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About Us

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® opened in 1984 to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Today NCMEC is authorized by Congress to perform 22 programs and services to assist law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Learn more about NCMEC, the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. providing assistance to law enforcement and families to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent child victimization.

Read more about NCMEC’s history and the national movement to help missing and exploited children.

Congressional authorization
View the 22 programs and services NCMEC performs as authorized by Congress.

Key facts
View key facts and specifics regarding missing children, child sexual exploitation and Internet safety.

Join our team
View our career openings and learn more about why NCMEC is a great place to work.

Annual Report
Download and view NCMEC’s Annual Report.

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