The AMBER Alert Program is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.
Child ID App
Developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Child ID mobile phone app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information (for example, height/weight) about your children so they are easily accessible and can quickly be shared with authorities. The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.
General Services Administration (GSA) Missing Child Notice Program
The GSA Missing Child Notice Program Web site is a clearinghouse for information and guidance to Federal agencies on how to post missing child notices within Federal buildings.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
NCMEC works to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation.
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
NamUs is the first national online repository for missing persons records and unidentified decedent cases.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP supports states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. The OJJDP Web site provides links to programs, publications, and press releases related to a number of topics, including missing children.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Missing Children's Day
OJJDP's Missing Children's Day site provides information about this commemoration and highlights publications and additional resources associated with missing children. Additionally, the gallery of Missing Children's Day posters is accessible on this site.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): HELP for Victim Service Providers
View the transcripts of Web Forum Guest Host Series sessions from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) on Addressing Cases with Missing or Unidentified Victims, Assisting Families of Missing or Unidentified Persons, and Responding to Missing Children in Indian Country.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Missing Children
This Web site provides links to information on victims of child abduction and exploitation. Included are links to related organizations that address these issues.
With support from a number of Federal partners, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Take 25 initiative aims to heighten awareness of children's personal safety issues. With a focus on prevention, the campaign encourages parents, guardians, and other role models to spend time talking to kids to teach them ways to be safer.
For additional publications and resources on this topic, conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database and see the following sections of our site: