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.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Crimes Against Children (CAC) Program
The mission of the CAC program is to decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; to develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and to enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Kidnapping and Missing Persons Investigations
The Kidnapping and Missing Persons Investigations section of the FBI Web site provides a listing ongoing missing persons cases.
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 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
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.
Sponsored in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Project Lifesaver provides police, fire/rescue and other first responders with a comprehensive program including equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue “at risk” individuals with cognitive disorders including those with Autism, Down syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease.
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: