National Conference on responding to Missing and Unidentified Persons:
Multiple Victims Events and Serial Crimes.
Implications for investigation, Search, Rescue and Recovery.
September 19-21, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia
The National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College and the National Association For
Search And Rescue (NASAR) announce the 11th Annual National Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference (MUPC)
in Atlanta, Georgia on September 19-21, 2017.
Each year the conference attracts representatives from law enforcement,
search and rescue, first responders, medical examiners, coroners, missing person clearinghouses, non-profit organizations,
mental health professionals, social service providers, criminal justice agencies, veteran and military service organizations,
forensics, families of missing persons, and others.
The theme for this year’s conference is “Missing Persons: Multiple Victim
Events and Serial Offenders – Implications for Investigation, Search, Rescue, and Recovery”.
September 19-21, 2017 | Sheraton Atlanta Hotel | Atlanta, Georgia
We are seeking workshop proposals that offer concrete and effective strategies, approaches, and techniques for locating
and recovering missing and unidentified persons who fall victim to tragic circumstances. In keeping with the longstanding
conference focus, we encourage presentations that address the unique needs of diverse and at-risk population groups (i.e.
aging, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities, transient, etc.) and incorporate engaging lecture, case studies, experiential
learning, labs, and evidence-based practice. Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
Incident Response Protocols
Mass Fatalities and Recoveries
Technology Advances and Digital Evidence
Offender and Missing Person Victimology
The Impact of Missing Persons on Those Left
Missing Persons Crossing International Borders
Solving Missing Persons Cases in Criminal
What Happens When a Missing Person Comes
Home: Offering Support and Assistance
Interview and Interrogation
Mental Health and Well-being of First Responders
Dealing with the Media
The Role of Public Health and Healthcare
Effective Collaboration (or Multidisciplinary Team)
Coordinating with Medical Examiners and Coroners’
Missing Persons Death Investigations
Missing Persons with Special Needs: Considerations
for Different Population Groups
The Link Between Domestic Violence and Child
Land and Water Search and Recovery
Long-term Missing, Unidentified Persons and Cold