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Resources for Missing Persons in PA

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When a loved one goes missing it is an extremely terrifying and traumatic experience, there are resources for loved ones and families in PA. The Office of Victim Advocate along with Senator Lisa Baker and Representative Sandra J. Major introduced a Missing Person's Day on May 14th, 2015.

Missing Persons press conference speaker Victim Advocate speaks at press conference

Services Available When an Adult Goes Missing:

  • Supportive Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Financial Assistance in some cases
  • Information and Referral
  • Advocacy with courts, law enforcement etc.

Victim services agencies exist in all 67 counties and can offer assistance in many ways. Advocates are there to assist in any way possible. Find a victim service agency in your county on our county resources page.

Lead Me Home

A group of family members of missing persons have formed a non-profit organization called Lead Me Home. Lead Me Home is a 501c3 non-profit organization to help the families and others affected by the disappearance of a loved one. The mission is to help raise awareness about the number of missing persons, educate families about the resources available and bridge the communications gap between law enforcement and families by holding informational conferences. Lead Me Home was created by the family of Shelva Conrad Rafte, missing since 2006 in Pittston, PA. To contact them and join their efforts please email Dawn Michaels 

Other Resources

Missing Persons and Unsolved Cold Cases

National Institute of Justice's National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified and Missing Persons

Pennsylvania State Police

Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers 1-800-4-PA-TIPS

Missing Kids in PA

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - Pennsylvania List

Maryland Missing Persons Network

Mississippi Missing & Unidentified Persons

1st Class Investigations, Inc. - Retired NYPD Detectives

Outpost for Hope

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Someone's Child - Illinois Missing Persons and Unidentified Victims

National Center for Missing Adults