The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children.  Authorized by Congress to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on these issues, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 196,000 children. 

NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline, a mechanism for reporting child sexual exploitation, including child sex trafficking and child pornography. Since it was created in 1998, more than 2.6 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been received, and more than 116 million suspected child pornography images have been reviewed.

NCMEC Regional Offices provide education to children, families, schools and the larger communities where they are based. We also provide training, technical assistance and resources to law enforcement personnel and others as they investigate missing and exploited child cases.

NCMEC/NY offers Abduction Prevention Education to schools and community groups at no charge. Topics include:

  • Personal Safety
  • Internet Safety / Cyberbullying / Inappropriate Texting
  • Overview of NCMEC
  • The Ride for Missing Children

If you are interested in scheduling a speaker for your school or group, please contact:

Pam Weaver                                   Wendy Fical                           Kathy Gust                           David DeCelle
275 Lake Avenue                             934 York Street                       610 Main Street                      359 Ballston Avenue
Rochester, NY 14608                        Utica, NY 13502                    Buffalo, NY 14202                 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(585) 242-0900 ext. 3329                 (315)732-7233                        (716)842-6333                       (518)812-6833   
Deb Ortiz-Pardi
(585)242-0900 ext. 3327

To report a missing child, please call the toll free hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)