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Hotlines and Helplines - Page 4 Empty National Sexual Assault Hotline

Post by avalonpointe Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:21 pm

National Sexual Assault Hotline
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At any given moment, more than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country.

How does the National Sexual Assault Hotline work?
The concept behind the hotline is simple. When a caller dials 1.800.656.HOPE, a computer notes the area code and first three digits of the caller's phone number. The call is then instantaneously connected to the nearest RAINN member center. If all counselors at that center are busy, the call is sent to the next closest center. The caller's phone number is not retained, so the call is anonymous and confidential unless the caller chooses to share personally-identifying information.

Why was the hotline set up this way?
When RAINN was founded, we surveyed the directors of dozens of rape crisis centers and state and national anti-sexual assault organizations as well as many victims of sexual assault. The advice was unanimous: The best support services for rape, sexual assault and incest victims are those offered at community rape treatment centers.

Each local center is the best resource for victims in its community, not only for counseling but also for information about community resources and emergency protocols. In addition, because rape and sexual assault laws vary by state, local centers are in the best position to advise survivors on the legal aspects of the crime.

RAINN found that while local centers were well equipped to handle the counseling, the lack of a national hotline meant that the issue did not receive as much attention as it should. As a result, RAINN developed a unique national hotline system -- one that combines all the advantages of a national organization with all the abilities and experience of local programs. It was the country's first decentralized national hotline, and has since been emulated by many other organizations.

Thanks to private sector collaboration, RAINN and rape crisis centers have been able to work together to raise awareness of local services and help rape, sexual assault and incest survivors receive the best possible care.

Are hotline calls completely confidential?
RAINN does not have any record of a caller's phone number or name. Callers always have the choice of whether or not to share their real name or phone number with counselors; they are never obligated to reveal this information. In other words, we will know who you are only if you choose to tell us.

If a caller is under age 18 and chooses to share personally-identifying information with the counselor, most states require the counselor to notify authorities of the sexual assault of a minor. Only in this situation -- when a minor calls and chooses to reveal identifying information -- does the pledge of confidentiality not apply.

While almost all callers are connected directly to a counselor, a handful of our local affiliates use an answering service after regular business hours. In these cases, callers may choose to leave a phone number with the answering service, in which case the number will be confidential and will be given directly to a counselor to call back. Or, callers may choose to call back during business hours, when they will be connected directly.

How can I volunteer with the hotline?
Hotline volunteers are all associated with a rape crisis center in their area. Search our counseling centers database to find a center in your area. Once you've located your local center, contact their business office or visit their website to get more information about volunteering at that center.

How can my center become a part of the National Sexual Assault Hotline?
To learn how your local rape crisis center can become an affiliate of the National Sexual Assault Hotline, visit our Rape Crisis Center Information page or email jenw@rainn.org.

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Post by avalonpointe Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:22 pm

Who are the Victims?
Breakdown by Gender and Age

1 out of every 6 American women have been the victims of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime (14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape).1

17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape.1

9 of every 10 rape victims were female in 2003.2

While about 80% of all victims are white, minorities are somewhat more likely to be attacked.

Lifetime rate of rape /attempted rape for women by race:1
•All women: 17.6%
•White women: 17.7%
•Black women: 18.8%
•Asian Pacific Islander women: 6.8%
•American Indian/Alaskan women: 34.1%
•Mixed race women: 24.4%

About 3% of American men — or 1 in 33 — have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.1

•In 2003, 1 in every ten rape victims were male.2
•2.78 million men in the U.S. have been victims of sexual assault or rape.1
15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12.3

•29% are age 12-17.
•44% are under age 18.3
•80% are under age 30.3
•12-34 are the highest risk years.
•Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
7% of girls in grades 5-8 and 12% of girls in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused.4

•3% of boys grades 5-8 and 5% of boys in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused.
In 1995, local child protection service agencies identified 126,000 children who were victims of either substantiated or indicated sexual abuse.5

•Of these, 75% were girls.
•Nearly 30% of child victims were between the age of 4 and 7.
93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker.6

•34.2% of attackers were family members.
•58.7% were acquaintances.
•Only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim.

Effects of Rape
Victims of sexual assault are:7
3 times more likely to suffer from depression.

6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.

26 times more likely to abuse drugs.

4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.

Pregnancies Resulting from Rape
In 2004-2005, 64,080 women were raped.8 According to medical reports, the incidence of pregnancy for one-time unprotected sexual intercourse is 5%. By applying the pregnancy rate to 64,080 women, RAINN estimates that there were 3,204 pregnancies as a result of rape during that period.

This calculation does not account for the following factors which could lower the actual number of pregnancies:
•Rape, as defined by the NCVS, is forced sexual intercourse. Forced sexual intercourse means vaginal, oral, or anal penetration by offender(s). This category includes incidents where the penetration is from a foreign object such as a bottle. Certain types of rape under this definition cannot cause pregnancy.
•Some victims of rape may be utilizing birth control methods, such as the pill, which will prevent pregnancy.
•Some rapists may wear condoms in an effort to avoid DNA detection.
•Vicims of rape may not be able to become pregnant for medical or age-related reasons.
This calculation does not account for the following factors which could raise the actual number of pregnancies:
•Medical estimates of a 5% pregnancy rate are for one-time, unprotected sexual intercourse. Some victimizations may include multiple incidents of intercourse.
•Because of methodology, NCVS does not measure the victimization of Americans age 12 or younger. Rapes of these young people could results in pregnancies not accounted for in RAINN's estimates.


1.National Institute of Justice & Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey. 1998.
2.U.S. Department of Justice. 2003 National Crime Victimization Survey. 2003.
3.U.S. Department of Justice. 2004 National Crime Victimization Survey. 2004.
4.1998 Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls. 1998.
5.U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. 1995 Child Maltreatment Survey. 1995.
6.U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2000 Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement. 2000.
7.World Health Organization. 2002.
8.U.S. Department of Justice. 2005 National Crime Victimization Survey. 2005.

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Hotlines and Helplines - Page 4 Empty Types of Sexual Assault

Post by avalonpointe Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:22 pm

Types of Sexual Assault

Unfortunately, sexual assault can come in many forms. In order to better understand the wide range of personal violences that can occur, we have included definitions of different types of rape and sexual assault, as well as other kinds of violence that often arise hand-in-hand with sexual assault. Click on the title below to read more about each type of sexual assault.

Was I Raped?.How can you figure out if what happened was rape? There are a few questions to consider.

Sexual Assault.Be aware: Some states use this term interchangeably with rape. For a precise legal definition, check the laws in your state.

Rape.Rape victims may be forced through threats or physical means. In about 8 out of 10 rapes, no weapon is used other than physical force. Anyone may be a victim of rape: women, men or children, straight or gay.

Acquaintance Rape .Acquaintance assault involves coercive sexual activities that occur against a person's will by means of force, violence, duress, or fear of bodily injury. These sexual activities are imposed upon them by someone they know.

Child Sexual Abuse.Sexual assault of children often includes incest as a subset of this form of sexual assault. While there is a substantial amount of overlap in the two types of assault, for the purposes of this website we have separated them in recognition of the different needs that victims of each type of assault may have.

Child Abuse.Child abuse takes place when a child is harmed by someone else physically, psychologically, or by acts of neglect.

Dating and Domestic Violence .Dating and domestic violence occurs in all socio-economic, educational, racial, and age groups. The issues of power and control are at the heart of family violence.

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault .Drug facilitated sexual assault is the type of sexual assault in which drugs or alcohol are used to compromise an individual's ability to consent to sexual activity.
Hate Crimes .A hate crime is the victimization of an individual based on that individual's race, religion, national origin, ethnic identification, gender, or sexual orientation.

Incest.Incest is the type of sexual contact that occurs between persons who are so closely related that their marriage is illegal (e.g., parents and children, uncles/aunts and nieces/nephews, etc.).

Male Sexual Assault .Male victims of sexual assault are an often forgotten population--unseen, neglected, and underserved. The following information has been put together so that this population of victims can be better understood and supported.

Partner Rape .Partner rape includes sexual acts committed without a person's consent and/or against a person's will when the perpetrator is the individual's current partner (married or not), previous partner, or co-habitator.

Sexual Exploitation by Helping Professionals .Sexual exploitation by helping professionals involves sexual contact of any kind between a helping professional — doctor, therapist, teacher, priest, professor, police officer, lawyer, etc. — and a client/patient.

Sexual Harassment .Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that affects an individual's work or school performance.

Stalking.Coming soon...

Stranger Rape .3 major categories include :Blitz Sexual Assault, Contact Sexual Assault, and Home Invasion Sexual Assault.

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Post by avalonpointe Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:23 pm

The Offenders
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The Rapist isn't a Masked Stranger
Approximately 2/3 of rapes were committed by someone known to the victim.1
73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger.1
38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance.1
28% are an intimate.1
7% are a relative.1

He's not Hiding in the Bushes
More than 50% of all rape/sexual assault incidents were reported by victims to have occured within 1 mile of their home or at their home.2

•4 in 10 take place at the victim's home.
•2 in 10 take place at the home of a friend, neighbor, or relative.
•1 in 12 take place in a parking garage.
43% of rapes occur between 6:00pm and midnight.2

•24% occur between midnight and 6:00am.
•The other 33% take place between 6:00am and 6:00pm.
The Criminal
•The average age of a rapist is 31 years old.2
•52% are white.2
•22% of imprisoned rapists report that they are married.2
•Juveniles accounted for 16% of forcible rape arrestees in 1995 and 17% of those arrested for other sex offenses.2
•In 1 in 3 sexual assaults, the perpetrator was intoxicated — 30% with alcohol, 4% with drugs.3
•In 2001, 11% of rapes involved the use of a weapon — 3% used a gun, 6% used a knife, and 2 % used another form of weapon.2
•84% of victims reported the use of physical force only.2
Rapists are more likely to be a serial criminal than a serial rapist.
46% of rapists who were released from prison were re-arrested within 3 years of their release for another crime.4

•18.6% for a violent offense.
•14.8% for a property offense.
•11.2% for a drug offense.
•20.5% for a public-order offense.

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Crisis Hotline Numbers
Crisis Type Who to Call Hotline Hours Who They Help

Child Abuse Childhelp USA
(Child Abuse Hotline)
800-422-4453 24 hrs.
7 days
child abuse victims, offenders, parents

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Family Violence National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233 24 hrs.
7 days
children, parents, friends, offenders

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MissingAbducted Children Child Quest International Sighting Line

888-818-4673 24 hrs.
7 days
individuals with missing child emergencies and/or sighting information

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
800-843-5678 24 hrs.
7 days
parents, law enforcement

Child Find of America
800-426-5678 9:00-5:00
24 hr answering machine parents reporting lost or abducted children

Child Find of America - Mediation
800-292-9688 9:00-5:00
24 hr answering machine parents (abduction, child custody)

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National Center for Missing Youth
800-566-5688 9:00-6:00
PST, M-F individuals with missing child emergencies and/or sighting information

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Incest Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
800-656-4673 24 hrs, 7 days rape and incest victims

Relief for Caregivers National Respite Locator Service
8:30-5:00 EST, M-F parents and professionals caring for children with disabilities, or terminal illness, or at risk of child abuse or neglect

Youth in Trouble
Runaways Covenant House Hotline 800
999-9999 24 hrs, 7 days problem teens and runaways family members

National Referral Network for Kids in Crisis
800-543-7283 24 hrs, 7 days professionals, parents, adolescents

National Runaway Switchboard (NRS)
800-621-4000 24 hrs, 7 days adolescents, families

Youth Crisis Hotline
(Youth Developmental Internation)
800-448-4663 24 hrs, 7 days individuals wishing to obtain help for runaways

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Boys Town
800-448-3000 24 hrs, 7 days troubled children, parents, family members

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Victims of Violent Crimes National Victim Center

800-394-2255 8:30-5:30 EST, M-F all victims of violent crimes

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Post by avalonpointe Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:26 pm

State Toll-Free Child Abuse Reporting Numbers

Alaska (AK)
Arizona (AZ)
Arkansas (AR)
Connecticut (CT)
800-624-5518 (TDD/hearing impaired)
Delaware (DE)
Florida (FL)
Illinois (IL)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
800-835-5510 (TDD/hearing impaired)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Dakota (ND)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
Texas (TX)
Utah (UT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wyoming (WY)

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Post by avalonpointe Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:27 pm

Get Involved

Banners and Links
Place a banner or a link to www.missingkids.com on your website.

LexisNexis®️ ADAM Program
Opt to have your company receive faxed alerts about missing children in your area.

Code Adam
Start a Code Adam program in your workplace.

Google Gadget for Missing Children
Add a Missing Children Gadget to your Web page.

Google Gadget for AMBER Alerts
Add an AMBER Alert Gadget to your Web page.

ICMEC/YouTube Missing Children Channel
Watch videos of missing children from around the world.

MySpace Widget
Add a NCMEC Widget to your MySpace profile or Web page.

Missing Children Screensaver
Download this free screensaver with photos of missing children.

Pictures Work!
Join a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of pictures in recovering missing children.

Poster-Partner Program
Receive E-mail alerts about children who become missing in your area.

RSS Feeds
Receive missing-children alerts in RSS format.

Volunteer Opportunities
Become a volunteer for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Wireless AMBER Alerts
Receive AMBER Alerts as text messages on your wireless device.

Assistance with Missing Children Cases

NCMEC works with law enforcement agencies at local, state, federal, and international levels to help bring missing children home by providing technical assistance, training, and by helping maximize use of all available investigative and technological resources.

Resources available through NCMEC include:

9-1-1 Communication Centers Resources. NCMEC provides technical assistance, training, and educational materials to help 9-1-1 Communication Centers effectively respond to reports of missing and/or sexually exploited children.

Attempted Abductions. NCMEC analysts confirm and track incidents of attempted abductions of children, as well as, Sexual Assaults, Indecent Exposures, Short-term Abductions (Abduct & Release) and any other suspicious incidents involving children.

AMBER Alert. NCMEC offers technical assistance and training, in concert with the U.S. Department of Justice, to all AMBER Alert plans. We also disseminate AMBER Alert messages to secondary communications distributors.

Case Analysis. Using NCMEC databases, external sources, and geographic databases, our analysts track leads, identify patterns among cases, and help coordinate investigations by linking cases together.

Forensic Assistance. NCMEC provides age-progressed photographs of missing children; reconstructed facial images of unidentified, deceased children; and assistance to families, law enforcement, and medical examiners to resolve long-term missing children cases.

Family Advocacy Services. NCMEC provides technical assistance, referrals, and crisis intervention services for families, law enforcement, and family advocacy agencies.

Family Reunification Assistance. NCMEC can help arrange transportation free of charge to reunite children with families who have exhausted personal resources during the search process. This service is made possible through NCMEC’s private-sector transportation partners: American Airlines®️, Amtrak, Continental Airlines®️, and Greyhound®️.

Hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST®️ (1-800-843-5678). NCMEC operates the Hotline 24 hours/7 days a week to record lead and sighting information from the public, help professionals and families searching for missing children, and assist in sexual exploitation cases.

Infant Abduction Prevention Program. NCMEC provides infant abduction prevention training to nursing associations, hospital security associations, and law enforcement agencies. We also provide investigative assistance to law enforcement on infant abduction cases.

International Family Abduction Services. NCMEC assists families, law enforcement, attorneys, and others in finding and recovering children who are the victims of international abduction.

LOCATER™️. NCMEC’s Lost Child Alert Technology Resource enables law enforcement to rapidly create and disseminate posters of missing children locally, state- and/or nationwide.

Photo and Poster Distribution. NCMEC provides national media exposure of missing children cases through partnerships with television networks, nationwide publications, and corporate partners.

Project ALERT. NCMEC coordinates Project Alert, America’s Law Enforcement Retiree Team, which is comprised of skilled, retired, law enforcement officers who provide free, on-site assistance to active law enforcement.

Missing-Child Clearinghouse Program. Each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and the Netherlands, provides resources for missing children, their families, and the professionals who serve them. NCMEC provides training and technical support to assist them with missing children investigations.

Team Adam. Team Adam sends experienced, investigative specialists to the sites of serious child abductions and child sexual exploitation cases, to advise and assist local investigators.

For more information or to request assistance, call 1-800-THE-LOST (toll-free, 24/7).

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radKIDS®️ is the national leader in children's safety, with headquarters
based in South Dennis, Massachussetts. radKIDS®️ is brought to children
and parents by the training and development of nationally certified
instructors drawn from their own communities. By empowering a
community with certified local instructors, the radKIDS®️ Personal
Empowerment Safety Education package is not just a program but
a true gift to the community.
radKIDS®️ Curriculum topics include:
Home, School and Vehicle Safety
Out and About Safety
Realistic Defense Against Abduction
Good-Bad-Uncomfortable Touch and more.
Stranger Tricks (including Physical Defense against Abduction)
Self-realization of personal power

"The day that Elizabeth came home was such a wonderful day for us.
But I felt so strongly for all the parents out there that do not have
the ending we have. And I think if there's a way of helping to prevent
that situation, then you should do it. I really feel that radKIDS®️ can
make a difference." --Ed Smart on the CBS Early Show, February 22, 2005

Since it's inception in 1998, radKIDS®️, Inc. has been committed to
providing education that enhances the ability of children and parents
to utilize knowledge, skills, and power to protect themselves from
violence and harm.

radKIDS®️: Making A Difference
radKIDS®️ strengthens family, encourages physical fitness, and
teaches core safety values to live by through its program. Fun,
activity-based programs include lecture, safety drills, muscle
memory exercises and dynamic simulation. radKIDS®️ community
based programs have been offered as after school programs, day
camps, recreation programs, as well as through scouting and religious
youth groups.

125,000 children have been trained in the radKIDS®️ personal
Empowerment Safety education program.
More than 2500 community based instructors have been trained
in over 45 states and Canada.
39 children threatened with abduction used their skills and returned
safely to their families.
Hundreds of children spoke up and got the help they needed to stop
the abuse.
Through radKIDS®️ training, children become empowered and learn
to replace the fear, confusion, and panic or dangerous situations with
confidence, personal safety skills, and self-esteem.

National Network
Community-based organizations receive training and support from
national headquarters to provide the radKIDS®️ program as a part
of their own youth work. These groups, which have safety goals
compatible with those of radKIDS®️, include police departments,
educational organizations, civic groups, fraternal organizations,
citizens' groups and concerned parents.

The radKIDS®️ Personal Empowerment Safety Education Program
is a 10-hour family centered safety education program that
emphasizes essential decision-making skills as well as physical
resistance options to escape violence. Children from 5-12 years
of age participate in the program with their adult partners to
create a true safety partnership.

"There is no better investment for a community and society than
to invest in their children's safety and well being. As we stand
today, approximately 22% of our population is comprised of
children; We can be assured they make up 100% of our future."
- Stephen M. Daley


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Child-Protection Resources for Childcare Providers

While we don’t know the exact numbers of children who participate in childcare programs, every year it is possible millions of children are involved in diverse programs. They are at the program site for anywhere from a few hours when participating in before or after-school programs to days when participating in camping programs.

The purpose of Child-Protection Resources for Childcare Providers is to provide specific resources about preventing the victimization of children in these environments and identifying child victims who may be participating in these programs.

This resource list will assist the organizations hosting these programs in their recruitment, screening, training, and supervision of caregivers who interact with children. It will also provide reporting hotlines, information, and safer facility design ideas.

Such organizations may be an attractive setting for those who seek to victimize children. Thus it is imperative for organizations to keep this in mind when recruiting and supervising personnel. And it is also imperative for organizations to do everything in their power to make their programs for children the safe and happy experiences they are meant to be.

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Facilities Design
Personnel Screening
Additional Resources
Resource List for Special Needs Children
Child-Protection Resources for Childcare Providers

Tips to Help Keep Children Safer While in Care

These resources are provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) as a public service. Except for the information directly relating to NCMEC, NCMEC does not sponsor or endorse these resources, cannot guarantee the content of any online resource, and assumes no liability for the accuracy or use of this information.

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Resources for Parents & Guardians

How Do I Teach My Child About Personal Safety?
By Nancy McBride, National Safety Director

Many parents and guardians feel challenged to keep their children safer in our fast-paced and global society. They wonder at what age they can begin teaching their children about personal safety. Unfortunately, “one size” doesn’t fit all.

Questions about Child ID?
Learn more.

We want to help you protect your children by teaching them to be safer and make smart decisions. The best way to combat sexual exploitation and abduction is to prevent it.

Help keep your child safer.

Know what to do if your child is missing.

Get important resources on the issue of Child Identification.

Understand the importance of having a good quality photo of your child.
Know if your child is at risk for International Abduction.

Report Child Sexual Exploitation.
Help kids learn to stay safer online with the NetSmartz Workshop.

Get answers to your questions about Internet Safety, computers, and the Web with NetSmartz411.
Use NCMEC's Corporate Partner Safety Programs and Materials to assist you with keeping your kids safer.

Submit a video of your missing child to the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children's global missing children channel.

Additional Resources:

Internet Safety

FAQ: Child Safety

FAQ: Child ID

Corporate Partner Safety Programs and Materials

Interactive Safety Quizzes

International Abduction Prevention

NCMEC Safety Campaigns

Importance of Photos

Natural Disasters

Prevention Works
Visit www.amw.com/safety

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Volunteer Application
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).
Volunteers contribute substantially to the work of NCMEC, and NCMEC’s staff work closely with volunteers to make the
experience as rewarding as possible.
NCMEC is a private, nonprofit organization, mandated by the United States (U.S.) Congress and works in cooperation
with the U.S. Department of Justice through their Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. It is a vital
resource for law-enforcement agencies throughout the country in the search for missing children and quest for child
protection. Since its creation in 1984, NCMEC has worked with law-enforcement agencies on more than 148,160 missingchild
cases resulting in the recovery of more than 132,300 children.
NCMEC’s staff is composed of dedicated professionals with many years of experience in relevant areas. As the workload
of NCMEC continues to grow and resources are continually being stretched, the contributions of volunteers are extremely
important. NCMEC volunteers who share the same belief in our goals help to make the success stories happen.

NCMEC honors The Volunteers for Children Act, which was signed by President Clinton on October 26, 1998. This act
allows any youth-serving volunteer agency to complete a criminal history background check through the Federal Bureau
of Investigations (FBI). Much of NCMEC’s work involves activitie s that are confidential. A breach of the trust that has
been established over the years between NCMEC and its clients could adversely affect the prosecution of a case or even
the successful recovery of a child. Thus, NCMEC requires a background check be completed for all volunteer applicants.
The following volunteer application is ONLY for volunteers who live within driving distance of NCMEC offices. For a
complete listing of NCMEC office locations please refer to Page 6.
Last First Middle
Street Apartment/Unit
City State Zip Code
Daytime Telephone Evening Telephone
Facsimile E-mail address
List other names which you are known by
Location and Date of Birth / / Social Security Number
Do you drive? Yes___ No___ License # State
Do you have access to transportation if you do not drive? Yes______ No______
In case of an emergency while volunteering, please list someone we may call on your behalf.
Name Relationship
Telephone: Daytime Evening
Why do you wish to volunteer for NCMEC?
How did you hear of this volunteer opportunity? ______________________________________________________
Have you previously submitted an employment or volunteer application to NCMEC? Yes______ No______
If so, please indicate date(s) and position applied for
Have you ever been employed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children? Yes______ No______
If yes, please provide:

List three references (not related to you) who have known you for five years or more.
1. Name Daytime Telephone
2. Name Daytime Telephone
3. Name Daytime Telephone
Have you ever been CONVICTED of a FELONY or MISDEMEANOR? YES______NO______
If YES, explain below.
Date available to start volunteering for NCMEC: Month Day Year
Please indicate your approximate days and hours of availability.
Days: MON______ TUE______ WED______ THU______ FRI______ SUN* _____ SAT*_____
# Hours per week
*Headquarters office cannot accept weekend volunteers at this time.
List any special skills, licenses, certifications, trade, awards, publications, or other related items.
? Accounting
? Computers
? Database Management
? Desktop Publishing
? Graphic Design
? Fund-Raising
? Grant Writing
? Internet Research
? Law
? Law Enforcement
? Library Research
? Microsoft®️ Office
? Office Equipment
? Photography
? Public Speaking
? Receptionist
? Statistical Research
? Translation/Languages
? Typing WPM
? Writing/Editing
? Other
Please check the volunteer opportunity that you would like to participate in.
? Fund-Raisers/Special Events ? Poster Distribution ? Other
? Library Maintenance ? Case Assistance
? Legislative Assistance ? General Office Work

18111 Irvine Boulevard, Suite C
Tustin, CA 92780-3403
714-508-0150 (telephone)
714-508-0154 (facsimile)
NCMEC/Metropolitan NY Office
750 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
718-222-5888 (telephone)
718-222-5889 (facsimile)
9176 Alternate A1A
Lake Park, FL 33403-1445
561-848-1900 (telephone)
561-848-0308 (facsimile)
NCMEC/New York (Rochester & Mohawk Valley)
275 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14608-1042
585-242-0900 (telephone)
585-242-0717 (facsimile)
NCMEC/Kansas City
6400 W. 110th St. Suite 100
Overland Park, KS 66211
816-756-1804 (facsimile)
NCMEC/South Carolina
2008 Marion Street, Suite C
Columbia, SC 29201-2151
803-254-2326 (telephone)
803-254-4299 (facsimile)
NCMEC/Naples, FL
9955 Tamiami Trail North
Suite 2
Naples, FL 34108-3510
239-566-5801 (telephone)
239-566-5810 (facsimile)
NCMEC/Austin, TX
Mailing Address: PO Box 204330, Austin, TX 78720-4330
8668 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 200, Austin, TX
512-465-2156 (telephone)
512-428-6927 (facsimile
NCMEC Headquarters
Charles B. Wang International
Children’s Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
1-877-446-2632 (telephone)
703-274-2095 (facsimile)

As a nonprofit organization, much of our success depends on our ability to have exclusive use of any
publications or other work you may create for the benefit of NCMEC while you are volunteering. Our
ability to control the information and work product created for the benefit of NCMEC helps us protect our
name and enhance our effectiveness as advocates for children. That is why we are asking you to read and
sign the agreement below.
1. You hereby acknowledge NCMEC to be the sole, exclusive, and perpetual owner of any ideas, concepts,
plans, creations, or work product (collectively the “Works”) produced for NCMEC, which ownership
shall entitle NCMEC, among other things, to all rights, title, and interest in and to the copyright of the
Works and all reproductions thereof, including the right to transform, alter, or adapt the Works and to
create derivative works thereof. You and NCMEC expressly agree that the Works shall be considered a
“work made-for-hire” as that term is used in the United States copyright law. To the extent that you may
be deemed to have any right, title, or interest in the Works under the United States or foreign law, you
hereby assign these rights to NCMEC. In addition, you hereby waive any so-called “moral rights” with
respect to the Works.
You agree that you shall not reproduce or authorize reproduction, publication, or use or the Works
without the prior consent of NCMEC.
2. You may request of NCMEC the right to make limited reproduction, at your own expense, of the Works
for noncommercial use consistent with NCMEC’s mission, but NCMEC shall have absolute discretion
whether or not to accede to your request and exercise of such discretion shall not be questioned by you
before any court or tribunal whatsoever. In the event that such permission is granted, NCMEC will
charge no fee for the use of the Works.
3. You warrant and represent that the Works will be original and created by you, that publicatio n and use
thereof will not infringe any copyright or any other right of any person or entity or be otherwise unlawful.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless NCMEC and its licensees from any claim, damage, loss, or
expense (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of any foregoing warranties or representations.
4. You agree that any information for which you become aware through any activity performed as part of
your duties or responsibilities under this agreement shall remain confidential and shall not be disclosed to
any third party without NCMEC’s prior written consent.
5. This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between the undersigned and NCMEC and may be
altered only by a subsequent written agreement signed by both parties. The laws of the Commonwealth
of Virginia shall govern this agreement.
If the foregoing terms are acceptable to you, please indicate by signing and returning this agreement with
the rest of your application. Make sure you retain a copy of the signed agreement for your own records.
Signed and sworn to before me this Signed
_____ day of 20 Witness

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By signing the statement below, you certify that the information you have supplied us is true and correct
to the best of your knowledge.
In the consideration of my application for a volunteer position with the National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children (NCMEC): (1) I hereby consent to being fingerprinted by a designated representative
of a law-enforcement agency for the purpose of NCMEC obtaining information needed to determine my
suitability for a volunteer position; (2) I hereby release (a) NCMEC, (b) any and all state and/or federal
law-enforcement agencies that are involved in obtaining my fingerprints, and/or investigating my criminal
record, and/or communicating results on the investigation to NCMEC, and (c) the representatives,
employees, and agents of the aforementioned entities of any and all claims, actions, liabilities whatsoever
arising from my being fingerprinted, investigated, and the results of the investigation being
communicated to NCMEC.
Further, I agree to maintain the confidentiality of NCMEC’s information including its clients, and I
understand that any breach of this agreement could be detrimental to the recovery of a child and/or the
prosecution of a case involving a missing or exploited child. NCMEC is an “at will” employer, which
means that this relationship is strictly voluntary. My relationship with NCMEC can be ended by myself or
NCMEC with or without cause or notice, at any time.
I, the undersigned, authorize and consent to any person, firm, organization, or corporation provided a
copy (including photocopy or facsimile copy) of this Authorization to release to the National Center for
Missing & Exploited Children any and all information or records requested by the National Center for
Missing & Exploited Children regarding my relationship to such person, firm, organization, or
corporation including, but not necessarily limited to employment records, military records, criminal
information records (if any), in connection with my application to be a volunteer for the National Center
for Missing & Exploited Children.
Any person, firm, organization, or corporation providing information or records in accordance with this
Authorization is released from any and all claims or liability for compliance.
Applicant’s Name Date of Birth
Applicant’s Current Address
Applicant’s Social Security Number
Signature Date
Witness to Signature Date

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Become a NCMEC Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC.) We rely on dedicated volunteers to assist us in our mission at our headquarters in Virginia and at our branch offices.

Online Volunteer Opportunities

We encourage you to continue with missing children outreach by taking advantage of our online volunteer opportunities:

Poster Partner Program
Web Links Project
On-site Volunteer Opportunites

Volunteers assist in a variety of ways with our case-management, photo-distribution, and public-affairs functions.

Contact the office nearest you to learn about internship and volunteer opportunities in your community.

If you would like to volunteer at NCMEC headquarters or one of our branch offices, please download and complete the On-Site Volunteer Application.

You will need the Adobe®️ Acrobat®️ Reader to view these files. Download
a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Participate In Your Local Community

Other events and opportunities will come up in your area that we may not be aware of, so please be our “eyes and ears” in your community. If you hear of a safety fair or neighborhood festival, contact the organizers to see about participating.

Picture Them Home
For Retired Law Enforcement - Project ALERT
Neighborhood Poster Partner Program

Off-site Peer Support Volunteer Opportunities for TEAM HOPE

Team HOPE , a volunteer based peer support network of family members who have experienced or are currently living with the pain of a missing child, offers volunteer support opportunities. Volunteer opportunities are available to those who are seeking to turn their personal tragedies into vital lifelines of support for other families.

Contact Team HOPE at (866) 305-4673 to learn more

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Sex Offenders

Kenneth John Freeman

NCMEC Applauds U.S. Marshals and ICE for Capture of Nation's Most Wanted Accused Child Pornographer
State Sex-offender Registry Websites

Visit the following sites to find lists of registered sex offenders in each state.

U.S. Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Registry



Read about the history of sex-offender laws and the challenges for policy makers.

Registered Sex Offenders in the United States
View the current number of sex offenders registered in each state.

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006
Related News

First US Marshals Begin Specialized Training in Hunt for 100,000 Missing Sex Offenders

NCMEC Creates New Unit to Help Find 100,000 Missing Sex Offenders and Calls for States to Do Their Part

A special, 2006 legislative edition of NCMEC’s news bulletin. This edition describes the impact and significance of the Adam Walsh Act.

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01 - Contact agent no later than first business day after release

1.2 - Responsible adult present if with child 17 or under--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.3 - No romantic relationship with person associated w/child

1.4 - Not purchase/possess/use sexually stimulating material

1.5 - Treatment program (sex offender) as approved by agent

1.6 - 1,000' from schools and child care centers without approval

1.7 - 1,000' from parks/public pool/playground/arcades

1.8 - Must not have child clothing, toys or games

1.9 - Not possess/use photo equipment/photo development equip

1.11 - Sex Offender registration, provide address data & ID

1.12 - Not own computer or device capable of connecting to Internet

1.13 - Must not use sex phones numbers or services

1.14 - Must stay away from sex entertainment bars and clubs

02 - Must not change residence

2.0 - Not use/possess alcohol/intoxicants or in place served

2.1 - Complete Sub Abuse Treatment Program as referred by agent

2.3 - Not own/possess paging device or cellular phone

03 - Must not leave state

3.4 - Complete Program

3.7 - Complete tether program

04 - Not engage in any behavior that constitutes a violation

4.3 - Must reside at (location) when paroled

4.5 - No contact/or within 500' home/school/employment of (name)

4.6 - No contact

4.16 - Obey all court orders

05 - Comply with alcohol and drug testing ordered by field agent

06 - Not associate with anyone you know to have a felony record

07 - Must not own or possess a firearm

7.1 - Pay cost of treatment

08 - Must not own, possess or use any object as a weapon

09 - Make earnest efforts to find and maintain employment

10 - Must comply w/special conditions, written and verbal orders

99 - Parole Board Non-Standard Special Condition

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Operation Fuzzy:
Offering Comfort After Trauma.
Click Here to Learn More.

Family Safety Links:
Reverse Phone Search: Not sure who is calling you or a family member. Use our "Online Caller ID" to provide information related to Cell, Residential, Unlisted, and Business numbers. Click Here to SEARCH NOW.

Background Check: Run these instant reports to be sure those who come in contact with your family are safe. Background reports include a criminal and sex offender check, lawsuits, judgments, liens, bankruptcies, home value & property ownership, address history, phone numbers, relatives & associates, neighbors, marriage/divorce records and more. Click Here to SEARCH NOW.

People Search: People Search can help you verify information on those you come in contact with, reconnect with relatives, old friends, college buddies — just about anyone! People Search reports include phone numbers, address history, ages, birthdates, household members, home value, income and more. Click Here to SEARCH NOW.

Reverse Email Search: Keep up with who is contacting you or your family members via email. A Reverse Email search allows you to find information associated with an email address. Reports include information such as name, address, phone number and more. It also includes the option to confirm current and past address and phone numbers via public utilities.


Offender Counts

This list contains the actual number of offenders that are publicly viewable in the official state registries.

State Number of offenders

AK 2500
AL 7585
AR 3926
AZ 3607
CA 62264
CO 6802
CT 4938
DC 824
DE 2434
FL 51607
GA 14076
HI 2842
IA 4843
ID 3144
IL 23569
IN 14131
KS 5926
KY 5815
LA 9566
MA 2663
MD 6205
ME 3316
MI 35832
MN 147
MO 7260
MS 5366
MT 4462
NC 15249
ND 375
NE 1326
NH 1865
NJ 2771
NM 2336
NV 2688
NY 17093
OH 27084
OK 6104
OR 711
PA 10348
RI 241
SC 9929
SD 2535
TN 12713
TX 59514
UT 6361
VA 15966
VT 433
WA 10159
WI 18958
WV 3034
WY 1335


Quess Florida can relax .....they're only 2nd !

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Section 1073. Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP) or Giving Testimony
Section 1201. Kidnapping
Section 1204. International Parental Kidnapping
Section 1462. Importation or Transportation of Obscene Matters
Section 1465. Transportation of Obscene Matters for Sale or Distribution
Section 1466. Engaging in the Business of Selling or Transferring Obscene Matter
Section 1467(a). Criminal Forfeiture
Section 1470. Transfer of Obscene Material to Minors
Section 1591. Sex Trafficking of Children or by Force, Fraud, or Coercion
Section 2241. Aggravated Sexual Abuse
Section 2243. Sexual Abuse of a Minor or Ward
Section 2251. Sexual Exploitation of Children
Section 2251A(a)(b). Selling or Buying of Children
Section 2252. Certain Activities Relating to Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors
Section 2252A. Certain Activities Relating to Material Constituting or Containing Child Pornography
Section 2253(a). Criminal Forfeiture
Section 2254(a). Civil Forfeiture
Section 2257. Record Keeping Requirements
Section 2260(a)(b). Production of Sexually Explicit Depictions of a Minor for Importation into the United States
Section 2421. Transportation Generally
Section 2422. Coercion and Enticement
Section 2423. Transportation of Minors
Section 2425. Use of Interstate Facilities to Transmit Information About a Minor
2) The following is a summary from the Federal Criminal Code and Rules under Title 42 of the United States Code.

Section 13032. Reporting of Child Pornography by Electronic Communication Service Providers
Section 14071. Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Program
Section 14072. FBI Database
3) 108 Public Law 21. PROTECT Act.

One of the recent changes to several federal statutes relating to crimes against children is the PROTECT Act which was signed into law on April 30, 2003. This Act was originally known for creating a nationwide AMBER Alert system. However, it did much more, including increasing penalties for certain convictions.

Crimes Against Children

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