The 2015 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act gave the U.S. Marshals Service enhanced authority to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement with missing child cases. The USMS missing child mission primarily focuses on missing juveniles that are at an elevated risk for human trafficking, physical abuse, sexual abuse, or risk of harm due to mental health or medical concerns. This presentation will focus on how to request assistance, the resources the USMS can provide, and will include examples cases that have resulted in successful recoveries.
Learn the role of the U.S. Marshals as it pertains to missing children, including types of cases they can work and assistance they can provide.
Learn the process for requesting assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and what that response would look like.
Learn how the U.S. Marshals Service fits in with the multi-disciplinary team approach to missing children and the partnerships we have made throughout the country.