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Creating Successful Partnerships

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children cultivates dynamic partnerships that provide vital in-kind, programmatic and financial support to our organization. We rely on our partners to support our mission to recover missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent future victimization.

These partnerships dramatically enrich our efforts and enhance our impact in the lives of children and families who need us most. Our progress depends on the strength of our partnerships. Together we can ensure that all children have a safe childhood.


Program Partnerships

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National Mission Partners

Mission-aligned and non-profit organizations and government entities that partner with NCMEC to build awareness about NCMEC’s programs and distribute NCMEC program resources to their audiences and distribution networks.

Customized benefits may include:

  • Development of co-branded customized content or tools
  • Placement of partner’s logo on NCMEC’s website
  • Promotional Blog post relating to partnership
  • Feature placement in Hope Connection e-Newsletter
  • Participation in social media campaign(s) across NCMEC handles promoting partnership and resources
  • Cross-organizational integration to include shared resources across NCMEC operations and shared reporting data.


Non-profit organizations and government entities working with NCMEC to create new resources and tools to protect children, families, and communities.

Benefits include:

  • Placement of partner’s logo on NCMEC’s website and listing as “Recommended Resource”
  • Social media highlights across one or more NCMEC handle promoting partnership and resources
  • Provision of NCMEC’s expertise and technical assistance in organization’s project/program development

Community Education Partner

The Community Education Partner Program allows NCMEC to collaborate with trusted organizations to expand the reach of its critical prevention education to youth, parents, and the professionals who serve them. Partner organizations include schools, child welfare and law enforcement agencies, as well as community-based and child-serving nonprofit organizations.

How does it work?

·NCMEC provides Authorized Facilitator Training on its NetSmartz and KidSmartz materials, presentation request referrals, and ongoing support.

·Community Education Partners commit to delivering NCMEC prevention education presentations and resources to youth and adults in their local community.

·The partnership is formalized with a signed Community Education Partner Agreement.

·Community Education Partner organizations are highlighted on NCMEC’s website and trained Partner staff receive training certificates. 

Recommended Resources

Likeminded non-profit organizations and government entities that are creating and distributing resources to prevent the future victimization of children.

Benefits include:

  • Placement of partner’s logo on NCMEC’s website and listing as “Recommended Resource”
  • Social media highlight across one or more NCMEC handle promoting partner resources
  • Inclusion in NCMEC outreach materials as “Recommended Resource”

Partner Spotlight

Stacy LaRosa

As an advocate for child safety, Lifetouch® is NCMEC’s official partner in providing SmileSafe Kids cards. Lifetouch understands that a current photo is one of the single most important resources in the recovery of a missing child. They staff a 24/7 rapid response team to provide current photos of missing children to NCMEC and have assisted with more than 2,400 searches, with SmileSafe Kids cards being credited in the recovery of children in 25 states.

Through this partnership, NCMEC had an opportunity to participate in the 2020 Lifetouch Memory Mission in Constanza, Dominican Republic. NCMEC executive director, Stacy LaRosa attended and assisted with renovations to the Rio Grande school campus of Constanza, along with nearly 50 other volunteers. 

Contact Us

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