The tragic abduction and murder of 6-year-old Adam Walsh in 1981, as well as those of Etan Patz and Russel Mort brought national attention to the issues faced by the families of missing and exploited children. In response to this tragedy Adam’s parents John and Reve Walsh started what is now known as The National Center for the Missing and Exploited Children/NY branch (NCMEC/NY). In 2006, a local NCMEC office was established to serve the needs of children, parents, teachers, and law enforcement in the Western New York area.
The mission of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
All funds raised remain local and support critical abduction prevention education services for parents, children, law enforcement and other professionals, Internet safety education through our NetSmartz program, and case assistance to families and law enforcement on missing children's cases.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN
610 Main Street Suite 204
Buffalo, NY 14202
For questions or additional information please contact:
716.842.6333 ext. 7021