Some Milestones Of The Jimmy Ryce Center!

Some Milestones Of The Jimmy Ryce Center!

  • In January of 1996, President Clinton signs an executive memorandum requiring federal buildings to post pictures of missing children, in response to the petition of the Ryces which over a half-million Americans signed.
  • In 1996, Florida passes the Jimmy Ryce Act allowing neighborhoods to be notified where sexual predators live. The Ryces convince the Dade County School Board to let the children carry home pictures and addresses of all sexual predators living in Dade County.
  • The Ryces are appointed by the Governor to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Missing Children Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board to devise better ways to find missing children. FDLE Missing Children Clearinghouse
  • n 1997, Congress creates and funds the Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Training Center, in Arlington, Virginia, and directs the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to administer it. Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Training Center Program
  • Florida passes the Jimmy Ryce Act of 1998, providing for the involuntary civil commitment of certain violent sexual predators.
  • Don and Claudine Ryce, with four other parents of abducted children, help write the booklet, “When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide.” Since May of 1998, the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, has posted it at its internet site for parents and law enforcement everywhere to use. Http://
  • The Jimmy Ryce Center continues to provide free, AKC bred bloodhounds to law enforcement and to expand the Jimmy Ryce Bloodhound Network™, so that the nearest well trained bloodhound can be located when a child is abducted.
  • The Jimmy Ryce Center continues to expand its GEMs™ (Great Escape Maneuvers) program, designed to help children recognize potentially predatory situations and know what best to do to get away. 
  • The bill, which Congressman Bill McCollum invited the Ryces’ to the filing of in 1998, was enacted. It empowers local law enforcement to call in the F.B.I. immediately when a child may have been criminally abducted and makes it a crime to try to seduce a child using the internet.
  • Don and Claudine Ryce are selected and trained to be counselors to parents whose children had been abducted, as part of a national project called HOPE, funded by a grant from the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency.

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  1. Daudi Author October 18, 2015 (11:46 pm)

    KnownAsMoniquePosted on May 22, 2013 at 1:43 amHi Geoffrey, Thank you very much for sharing this tip. Anything that we can teach our cedilrhn to bring attention to themselves when they are in dangerous situations is helpful. Thanks again for your feedback.

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