The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children serves as the national clearinghouse and resource center for issues of missing and sexually exploited children. Our mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent further victimization.
The Texas Regional Office provides prevention services through safety education to children, families, schools and the larger community in Texas. We conduct training and provide technical assistance and resources to law enforcement personnel and others who investigate crimes committed against children, specifically cases of child sexual exploitation
In 2016, the Texas Regional Office trained over 20,000 Texans how to stay safer online and in the real world. Help us reach more of Texas' 7 million children.
Every dollar you donate stays in Texas, helping us keep Texas kids safer!
Impact StatementThe National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Needs StatementIn 2016, there were 465,676 NCIC entries for missing children. According to DPS, 44,956 were from Texas. 1 in 6 of the runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2016 were likely sex trafficking victims. Child sex trafficking impacts girls and boys, all races and economic levels.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children leads the fight against child abduction, abuse, and exploitation - because every child deserves a safe childhood. The Texas Regional Office provides safety education to children, families, schools, and the larger community of Texas. We also provide training, technical assistance and resources to law enforcement personnel and others who investigate crimes committed against children, specifically cases of child sexual exploitation.
Hope is why we're here.
Your donation directly contributes to preventing child sexual exploitation and abduction by providing education to schools, families and law enforcement personnel. Become a hero for children today.
"The Texas Regional NCMEC office's support has had a tremendous impact on the Texas Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Interdiction for the Protection of Children program, dedicated to locating missing and exploited children. NCMEC has been instrumental in helping DPS garner national attention and support to bring this training to various law enforcement partners across the country, and ultimately rescue children in danger." - DPS Lt. Derek Prestridge
"Frankly, I am ashamed to admit that I never gave a missing child case much thought because it seemed like something that happened to other people - I was horribly wrong." 2013, my 7-year-old and 11-year-old sons were abducted out of the country, taken away from everything and everyone they know. They were missing for more than a year." The agony of not knowing where your children are, if they are safe, if they are happy, is a feeling that I would not wish on my worst enemy." "It was a long and emotionally painful struggle to find them and bring them home. I wouldn't have survived without the kindness of my friends, my family and the incredible support of the NCMEC team." - Ed Mena (Texas Father)
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