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Mar 20, 2017

2016 Fourth Quarter Project Report

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® Call Center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have information about a missing child or suspected child sexual exploitation, report it to 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). In the fourth quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Call Center:

  • Answered 38,500 calls for service on toll-free numbers and the main business telephone line.
  • Received 2,304 calls from individuals reporting sightings of missing children.

When a child goes missing, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is ready to assist families and the professionals serving them 24 hours a day. Each case brings its own set of unique challenges, and NCMEC is prepared to help meet those challenges. NCMEC's case management teams work each case on an individual basis by providing coordinated support and access to analytical and technological resources. NCMEC is prepared to assist in all missing child cases, even when a child has been missing for a long period of time, was abducted internationally by a parent or has special needs. In the fourth quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Missing Children Division:

  • Assigned 5,996 newly reported missing child cases to Case Management Teams.
  • Assisted families/guardians and the professionals serving them in the recovery of 5,364 children.

Child sexual exploitation is a significant problem requiring a multifaceted response. Our CyberTipline® furthers NCMEC’s mission of helping to prevent and diminish the sexual exploitation of children by receiving leads and tips regarding suspected crimes of sexual exploitation committed against children. In the fourth quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s CyberTipline® received and made available to relevant local, state, federal or international law enforcement agencies for their independent review and potential investigation, 1,570,875 CyberTipline® reports.

Coping with the traumatic experiences of abduction and sexual exploitation demands courage and determination on the part of the victim, parents, guardians and other family members. The master-level trained mental health and child welfare professionals at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® work within the Family Advocacy Division to proactively help families, law enforcement, social service agencies and mental health agencies by providing a support network for child victims and their families. In the fourth quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Family Advocacy Division delivered services to:

  • 165 families/guardians in need through their family advocacy specialists who offer emotional support and connection with a mental health resource to help ensure successful recovery and reunification.
  • 731 families in need through Team HOPE members who offer hope, peer guidance, resources and empowerment from trained volunteers with similar case types.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® is committed to provide training, technical assistance and resources at no cost to child-serving professionals and others who investigate cases of crimes committed against children, specifically cases of missing children and child sexual exploitation. In the fourth quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s training centers:

  • Provided training in 3,009 instances to professionals concerning sound practices for child sexual exploitation and missing child case detection, identification, investigation and prevention.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® works with media outlets to help increase public awareness about missing and sexually exploited children. NCMEC provides a variety of resources including press kits, news releases and interviews. In the fourth quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Communications Department:

  • Responded to 255 requests from the media, child-serving professionals and the public for information to help provide better awareness about the magnitude of the missing and sexually exploited child problem and ways to better reduce the incidence of these crimes as they are committed against children.

The Case Analysis Unit at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®  is responsible for providing direct analytical support to child-serving professionals for missing and unidentified deceased child cases. In the fourth quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Case Analysis Division:

  • Received 958 requests to have NCMEC’s Sex Offender Tracking Team assist in locating noncompliant sex offenders.
Dec 21, 2016

2016 Third Quarter Project Report

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® Call Center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have information about a missing child or suspected child sexual exploitation, report it to 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). In the third quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Call Center:

  • Answered 34,453 calls for service on toll-free numbers and the main business telephone line.
  • Received 2,493 calls from individuals reporting sightings of missing children.

When a child goes missing, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is ready to assist families and the professionals serving them 24 hours a day. Each case brings its own set of unique challenges, and NCMEC is prepared to help meet those challenges. NCMEC's case management teams work each case on an individual basis by providing coordinated support and access to analytical and technological resources. NCMEC is prepared to assist in all missing child cases, even when a child has been missing for a long period of time, was abducted internationally by a parent or has special needs. In the third quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Missing Children Division:

  • Assigned 5,144 newly reported missing child cases to Case Management Teams.
  • Assisted families and the professionals serving them in the recovery of 5,013 children.

Child sexual exploitation is a significant problem requiring a multifaceted response. Our CyberTipline® furthers NCMEC’s mission of helping to prevent and diminish the sexual exploitation of children by receiving leads and tips regarding suspected crimes of sexual exploitation committed against children. In the third quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s CyberTipline®  received and made available, to relevant local, state, federal or international law enforcement agencies for their independent review and potential investigation, 1,731,877 CyberTipline® reports.

Coping with the traumatic experiences of abduction and sexual exploitation demands courage and determination on the part of the victim, parents, guardians and other family members. The master-level trained mental health and child welfare professionals at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® work within the Family Advocacy Division to proactively help families, law enforcement, social service agencies and mental health agencies by providing a support network for child victims and their families. In the third quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Family Advocacy Division delivered services to:

  • 229 families in need through their family advocacy specialists who offer emotional support and connection with a mental health resource to help ensure successful recovery and reunification.
  • 826 families in need through Team HOPE members who offer hope, peer guidance, resources and empowerment from trained volunteers with similar case types.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® is committed to provide training, technical assistance and resources at no cost to child-serving professionals and others who investigate cases of crimes committed against children, specifically cases of missing children and child sexual exploitation. In the third quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s training centers:

  • Provided training in 2,162 instances to professionals concerning sound practices for child sexual exploitation and missing child case detection, identification, investigation and prevention.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® works with media outlets to help increase public awareness about missing and sexually exploited children. NCMEC provides a variety of resources including press kits, news releases and interviews. In the third quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Communications Department:

  • Responded to 291 requests from the media, child-serving professionals and the public for information to help provide better awareness about the magnitude of the missing and sexually exploited child problem and ways to better reduce the incidence of these crimes as they are committed against children.

The Case Analysis Unit at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®  is responsible for providing direct analytical support to child-serving professionals for missing and unidentified deceased child cases. In the third quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Case Analysis Division:

  • Received 5,933 requests to have NCMEC’s Sex Offender Tracking Team assist in locating noncompliant sex offenders.
Aug 30, 2016

2016 Second Quarter Project Report

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® Call Center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have information about a missing child or suspected child sexual exploitation, report it to 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). In the second quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Call Center:

  • Answered 33,419 calls for service.
  • Received 2,712 calls from individuals reporting sightings of missing children.

When a child goes missing, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is ready to assist families and law enforcement agencies 24 hours a day. Each case brings its own set of unique challenges, and NCMEC is prepared to help meet those challenges. NCMEC's case management teams work each case on an individual basis by providing coordinated support and access to analytical and technological resources. NCMEC is prepared to assist in all missing child cases, even when a child has been missing for a long period of time, was abducted internationally by a parent or has special needs. In the second quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Missing Children Division:

  • Assigned 4,788 newly reported missing child cases to Case Management Teams.
  • Assisted law enforcement agencies and families in the recovery of 4,370 children.

Child sexual exploitation is a significant problem requiring a multifaceted response. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® works with federal, state and local law enforcement in their efforts to investigate and prosecute these cases and identify and rescue child victims. Our CyberTipline® receives leads and tips regarding suspected crimes of sexual exploitation committed against children. In the second quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s CyberTipline® received and made available to law enforcement 3,563,532 CyberTipline reports.

Coping with the traumatic experiences of abduction and sexual exploitation demands courage and determination on the part of the victim, parents, guardians and other family members. The master-level trained mental health and child welfare professionals at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® work within the Family Advocacy Division to proactively help families, law enforcement, social service agencies and mental health agencies by providing a support network for child victims and their families. In the second quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Family Advocacy Division delivered services to:

  • 198 families in need through their family advocacy specialists who offer emotional support and connection with a mental health resource to help ensure successful recovery and reunification.
  • 1,026 families in need through Team HOPE members who offer hope, peer guidance, resources and empowerment from trained volunteers with similar case types.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® is committed to provide training, technical assistance and resources at no cost to law enforcement personnel and others who investigate cases of crimes committed against children, specifically cases of missing children and child sexual exploitation. In the second quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s training centers:

  • Trained 2,974 law enforcement, criminal/juvenile justice, private security and health care professionals nationwide and in Canada concerning sound practices for child sexual exploitation and missing child case detection, identification, investigation and prevention

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® works with media outlets to help increase public awareness about missing and sexually exploited children. NCMEC provides a variety of resources including press kits, news releases and interviews. In the second quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Communications Department:

  • Responded to 275 requests from the media, law enforcement and the public for information to help provide better awareness about the magnitude of the missing and sexually exploited child problem and ways to better reduce the incidence of these crimes as they are committed against children

The Case Analysis Unit at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®  is responsible for providing direct analytical support to law enforcement for missing and unidentified deceased child cases. In the second quarter of 2016, NCMEC’s Case Analysis Division:

  • Received 5,982 requests from law enforcement to have NCMEC’s Sex Offender Tracking Team assist in locating noncompliant sex offenders.
 
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