The National Association for Missing and Exploited Children, Inc. (NAMEC) is a not‐for‐profit, charity organization founded in 2017 serving missing and exploited children in the United States.
One in 6 of the 18,500 runaways in the U.S. were likely victims of sex trafficking. (2016, NCMEC). Law enforcement is legally and understandably given wide discretion regarding runaway cases and are not required to take much action unless "imminent harm" can be proven. We aim to fill this gap and need your help.
NAMEC is a unified on-the-ground, nationally-scoped force to assist missing and exploited children and their families. At its core, NAMEC brings together individuals with investigative backgrounds (private investigators, former law enforcement, military etc.) from all 50 states, to work collectively to locate missing and exploited children.
The NAMEC Board includes: some of the top private investigators in the country, retired FBI, Homeland Security, and ICE agents, a human trafficking survivor, and leaders throughout the country who have been working on child sex trafficking investigations. NAMEC is an umbrella organization that will bring together the various segments of the public and private sector, who are involved in this critical issue. NAMEC will work with children, and families, to find appropriate rehabilitative programs and provide appropriate legal representation.
Now that you know a little bit about what NAMEC, we need your help.
The most crucial need right now is funding. We are working on getting corporate sponsors throughout the country, but we are also jump starting our fundraising by reaching out to individuals and small businesses.
Please consider a donation of any amount, so we can fund our goals of:
- assisting parents and law enforcement in locating missing children;
- facilitating accessing rehabilitation and legal representation for victims of child exploitation;
- articulating and advocating the needs of child victims before legislative, administrative, and judicial local, state, and federal branches of government; and
- acting as a hub for as-needed resources by nationally engaging professionals and volunteers in meaningful and concrete service to victims and families.
For more information about NAMEC, please visit our website at:
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