Partner’s Corner

Association for Missing and Exploited Children (AMECO) The Association for Missing and Exploited Children (AMECO) is an association of non-profit organizations that assist in the prevention, recovery, and reintegration of missing children. AMECO builds credible, ethical, and effective non-profit organizations by providing professional development training for its member organizations. AMECO also provides direct referrals to members of the public and to professionals that assist the families of missing and exploited children. To learn more about AMECO and how they can help you locate missing children’s services, please visit

Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC)The Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC) provides high quality research and statistics concerning crimes against children to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners. To learn more about CCRC, please visit

Girls Study Group The Girls Study Group is a component of the Research Triangle Institute, which is an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners convened by OJJDP to develop a comprehensive research foundation for a variety of issues currently effecting young females. Girls Study Group is dedicated to furthering the understanding of female juvenile offenders, as well as identifying effective strategies to prevent and reduce female involvement in juvenile delinquency and violence.  For more information on Girls Study Group and its available resources, please visit

Fox Valley Technical College’s National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) Fox Valley’s National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) coordinates important OJJDP training and technical assistance for the following programs: AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, Child Protection Training Center (CPTC) and the Criminal Justice Center for Innovation (CJCI). NCJTC leverages the skills and abilities of more than 400 experienced criminal justice professionals, as well as the resources developed over a 20-year history of providing training and technical assistance support to every state and U.S. territory.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) serves as the national resource center and information clearinghouse for missing and sexually exploited children. The agency works to find missing children, eliminate child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC provides information and resources to parents, children, law enforcement and other certified professionals. NCMEC conducts training for law enforcement, juvenile justice practitioners and 9-1-1 call center first responders. For more information, please visit

National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) provides quality training for professionals who work directly with abused children and their families. To meet the varied needs of the child abuse professional training sessions are offered: on campus, online, on location, and through two professional conferences. For more information on NCAC, please visit

OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) OJJDP”s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) seeks to promote the use of evidence-based practices by providing practitioners with innovative training and technical assistance to meet the diverse needs of children in the juvenile justice system. OJJDP’s NTTAC provides, promotes and brokers training, as well as technical assistance to the following juvenile justice and related criminal justice initiatives:  Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Program, Title II Formula Grants Program, Title V Community Prevention Grants Program, Girls’ Delinquency and Crime Initiative, and Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Initiative. For more information on OJJDP’s NTTAC mission and initiatives, please visit

Take Root Take Root is a missing-child non-profit organization that was established by former abducted-children to use the collected wisdom of these survivors to improve America’s missing-child response. Take Root offers a peer community and support program to victims of child-abduction once they are no longer missing, with the goal being to help victims contend with the lasting trauma of abduction. Take Root also offers training, consultation, and educational resources to state, local, and non-profit agencies, as well as to other multidisciplinary professionals. Take Root’s trainings and publications are uniquely informed by their direct work with former missing-children, providing insights that illuminate abduction through the eyes of the child and guide the development of child-centered practice responses.  More information on the Take Root organization may be found online at