National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), established in 1984 as a private, nonprofit organization,
-serves as a clearinghouse of information about missing and exploited children;
- provides technical assistance to the public and law-enforcement agencies;
- offers training programs to law-enforcement and social service professionals;
- distributes photographs and descriptions about missing children worldwide;
- creates and coordinates child-protection education and prevention programs and publications;
-  networks with nonprofit service providers and state clearinghouses regarding missing-child cases;
-  provides information about effective legislation to help ensure the protection of children per 42 U.S.C. 5771 et seq; 42 U.S.C. 11606; and 22 C.F.R 94.6

A 24-hour, toll-free telephone line, 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678), is available in Canada, Mexico, and the United States for those who have information regarding missing and exploited children. CyberTipline available worldwide for online reporting of these crimes

Other phone numbers:
00-800-0843-5678 "phone free" number when dialing internationally
    1-800-826-7653 TTY line
       703-274-3900 NCMEC business number
001-703-522-9320 NCMEC business number when dialing from other countries
       703-274-2200 NCMEC facsimile number NCMEC web-site address

After you have reported your child missing to local law enforcement, call the toll-free telephone number.  A Communications Specialist will take information concerning your child, a Case Manager may be able to follow-up with you and the law-enforcement agency investigating the case, and NCMEC may be able to refer you to a support group in your community that cal also help.

For More Information Contact:

Stark County Sheriff's Office
4500 Atlantic Blvd., N.E., Canton, Ohio 44705
Tel: (330) 430-3800
FAX: (330) 430-3844