This Fact Sheet describes the training and technical assistance available through the Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Training Center (JRLETC), which was established to enhance the investigative response to missing-children cases.
The Center's name honors the advocacy and input of Donald and Claudine Ryce, whose 9-year-old son Jimmy was abducted and murdered in southern Florida in 1995. The U.S. Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the FBI in establishing the JRLETC. The program offers multitiered training in the investigation of missing-children cases, and it promotes the use of existing FBI and other Federal resources in such investigations. The training offered by the JRLETC includes 2-day seminars on current research and practices related to missing-children issues as well as regional 5-day courses for Federal, State, and local law enforcement personnel who work on missing children cases. This Fact Sheet also profiles the technical assistance resources available to State and local law enforcement agencies for the investigation of missing-children cases.
Date Published: March 1, 1997