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Understanding the Public's Misperceptions About Missing Children

Tony Loftis | Posted 07.28.2013 | Crime
Tony Loftis

I think that we still have a very old-fashioned attitude that runaways are bad kids, or runaways run from bad places. But, the way our system operates, we categorize any missing person as a runaway until we know otherwise.

The Silent Crisis: Runaway Children

Tony Loftis | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

The image of a doe-eyed young blonde girl is splashed across the news. She is the latest victim of abduction or runaway -- but she is just one.

The Other Missing Kids: Parental Abduction

Tony Loftis | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

When people think about missing children, images of scary white vans and bus stop grabs rush through their heads. But for many children, it is a parent's car, not a scary van that rips them from everything they have ever known.

Supporting the Families of the Long-Missing

Tony Loftis | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

Families with missing loved ones face a lonely and challenging journey. For some, that journey ends quickly with reunification. But for many families, answers come slowly, if they come at all.