SHERIFF DART PROVIDING FREE CHILD ID KITS
Thursday, May 23, 2013
— Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart’s Office will be providing free child identification kits this week allowing parents to store critical identifying information about their children that would assist law enforcement if the child goes missing.
The Sheriff is participating in a national campaign commemorating National Missing Children’s Day (Saturday, May 25), culminating with the ID kit giveaway.
The kits contain supplies to collect DNA and fingerprint samples at home and include space to keep recent photographs. The ability to provide such items to law enforcement during the initial stages of a missing child investigation plays a critical role in expediting the search.
The kits will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday at the following locations:
- Bridgeview Courthouse: 10220 South 76th Avenue, Bridgeview
- Daley Center Courts: 50 West Washington Street, Chicago
- Domestic Violence Courts: 555 West Harrison Street, Chicago
- Juvenile Courts: 1100 South Hamilton Avenue, Chicago
- Markham Courthouse: 16501 South Kedzie Parkway, Markham
- Maywood Courthouse: 1500 Maybrook Drive, Maywood
- Rolling Meadows Courthouse: 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rolling Meadows
- Skokie Courthouse: 5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie
In October of 2012 Sheriff Dart convened a child protection unit whose mission is to locate missing and abducted children in Cook County. To date, the unit has located 155 children.