National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

 National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

NCMEC was established in 1984 as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to provide services nationwide for families and professionals in the prevention of abducted, endangered, and sexually exploited children. Pursuant to its mission and its congressional mandates, NCMEC

  • Serves as a clearinghouse of information about missing and exploited children

  • Operates a CyberTipline that the public may use to report Internet-related child sexual exploitation

  • Provides technical assistance to individuals and law-enforcement agencies in the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of cases involving missing and exploited children

  • Assists the U.S. Department of State in certain cases of international child abduction in accordance with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

  • Offers training programs to law-enforcement and social-service professionals

  • Distributes photographs and descriptions of missing children worldwide

  • Coordinates child-protection efforts with the private sector

  • Networks with nonprofit service providers and state clearinghouses about missing-persons cases

  • Provides information about effective state legislation to help ensure the protection of children

The National Center For Missing And Exploited Children’s website offers a vast database of missing children cases with posters for each case which you can download and distribute. They have information ranging over many different topics from how to keep your child safe, to how to report a missing child sighting, all of it well worth looking at. The NCMEC has been bringing awareness to missing children cases for years now, and have helped to save the lives of thousands of children.

If you think you have seen a missing child or have any information regarding a missing child case, please contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

Toll Free Phone Numbers:

USA 1-800-843-5678
USA TTY 1-800-826-7653
Australia 011-800-0843-5678
Canada 1-800-843-5678
Europe 00-800-0843-5678
Hong Kong 022-800-0843-5678
Japan 011-800-0843-5678 or 0062-800-0843-5678
Mexico 001-800-843-5678
South Korea 001-800-0843-5678
Taiwan 00-800-843-5678

Callers without access to the USA 800/toll-free telephone system may dial 001-703-522-9320 to reach the Hotline. This is not a toll or phone free number.

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