In case you didn't know...
According to the Focus Adolescent Services organization, The National Child Search Assistance Act of 1990 was passed directing police to take reports immediately on any missing children under age 18, including runaways. Under the law, that information MUST be entered into the National Crime Information Center, a computerized database of victims and criminals maintained by the FBI. HOWEVER, that does not mean police start to search immediately!
While police officers are required to take a report of every missing child case, ONLY the children who are believed to be in danger or are under age 13 or mentally or physically disabled are automatically classified as “Critical Missing Persons.”
IT'S UP TO THE FAMILY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE LAW IS FOLLOWED AND EFFORTS TO FIND YOUR CHILD ARE BEING DONE. Please see my previous post for more information on what you can do.