The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a private, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that helps find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent child victimization.
The Texas Regional Office provides prevention services through safety education to children, families, schools and the larger community in Texas. We conduct training and provide technical assistance and resources to law enforcement personnel and others who investigate crimes committed against children, specifically cases of child sexual exploitation.
Due to the generosity of the Rees-Jones and Meadows Foundations and private donors, NCMEC opened an office in DFW and hired a North Texas Outreach Manager to better serve North Texas. The DFW office provides law enforcement training and assistance and prevention education programs to children and their families and educators. All of our services are designed to help keep children safer against predatory offenders online and in the real world. And, prevention works! One example:
12-year old Sarah was chatting online with someone she thought was a teenage girl when she was given a frightening choice -- send nude photos of herself or her best friend would get hurt. Sarah knew to tell her parents and the police because she had just attended a NCMEC internet safety presentation. Eventually, the FBI arrested a California man with thousands of explicit videos, while Sarah protected herself from this predator as well as her best friend.
In less than six months, our North Texas office has provided prevention programs to more than 4,000 North Texas children like Sarah.
But there are more than 1.6 million children in DFW alone.
Will you help sustain our North Texas office to keep more of these children safer?
The Rees-Jones Foundation has provided a challenge match of 100K and we have 55K left to raise, almost halfway there.
Please consider giving to our Raise 55K by Missing Children’s Day (May 25) Challenge.
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