...... are reported to local police and entered into the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Crime Information Center Computer System.......... These numbers are at an epidemic level. We at CulinaryClassics are trying to help in the efforts to end this epidemic and to help at least some of these missing children to be returned home where they should be, with their families. It is for this reason that we have added this page to our website. Please take a moment to look at some of the pictures of missing children provided here and if you have any information on any of these missing children, PICK UP THE PHONE and call 1-800-THE-LOST so these children can be returned home to their families. If you have a website of your own and would be willing to share a page to aid in this effort as CulinaryClassics has, email me and I will let you know how....... Thank you, Roger A. Young, Jr., owner CulinaryClassics
As the nation's resource center for child protection the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) spearheads national efforts to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. A private, nonprofit organization established in 1984, NCMEC operates under a Congressional mandate and works in conjunction with the US Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 'NBC Nightly News' referred to NCMEC as a "high-tech search network." NCMEC is a vital resource for families and the approximately 17,000 law enforcement agencies throughout the United States in the search for missing children and the quest for child protection. Since 1984, NCMEC has handled more than 1.1 million calls through its national hotline 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678); trained more than 145,000 police and other professionals; and published more than 14 million publications that are distributed free of charge in single copies. NCMEC has worked with law enforcement on more than 57,700 missing child cases, resulting in the recovery of more than 38,868 children. NCMEC has disseminated millions of missing children's photographs, with one in seven of the children recovered as a direct result. NCMEC believes that "somebody knows where each missing child is located," and seeks to reach every home with these photographs. NCMEC receives thousands of leads on missing children that are forwarded to police investigators. NCMEC also operates the national child pornography tipline in conjunction with the US Customs Service, the US Postal Inspection Service, and Federal Bureau of Investigation that has produced leads resulting in many successful investigations. Whether a police officer needs case assistance, desperate parents are seeking help to find their child, or a citizen is asking for information on child safety, all it takes is one call, to the High-Tech Search Network of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
NCMEC National Headquarters Suite 550 2101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201-3077 Telephone: 703-235-3900 FAX: 703-235-4067 24 HOUR HOTLINE: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) NCMEC's REGIONAL BRANCH OFFICES: To receive information on the services offered by and the publications available through the NCMEC branch in your area, please contact them directly at one of the following locations: * ADAM WALSH CHILDREN'S FUND Suite 200 9176 Alternate A1A Lake Park, FL 33403-1445 TELEPHONE: 561-863-7900 FAX: 561-863-3111 * NCMEC / CALIFORNIA Suite C 18111 Irvine Boulevard Tustin, CA 92780-3403 TELEPHONE: 714-508-0150 FAX: 714-508-0154 * NCMEC / FLORIDA Suite 100 9176 Alternate A1A Lake Park, FL 33403-1445 TELEPHONE: 561-848-1900 FAX: 561-848-0308 * NCMEC / KANSAS CITY 7701 State Line Road Suite B Kansas City, MO 64114 TELEPHONE: 816-361-4554 FAX: 816-361-9414 * NCMEC / NEW YORK 249 Highland Avenue Rochester, NY 14620-3036 TELEPHONE: 716-242-0900 FAX: 716-242-0717 * NCMEC / SOUTH CAROLINA Suite C 2008 Marion Street Columbia, SC 29201-2151 TELEPHONE: 803-254-2326 FAX: 803-254-4299
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