Code Adam


EMCOR Group, Inc. is the proud sponsor of the Code Adam program.

Code Adam is seeking program participants Order a Code Adam Kit online, free of charge.

For more information,
call 1-800-THE-LOST®
1-800-843-5678 or e-mail codeadam@ncmec.org

Program Participants

Code Adam is a powerful search tool for lost and possibly abducted children currently used in tens of thousands of establishments across the nation. The program is simple to learn and to implement: a special Code Adam alert is issued on the premises when a customer reports a missing child.

Offered free of charge to participants, it is one of the country’s largest child-safety programs, created and named in memory of 6-year-old Adam Walsh.

How it Works

Code Adam decals are posted at the entrance of participating buildings/establishments. Employees of participating establishments are trained to take the following steps when a Code Adam is activated:
Obtain a detailed description of the child and what he or she is wearing.

Go to the nearest in-house telephone and page “Code Adam,” describing the child’s physical features and clothing. Designated employees immediately stop working and look for the child. Designated employees monitor front entrances to ensure the child does not leave the premises.

If the child is not found within 10 minutes, call law enforcement.

If the child is found and appears to have been lost and unharmed, reunite the child with the searching family member.

If the child is found accompanied by someone other than a parent or legal guardian, make reasonable efforts to delay their departure without putting the child, staff, or visitors at risk. Immediately notify law enforcement and give details about the person accompanying the child.

Cancel the Code Adam page after the child is found or law enforcement arrives. 



RILYA ALERT CRITERIA

·   The abduction is of a child age 17 years or younger

·   The parent must have contacted law enforcement to report child missing.

·  A RILYA Alert may also be issued if the child is classified as a runaway by the police.  If the  parent has reported missing child and has convincing evidence that child does not have a history of running away, an alert will be initiated within the 1st hour.

We recognize that at times, not all information is readily available (ie. license plate numbers, name of abductor, or witness to abduction.  In such cases, the available information will be reviewed and verified prior to RILYA Alert.

·  The law-enforcement agency believes the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.

·  All children of color meeting the criteria for the Amber Alert will also receive the RILYA Alert

If these criteria are met, alert information is assembled for public distribution. This information may include descriptions and pictures of the missing child, the suspected abductor, and a suspected vehicle along with any other information available and valuable to identifying the child and suspect.

*The staff at Peas In Their Pods respectfully requests that once a child is found that any organization posting information remove their pictures from their sites.


AMBER Alert Program

AMBER Alert logo The AMBER Alert Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child.

AMBER Alerts are broadcast through radio, television, road signs and all available technology referred to as the AMBER Alert Secondary Distribution Program. These broadcasts let law enforcement use the eyes and ears of the public to help quickly locate an abducted child. The U.S. Department of Justice coordinates the AMBER Alert program on a national basis.

The AMBER Alert Program was named in honor of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman who was abducted while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and was later found murdered. The program is used in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Learn more about AMBER Alerts at www.amberalert.gov.



New England Informer created a “Missing Person’s” section to increase public awareness of missing people (children and adults). We were not sure how we would handle this section; we just knew it was something we had to do, especially when looking into the faces of those who are momentarily lost.

We forged an unbreakable collaboration, with an extraordinary woman, Kelly Jolkowski, president and founder of Project Jason, Adopt a Missing Person Program. She also is the mother of a missing son, Jason Jolkowski.

Missing children and adults after a while seem forgotten while thousands are often overlooked or not even publicized. Even thought, New England Informer was not allowed to collaborate with large missing persons organizations because we are independent and not within the system, we worked within our community to find resources to make this page happen.

We will continue to develop networks and resources to make sure our community does not allow these and so many other children and adults to become lost in the system and forgotten or overlooked.

I call on everyone to use New England Informer as a resource to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. We cannot bring these children and adults back but we can become a means to help those who are working to do that type of work.

As long as there is New England Informer, we will feature Missing Children and Adults while serving as a link or resource. So keep coming back and keep checking. Don’t let them be forgotten. Send us your adult and child.

As for the families of these missing loved ones who may never meet anyone at New England Informer, we want you to understand, there are people out here who have hope they will be found and return home soon.

We are the hand of hope, if only through disseminating an image throughout our readership

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Thank you

Doreen Wade
Publisher and CEO



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