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song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site.

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

"The words 'missing child' call to mind tragic and frightening kidnappings reported in the national news. But a child can be missing for many reasons, and the problem of missing children is far more complex than the headlines suggest. Getting a clear picture of how many children become missing - and why - is an important step in addressing the problem. This series of Bulletins provides that clear picture by summarizing findings from the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART-2). The series offers national estimates of missing children based on surveys of households, juvenile residential facilities, and law enforcement agencies. It also presents statistical profiles of these children, including their demographic characteristics and the circumstances of their disappearance.

This Bulletin provides information on the number and characteristics of children who are gone from their homes either because they have run away or because they have been thrown out by their caretakers. The estimates presented in this Bulletin are derived from three components of the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART-2): the National Household Survey of Adult Caretakers, the National Household Survey of Youth, and the Juvenile Facilities Study. The NISMART-2 studies spanned the years 1997 to 1999.1 All data in the individual component studies were collected to reflect a 12-month period. Because the vast majority of cases were from the studies conducted in 1999, the annual period being referred to in these Bulletins is 1999....

Key Findings:

- In 1999, an estimated 1,682,900 youth had a runaway/ thrownaway episode. Of these youth, 37 percent were missing from their caretakers and 21 percent were reported to authorities for purposes of locating them.

- Of the total runaway/thrownaway youth, an estimated 1,190,900 (71 percent) could have been endangered during their runaway/thrownaway episode by virtue of factors such as substance dependency, use of hard drugs, sexual or physical abuse, presence in a place where criminal activity was occurring, or extremely young age (13 years old or younger).

- Youth ages 15-17 made up two-thirds of the youth with runaway/thrownaway episodes during the study year.

- There is suggestive evidence that the runaway problem may have been smaller in 1999 than it was in 1988."

- "Runaway/Thrownaway Children: National Estimates and Characteristics," Heather Hammer, David Finkelhor, and Andrea J. Sedlak, October 2002
http://www.ncjrs.org/html/ojjdp/nismart/04/

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime.

- http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org/about/missionstatement.html

The Latest From OJJDP - http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org/

Featured Publication:

"Focuses on research that assess how and why children become delinquent, including its value in preventing and combating delinquency. The first article in this issue of Juvenile Justice outlines OJJDP’s Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency, a series of studies that has tracked the experiences of large samples of high-risk youth throughout their developmental years. Authors of the second article discuss how communities can use risk factor research to address local gang problems. The In Brief section includes an overview of how three communities made measurable inroads against delinquency by addressing risk factors and also reviews relevant publications."

- "Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IX, Number 1 (Causes and Correlates)
(NCJ 203555)," OJJDP Juvenile Justice Journal, Journal, 40 pages, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, September 2004 - http://www.ncjrs.org/html/ojjdp/203555/

"Since 1984 the Office of Justice Programs has provided federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims. OJP's senior management team - comprised of the Assistant Attorney General (AAG), the Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG), and the five bureau heads - works together with dedicated managers and line staff to carry out this mission." - U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Partnerships for Safer Communities, http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/

"NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide." - NCJRS' National Crime Justice Reference Service, http://www.ncjrs.org/

Weekly Accessions List (WAL)
The Weekly Accessions List (WAL) is a listing of documents added to the NCJRS Abstracts Database during the past week. The NCJRS Abstracts Database provides an electronic listing of documents located onsite at NCJRS.

This database available at http://abstractsdb.ncjrs.org/ abstracts 170,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State and Local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, documents and unpublished research on a wide range of criminal and juvenile justice topics. - http://www.ncjrs.org/wal.html