|“From the time that my mother kidnapped me and brought me back to the States at age six, until I began high school at age twelve, we moved a dozen of times, and changed names and identities at least four times.”|| |
-- Rick, Take Root Member
abducted at age 6
StopFamilyAbductionsNow.org is a campaign from the Polly Klaas Foundation, a national nonprofit that helps find missing children and prevents them from going missing in the first place. We accomplish our goals by promoting public policies, educating the public, and providing families, law enforcement and communities with the ongoing support and expertise needed to protect our children.
Some of our work includes providing missing child case work around the clock, distributing child safety kits for parents, holding public events and trainings on protecting children, and promoting public policies such as the Amber Alerts.
Our compassion, experience, and professionalism have helped more than 5,800 families find missing children. We know how to work with law enforcement, the media and the community to give families critical support in their time of greatest need and the best chance of finding their missing children.
The Polly Klaas Foundation is dedicated to making America safe for all children.
The Polly Klaas® Foundation
P.O. Box 800
Petaluma, CA 94953
| ||What you can do: |
1. Take action now to protect families by passing laws to prevent family abduction.
2. Get involved in your community by getting to know your neighbors, becoming a part of a neighborhood watch program, and/or participating in volunteer programs.
3. Protect your children by teaching them skills to keep them safe.
4. Keep current identification of your children in a safe and accessible place, including updated photographs, videos, physical descriptions, and fingerprints.