Session 496: RS300 -> Missing Children in America 1999: Results of the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Thrownaway Children (NISMART 2)
Time: 3:30PM to 5:00 PM on Friday, November 15
Place: Clark 1
Session Chair: Barbara Allen-Hagen, O. J. J. D. P.
Since 1995 OJJDP's Missing Children's Program has funded Temple University's Institute for Survey Research to design and conduct the Second National Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Thrownaway Children, known as NISMART2. This research is an expansion of the size and scope and, to the extent possible, it is a replication of the first NISMART studies conducted in 1988. These studies include a large telephone survey of care takers of approximately 32,000 youth, a sub-study of youth. In addition it included separate surveys of law enforcement agencies and of juvenile facilities to capture other populations, including stereotypical child kidnappings by strangers and runaways from non-households. The NISMART 2 study team also included the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Survey Research Lab, and Westat, Inc., to carry out specific components of the study and to provide analytical support. This panel will provide an in-depth summary of the study design, methodology, findings and key policy implications.
NISMART 2 - Survey Design and Key Findings From Youth and Adult Perspectives
by: Heather Hammer, Temple University (Corresponding)
Comparisons Between NISMART 1 and NISMART 2: Definitions and Results
by: David Finkelhor, University of New Hampshire (Corresponding)
Developing the First Unified Estimates of Missing Children
by: Andrea Sedlak, Westat, Inc. (Corresponding)

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