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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

About this Organization

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.

Contact Information

24-Hour Call Center:
To report information about a missing or exploited child call our 24-Hour Call Center:
1-800-THE-LOST  (1-800-843-5678)
Report child sexual exploitation online at


Bring NCMEC to Your Community:
To request a NCMEC representative at your community event, professional training or presentation, complete the request form.

Request an Interview:
If you are a member of the media seeking information or to arrange an interview with a NCMEC spokesperson, please email

Type of Organization
State or Territory Served