Child Abduction Response Team

The Child Abduction Response Team (CART) is a team of individuals from various state agencies who are trained and prepared to respond to a missing/endangered or abducted child.  CART pulls together resources to aid in the search and rescue effort and to assist the agency of jurisdiction in its investigation. 

The Georgia CART creates a mutual aid resource inventory and allows for the rapid and organized response required in missing children investigations.  Agencies participating in the CART include:

  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation
  • Georgia State Patrol
  • Georgia Department of Natural Resources
  • Georgia Emergency Management Agency
  • Georgia Department of Corrections
  • Georgia Department of Human Resources
  • Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles
  • Georgia Department of Transportation

The occurrence of any of the following may initiate investigative and forensic involvement, assistance or coordination by CART members:

  • The non-family abduction of a minor child (under the age of 18); or
  • The abduction of a minor child with endangerment circumstances; or
  • Any other abduction or missing child investigation that requires immediate response in order to protect the well-being of the child.


Child Abduction Response Team

Assistant Special Agent in Charge Lisa Vorrasi