Community Safety Forum: Finding Missing Children
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Amber Alert system, created in response to the abduction and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas. Today, Amber Alert is used in all 50 states. As of April 2021, 1,064 children had been successfully recovered through the emergency alert system.
Margarita Edwards, executive director of Nevada Child Seekers, will discuss current missing children cases and child safety. Nevada Child Seekers, born in 1985, is the only nonprofit in Nevada dedicated to locating missing and exploited children. Its mission is to advocate for and engage in prevention, identification and location efforts on behalf of missing and exploited children. Nevada Child seekers assists with 400-500 missing child cases a year.
Each month, The Mob Museum partners with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and other local agencies to host Community Safety Forums – free public programs focused on pertinent issues that affect Southern Nevada. Thanks to NV Energy, pre-registered guests are given free admission to the Museum following the event. The Mob Museum will also provide a recording of this presentation on its website.
NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services to more than 1.4 million customers throughout Nevada and more than 56 million tourists annually. NV Energy actively supports improvements in the quality of life of the communities NV Energy serves through financial contributions and employee volunteerism. Information about NV Energy is available at the company’s website nvenergy.com.
This program will take place in the Museum’s Historic Courtroom.