The Saskatchewan Government has provided the Missing Children Society with $100,000 of funding to expand their Most Valuable Network Program to Saskatchewan, which will include a mobile app for people to help locate missing children.
Justice Minister Don Morgan says the technology the Scociety uses is proven effective adding the donation is from its Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund.
Morgan says since the CPFF was established, nearly $4-million has been given to police in order to establish a fund for victims of crime.
“Missing Children Soceity has been successful with the technology all across Canada – most notably in Alberta,” Morgan said at a Regina press conference announcing the program. “And they have been working closely with law enforcement, nationally and internationally, to build on this success. The program has been endorsed by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.”
The Most Valuable Network uses social media such as Facebook and Twitter to send messages to those who choose to be volunteers for the program to get the word out if there is a missing child.