Missing Children Reward Program

The Victim Compensation Board administers the Missing Children Reward Program to assist local law enforcement agencies and other parties involved in the identification and recovery of missing children in California.

The purpose of this program is to enhance other non-state reward funds that are offered throughout California. Funds are available to reward persons with up to $500 for providing information which leads to the location and recovery of a missing child listed in the California Department of Justice Missing Person Registry.

Missing Children Reward Program Pamphlet PDF

You may be eligible to receive an award of up to $500. To qualify:

The application for the Missing Children Reward Program can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

The completed application must be printed and mailed to the Victim Compensation Board at P.O. Box 3036, Sacramento, CA. 95812-3036.
Missing Children Reward Program Application

If you need assistance with your application or have questions regarding victim compensation, please call our Customer Service Section toll free at 1-800-777-9229.

For more information about the Missing Children Reward Program, please call 1-800- 777-9229. For additional information on missing persons, visit the California Attorney General’s Office California Missing Persons page or the the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.