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. 

www.cybertipline.com 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
www.misingkids.com NCMEC web-site address
 

HOW NCMEC CAN HELP
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
Internet: strkshrf@raex.com