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.