The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a national centralized repository and resource center for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. NamUs is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public from all over the country in hopes of resolving these cases.
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Established in 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. As part of its Congressional authorization, NCMEC has created a unique public and private partnership to build a coordinated, national response to the problem of missing and sexually exploited children, establish a missing children hotline and serve as the national clearinghouse for information related to these issues.
- Black &Missing
Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAM FI) has been established as a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends and to educate the minority community on personal safety. Founded in 2008 by a veteran law-enforcement official and public relations specialist, BAM FI will create public awareness campaigns for public safety and provide parents and loved ones of missing persons with a forum for spreading the word of their disappearance, with pictures and profiles of missing individuals. BAM FI will use a variety of media, including print, television, and the internet, to help locate missing persons of color for this severely underserved population.
- Project Jason
An organization that seeks to bring hope and assistance to families of the missing by providing resources and support.
- Polly Klaas Foundation
A national nonprofit that helps find missing children, prevents children from going missing, and promotes laws like Amber Alert that help keep children safe.
- Association of Missing and Exploited Children’s Organization
An organization of member organizations in the United States and Canada who provide services to families with missing and exploited children. A national nonprofit that helps find missing children, prevents children from going missing, and promotes laws like Amber Alert that help keep children safe.
- Operation Lookout
The first priority and ultimate objective of the organization is to bring about a positive reunion of children with their loved ones.
- The Doe Network
A volunteer organization devoted to assisting Law Enforcement in solving cold cases concerning unexplained disappearances and unidentified victims from North America, Australia and Europe. It is their mission to give the nameless back their names and return the missing to their families.
- CUE Center for Missing Persons
CUE provides a variety of services for families suffering a missing person. Some of those services include: posters, printing, search/recovery resources, bulk mailings, law enforcement requests for case aid, personal needs for families of the missing, office workspace to aid the public, individual/group grief counseling and complete case work of missing persons.
- Trinity Search and Recovery
A nonprofit group that offers a variety of services, including: volunteer ground searches, aerial searches, water searches, counseling services, media coordination and coordination with law enforcement.
- The Laura Recovery Center
The Laura Recovery Center exists to prevent abductions and runaways and to recover missing children by fostering a Triangle of Trust among law enforcement, community and a missing child’s family.
- HELPFUL GUIDES, CHECKLISTS, and STATS
When Your Child is Missing: A Family Survival Guide (Department of Justice)
THE CRIME OF FAMILY ABDUCTION
2013 FBI MISSING PERSONS STATISTICS