State Coordinators

C.F.S.I. State Coordinators:

The Center for Search & Investigations has a strict "No Contact"  policy concerning children. All current and future members of CFSI Leadership are subject to a criminal background check. 

Every C.F.S.I. State Coordinator will have successfully completed training provided by C.F.S.I. Regional Directors and have documented A.L.S. or Crisis Management training.

Click here for: ALS/Crisis Intervention Training & Test 


A constant advocate recruitment effort is made by every C.F.S.I. State Coordinator. The effort is focused on volunteer Professional Investigators, Advocates, City Advocates as well as qualified/trained Lead Advocates. Coordinators will also assist with the effort to recruit volunteer staffing for both B.U.R.N. and NOMAD with maintaining healthy relationships between the C.F.S.I. Divisions.
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Roles and Responsibilities:

Train, manage and coordinate a staff that consists of
Volunteer Professional Investigators, Advocates, City Advocates and Lead Advocates with the effort to locate missing children in their respective state.

Tools Provided:
C.F.S.I. Website

C.F.S.I. State Facebook Page

Resources from B.U.R.N. Division

Resources from NOMAD Division

Volunteer Professional Investigators

Nationwide Network of Advocates

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E-Fax Training and National Data Base
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Press Release Templates
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Neighborhood Canvas Instruction
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Volunteer Media Coordinators

Graphic Team

Organized Search
CFSI Organized SEARCH-12-11-2016.docx
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Organized Search WAIVER-12-11-16.docx
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Sponsored Resources (Regional Directors Discretion)


Official CFSI Coordinator Case Training

Event & Interval of a Search & Investigation

Day 1

Parental Intake
  *Must be prepared and submitted by legal guardian
  *New missing cases must meet CFSI criteria (child 11-16 years of 
    age / missing no longer than 90 days)
  *Intake must include missing persons case number along with direct
    contact information for assigned detective and/or law enforcement

Assign a Professional Investigator
  *Professional Investigator must be a registered and validated member
    of the Center for Search & Investigations 
  *Professional Investigator or Regional Director has sent introductory letter/email to Law Enforcement
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Open Case Thread


  *List of organization members that must be included in every case
       *CFSI CEO
       *CFSI Regional Director
       *CFSI Professional Investigator
       *CFSI State Coordinator
       *B.U.R.N. Leadership
       *NOMAD Leadership
       *CFSI Lead Advocate
       **any additions to the case thread must be authorized by
           Divisional Leadership
  *Very first information that MUST be included into case thread
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       *Parental Intake
Complete first poster
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*Refer to poster templates
  *Upload poster via State Facebook Page
  *Tag poster via Facebook to all Organizational Leadership in case
  *Share to CFSI Private Facebook Groups

Facilitate Fax Blast of Poster
  *Refer to E-Fax Training and National Database

B.U.R.N. Quick Response
  *Leadership immediately dispatches B.U.R.N. members to last known
     area with missing posters
  *Leadership also to facilitate tactical maneuvers in the effort to collect
    critical information.

Create case specific recruitment graphics
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Lead Advocate to facilitate postering and/or neighborhood canvass
  *Must spiral out from area previously canvassed by B.U.R.N.
  *Information collected from community must be transferred
    specific to "Flow of Case Information Chart"
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Prepare 1st week Press Release
  *Refer to "Press Release Templates"

Day 7

Prepare 2nd poster with updates
  *Include any updates and additional photos
  *Share poster using same procedure as first poster

Prepare 2nd week press release
  *Refer to "Press Release Templates"

Day 10

Request Regional Director to facilitate addition of guardian to
"CFSI Family Support Group" if the guardian would like to be included.

Day 14

Facilitate Organized Search

Coordinate expanded media release with Volunteer Media
Coordinator(s) using provided template

Release C.F.S.I. Video
  *Video to be shared using same procedure as posters/graphics

Day 31

Prepare 1 month Press Release
  *Refer to "Press Release Templates"

Nine Weeks

Case moved to NOMAD (C.F.S.I. Not Found Yet Division)


C.F.S.I. State Coordinators are the back bone of a search & investigation. It's solely their responsibility to facilitate the search & investigation, effectively apply all tools provided to their state case and continue the effort to transfer critical information from the field to the assigned Professional Investigator. This effort must be a constant until we achieve a FOUND SAFE.

State Coordinator Test
Team CFSI Coordinator candidates must achieve a passing grade to qualify
 for extended online Coordinator training. A conviction within the last 5 years of a Class A Misdemeanor or above for any of the offenses listed below will disqualify the volunteer from involvement in any role that receives case information that is accessible by Tier 3 and up Leadership
1. Arson, damage to property 2. Assault 3. Bribery 4. Burglary and criminal trespass 5. Criminal Homicide 6. Disorderly Conduct 7. Fraud 8. Kidnapping 9. Obstructing governmental operation 10. Perjury 11. Robbery 12. Sexual offense 13. Theft

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