JUSTICE NETWORK SOCIETAL MISSION REACHES MILESTONE
Over 100 missing children and most wanted fugitives featured on the network
August 28, 2017 - Atlanta, GA - The Justice Network announced that it has hit a milestone with its societal mission to make communities safer through its BeSAFE initiative. After two and a half years on-air, 101 most wanted fugitives and 103 missing children that have been featured on the network have been captured or returned to their families.
Every hour, 365 days a year, Justice Network features missing children, most wanted fugitives and safety tips. Thanks to the network’s localized servers, viewers are able to see missing children and most wanted fugitives in their area which has led to incredible success.
“When we had the idea for Justice’s societal component in 2014, I would have been proud to have had even a fraction of the success we have had. To have reached over 100 most wanted fugitives captured and missing children returned to their families is simply incredible,” said Steve Schiffman, CEO of Justice Network. “The impact we’ve had in local communities and the ability to engage viewers in a meaningful way shows that you can provide entertainment and do good.”
The BeSAFE initiative is led by iconic crime-fighter John Walsh and features his son Callahan Walsh, Child Advocate at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as well as Atlanta Police Department’s Sgt. Ralph Woolfolk.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the Justice Network and the work they do to assist the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (missingkids.org) and law enforcement to find missing children and put bad guys behind bars,” said John Walsh. “Not many networks devote on-air time that makes a difference in communities nationwide and the Justice Network is leading that initiative one capture and rescue at a time.”
Justice’s societal mission is successful thanks to its partnerships with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), FBI, US Marshals, CrimeStoppers and local law enforcement.
“The Justice Network is an excellent partner, and their profile of our Most Wanted fugitives is an important public service,” said David Harlow, acting Director of the U.S. Marshals Service. “Tips from their viewers are invaluable to our mission of capturing and bringing these fugitives to justice.”
In total, 692 fugitives and 343 missing children have been featured on the network.
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About Justice Network
Justice Network is an over-the-air broadcast television network featuring crime and mystery programming and a unique commitment to keeping communities safe. Justice Network entertains audiences with gripping true crime investigation series such as Extreme Forensics, Solved, New Detectives, Cold Case Files, Alaska State Troopers, Border Wars, The Investigators and more. In March 2016, Justice launched their first original programming with Killing Spree and Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer, which gives viewers an inside look into what makes killers tick both using first hand accounts as well as expert analysis. Justice Network partners with the U.S. Marshals service, Crime Stoppers USA, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and local law enforcement to offer a first-of-its-kind public service initiative, BeSAFE. That initiative, led by iconic crime-fighter John Walsh, features Wanted Fugitives, Missing Children and Safety Tips each hour. For more information, please visit www.justicenetworktv.com.