From: "National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA)"
Date: March 10, 2010 1:57:34 PM CST
Subject: Missing Adults
In August of 2009, Let's Bring Them Home, absorbed the National Center for Missing Adults. Corporate Headquarters are now housed in Northwest Arkansas at the Center for Nonprofits in Rogers. The National Center for Missing Adults is now known as Let's Bring Them Home.
Beginning in February of 2010, LBTH initiated a new policy for all new missing persons cases that our agency assists. Each case file that is opened at LBTH will also be entered into the NamUs.gov database.
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a clearinghouse for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. NamUs is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public to solve these cases.
Agency Staff Update:
Amy J. Smith, Executive Director
Shannon Randolph, Director of Case Management
Jason Smathers, Director of IT and Compliance
Victim Advocate: Gloria Denton
Silver Alert Act Update
Thank you for supporting our trip to Washington, DC. We had a very successful trip and saw a lot of support from several Senators. After our return Senators Feingold of Wisconsin and Senator Whitehouse of Rhode Island cosponsored the S.557, The National Silver Alert Act. Most recently Senator Pryor and Senator Lincoln out of Arkansas have signed on as co-sponsors. We are continuing to talk with several other senators and expect to see more signing on.
There is bad news as well. The only reason this bill has not passed by unanimous voice vote is because Senator Coburn of Oklahoma opposes the bill. We believe if this bill went to a vote, it would pass 99 in favor and 1 against. Senator Coburn has informed us that he believes the issue can be handled at a local level and he is concerned about spending money. The bill authorizes eleven million dollars per year. This is money well spent. Supporting law enforcement and crime victims is not wasteful spending.
If you live in Oklahoma or know anyone there, please express your concerns to Senator Coburn.
How YOU Can Get Involved:
Let's Bring Them Home is currently seeking State Advocates and Victim Advocates. Find out how you can get involved! We are especially in need of advocates in Maryland and Oklahoma.