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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), serves as a clearinghouse and resource center that collects and distributes data regarding missing and exploited children and operates a national toll-free hotline.

In partnership with OJJDP, NCMEC has offered critical intervention and prevention services to families and has supported law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local levels in cases involving missing and exploited children. NCMEC's 24-hour hotline (800–THE–LOST) has received more than 3.47 million calls.

NCMEC serves as a partner with with OJP and OJJDP as the missing children clearinghouse and in secondary distribution of reports on behalf of AMBER (America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) coordinators. NCMEC also operates CyberTipline for the public to use to report Internet-related child sexual exploitation. Each year, NCMEC honors law enforcement officers for their work on cases that involve the recovery of missing children and assistance to exploited children.
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OJJDP Contact(s)

Scott Pestridge
Program Manager
202-514-5655
scott.pestridge@usdoj.gov

Policy and Procedure Contact(s)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang International Children's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
800-843-5678
http://www.missingkids.com/
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AMBER Alert
Provides an overview of AMBER Alert efforts by OJP and includes strategies, publications, and training events.

CyberTipline
Handles leads from individuals reporting the sexual exploitation of children.