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NCJ Number: NCJ 196760     Find in a Library
Title: NISMART Questions and Answer
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Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2002
Page Count: 2
  Series: OJJDP NISMART Series
  Annotation: This series of questions and answers provide an overview of the purpose, methodology, and findings of the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART-2).
Abstract: Five questions comprise this publication: (1) what is NISMART; (2) have abductions by strangers declined or increased; (3) why can’t I compare NISMART-1 statistics with NISMART-2 statistics; (4) when were the data for NISMART-2 collected; and (5) when will the study results from NISMART-2 be released? NISMART studies were undertaken in response to the Missing Children’s Assistance Act requiring the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to conduct periodic studies of the number of children reported missing in the United States and the number of children recovered during any given year. The studies involved large national surveys of parents, other primary caregivers, and children who were interviewed about their experiences. The NISMART-2 studies were conducted during the period 1997 through 1999. Initial NISMART-2 findings are available in four NISMART publications covering the following topics: unified estimates of missing children, family abductions, nonfamily abductions, and runaway/thrownaway children. Footnote
Main Term(s): Surveys ; Missing children
Index Term(s): Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ; Children at risk
Sale Source: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Factsheet
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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