Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The L.A. Found initiative officially went live this week, in conjunction with a new L.A. Found ad campaign. L.A. Found (formerly known as the Bring Our Loved Ones Home initiative) is a groundbreaking countywide program, led by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Janice Hahn, to help locate individuals with dementia or autism who wander.

The initiative establishes a voluntary system of trackable bracelets (provided by Project Lifesaver) for at-risk individuals. While the Project Lifesaver bracelet is not under constant monitoring, when an individual wearing a bracelet goes missing, caregivers can inform the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department who will deploy receivers to locate the missing person. Receivers are either handheld or mounted onto Sheriff Department first responder helicopters.