News and Events

October 10, 2019 • Liz Odendahl • Supervisor Hahn’s Office
Just 9 days after Supervisor Janice Hahn launched L.A. Found– a countywide program to help families find individuals with autism, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease when they wander and go missing– two individuals who wandered away have been reunited with their family using L.A. Found bracelets.

September 6, 2019 • SN1 CLA (Spectrum)
It has been one year since the LA Found Program was launched. The program helps locate missing individuals with Alzheimer’s. Yesterday Supervisor Janice Hahn who helped launch the program celebrated the anniversary by visiting a man with Alzheimer’s who is one out of twelve people who have been found since the start of the program.

September 6, 2019 • KCBS (CBS)
On the 1-year anniversary of the LA Found program (bracelets that help find missing dementia people). Janice Hahn ,who started the program 1 year ago today, met with Rose and Alex Vargas. Alex went missing in the middle of the night last month and was found safely at 2 am using LA Found. Janice Hahn listens as Dave Little of LASD San Dimas Mountain Rescue describes how the receiver picks up the bracelet specific frequency.

September 6, 2019 • KCAL9
There’s a new program using tracking bracelets to help families find their loved ones. This is an incredible program. They show wandering is a common problem associated with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Autism. In fact 60% of people with Dementia will wander at some point. On the one-year anniversary of the L.A. Found Program the people involved want to let the public know about the program to give caretaker’s a peace of mind.

September 6, 2019 • CBS Los Angeles
Each bracelet corresponds with a unique radio frequency. When a person wearing the bracelet goes missing, the LA County Sheriff’s Department Mental Evaluation Team uses a handheld receiver or helicopter-mounted receiver to track the person’s location. Since the program launched a year ago, a dozen people with bracelets went missing and all 12 were found safely.

September 5, 2019 • Daily Breeze
On the 1-year anniversary of the LA Found program (bracelets that help find missing dementia people). Janice Hahn ,who started the program 1 year ago today, met with Rose and Alex Vargas. Alex went missing in the middle of the night last month and was found safely at 2 am using LA Found. Janice Hahn listens as Dave Little of LASD San Dimas Mountain Rescue describes how the receiver picks up the bracelet specific frequency.


September 5, 2019 • Liz Odendahl • Supervisor Hahn’s Office

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA—Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn marked the one-year anniversary of the L.A. Found program by visiting Alex Vargas, a man with Alzheimer’s who is one of 12 people who have been found safely using the program. With L.A. Found, LA County has distributed trackable wristbands to individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and autism so that they can be located if they wander away.

September 5, 2019 • Press-Telegram
On the 1-year anniversary of the LA Found program (bracelets that help find missing dementia people). Janice Hahn ,who started the program 1 year ago today, met with Rose and Alex Vargas. Alex went missing in the middle of the night last month and was found safely at 2 am using LA Found. Janice Hahn listens as Dave Little of LASD San Dimas Mountain Rescue describes how the receiver picks up the bracelet specific frequency.

August 1, 2019 • Liz Odendahl • Supervisor Hahn’s Office
Los Angeles, CA—Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn is celebrating her signature program’s tenth and eleventh saves since the program launched last September.

In the past week, two people with cognitive impairments wearing LA Found trackable bracelets went missing and both were located and returned safely to their families.

July 24, 2019 • Liz Odendahl • Supervisor Hahn’s Office
Norwalk, CA- This afternoon, a 71-year-old Norwalk man with Alzheimer’s was located minutes after being reported missing using the County’s LA Found program. The program is designed to help locate people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, or other impairments who may wander away and go missing.

June 24, 2019 • Fitzwilliam Anderson • Supervisor Hahn’s Office
Long Beach, CA- This afternoon, a 60-year-old man with schizophrenia who had gone missing was found using an LA Found trackable bracelet.

February 20, 2019 • Fitzwilliam Anderson • Supervisor Hahn’s Office
A man who went missing this morning is home safe with his family thanks to Los Angeles County’s L.A. Found program.

Pasadena, CA – A man who went missing this morning is home safe with his family thanks to Los Angeles County’s L.A. Found program.

February 15, 2019 • Fitzwilliam Anderson • Supervisor Hahn’s Office
Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a proposal authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn and co-authored by Sheila Kuehl to explore creating a new Los Angeles County department focused solely on serving the county’s older adult population.

December 15, 2018 • Liz Odendahl • Supervisor Hahn’s Office
Los Angeles, CA—On Wednesday at the final meeting of the Bringing Our Loved Ones Home Task Force, the group of experts unveiled their final recommendations –endorsing a plan to use a voluntary system of trackable bracelets to find individuals prone to wandering, like those suffering from Alzheimer’s or autism.

September 14, 2018 • Liz Odendahl • Supervisor Hahn’s Office
Just 9 days after Supervisor Janice Hahn launched L.A. Found– a countywide program to help families find individuals with autism, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease when they wander and go missing– two individuals who wandered away have been reunited with their family using L.A. Found bracelets.

February 28, 2018 • Liz Odendahl • Supervisor Hahn’s Office
Los Angeles, CA—Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn launched the “Bringing Our Loved Ones Home Task Force,” to explore options for establishing a Countywide program aimed at expediting the recovery time of individuals who often wander from their families and caregivers such as individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or autism.