A study on Missing, Abducted, Runaway, & Thrown away Children aka NISMART
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has supported WESTAT in a study on missing, abducted, runaway, and thrown away children also known as NISMART

NISMART-4 Study Is Underway!
The Fourth National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Thrown away Children (NISMART-4), mandated by the 1984 Missing Children’s Assistance Act (Pub. L. 98–473), is underway.
This survey is sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and managed by the National Institute of Justice. The National Law Enforcement Survey on Stereotypical Kidnapping will be used to gather information to estimate the number of children who were abducted by strangers between January 1 and December 31, 2019.
Data will be collected from a national sample of law enforcement agencies with authority to investigate stereotypical kidnappings. Research staff with Westat and the University of New Hampshire may be writing to or calling your agency to collect data about stereotypical (stranger) kidnappings.
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