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    The mission of the Missing Children Clearinghouse is to receive and distribute information on missing children to local law enforcement agencies, school districts, state and federal agencies, and the public. In 1989, the Oregon legislature mandated that OSP establish and maintain a missing children clearinghouse.

    The goal of the Missing Children Clearinghouse is to streamline the system, serving child victims and their families by providing assistance to law enforcement agencies and the public.
Oregon's Missing Children' Spotlight Tips & Tools

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ID Kits
The Clearinghouse is pleased to provide child identification kits free of charge to the public. The blank kit includes an area for a picture, finger prints, dental records, physical information, and a DNA sample. Parents fill out the kit and keep it in their home. During the first hours a child is missing, it is vital to have this information available so law enforcement is able to locate the child as soon as possible. Since 1999, the clearinghouse has been able to purchase over 225,000 ID kits that have been distributed throughout Oregon. 
If you would like to have a kit sent to you, please call 503-934-0188 or toll free outside Salem at 1-800-282-7155. You may also email your req​​uest to child.idkits@state.or.us The kits are free of charge! The kits may also be ordered in limited quantities for community and service groups, clubs, schools, etc.

The following have made generous contributions toward the purchase of Child Identification Kits:
Siletz Confederated Tribe 
C&K Market, Inc., Brookings 
Bob Cegon State Farm Insurance Company
Walmart, Turner Road Salem Store
Walmart, Green Acres Road Eugene Store 
Western Family Foods, Inc. 
Phagan's Cosmetology College 
Don Suklis State Farm Insurance Company
Safety Tips
Missing Children's Day Poster Contest
The Missing Children's Day Poster Contest is an annual event held in conjunction with National Missing Children's Awarness Day observed each year on May 25th since proclaimed by President Reagan in 1983. The Missing Children's Day Poster Contest provides an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and other community organizations to engage children and their parents in discussions about child safety. 
This year's entries demonstrated the concept of "Bring Our Missing Children Home." Oregon's winner is Sierra Cargil, a 5th grader at Oakridge Elementary in Oakridge, Oregon. Her poster was entered into the national competition and competed with posters submitted from 48 states, 4 territories, one military base and the District of Columbia.