Alert Systems for Missing Adults in Eleven States: Background and Issues for Congress

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This report discusses the emerging development of nationwide alert systems to recover missing adults, such as those with mental impairment (such as Alzheimer's disease), developmental disabilities, or suicidal tendencies. This report provides an overview of such alert systems in 11 states: Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia. This report also provides a discussion of issues for Congress to consider with respect to the federal role, if any, in developing state alert programs for missing adults.

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Creation Date: May 7, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Fernandes, Adrienne L.

Analyst in Social Policy

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Colello, Kirsten J.

Specialist in Health and Aging Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: May 7, 2009
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United States - Colorado
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United States - Delaware
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United States - Florida
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United States - Georgia
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United States - Kentucky
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United States - North Carolina
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United States - Ohio
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United States - Oklahoma
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United States - Rhode Island
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United States - Texas
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United States - Virginia
Description:

This report discusses the emerging development of nationwide alert systems to recover missing adults, such as those with mental impairment (such as Alzheimer's disease), developmental disabilities, or suicidal tendencies. This report provides an overview of such alert systems in 11 states: Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia. This report also provides a discussion of issues for Congress to consider with respect to the federal role, if any, in developing state alert programs for missing adults.

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54 pages.

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