ABOUT CTCHIP

CTCHIP: CT Child Identification Program is the most comprehensive child recovery and identification program in the nation. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has endorsed the CTCHIP program. The packages generated at CTCHIP events contain vital components to aid law enforcement agencies in recovery and identification of missing children and can be quickly distributed via the news media to reach a huge audience or for an Amber Alert. Unfortunately, every 40 seconds a child goes missing in the United States. Over 424,066 children were reported missing in the US in 2018. Of the more than 23,500 runaways reported to NCMEC in 2018, one in seven were likely victims of child sex trafficking. There are approximately 1,435 kidnappings each year. The statistics are staggering. If a child is missing, parents need this ID for law enforcement to find them fast!!

boy.jpgSince January of 2003, Connecticut Freemasons have invested more than $300,000 and over 20,000 volunteer hours to hold over 1000 events, and have created over 65,000 identification kits for the parents of Connecticut children. We continue to fine tune the tools, management skills and volunteer network necessary to improve and expand CTCHIP. This ID program is confidential and free for parents. If we can save just one child, the whole program is worth it!!

CTCHIP is FREE for Parents. Items generated by CTCHIP are:

CTCHIP Datasheet: Vital statistics such as picture, name, address, parents name, height, weight, hair color, eye color and fingerprints on a datasheet that can be distributed by law enforcement.

CTCHIP Flash Drive: A CTCHIP interview captures the appearance, speech and mannerisms of a child and is the cornerstone of CTCHIP. The flash drive also contains high resolution close-up and side view photos as well as high resolution fingerprints.

Dental Imprint & DNA Swab: Toothprints®, a unique dental impression, provides a detailed three dimensional image along with sufficient DNA for identification. A cheek swab is also used to collect DNA and saliva which also provides an exclusive scent that a tracking dog can use to find lost children. Together, these identifying items provide a very powerful identification and recovery tool.

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