FINDING ABDUCTED CHILDREN
Nearly 800,000 children go missing each year in the United States. Many are abducted by a non-custodial parent or another family member. For 23 years, Cris has devoted her pro bono work to finding missing children. Cris employs her legal and investigative skills to solve a parent's unimaginable nightmare and reunite families. Cris only works on one of theses types of cases at a time. She works closely with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Marshals Service, local law enforcement and the custodial parent, as well as with the media and non-profit organizations such as the Polly Klass Foundation. On average, the children that Cris has found have been missing four years. Cris's average recovery time is eight months. Cris considers this to be her life's work. Cris recently accepted the role of legal advisor to So Cal Advocates for the Missing, a 501(c)(3) entity, formed by a dedicated searcher with a successful track record of finding missing persons throughout the country.