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NCMEC has a regional office in the state of New York. Our Rochester office has a unique history and plays an important role in NCMEC’s greater outreach, education, and fundraising efforts.

In response to the death of Adam Walsh, local business and community leaders formed the Adam Walsh Child Resource Center in 1984.  Located in Rochester, New York, the Adam Walsh Center merged with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in 1992 to become the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/New York Regional Office (NCMEC/NY).

Core Services

Abduction Prevention, Personal, and Online Safety Education: The New York Office has staff dedicated to local community outreach who specialize in the delivery of the KidSmartz and NetSmartz safety curricula. These safety education programs for parents, children, law enforcement, and other professionals are delivered in schools, to community groups, day care centers, and other venues. To request a safety presentation in your community, contact your nearest regional office.

Missing Child Poster Distribution: The New York Office distributes posters to targeted areas across the nation based upon investigative leads developed through NCMEC case management work and through local, state, and federal law enforcement investigations.

Community Outreach: NCMEC understands the importance of growing community capacity to protect children. NCMEC staff participate in local events such as health fairs, safety events, and school open houses, making safety information, child ID kits, and other NCMEC resources available to the public.  

Law Enforcement Training: The Office in New York offers training for law enforcement, school personnel, and other professionals from the US and abroad who work cases involving missing or exploited children, or who serve children in other capacities.

Case Management Services: The New York Office provides case management services to law enforcement and families on missing children’s cases across New York State, nationally and internationally

Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP): The New York Office has staff dedicated to help identify and locate children found in images and video of child sexual abuse and exploitation locally, nationwide, and worldwide.


The Ride for Missing Children

The Ride for Missing Children is a Century (100 miles) bike ride for education and awareness. Riders will visit schools along the way for "Ride-By's" and educational rest stops. At each school visited, riders bring NCMEC's messages of child safety and abduction prevention. 

Location 2022 Date
Rochester 5/20
Buffalo 6/3
Albany 9/23
Utica 9/28
Syracuse 9/30

Other Events

Event Name Descriptions Location 2022 Date
Miles for Hope A reimagined version of The Ride for Missing Children (RFMC).  This year, instead of hosting five individual rides throughout New York and one in Texas, we will host a single event spanning the month! Nationwide TBD
Tucci Classic Golfers gather at Brook-Lea Country Club to enjoy a wonderful day of fun and challenging golf while helping to raise awareness and support for children across the community. Rochester TDB



Get involved by attending an event or spreading posters with your local office! Contact Emily Caswell at for more information.


Sponsor a fundraiser to benefit NCMEC New York regional offices. Contact for more information.

Register to Ride

Register to ride or volunteer to become a corporate sponsor at our biggest annual event: The Ride for Missing Children!


Schedule a NetSmartz or KidSmartz education program at your school or for your community organization. Complete this form for more information.


New York Regional Office

275 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14608-1042

Phone: 585-242-0900

Fax: 585-242-0717

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