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Program Partners

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® creates dynamic partnerships that provide vital in-kind, programmatic and financial support to our organization. We rely on our partners as we craft crucial prevention and safety programming and provide services and support to families, the public, law enforcement, and other professionals to help recover missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent future victimization. These partnerships have dramatically enriched our efforts and enhanced our results. The stronger they become, the more progress we make in protecting our nation's children.

Every child deserves a safe childhood.

National Mission Partners

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Their vision is to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters their doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. 

Darkness to Light (D2L) empowers adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction. D2L believes that protecting children is adult’s responsibility, and that through education and training adults will be empowered to act.  

Family Promise was founded in 1986 by Karen Olson. In the three decades since, we have grown from a rotational shelter program in Union County, New Jersey, to a national network that serves families nationwide through multiple shelter, prevention, and stabilization programs. Family Promise allows communities to develop comprehensive, holistic solutions for families facing homelessness.

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National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is a professional membership organization on a mission to make one big difference, one child at a time. Reaching everyone with a voice in eradicating abuse—from families, advocates, partner agencies, communities, researchers, and all the way to Capitol Hill—our members power a national movement to keep children safe. Featuring the largest network of care centers support child abuse victims in the country, NCA is a model in outcome-driven collaboration.

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The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is dedicated to making schools and children safer by providing the highest quality training to school-based law enforcement officers.

NASRO, the world’s leader in school-based policing, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security and/or safety professionals who work as partners to protect schools and their students, faculty, and staff members.

The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential.

The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing.  

For 50 years, the National Runaway Safeline has been responding to youth and families in crisis, serving as the national communications system for runaway and homeless youth. We continually transform technology, training, and services to meet the current needs of vulnerable youth and ultimately achieve an end to youth homelessness.

World Federation of Youth Clubs (WFYC) develops, advances, and enhances global youth organizations that provide a positive, safe environment for young people around the world. Our mission to youth development starts with investing in competent and committed professionals who create consistent developmental experiences within a safe adult-supervised environment allowing every young person to reach their personal potential.


We are one of the largest organizations in the world that is solely fighting human trafficking. At a local, domestic, and international level. All over the world, we are not just responding to trafficking that is already taking place, but we are actively working on the frontlines to prevent it from happening to begin with.

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) is an international leader committed to providing complete public safety communications expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach to benefit our members and the public.  APCO International commits to strengthening communities by empowering and educating public safety communications professionals.

The IACP, in partnership with The Arc of the United States & The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), provides a broad range of training and technical assistance to enhance the capability of law enforcement and their multidisciplinary partners in their efforts to reduce and prevent injuries and deaths of missing individuals with dementia or developmental disabilities, under the national Home Safe initiative of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

It’s a Penalty harnesses the power of sport to prevent abuse, exploitation and human trafficking. By partnering with the biggest names in sport, airlines, hotels, law enforcement, sporting governing bodies and NGOs, an average of 180 million people are reached worldwide per campaign. Together with partners, It’s a Penalty has facilitated the protection and rescue of over 16,957 victims of abuse and exploitation during major sporting events, as well as prevented thousands more from becoming victims. 

The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) educates, equips, and empowers youth sports leaders, volunteers, and parents so all children can enjoy the lifelong benefits of sports. NAYS, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, partners with more than 3,000 community-based organizations and has trained more than four million adults since 1981.

The National Network for Youth (NN4Y) is dedicated to preventing and eradicating youth homelessness in America. We work in communities with youth who have experienced homelessness, service providers, and systems to help accelerate the community’s progress in ending homelessness and human trafficking among young people. Together, we envision a future in which all young people have a safe place to call home with endless opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.

Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families, and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed. We provide support, information, and resources to keep children safe and create healthier communities. Since 1992, we have identified, refined, and shared effective ways for individuals, families, and communities to act to prevent child sexual abuse before children are harmed - and to get help for everyone involved.

We house the first engineering and data science team focused solely on developing new technologies to combat online child sexual abuse. We bring together a team with deep technical knowledge and subject matter expertise to innovate and deploy new technology solutions at a much faster rate. We are able to quickly assess whether new technologies can be repurposed to protect children from sexual exploitation through one of our three strategic pillars: 1) accelerating victim identification 2) equipping platforms, and 3) empowering the public.

Community Education Partners

Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley logo
Connected Community Schools logo
Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide logo
K9 Search and Rescue Services of West Virginia logo
Paso del Norte Center of Hope logo
Safe Child Coalition, Inc. logo
Smart Gen Society logo