Free2Hope and JCSDA have joined forces on a NEW PROGRAM to serve better the Vulnerable Missing, Runaways & At-Risk Juveniles in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
Free2Hope is taking new proactive approaches to prevent and disrupt human trafficking and other sex crimes in our community.
Call (502) 475-0555 Web: Free2Hope.org
Jefferson County, Search Dog Association, Provides search & rescue to the KY area 4 region & surrounding areas. Call: (502) 314-0061 Web: jcsda.com
Jefferson County, Search Dog Association, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides search and rescue services to the Kentucky Area 4 region and surrounding areas as needed. JCSDA's territory covers ten counties in Kentucky and will respond as mutual aid outside its area if requested.
Immediately call your local law enforcement agency.
Search your home. If your child is missing from your home, make sure you search through the following:
When you call your local law enforcement, please Provide them with your child’s name, date of birth, height, weight, and descriptions of any other unique identifiers such as eyeglasses and braces. Tell them when you noticed your child was missing their clothing.
Contact Friends and Family If there is a chance that the missing individual could be with a friend or family member, take steps to reach out. Carelessness, miscommunications, and misunderstandings can cause individuals to “disappear” only to be found with a friend or other family member a few hours later. Cover all your bases to ensure that the individual is missing if friends and family have not seen the individual and cannot offer any insight into where they may be.
Missing person cases are serious matters. You're not alone if you're missing a child or other family member. There are clear actions that can be taken to increase the chances of your loved one being found quickly and safely.
When we start, an actual search depends on many things. Before we enter a missing person case, the missing person's family should have already filed and have a documented missing person report with the law enforcement agency in the city where the missing person was last seen.
* We realize there can be exceptional circumstances where we have to go on a case-by-case basis.
After filing a missing person report, the family representative should contact us. One of our Search Coordinators will then gather information from the family representative regarding the circumstances surrounding the missing person's disappearance.
Before your conversation with our Search Coordinator, you should gather the following items:
• An accurate description of the missing person
• A recent photo
• The law enforcement agency's case number, the investigator's name & phone number.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
We do not charge any family for searching.
WHY WE SEARCH
There are multiple reasons why we search for a missing person. But the biggest reason is that the person is missing and possibly endangered.
Special Needs Patients: Many missing persons have mental disabilities that won't allow them to make rational or logical decisions, so it is urgent to locate those people safely.
WHEN WE SEARCH
When we activate, a search depends on the circumstances surrounding the missing person's case. We respond quickly to any missing child and accept claims for "runaways." A missing child's parents should be prepared to provide documentation that the missing child is a "Special Needs" child … and if law enforcement authorizes us to search, we will do so. When a person with Alzheimer's, Autism, mental retardation, or other similar ailment is reported missing, we will try to activate a search as quickly as possible because, in many cases, the person has a child-like mentality and can't make rational or logical decisions like others. In many ways, it's much like they are a lost child.
HOW WE SEARCH
How we search depends on the type of case, circumstances involved in the disappearance, the terrain and environment in the area to be explored, weather conditions, and many other factors. How and where the missing person disappeared from will influence whether we need to search with drones, foot searchers, trained scent dogs, or other resources.