Silver Alerts to now include disabled children

Protocol for missing children with disabilities is about to change in Indiana.

Posted: Jun 26, 2018 1:05 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Protocol for missing children with disabilities is about to change in Indiana.

Beginning July 1, statewide silver alerts will include children with a disability or mental illness.

Silver alerts do not include children currently.

Lawmakers voted to change the law because of the increased danger a disabled child could face.

Hoosiers will see this new change in situations like Monday’s search in Vigo County.

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