There are missing person alerts for children and seniors, but no equivalent for missing adults. This means that when adults ages 18 to 65 go missing, there’s no national alert system to help law enforcement find them through civilian tips and heightened awareness by the general public. This bill would change that by creating Ashanti Alerts that apply to adults.
Existing channels, such as social media and local news, are already enough to help local law enforcement get the word out about missing persons of any age. It’s not necessary to build and maintain a new missing person alert network that’ll require federal money and employee time to manage.