Mission Statement To join efforts with all concerned, seeking closure of Tragedies; as we remain in search of the missing September 22, 1994
In 1994 Community United Effort better known as the “CUE Center for Missing Persons” was founded to aid cases of missing persons nationwide; funded entirely by donations, and staffed by volunteers. Since its inception, CUE has helped more than 9,000* families in what is often the most confusing and desperate times of their lives. *Valid as of 01/01/09
WHO IS CUE? CUE Center is made up of passionate and dedicated volunteers from all walks of life willing to lend their time, talent and expertise's to aid in the search of missing children and adults. Most volunteers come from the professional world from graphic designers to current and retired law officials wanting to give back to their communities. CUE is made up of people like YOU!
Cue’s Founder Monica Caison had been exposed to the families of missing persons at least three times before she was 25, she decided to focus her attention on their plight, and became a tireless advocate for missing persons and their loved ones. Monica has been featured in People Magazine, Larry King Live, Readers Digest, and many other national forms of media.
Search, Rescue, and Recovery Resources Cue Center Offers <ul><li>Ground Support </li></ul><ul><li>IC Planning/Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Air Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Water Variety of Experts </li></ul><ul><li>ATV, 4 Wheel, Horse, K9 </li></ul>
Ground Support is vital in all search efforts and is provided by trained professional teams.
Other segments of ground support consist of Live Scent Track/Trailing K9, Cadaver K9, Man Tracking, Mounted Horse and Various ATV Teams
Search Air Support consists of Helicopters and Airplanes; a variety of sonar and tracking devices are used also
Water Support consists of Divers, Canoe, Boats (all sizes) Kayak, Raft and Jet Ski
Cue also has access to a variety of underwater technology that is used in locating missing persons
National Education <ul><li>National Round Table Conference Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing a trained and professional view for solving cold case and search there of; missing persons </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the resources available to be deployed when needed, what their capabilities are and how to obtain them </li></ul>
<ul><li>Exploring the relevant positive and negative experiences of people who have experienced a missing loved one </li></ul><ul><li>Creating new approaches to missing persons cases, and effectively deploying available resources; building communication and support </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a high-level view of the modifications needed to our current resources and organizational community over the next five years. </li></ul>National Education Continued…
National Tour Purpose & Inspiration The annual tour was created to generate new interest in cold cases of missing people across our nation. The inspiration came in 2004 from the case of North Carolina college student Leah Roberts, who had gone on a cross-country trip of self-exploration. Her wrecked and abandoned vehicle was found, but Leah is still missing. Leah’s case went cold and interest faded until CUE volunteers set out on a grueling 14-day trip to retrace her route and inform the media of all those who were missing in the path of the tour. In the years to follow, it only seemed right to keep hope alive after families across the country voiced the need for more help and supported the tour idea
National Tour Objective The national road tour, called “On the Road to Remember,” is an awareness campaign that focuses on missing persons cases that have gone cold or have not received appropriate media coverage on the local level – much less the national level. The tour, which travels through many states annually, provides that attention. In all cases of missing people, it is vital to inform the public of the missing person’s circumstances quickly and to disseminate that information to the media and the public. In most cases where details are released immediately to the public through an organized campaign, the public brings forth information that aids in the investigation and or the location of the victim. The media plays a significant role in getting the word out on the behalf of the missing person and should be recognized as a vital resource to any investigation. It is the belief of the CUE Center for Missing Persons that all investigations, the public, volunteers and the media should work in collaboration on cases involving missing children and adults; until this happens, their will continue to be cases of the missing labeled “cold” or “inactive.”
Intern Programs <ul><li>In 1999 CUE Center joined forces with area college internship programs offered to senior year students </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1999 – Current, CUE has partnership with: </li></ul><ul><li>UNCW (Criminal Justice - Creating Writing – Marketing) </li></ul><ul><li>CFCC (Criminal Justice and Social Work Studies) </li></ul><ul><li>Fayetteville, Mount Olive & Jacksonville Technical Colleges (Criminal Justice) </li></ul>
Mentor - Senior Projects <ul><li>CUE provides mentoring to local area high schools by way of sponsoring students in their senior year (half of the semester grade) </li></ul><ul><li>Participating High Schools are located in all of New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties in North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>All projects are related to missing persons and most are used for one year within the organization </li></ul>