The Kids' ID Program
The Kids' ID Program is coordinated by the Public Information Office staff, who arrange dates on which the service of photographing and fingerprinting children may be conducted.
The Kids' ID Program is provided as a public service by the Clerk of Court staff, sometimes at retail stores, but also by invitation to church fairs, schools and other events. Parents submit an information sheet on their child identifying name, address and birth date. The information is then typed onto a card while the child is photographed. Once the card is typed, while the photograph develops, the child's thumbprints are put on the card. When the photo is developed, it is placed on the card and laminated.
The card is designed to be kept by the parent as a safety tool in the event the child should become lost or missing. The record of photo and prints has proven a valuable tool in locating missing children in other parts of the country.
"We make each card with the hope that it never has to be used for its intended purpose," Clerk of Court Doug Welborn says, "but we do hope that it provides parents with a little extra peace of mind in knowing that they have this record on hand."