Have You Seen These Children?
In 1981. 6-year-old Adam Walsh was abducted in Florida. His desperate parents, John and Reve Walsh, came to Washington, DC, seeking help. Seeing different sites on their drive from the airport, Reve asked, "Where is the Children's Building?" The driver responded with a blank stare and replied "there is no childrens building, there is no help for searching parents and there is no national response to the problem."
This was just the beginning . . .
The Walsh's turned their anger into action.
In 1984, John Walsh co-founded the private, nonprofit National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).
NCMEC serves as a focal point in providing assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in recovering missing children and raising public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. NCMEC has worked on more than 85,500 cases of missing and exploited children, helped to recover more than 68,900 children, and raised its recovery rate from 60% in the 1980's to over 93% today, thereby gaining national and international recognition as "the" resource for missing and exploited children.
John Walsh continues his work to fight for victimized children and to catch criminals through Fox's Americas Most Wanted: America Fights Back, which began in 1988.
John Walsh continues to fight for victims and discusses timely news topics.
Please visit www.amw.com or www.johnwalsh.tv for more information on the shows.
24 Hour Hotline
The primary means by which NCMEC serves as an information clearinghouse and delivers technical assistance is through its toll free Hotline, which operates every day of the year, 24-hours a day.
United States and Canada: 1-800-THE LOST (1-800-843-5678)
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang International Children's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3175
The United States of America
24-hour Hotline 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)