Kentucky Attorney General's Office Continues Missing Child Awareness Campaign with Trainings in September

FRANKFORT, KY (September 1, 2023) – The Attorney General's Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution (TAPP) invites social service and law enforcement personnel for specialized trainings regarding missing or abducted children.

Experts from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and others will discuss prevention efforts and how to support families affected by these horrific incidents.

Over 3,700 Kentucky children were reported missing last year, making them vulnerable to drugs, human traffickers, and violent criminals. According to NCMEC, one in six missing children is approached by a human trafficker in the first 48 hours.


Attorney General's Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution


It Saves To Know: Missing Children Training


September 6 | Training for Social Service Providers
September 7–8 | Training for Law Enforcement Professionals


Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40209

The training program is part of the "It Saves to Know" campaign launched this spring to combat human trafficking in the Commonwealth. The campaign mobilizes Kentuckians to recognize the signs that a child may be considering running away and empowers citizens and caregivers with steps to help prevent a child from going missing.

Thanks to funding from the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, lodging scholarships are available to attend the training. Social service providers may click here to learn more. Law enforcement officials may click here to learn more. TAPP encourages registering in advance.



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