Keeping the Public Informed

One of OJJDP's goals is to give the public and juvenile justice professionals reliable, useful information. To make findings from the National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children widely available, OJJDP plans to release a series of reports. This series will include the following:

  • A technical report discussing methodological and definitional issues that arose during the study design phase.

  • A summary of the preliminary findings from the household survey.

  • A report on the survey of law enforcement agencies that will focus on nonfamily abductions.

  • A report on the long-term missing cases gathered from law enforcement agencies.

  • A report on the survey of juvenile residential facilities.

  • A report on runaways/thrownaways based on the 1997 Study of the National Incidence and Prevalence of Child Abuse and Neglect.

  • A final research report summarizing all aspects of the study and describing the work behind the generation of the single national estimate.

OJJDP anticipates that information from NISMART 2 will enhance knowledge about missing children in the United States and help policymakers and practitioners make more informed decisions about safeguarding the Nation's children.


Second Comprehensive Study of Missing Children
Juvenile Justice Bulletin    ·    April 2000