Texas Center for the Missing Programs
• S.A.F.E. Child Puppet Show* is for children under 10 years old and features
Detective Buddy who teaches Billy and his friend, Barb, how to stay
safe with real-life examples.
• Missing Child Prevention Training for Caring Adults is specifically
designed to teach parents, childcare providers, concerned community
leaders, and educators how to keep children safe from abduction
and internet lures.
• Internet Safety Training consists of multi-media presentations
developed in three formats geared toward: (1) parents/adult caregivers,
graders, and (3) elementary-aged children.
Alzheimer’s Wandering Prevention Training is for caregivers
whose loved ones suffer from any form of dementia to deter the
pattern of wandering.
• Casework/Case Management includes: general safety information,
child ID kits, Crime Victims’ Compensation Advocacy, search-and-rescue
resources, and law enforcement liaison services.
• Houston Amber Alert is administered by Texas Center for the
Missing. We train law enforcement on the local Amber Alert system,
support for alert issuance, and deploy trained search-and-rescue
experts upon request.
Texas Search and Rescue Alliance is a consortium of
search-and-rescue experts. Texas Center for the Missing coordinates
the training and
deployment of these vetted search-and-rescue volunteers through an
alliance of member organizations dedicated to finding the missing.
• Southeast Texas Child Abduction Response Team is a multi-discipline,
cross-jurisdictional, coordinated response to endangered missing
children and child abductions based upon a highly successful model
By coordinating the resources that already exist in our 13-county
region, we can bring all relevant assets of the 150+ law enforcement
and myriad social services together to find an at-risk child,
apprehend predators, and reduce the number of children affected in
*This project made possible by the Houston Young Lawyers
Foundation and a United Way Community Building Grant.