SAVE THE DATE
The Seventh Annual Ride for Missing Children Greater Capital District is on Friday, September 19, 2014. Registration for riders and volunteers is currently open. For details on the event and how to register, please visit The Ride for Missing Children Greater Capital District website.
The tragic abduction and murder of 6-year-old Adam Walsh in 1981 brought national attention to the issues faced by the families of missing children each year. Local business and community leaders responded by forming the Adam Walsh Child Resource Center in 1984. Located in Rochester, New York, the Adam Walsh Center merged with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in 1990 to become the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/ New York Branch Office. In 1995 the Sara Ann Wood rescue center located in Utica, NY merged with NCMEC/NY to become the Centerís Mohawk Valley office, and in 2006, NCMEC/NY opened its Buffalo Office with support from the New York State Attorney Generalís Office. NCMEC/NY now has an active Advisory Board for Eastern New York State and has successfully built the necessary infrastructure to staff an office in Saratoga Springs, NY servicing the children, families and professionals of the Capital Region.
Did you know?
- Every year approximately 20,000 children are reported missing in New York State
- In 2009 there were 2,449 children reported missing across the 11 counties of the Capital Region of NY. 2.232 in Washington, Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Albany counties alone
- 1 in 7 children ages 10-17 are sexually solicited online
- 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys will be sexually victimized before age 18
- NCMECís recovery rate is 96.3%, up from 62% in 1990
NCMEC/NY/Capital Region Office offers
- Abduction and Sexual exploitation Prevention education programs for parents, children, law enforcement, and other professionals
- Netsmartz Internet and Real World safety education programs for children (grades K -12) and parents, as well as, state of the art ďtrain the trainerĒ program for educators
- Expert training for law enforcement and professionals serving missing and sexually exploited children and their families
In the Community
- Education programs have been conducted in counties throughout the Capital Region
- Since establishing services in the Capital Region NCMEC/NY has conducted:
- 67 education programs for over 12,672 children and adults
- Distributed over 37,624 pieces of prevention education literature
- Participated in law enforcement trainings for over 460 law enforcement officers
- Distributed 1,072,793 posters of missing children
NCMEC is one of the Nationís Model Charities
- NCMEC received 4 stars from Charity Navigator, Americaís premier independent charity evaluator
- Ninety-three percent of revenue raised goes to program services
- NCMEC meets all standards of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance
How You Can Help
- Volunteer to assist with educational programs, special events, or office duties
- Sponsor a fundraiser to benefit NCMEC/NY/Capital Region Office.