Code Adam site

March 1, 2013 by  
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Employees at BCPL were recently trained in the procedures for Code Adam, the country’s largest child-safety program.code adam logo

BCPL is only the second library in Kentucky to launch Code Adam, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Since Code Adam began in 1994, it has become a search tool for lost and possibly abducted children in thousands of establishments in the U.S. It is named in memory of 6-year-old Adam Walsh, whose abduction from a Florida shopping mall and murder brought the issue of child abduction to national attention.

It consists of a special alert issued to employees, as well as specific in-house procedures to be followed when a visitor reports a missing child. All employees are trained to participate in the effort to find the child.

All BCPL staff members watched a training video and participated in a test run of the procedure.

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