The Issues

The Issues 

At the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, our mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. In our role as the nation’s clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law enforcement, and the public on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children, we focus on the following core issues and topics:


Missing Children


Family Abductions

Attempted Abductions 

Infant Abductions

Autism & Wandering

Long-Term Missing

Children Missing from Care


Online Exploitation


Child Victim Identification


Child Sexual Exploitation

About C.S.E

Publications on C.S.E

The Law

Child Sex Trafficking