National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

In 1984, John and Revé Walsh and other child advocates founded the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) as a private, non-profit organization to serve as the national clearinghouse and resource center for information about missing and exploited children. The Texas Regional Office provides safety education to children, families, schools and the larger community in Texas. NCMEC also provides training, technical assistance, and resources to law enforcement personnel and others who investigate crimes committed against children, specifically cases of child sexual exploitation.