There are over 1.6 million runaways every year in the U.S. alone, and most police departments are just too busy to find them. That's why former New York Police Department undercover detective Joe Mazzilli decided to create his own team to track them down - the Runaway Squad. Each search begins with the parents, as Joe carefully evaluates them to be sure that he'll be retur ...
Joe Mazzilli and his team search for 16-year-old Dayana, an honor student and Sunday school teacher who ran away without warning seven months previously from her home in East Elmhurst, Queens.
Tayvela felt "trapped" in her Long Island home by her over-protective but well-meaning, mother. Nine months after she ran away, Joe Mazzilli and the Runaway Squad finally begin to unravel the mystery of the 15-year-old runaway's whereabouts.
Fifteen-year-old Jennifer considered herself an outsider at home so she ran away looking for love. With her parents desperate for help, Joe Mazzilli and the Runaway Squad quickly get on Jennifer's trail.
Fifteen-year-old Vinny and his father were not getting along. When his religious father forbade him from seeing his girlfriend, Vinny decided he had enough and ran away. But he didn't go where anyone expected him to go.
Fourteen-year-old Taylor ran away from home when rumors at school became too much to handle. Joe Mazzilli and the Runaway Squad track her across the boroughs of New York City as they discover that she may be hanging with a rough crowd.
When 15-year-old Jakob ran away, his mother wondered how he could survive the dark, winter nights. To make matters worse, this runaway might be battling some serious issues. Mazzilli rushes to find him before his self-destructive behavior goes too far.
Joe Mazzilli and the Runaway Squad travel to Rochester, New York, to search for 14-year-old runaway Heather. Joe learns that she's been victimized in the past and now may be hanging out with an older man.