The U.S. Department of Justice reports:
- Nearly 800,000 children younger than 18 are missing each year,
- That's an average of 2,185 children reported missing each day.
- More than 200,000 children were were abducted by family members.
- More than 58,000 children were abducted by nonfamily members.
115 children were the victims of “stereotypical” kidnapping. These crimes involve someone the child does not know or a slight acquaintance who holds the child overnight, transports the child 50 miles or more, kills the child, demands ransom, or intends to keep the child permanently.
The Missing: www.themissing.tv or youtube.com/themissingtv
We broadcast cases of missing children via the internet to help gain exposure for these children and hopefully bring them home and by doing so we offer hope to the families of these children. Our host is Scott Davis, an individual who has tirelessly been a strong advocate in the recovery efforts of missing children and adults alike. Scott’s interest in assisting missing children goes back and estimated 12 years this is when he was introduced to one of the most influential people in the elevated recovery efforts of missing children and the apprehension of criminals and one of his close friends and Host of America’s Most Wanted Mr. John Walsh. Together they worked on designing a program within the sport of NASCAR to place the faces of missing children on race cars to help gain exposure for those children in one of the largest spectator sports in the world, NASCAR.
Currently Scott is a full time deputy and is the Sex Offender Registry officer for his department and works with the Court Security Division and Produces and Host The Missing on a part time basis from his garage.
He also speaks publicly to the general public and covers how to protect their children and what to do if they go missing. During his involvement in working to help recover missing children Scott has been afforded the opportunity to work not only along the side of John Walsh, but he has also worked with with law enforcement agencies from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, NC State Bureau of Investigations, as well as local Police and Sheriffs Departments and even with US Marshals. Scott also holds a strong working relationship with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as well due to his friendship with John Walsh.
By winning the $25,000.00 would enable me to continue with my dream and even provide safety content to the community to help provide tips to keep their children safe as well as offer specialized events for finger printing and educational seminars for children.