The Arkansas Attorney General’s office serves as an information clearinghouse for reports on Arkansas’s missing children and acts as the main point of contact between the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and nonprofit missing children organizations in the State. The Attorney General’s office also works closely with families of the missing, law enforcement, social service agencies and clearinghouses in other states.
Missing Persons Webcast
Wednesday, April 8
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Presented by Mike Nance with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), the webcast will cover NamUs resources, Arkansas’ ACT 920, registering at namus.gov for NamUs professional access, entering missing persons into NamUs, searching NamUs, and making comparisons and resolving cases.
This training has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE and CLEST credit.
Never Forgotten – Arkansas Takes Action
The Attorney General’s office, in partnership with other law enforcement agencies and the Morgan Nick Foundation, will host the 9th annual Never Forgotten — Arkansas Takes Action event on July 16, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Benton Event Center.
The free event will include a morning session for families followed by a luncheon to recognize Arkansas’s missing.
Sessions in the all-day training sessions for law enforcement will cover material that will meet the requirement to fulfill newly mandated missing persons law enforcement training.
Check back for the agenda and registration.
For more information, contact Rachel Ellis at 501-682-3645 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Never Forgotten – Arkansas Takes Action event was established to raise awareness of the challenges associated with missing persons cases and recognize Arkansas’s missing children and adults.
Specialized missing persons training is offered to the Arkansas law enforcement community. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge hosts a luncheon with a ceremony to honor families of missing children and adults and to recognize law enforcement officials who work to solve missing persons cases. Also at the event, investigators and other service providers assist families with active missing persons cases and give them the opportunity to submit information that may be useful in finding their loved ones.
Never Forgotten Database
NeverForgotten.ar.gov, launched in July 2016 and hosted by Arkansas Crime Information Center, enables the public to access information on missing persons cases with an easy-to-use searchable database.
Arkansas has more than 500 unsolved missing persons cases, with those missing ranging from ages 2 to 99. Before this website was created, the public had limited access to information on missing persons.
NeverForgotten.ar.gov includes all missing persons from Arkansas and will be updated regularly. Arkansans who have missing loved ones should share as much information as possible, especially the most recent available photographs with their local law enforcement agency. Local agencies will provide updated information to ACIC to be included on the website.
NeverForgotten.ar.gov is also made possible by the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police, Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association, Arkansas State Crime Lab, Arkansas State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation – Little Rock Division, Morgan Nick Foundation and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.
Free Child ID kits are availabe to Arkansas families to keep a record of physical, medical and dental information. The kit includes a fingerprint strip and place for fingerprints, as well as a photograph.
Order Child ID Kits on the online form.
Missing Adult Resource Guide
New, free guides to include checklists to follow when a loved one goes missing and resources are available.
- Morgan Nick Foundation
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children -- Cyber Tipline (800) THE-LOST (843-5678)
- U.S. General Services Administration’s Missing Child Notice Program