Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that employees from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and Hudson County Sheriff’s Office will be volunteering to provide Child Fingerprinting for Parent Retention on Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hudson Mall. The Hudson Mall is located at 701 Route 440 in Jersey City.

The fingerprinting process is free and includes a Child ID Kit for parents. This becomes a valuable tool for authorities if they need help locating and identifying a missing child. The Child ID Kit includes a section for all 10 fingerprints, a photo and other vital information. Parents maintain possession of their child’s confidential kit and can update the photo as their child ages.

“No parent wants to imagine the prospect that one of their children could ever go missing,” said Suarez. “However, this is an important safeguard that can become crucial for authorities when searching for a missing child should that unforeseen event ever occur.”

This is a free community event and everyone is w