Attorney General Steve Six announced a new effort to keep children safe.
Six said Thursday he has created the Kansas Child Abduction Response Team. The CART program will help coordinate law enforcement efforts to find missing, abducted or endangered children.
Local CART teams will include people from various agencies, jurisdictions and disciplines. They'll help agencies work together to help law enforcement with search and rescue efforts.
“When a child is abducted, the first few hours are critical,” Six said. “The new Child Abduction Response Team Program will assist communities with quickly bringing together the necessary resources and expertise to locate a child and bring them home safely.”
The CART program will compliment the Amber Alert program, which quickly notifies the public when a child is abducted.
Six' announcement coincides with National Missing Children's Day, which is May 25.