In a new blog post, OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp discusses the agency's critical partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), and highlights a recent visit to NCMEC's new office space in Alexandria, VA. OJJDP annually provides funding to NCMEC to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation, recover missing children, and prevent child victimization. Since its founding in 1984, NCMEC has helped recover more than 296,000 missing children.
The blog also highlights NCMEC's achievements and resources, including the AMBER Alert Secondary Distribution Program, the CyberTipline for reporting suspected child sexual exploitation, and law enforcement training. "Here at OJJDP, we look forward to continuing our partnership with the center and supporting the important work they do every day to safeguard the lives of children," says Administrator Harp.
- Access resources related to missing and exploited children.