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File #: 20-0195R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Missing Persons
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 2/10/2020 In control: Health
On agenda: Final action: 12/7/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Missing Persons For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Baltimore Police Department, the State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office to help the City Council understand the scope of the problem of missing persons in Baltimore City and to explain how agencies work together to find missing persons.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Ryan Dorsey, Zeke Cohen, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Shannon Sneed, Sharon Green Middleton, Danielle McCray, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Mary Pat Clarke, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Informational Hearing, missing, Persons
Attachments: 1. 20-0195R~1st Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/7/20200 City Council Failed - End of Term  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/20200 Health Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Homeless Services Program  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Sheriff's Office  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Police Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to States' Attorney's Office  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/20200 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/20200 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Burnett


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Missing Persons
For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Baltimore Police Department, the State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office to help the City Council understand the scope of the problem of missing persons in Baltimore City and to explain how agencies work together to find missing persons.
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Recitals

January was National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In 2018, 612,846 individuals were reported missing to the National Crime Information Center. Of those persons, 451,854 were reported as being under 21 years old. In 2019, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (“NCMEC”) responded to 10,719 reports of possible child sex trafficking. There are over 400,000 children reported missing every year, and, unfortunately, Baltimore is one of the top 10 cities with the most reported missing children. While some children are abducted, the vast majority run away from home. It is estimated that children who run away from home are contacted by at least one human trafficker within 48 hours of leaving home. Of the more than 26,000 runaways reported to the NCMEC last year, 1 in 6 were likely victims of sex trafficking....

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