NCMEC helps families who are navigating the legal system. NCMEC’s Office of Legal Counsel provides legal technical assistance to parents, guardians, survivors and families. We offer resources, help describe available legal remedies for resolving cases and answer important questions for families about the criminal and civil court process.
If your child was abducted across borders or has been impacted by child sexual exploitation, NCMEC may be able to provide referrals to an experienced attorney (including pro bono or reduced-fee referrals) who can help with the legal issues relating to the situation. In some cases, survivors of child sexual abuse material, child sex trafficking or related exploitation are entitled to financial compensation and working with an experienced attorney is critical to exercising your rights.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about attorney referrals for families and survivors impacted by a missing child or dealing with child sexual exploitation.