- *The Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse documented 25,512 persons reported missing in 2017. Of those, 20,043 were children, with 10,474 females and 9,569 males reported missing. Authorities reported that 97.9 percent--a total of 19,623 children--were recovered safely.
- *The complete report can be accessed at Ohio Attorney General's website:
REPORTING MISSING CHILDREN IN OHIO
- *In 2011, the Ohio Missing Persons Unit (MPU) was relocated to better coordinate and convey information about services related to missing children and adults.
- *The MPU has a toll-free hotline, 800-325-5604, to field calls from law enforcement, parents, community members, and the media. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- *The MPU's website, www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/MissingPersons, is also available to provide visibility for missing person cases and as a central location for families and the public seeking resources and guidance.
REPORTING MISSING CHILDREN TO YOUR SCHOOL
- *Under the state's "Missing Child Law", parents or guardians must notify the school by the morning of any school day that their child is not attending.
For more information on ACE Academy's Missing Children Policy, please see board policy 206 in the About Us page of the website.