CMPD has just announced the success of a major joint operation with federal agents called ‘Operation Carolina Homecoming’. The effort resulted in finding and recovering over 150 children (mostly 14-18 years old) back to their families.
According to a press conference from the department, “between April 26 and May 7, 2021, two-person teams consisting of CMPD’s Missing Person Unit detectives, United States Marshal Service deputies and the Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Unit conducted extensive searches.”
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Many of the teenagers were found to be engaged in dangerous activities, including prostitution and drugs, and a few were active victims of human trafficking.
CMPD is partnering with Atrium Health Levine Children’s, Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center, the North Carolina ISAAC Fusion Center, and Mecklenburg County Child Protective Services to help those struggling with addictions and trauma find recovery.