Mission: To join efforts with all concerned, seeking closure of tragedies; as we remain in search of the missing.
CUE Center for Missing Persons
Founded September 22, 1994
One of 11 children, Monica Caison grew up in Florida where her teen years were marked by a rebellious streak. At the age of 22, she even garnered a felony conviction for unknowingly passing stolen checks that a friend had given her.
That life-changing lapse in judgment and the events that followed instilled in Mrs. Caison a desire to turn her life around and become a productive member of the community.
Because Mrs. Caison had been exposed to the families of missing persons at least three times before she was 25, she decided to focus her attention on their plight, and she became a tireless advocate for missing people and their loved ones.
In 1994, Mrs. Caison founded the non-profit CUE Center for Missing Persons, which is focused on finding the missing, advocating for their causes, and supporting their families.
Offering a wide range of free services, CUE has since helped more than 9,000 families in what is often the most confusing and desperate times of their lives. In addition to providing services for the missing and their families, CUE offers college internships and youth mentoring programs.
CUE is entirely donation funded and staffed by volunteers, including Mrs. Caison, who takes no salary from the organization.
What was simply a dream, name and purpose, is now a nationally-recognized center that answers hundreds of calls for help each year.
The CUE Center hopes to make a difference for everyone concerned with missing persons. Our belief is that we have.
·CUE provides trained professionals search and recovery units nationwide
·Long term care and victim support for families and loved ones left behind
·Complete casework and research of missing person cases
·Promote national and local missing person campaigns
·Canvassing by foot, vehicle and neighborhood – door to door
·Teams: K9, aircraft, water (boat, kayak, ski jet, raft, divers), mounted horse units, ATV, ground support, command ·IC, mapping, written reports, current sonar and technology instruments used for air-land-water
·Set case goals with positive guidance for families of the missing
·Request for support from local and national sisterhood organizations for case
·Act as a liaison for families, communities, media, agencies and law enforcement
·Guidance for each communities and public awareness for missing victims
·Provide a variety of professional speakers and presentation topics
·Host finger printing, DNA, dental impression and photo ID programs
·Organize public poster distribution, internet BOLO system, organization’s web site and various social media sites
·Securing billboard resources for missing person – case by case
·Request reward seed money on behalf of law enforcement – case by case
·Offer national safety and prevention workshops for training purpose
·Organizing private and public meetings for missing person case effort
·Provide spokesperson and advocate per each missing person case
·Request for counseling from resource list: group, individual, grief, trauma
·Provide: meals, lodging and travel expense for CUE registered volunteer teams
·Full complete investigative casework of missing person
·Request and host support groups for victims i.e. homicide, abuse, rape and mental illness resources.
·Bulk mailings project for missing persons photo and case information
·Twenty four hour public TIP number to be provided for all missing persons cases
·Host annual awareness promotion featuring missing persons, unidentified persons and unsolved homicide registered cases on a national level
·Provide free education and training nationally for volunteers, investigators, victim survivors, families of the missing, search teams and agencies to better service cases concerning missing persons of all ages