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Program Partners

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® creates dynamic partnerships that provide vital in-kind, programmatic and financial support to our organization. We rely on our partners as we craft crucial prevention and safety programming and provide services and support to families, the public, law enforcement, and other professionals to help recover missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent future victimization. These partnerships have dramatically enriched our efforts and enhanced our results. The stronger they become, the more progress we make in protecting our nation's children.


Learn more about becoming a NCMEC Program Partner.

National Mission Partners

Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Their vision is to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters their doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. 

Darkness to Light (D2L) empowers adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction. D2L believes that protecting children is adult’s responsibility, and that through education and training adults will be empowered to act.  

The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing.  

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT) promotes and supports healthy relationships within families, schools and communities to eliminate child abuse. PCAVT has been working effectively for more than 43 years to prevent child abuse and neglect through parent education, support and public awareness. PCAVT’s programs are skills-based and teach adults about how to nurture healthy development in children, and emphasize adult responsibility for keeping children safe.    

We house the first engineering and data science team focused solely on developing new technologies to combat online child sexual abuse. We bring together a team with deep technical knowledge and subject matter expertise to innovate and deploy new technology solutions at a much faster rate. We are able to quickly assess whether new technologies can be repurposed to protect children from sexual exploitation through one of our three strategic pillars: 1) accelerating victim identification 2) equipping platforms, and 3) empowering the public.

National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is a professional membership organization on a mission to make one big difference, one child at a time. Reaching everyone with a voice in eradicating abuse—from families, advocates, partner agencies, communities, researchers, and all the way to Capitol Hill—our members power a national movement to keep children safe. Featuring the largest network of care centers support child abuse victims in the country, NCA is a model in outcome-driven collaboration.

The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential.


The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) is an international leader committed to providing complete public safety communications expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach to benefit our members and the public.  APCO International commits to strengthening communities by empowering and educating public safety communications professionals.

The IACP, in partnership with The Arc of the United States & The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), provides a broad range of training and technical assistance to enhance the capability of law enforcement and their multidisciplinary partners in their efforts to reduce and prevent injuries and deaths of missing individuals with dementia or developmental disabilities, under the national Home Safe initiative of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

It’s a Penalty harnesses the power of sport to prevent abuse, exploitation and human trafficking. By partnering with the biggest names in sport, airlines, hotels, law enforcement, sporting governing bodies and NGOs, an average of 180 million people are reached worldwide per campaign. Together with partners, It’s a Penalty has facilitated the protection and rescue of over 16,957 victims of abuse and exploitation during major sporting events, as well as prevented thousands more from becoming victims. 

Community Education Partners