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Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN operates a 24-hour telephone hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) and an Online Hotline for victims of sexual assault. The secure web-based hotline provides a safe, secure, and anonymous place for victims to get help online. RAINN also works to promote education and prevention of sexual assault, compiles and shares links to Legal Resources, including the State Mandatory Regulations regarding children and the elderly.

AMBER Alert
The America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert System is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.

Child Abduction: Resources for Victims and Families
This section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Web site provides information about publications developed to support child abduction victims and their families.

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
NamUs, is the first national online repository for missing persons and unidentified dead cases. This initiative brings together two innovative, searchable databases to provide a powerful tool for law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and coroners, victim advocates, and the general public to search for matches between missing persons and unidentified human remains records. Other resources provided include links to state clearinghouses, medical examiner and coroner offices, law enforcement agencies, victim assistance groups and pertinent legislation.

U.S. Department of State: Office of Children's Issues
The Office of Children's Issues, a division within Overseas Citizens Services, provides specific services to parents in intercountry adoption and international family abductions.

Association of Missing & Exploited Childrens Organizations (AMECO)
AMECO is made up of organizations in the United States and Canada who provide services to families with missing and exploited children.

Child Crisis Network
The goal of Child Crisis Network is to help locate and prevent missing children by making timely information accessible to the public though the use of leading-edge network technologies.

Child Find of America
This nonprofit charity works to locate missing children for free and works to prevent child abduction. Child Find performs investigations, distributes photos, mediates, and disseminates information to the public.

Child Quest International
Child Quest International is dedicated to the prevention and recovery of missing, abused, and exploited children.

Child Watch of North America
Child Watch works with parents and children in helping to prevent abductions.

Child Witness to Violence Project (CWVP)
CWVP is a counseling, advocacy, and outreach project that focuses on the growing number of young children who are bystanders to community and domestic violence.

Committee for Missing Children
The Committee for Missing Children assists parents by providing the help they deserve and ensuring that their rights are protected.

Doe Network
The Doe Network is a volunteer organization devoted to assisting law enforcement in solving cold cases concerning unexplained disappearances and unidentified victims from North America, Australia and Europe.

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Training and Technical Assistance Program
The ICAC Training and Technical Assistance Program provides training and technical assistance to state and local agencies in support of their ICAC initiatives.

Jacob Wetterling Resource Center
The Resource Center works to protect children from sexual exploitation and abduction. The Web site provides information in sections tailored to parents and caregivers, educators and community leaders, kids, and teens.

LOCATER®, Lost Child Alert Technology Resource
LOCATER, a national program from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to distribute advanced computer systems and a cutting-edge web-based program to law enforcement agencies to rapidly distribute images and information about missing-child cases in poster formats.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
NCMEC works to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. NCMEC offers a 24-hour, toll-free hotline,1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678, TDD: 800-826-7653), a CyberTipline to collect leads from the public, and a Web site that details all of their services, including their LOCATER® program for distributing resources to speed the dissemination of posters of missing children.

National Runaway Switchboard
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline is to help keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

NetSmartz Workshop
NetSmartz is an age-appropriate resource to keep kids and teens safe on the internet.

Operation Lookout: National Center for Missing Youth
Operation Lookout is a nonprofit that provides multiple services free of charge, including social services, investigative casework, national photo and poster dissemination, reunification planning, and victim assistance for families with missing and exploited children who disappear before age 18. Assistance is available 24 hours a day.

Polly Klaas Foundation
The Polly Klaas® Foundation is a national nonprofit that helps find missing children, prevents children from going missing, and promotes laws like Amber Alert that help keep children safe.

Take Root
Take Root's mission is to empower former abducted children to respond to family abduction by facilitating healing, providing knowledge, and raising public awareness from the unique perspective of the abducted child.

Team H.O.P.E.
Team HOPE matches searching families with experienced and trained volunteers who have had or still have a missing child.

Victims of Violence
Victims of Violence is a Canadian organization that provides long term support and guidance to victims of violent crime and their families, aids families of missing children in the search for their loved ones, and conducts research on issues affecting victims of violent crime.

OVC-Funded Resources

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN operates a 24-hour telephone hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) and an Online Hotline for victims of sexual assault. The secure web-based hotline provides a safe, secure, and anonymous place for victims to get help online. RAINN also works to promote education and prevention of sexual assault, compiles and shares links to Legal Resources, including the State Mandatory Regulations regarding children and the elderly.

Federal Resources

AMBER Alert
The America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert System is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.

Child Abduction: Resources for Victims and Families
This section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Web site provides information about publications developed to support child abduction victims and their families.

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
NamUs, is the first national online repository for missing persons and unidentified dead cases. This initiative brings together two innovative, searchable databases to provide a powerful tool for law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and coroners, victim advocates, and the general public to search for matches between missing persons and unidentified human remains records. Other resources provided include links to state clearinghouses, medical examiner and coroner offices, law enforcement agencies, victim assistance groups and pertinent legislation.

U.S. Department of State: Office of Children's Issues
The Office of Children's Issues, a division within Overseas Citizens Services, provides specific services to parents in intercountry adoption and international family abductions.

Non-Governmental Resources

Association of Missing & Exploited Childrens Organizations (AMECO)

AMECO is made up of organizations in the United States and Canada who provide services to families with missing and exploited children.

Child Crisis Network

The goal of Child Crisis Network is to help locate and prevent missing children by making timely information accessible to the public though the use of leading-edge network technologies.

Child Find of America

This nonprofit charity works to locate missing children for free and works to prevent child abduction. Child Find performs investigations, distributes photos, mediates, and disseminates information to the public.

Child Quest International

Child Quest International is dedicated to the prevention and recovery of missing, abused, and exploited children.

Child Watch of North America

Child Watch works with parents and children in helping to prevent abductions.

Child Witness to Violence Project (CWVP)

CWVP is a counseling, advocacy, and outreach project that focuses on the growing number of young children who are bystanders to community and domestic violence.

Committee for Missing Children

The Committee for Missing Children assists parents by providing the help they deserve and ensuring that their rights are protected.

Doe Network

The Doe Network is a volunteer organization devoted to assisting law enforcement in solving cold cases concerning unexplained disappearances and unidentified victims from North America, Australia and Europe.

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Training and Technical Assistance Program

The ICAC Training and Technical Assistance Program provides training and technical assistance to state and local agencies in support of their ICAC initiatives.

Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

The Resource Center works to protect children from sexual exploitation and abduction. The Web site provides information in sections tailored to parents and caregivers, educators and community leaders, kids, and teens.

LOCATER®, Lost Child Alert Technology Resource

LOCATER, a national program from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to distribute advanced computer systems and a cutting-edge web-based program to law enforcement agencies to rapidly distribute images and information about missing-child cases in poster formats.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

NCMEC works to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. NCMEC offers a 24-hour, toll-free hotline,1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678, TDD: 800-826-7653), a CyberTipline to collect leads from the public, and a Web site that details all of their services, including their LOCATER® program for distributing resources to speed the dissemination of posters of missing children.

National Runaway Switchboard

The mission of the National Runaway Safeline is to help keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

NetSmartz Workshop

NetSmartz is an age-appropriate resource to keep kids and teens safe on the internet.

Operation Lookout: National Center for Missing Youth

Operation Lookout is a nonprofit that provides multiple services free of charge, including social services, investigative casework, national photo and poster dissemination, reunification planning, and victim assistance for families with missing and exploited children who disappear before age 18. Assistance is available 24 hours a day.

Polly Klaas Foundation

The Polly Klaas® Foundation is a national nonprofit that helps find missing children, prevents children from going missing, and promotes laws like Amber Alert that help keep children safe.

Take Root

Take Root's mission is to empower former abducted children to respond to family abduction by facilitating healing, providing knowledge, and raising public awareness from the unique perspective of the abducted child.

Team H.O.P.E.

Team HOPE matches searching families with experienced and trained volunteers who have had or still have a missing child.

Victims of Violence

Victims of Violence is a Canadian organization that provides long term support and guidance to victims of violent crime and their families, aids families of missing children in the search for their loved ones, and conducts research on issues affecting victims of violent crime.
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