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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $28,338,000)

The purpose of the National Resource Center and Clearinghouse (NRCC), operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) with these grant funds, is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; find missing children; and provide technical assistance/training to victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them per the Missing Children's Assistance Act (MCAA) 42 U.S.C. § 5771 et seq. The population served includes, but is not limited to, families; law enforcement; court system personnel; social services staff; childcare professionals; prosecutors; non-profit community agencies; and lawmakers. In addition, during the grant period, NCMEC will explore opportunities to employ wounded, ill or injured veterans to support law enforcement’s investigation of child exploitation. During the 2016-2017 grant cycle, NCMEC is committed to using $200,000 of awarded funds to hire qualified veteran candidates to achieve this goal. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2016