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Texas Regional Office

Round Rock Express Take 25 event

An employee at the Texas Regional Office hands out a Take 25 sticker at a Round Rock Express baseball game in Round Rock, Texas.

2013 Highlights

Child Safety Campaign Take 25

Prevention is key to keeping our children safe. Our child safety programs are proven to be effective tools any parent, teacher, caregiver or child advocate can use to give children the basic rules of staying safe.

Our Take 25® campaign — which asks parents to take 25 minutes to speak to their children about safety — was distributed to some 146 cities in the state of Texas in 2013, totaling 460 separate events in 75 counties.

Child Safety Training

In affiliation with the El Paso Independent School District, we spearheaded the first of its kind, one day school safety training initiative to more than 10,200 middle school children — from cyberbullying to Internet safety to abduction and exploitation prevention.

Partners in this endeavor included: U.S. Marshals Service; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; United States Border Control, El Paso Sector; Texas Office of the Attorney General; Texas Department of Public Safety; El Paso Police Department; El Paso Sheriff’s Office; Center Against Family Violence; Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso; and STARS El Paso (Sexual Trauma and Assault Response Services).

Law Enforcement Training

Our law enforcement officials are on the front lines of child safety. This past November, some 109 officials attended “Focus on Child Sex Trafficking” in Midland, Texas, offered with the following partners:

  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • Texas Office of the Attorney General
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Voice of Hope, Lubbock
  • Midland Sheriff’s Department
  • Midland County Courthouse
  • Midland Community Healthcare

Media coverage of the event increased awareness of child sex trafficking and provided crucial information about resources for assistance.

Ending Child Sex Trafficking

Last July as partner in the Innocence Lost National Initiative, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children provided technical support to the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice during Operation Cross Country. Law enforcement rescued a total of 105 sexually exploited children and arrested 50 pimps and other individuals. Arrests and rescues occurred in three major Texas cities: Dallas, El Paso and Houston.

Download our 2013 Highlights

NCMEC's Role in the Texas Community

NCMEC's Texas office provides prevention education and training to help keep the children of Texas safer. The regional office uses its location in the capital of Austin to provide assistance to families, law enforcement, and other public officials concerning missing and exploited children.

The Texas office also provides:

  • Prevention education for families and educators.
  • Law enforcement and prosecutor education.
  • Partnerships with human trafficking prevention and awareness stakeholders.

Safer Texas PSA Contest

Watch the 2013 Safer Texas PSA contest winners and learn more about participating in 2014 by visiting the Safer Texas PSA website.

Contact

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Texas Regional Office
Suite 200
8668 Spicewood Springs Road
Austin, TX 78759-4391
Phone: 512-465-2156
Fax: 512-428-6927

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