It’s been a remarkable year of transition and transformation in our storied 34-year history. We have a new home! Our new state-of-the-art headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia will enhance our ability to harness technology in our quest to bring missing children home and keep our nation’s children safer.
I’m thrilled to say that thanks to our generous partners, better training and advancements in technology, more missing children are coming home safely today than ever before. But, sadly, in this age of the internet, crimes against children have literally gone viral, and we need your help now more than ever.
Last year alone, our CyberTipline received a record 18.4 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation. The good news – and there is good news – is that the CyberTipline gives us a unique lens into who these children are and how they’re being sexually exploited. This information and experience enables us to help law enforcement rescue these children and shape our prevention programs.
Since 1984, our nonprofit organization has been on the forefront of child protection, but we still have a lot of work to do. Please join us in our vitally important mission. Every child deserves a safe childhood!
John F. Clark
President and CEO
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children