The Michigan Child Identification Program....is a lodge-based community action initiative sponsored, scheduled and organized by the Michigan Masons through the Grand Lodge of Michigan.
At a Michigan Child ID Event, the Masons set up the equipment and enlist the volunteers necessary to generate individual completed child identification packages that are given to a child's parent or guardian to take home for safe keeping (we keep nothing but a permission form).
It is the responsibility of the parents to then provide the package to law enforcement, if their child becomes missing, as an aid to recover their child.
Each child progresses through the several stations of the event (it takes about 10-15 minutes) generating an identifying item at each station and placing them in his or her package.
A completed Child Identification Packet consists of a dental impression kit that will also provide DNA and dog scenting along with a CD containing the identified person's vital information. The CD information also includes digital fingerprints, a still picture and a short video interview to capture the voice and mannerisms of the identified person.