program visit:

Internet Warning!

     Although exact statistics are not yet available, incidences of teens running away as a result of internet lures by pedophiles and other exploiters are on the increase.

     A federally sponsored study conducted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 1999 found that one in five youngsters ages 10 to 17 had received an unwanted sexual solicitation from someone they met online. One in 33 had received an "aggressive" sexual solicitation -- the aggressor asked to meet them in person or telephoned them.

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