Missing Children in Minnesota

Recovering a missing child takes a lot of work and resources. Whether your child has run away or they are a victim of parental kidnapping, you’ll want to know that there are resources available to you. The Committee for Missing Children has a longstanding track record to help parents with both runaways and parental abduction.

Our goal is to help parents with missing children in Minnesota be reunited. The Committee works tirelessly to help parents actively find their children as quickly as possible. We offer the resources that many parents don’t have access to so that the recovery process goes as smoothly as can be.

Casting a Wide Net

We understand how heart-wrenching it can be to feel powerless when children go missing. We use a wide network of resources so that we can help parents like you. Today’s searches require access to modern technology as well as assistance from various organizations and agencies. Particularly if a child has been missing for an extended period of time, they can travel further. It will be necessary to use global assistance to help with the search.

Left-behind parents need as much guidance and resources as possible. The Committee for Missing Children will work with you to identify the various legal needs and help with the litigation for the return of your children. In the event that your children have left the country, we also have lawyers who specialize in the Hague Convention. Additionally, we have the resources to help you with travel costs so that you can be involved firsthand in the search, wherever that may take you.

Tireless Advocacy for Child Protection

There are various ways to actively support law enforcement in Minnesota with the return of missing children, whether they’ve been abducted or run away. The Committee for Missing Children is a parent advocate before anything else. We supply you with the resources to educate you on your rights as a parent and guide you toward the various ways to find your children so that you can be reunited.

In Minnesota, Amber alerts are used within the Minnesota Department of Public Safety so that as many people as possible are informed of the missing children. It is one of the fastest ways to bring about a child’s safe return.

The Amber Alert Plan is only one tool. We also use an array of effective search and recovery tools. We work in all 50 states and internationally. Additionally, we have photo systems that help to get your child’s face into the systems around the globe.
With where Minnesota is located, it’s easy for children to be transported across state lines, into Canada, and even internationally by air. Our access to the various resources helps expedite the return of your child.

Should you need assistance locating a missing child in Minnesota, use our contact information at the bottom of this page.

Additional Resources for Missing Children in Minnesota

We offer an array of resources to help locate missing children in Minnesota.

Missing Children Clearinghouse

Minnesota Missing and Unidentified Clearinghouse

Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
1430 Maryland Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 651-793-7000
Fax: 651-793-7001

Custodial & Parental Abduction

Please use this link to access the State of Minnesota legal codes: Minnesota legal codes.

Specifically, you’ll want to explore a few aspects.

Minnesota Statutes Crimes, regarding 609.25 Kidnapping. In Minnesota, a person can be charged with kidnapping if the child is under the age of 16, as described in subdivision 1: “Whoever, for any of the following purposes, confines or removes from one place to another, any person without the person’s consent or, if the person is under the age of 16 years, without the consent of the person’s parents or other legal custodian, is guilty of kidnapping and may be sentenced as provided in subdivision 2.”

There are also Statutes for Domestic Relations including the Initial child custody jurisdiction. This statute focuses on jurisdiction to determine if Minnesota would be the best state to handle your case.