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The CHILD Project of Wyoming

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $89,435)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police will support the Children's Identification and Location Database (CHILD) Project to improve law enforcement's ability across the nation to quickly identify and locate missing children and adults by using iris recognition biometric technology. They will create an identification card or similar document with a photo and other identification and demographic information, enabling law enforcement and social service agencies throughout the country to locate and positively identify missing children and adults. The biometric and demographic data and information on CHILD Project participants will be quickly accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, via the web. Authorized users including law enforcement and relevant criminal justice agencies will be able to positively identify a missing child or adult. The CHILD Project will serve all of the nation's families and children (age 2 and older) by providing law enforcement agencies with iris biometric technology to capture, store, and retrieve positive identification information from a national data repository maintained by the nation's Missing Children Organization and the National Center for Missing Adults.


Date Created: September 11, 2008