It is arguably every parent’s worst nightmare to have their child go missing. Sadly, in the United States alone, more than 800,000 children go missing each year. But world famous preacher Bishop T.D. Jakes has teamed with the FBI and the American Football Coaches Association to protect over 1 million families.

Through his partnership with the National Child Identification Program, Jakes is hoping to greatly reduce the 2,000 children that are reported missing to local law-enforcement daily. Plus, there are as many as 100,000 active “missing persons” cases in the United States that are not receiving any media coverage or headlines at all.

African Americans account for more than 33% of the missing persons in the FBI’s database.

But the National Child Identification Program inkless fingerprint I.D. Kitoffers an Identification Kit as a way of helping protect children and families.  It allows parents to take and store their loved one’s fingerprints and other identifying information securely in their own home.

The kit comes with step-by-step instructions and all the components a parent needs to take a fingerprint and a DNA sample.

That way, should the unthinkable ever occur, moms, dads, and guardians will be able to promptly provide the kit to the authorities to help find a missing family member, thereby reducing investigation time and increasing chances for locating missing loved ones.

“The National Child Identification Program ID Kits are an unprecedented addition to our current programs and a wonderful benefit to all communities throughout the nation,” said John S. Hooks, Jr., Supervisory Special Agent, FBI. The partnership with Bishop Jakes will greatly assist with bringing awareness to it.

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