RUNAWAY CHILDREN

Runaway/throwaway episodes can vary a great deal in their seriousness and dangerousness. The stereotype of the runaway is often of youth roaming and sleeping on the streets of a large city such as New York or San Francisco, prey to pimps, drug dealers, and violent crime. We comprehend the mentality of the adolescent mindset. We have been profiling and analyzing youth behavior for decades knowing their disciplines and psyche. We study their patterns of behavior and know the psychology and sociology of their environments due to our vast experience. One of the many advantages we have is that we are in the private sector unlike the police in uniform and we have specialized skills and children easily communicate with us which yield results in a much more expedient amount of time.

We also know how to communicate effectively in peer groups and establish an inner circle of trust that family members, estranged friends and law enforcement authorities cannot. Our combination of skills, profiling, analytical thought and criminal science behavior of juveniles’ brands us success in the face of adversary. However, not all runaway/thrownaway youth are at such peril. At the other end of the continuum, some youth leave and go to the homes of friends and relatives, where they may be well cared for.

CRI characterized the seriousness of runaway/thrownaway episodes according to whether the youth had a secure and familiar place to stay during the episode. However, the practice among those concerned about the well-being of runaways and thrownaways increasingly has moved to identify a longer and more specific list of factors that signify harm or risk for harm during such episodes. We profile factors dependent upon if your child may have been in the company of dangerous or predatory companions, whether they had serious mental health or substance abuse problems, whether they had been abused or had engaged in criminal activity. The capacity to act on that is imperative! There is also a Factor X where your child can be a victim of a predator. Our profiling team can quickly analyze information and gather intelligence to disseminate data, information and intelligence to make assessments to move forward in an expedient span of time. Actors can then be identified and your child subsequently located.

If you think that your child has run away from home, think again. On social media, where your child plays, so do the predators. An actor 'grooms' your child on these sites and elsewhere; then your child is handed over to the trafficker. You will most likely never know if your child has been trafficked unless we profile your case. Every minute, a child is trafficked and lost forever, unless you call us. Our private sector agency is the most experienced, most effective and most recognized in the world with the highest recovery rate.

CRI characterized the seriousness of runaway/throwaway episodes according to whether the youth had a secure and familiar place to stay during the episode. However, the practice among those concerned about the well-being of runaways and throwaways increasingly has moved to identify a longer and more specific list of factors that signify harm or risk for harm during such episodes. We profile factors dependent upon if your child may have been in the company of dangerous or predatory companions, whether they had serious mental health or substance abuse problems, whether they had been abused or had engaged in criminal activity. The capacity to act on that is imperative! Factor X is where your child can be a victim of a predator or trafficker. Our profiling team can quickly analyze information and gather intelligence to disseminate data, information and dialogue to make assessments to move forward in an expedient span of time. Actors can then be identified and your child subsequently located.

There are other factors that are dependent on age differentials and added categories that may place your child at risk but we have the capabilities to access those risks and minimize them. A third complexity surrounding runaway/thrownaway youth is that, although they are gone from their households, not all of them are literally missing. Being missing implies that a youth’s whereabouts are not known to his or her caretakers, who, as a result, are alarmed and try to locate the youth. Posting a flyer and lighting a candle will do nothing in finding your child. That is the harsh reality.