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This is a FREE training event. 

December 1st, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 4:00pm

Location: Sacramento, CA

If no event address is listed, it will be provided in the confirmation materials

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Registration Deadline: November 22, 2021

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Course Overview

Cases involving “runaways” do not receive the same degree of attention or investigative resources that may have been utilized in a reported abduction case. However, many of the children “thought” to be runaways are actually abducted or lured away. This course will provide attendees with the knowledge needed to effectively approach these cases from the onset by reviewing case studies and discussing best practices and lessons learned. This training will be facilitated by: 

Maggie Butler: Analyst, Department of Justice 

Angelie Montesa M.A., M.B.A.: Crime and Intelligence Analyst, San Jose PD

Megan Eschleman: Staff Services Manager, Department of Justice

Rachelle Mroczka: Deputy United States Marshal 

Jenni Thompson: Director of Legislation and Education, Polly Klaas Foundation


By the end of this course, attendees will learn how to:

  • Analyze, access, and utilize digital evidence and social networking.  
  • Assess risk factors and recovery techniques to ensure that if a child is endangered the responding law enforcement agency is able to easily access all available resources to aid in a safe recovery. 

Please note that this training is only intended for Law Enforcement.

A limited number of travel scholarships are available.  For any additional information or for any questions please contact Goretti Alvarez at or (805) 876-0295.

Produced by the Child Abduction Training Project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) in partnership with the California Child Abduction Task Force with funding from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), made possible through the United States Department of Justice, Victims of Crime Act.