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Missing Person Resources

What follows is list of helpful resources available to the families of missing persons.

National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA)

NCMA operates as the national clearinghouse for missing adults, providing services and coordination between various government agencies, law enforcement, media, and the families of missing adults. NCMA also maintains a national database of missing adults determined to be “endangered” or otherwise at-risk.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

NCMEC’s mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Kidnappings and Missing Persons

Project Jason

An organization that seeks to bring hope and assistance to families of the missing by providing resources and support.

Polly Klaas Foundation

A national nonprofit that helps find missing children, prevents children from going missing, and promotes laws like Amber Alert that help keep children safe.

Association of Missing and Exploited Children’s Organization

An group of member organizations in the United States and Canada who provide services to families with missing and exploited children.

Operation Lookout

The first priority and ultimate objective of the organization is to bring about a positive reunion of children with their loved ones.

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

The first national repository for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. Unidentified decedents are people who have died and whose bodies have not been identified.

The Doe Network

A volunteer organization devoted to assisting Law Enforcement in solving cold cases concerning unexplained disappearances and unidentified victims from North America, Australia and Europe. It is their mission to give the nameless back their names and return the missing to their families.

CUE Center for Missing Persons

CUE provides a variety of services for families suffering a missing person. Some of those services include: posters, printing, search/recovery resources, bulk mailings, law enforcement requests for case aid, personal needs for families of the missing, office workspace to aid the public, individual/group grief counseling and complete case work of missing persons.

Trinity Search and Recovery

A nonprofit group that offers a variety of services, including: volunteer ground searches, aerial searches, water searches, counseling services, media coordination and coordination with law enforcement.

The Laura Recovery Center

The Laura Recovery Center exists to prevent abductions and runaways and to recover missing children by fostering a Triangle of Trust among law enforcement, community and a missing child’s family.

Read coverage of Missing Persons cases on Crime Feed.