Children and Youth

Resources and Organizations

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® opened in 1984 to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Today NCMEC is authorized by Congress to perform 22 programs and services to assist law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them. The Child Sex Trafficking Team was created at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® in October 2011 to respond to the increased need for technical assistance and analysis in cases of domestic child sex trafficking.

In 2003, the FBI in conjunction with NCMEC and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, launched the Innocence Lost National Initiative to address the growing problem of domestic child sex trafficking. NCMEC, a part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative, provides assistance to law enforcement agencies in their efforts to identify and recover victims of child sex trafficking and prosecute the offenders.

Child Sex Trafficking Team services are only available to law enforcement. If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, please report to the CyberTipline or call 1-800-THE-LOST.

Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation In 2015, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will re-launch the Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation. CASE provides tools and guidelines on how communities can develop long-term solutions to the sexual victimization of children. Through CASE, NCMEC and communities can work together to foster safer communities for children and youth.


Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Fact Sheet
Child Sex Trafficking in America- A Guide for Parents and Guardians
Child Sex Trafficking in America- A Guide for Child Welfare
Social Services Indicator Card
Polaris Safe Harbor Analysis
State of Florida Department of Children and Families Human Trafficking of Children Indicator Tool
Legal Services Assessment for Trafficked Children in Cook County Illinois

Publications Specific to Foreign-Born Children

Meeting the Legal Needs of Child Trafficking Victims- An Introduction for Children’s Attorneys & Advocates
Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking
Requesting a Letter of Eligibility for a Trafficked Child
Child Trafficking Victims’ Routes to Federal Benefits