Welcome To The Virginia Child Identification Program (VACHIP)
We provide the abc's for prevention education & abduction awareness for parents and guardians!
Thank you for visiting VACHIP.ORG. Our program is a comprehensive child identification and protection tool designed to give families a measure of protection against the ever increasing problem of missing children. Not only do we include children, but teenagers, adults and senior citizens in the event that they go missing. Because EVERY ONE IS SOMEONES CHILD. This program is provided "free of charge" to every Virginia family who wishes to participate.
And follows the exact protocols established by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – the agency responsible for the "Amber Alert" national response system. We collect every bit of data law enforcement officials require when a child is reported as missing or abducted, and provide it to the parent or guardian. We do not retain any of the information collected. Our computers are certified as such for your child’s protection.
To date the program has held 778 VACHIP events and has provided 35,026 children with identification packets. It is our sincerest hope that no family will need the resources provided in our packets, but if the need should arise we believe the information that we provide from our program will be instrumental to law enforcement agencies in recovery of missing children.
The Virginia Freemasons schedule and bring this fine program to communities throughout Virginia. VACHIP is a part of the International Masonichip network (www.masonichip.org) sponsored by the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America. All identifying items generated at VACHIP Events are placed in a pack and given to the parent or guardian to take home for safe keeping. If their child becomes missing, the pack can then be provided to law enforcement to aid in recovery and identification. The Virginia Freemasons keep nothing but the permission form signed by the parent prior to participation in the event. Vachip is a Donor based 501(c)(3) program.