Our CAUSE it’s MARCH or Cause of the Month is:
***HELP BRING HOME MISSING KIDS***
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.
What to do if your child is missing. Download this checklist of actions to be taken by families in the initial stages of a missing child case. If you have any questions call the NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678). If you are not located in the United States, call your country's hotline. Unfortunately, since many children are never reported missing, there is no reliable way to determine the total number of children who are actually missing in the U.S.
When a child is reported missing to law enforcement, federal law requires that child be entered into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, also known as NCIC. According to the FBI, in 2019 there were 421,394 NCIC entries for missing children. In 2018, the total number of missing children entries into NCIC was 424,066.
During the last 35 years, NCMEC’s national toll-free hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), has received more than 4.9 million calls. NCMEC has circulated billions of photos of missing children, assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 311,000 missing children and facilitated training for more than 365,000 law enforcement, criminal/juvenile justice and healthcare professionals. NCMEC’s Team HOPE volunteers have provided resources and emotional support to more than 71,000 families of missing and exploited children. Learn more HERE.
As the nation's clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization, NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation - because every child deserves a safe childhood.
ISSUES RELATED TO THE PREVENTION OF AND RECOVERY FROM CHILD VICTIMIZATION: Autism & Wandering, Child Sex Trafficking, Family Abductions, Help ID Me!, Infant Abduction, Long Term Missing, Missing From Care, Nonfamily Abductions & Attempts, Online Enticement, Other Types of Missing, Runaways, Sextortion, and Sexual Abuse Materials.
HAVE YOU SEEN A MISSING CHILD?
Search Missing Children's Posters. View and print missing children’s posters and report a sighting of a specific missing child.
Have You Seen a Missing Child? If you believe you have seen a missing child, please search for their poster using the NCMEC's search tool, and click the “report a sighting” icon in the top right corner of the poster, or call us at 1-800-THE-LOST(1-800-843-5678).
Is a Child Being Exploited Online? If you become aware of child pornography, online enticement of a minor, or other online exploitation of children, report it to the CyberTipline.
AMBER Alerts. AMBER Alerts are activated in the most serious cases of child abduction.
Missing Child Clearinghouses. Each state has a Clearinghouse for missing persons which may be able to offer additional assistance when your child is missing, click HERE to find the Clearinghouse for your state.
Is Your Explicit Content Out There? Find information, resources, and tools to help you remove sexual pictures and videos of a minor from the internet.
HELP BRING HOME MISSING KIDS
Please take a minute to look at all the faces on the FBI Kidnapping and Missing Persons Investigation page and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Missing Children List and see if you can HELP bring home missing kids.
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