Child Shield, U.S.A.™ Aims to Educate Parents and Children, Decrease Missing Child Statistics
TUCSON, Arizona (May 23, 2011) – Every day, in every city in America, over forty children go missing. That’s more than 2000 children reported daily to the F.B.I. as lost, abducted, or runaways.
Child Shield, U.S.A.’s award-winning, patent-pending Emergency Response System is an innovative service for parents, guardians, and caretakers of children, proven to enhance children’s safety and to recover them safely, if taken. Founded in 1990 by missing child expert David Slockbower, and owned since 1999 by John and Robin Raskob of Tucson, Arizona, Child Shield, U.S.A. gives parents the education, identification tools, and recovery services to improve the odds that their children will not go missing – from 1:100 to 1:300,000. Since inception, Child Shield, U.S.A. has protected over one million children with just three abductions, all of which resulted in the child’s safe recovery.
Child Shield, U.S.A. has numerous advantages over existing child identification and recovery systems. Fewer than 1% of missing children qualify for national Amber Alerts™, and child safety services are often delayed while abduction is confirmed, danger is assessed, ransom money is raised, descriptive information is obtained, and law enforcement is notified. In 40% of abduction cases, parents cannot produce a recent photo to aid in locating the missing child, and do not know what steps to take. Unfortunately, child predators know this. Law enforcement officials across the country have endorsed this program. A veteran police officer and CRIME STOPPERS program founder testifies: “Not until Child Shield, U.S.A. has there been ... a true safety net for parents and a very real investment in their peace of mind. … I believe so strongly in its potential to increase the safety of our children that I personally recommend it to every parent in America.”
Children pre-registered with Child Shield, U.S.A.’s Emergency Response System have $60,000 of recovery benefits activated immediately upon notification of a missing child. Moreover, law enforcement is immediately provided with resources on file: a current physical description; a current photo and video recording which shows a child’s voice and manner; a Private Investigator on the scene in under one hour; a $50,000 reward; poster and video distribution to police cruisers within a 100 mile radius of the child’s last known location; entry of the Missing Child Report into a national missing child database; and an e HOTLINE to report tips.
From kids’ coloring books to The Shield monthly newsletter, Child Shield, U.S.A. promotes prevention by ongoing education and identification update reminders.
“We have something nobody wants, but everyone needs,” said Mr. Raskob. Employing a network of 2,000 independent affiliates, Child Shield, U.S.A. is now in all 50 states and in 70 countries worldwide.
Child Shield, U.S.A.™ is dedicated to enhancing children’s safety by disseminating information and developing educational materials, prevention programs, and its exclusive Emergency Response System. It was awarded Start-Up Nation’s “Most Innovative Home-Based Business” in 2007. To find out more, please visit http://www.childshieldusa.com/gross
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