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Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program (MECTTA)

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This project provides assistance to prosecutors, state and local law enforcement, child protection personnel, medical providers, and other child-serving professionals to strengthen multidisciplinary team responses to and improve prosecution of missing and exploited children’s issues. The goal of this program is to build the capacity of state, Tribal, and local agencies and to encourage the development and implementation of best practices related to the investigation and prosecution of cases of missing and exploited children.

Provider Organization

National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC)
Award Details


Specific activities include the delivery of training, distance learning programs, and TA events. Outcomes of these training programs will improve the capacity, capabilities, skills, and responses to incidents of missing and exploited children’s issues; and will be measured through online systems and pre-program, post-program, and impact evaluation instruments.


  • Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
  • Child Welfare Personnel
  • Juvenile Justice Specialists
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Probation Officers
  • Prosecutors
  • Social Services
  • Tribal Community
  • Youth Advocates
  • Youth Services Professionals


Prosecutors, state and local law enforcement, child protection personnel, medical providers, and other child-serving professionals. Contact the TTA project for eligibility information.



This project produces TTA programs conducted onsite and through eLearning initiatives. Onsite training includes at least 41 in-person or live, online, instructor-led training programs, as well as 20 tailored trainings or TAs for child-serving professionals. Our eLearning initiatives include the development and delivery of nine new live webinars and two self-paced online training modules. The eLearning products developed under this project will be added to the recorded webinars and several hours of self-paced learning currently available. We will provide logistical and planning support for the MEC Working Group, Federal Agency Task Force meetings, and OJJDP's National Missing Children's Day Ceremony and poster contest.

Vicki O'Brien
Program Manager
[email protected]

  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Missing and Exploited Children
  • Trafficking

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Date Published: October 14, 2020