Missing Children's Assistance Act of 2018
This bill amends the Missing Children's Assistance Act:
- to revise the definition of "missing child" to mean an individual under 18 years of age whose whereabouts are unknown to the individual's parent (currently, legal custodian),
- to specify that a parent includes a legal guardian or an individual who functions as a parent (e.g., a grandparent),
- to revise the functions and duties of the National Center on Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and
- to require the NCMEC to make publicly available the annual report on missing children and the incidence of attempted child abductions.
The bill reauthorizes through FY2023:
- programs and activities for missing and exploited children, and
- audit requirements for grant recipients.