If you are not from Dallas, you are also welcome to join our Dallas Chat Room to meet people from Dallas too.It’s nearly unthinkable, but every year thousands of children become victims of crime—whether it’s through kidnappings, violent attacks, sexual abuse, or online predators.The mission of the FBI's Violent Crimes Against Children program is threefold: first, to decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; second, to develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and third, to enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations.
It was under this umbrella that programs such as the Innocence Lost National Initiative and Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Teams were implemented to provide additional resources and response tools to combat the ever-present problems of child prostitution, child abduction, and child sex tourism.
In October 2012, the Crimes Against Children program and the Innocent Images National Initiative merged to form the Violent Crimes Against Children program in the Criminal Investigative Division.
The program continues the efforts of both former iterations, providing centralized coordination and analysis of case information that is national and international in scope, requiring close cooperation not only among FBI field offices and legal attachés but also with state, local, and international governments.
S., but rather seek to procure children once they arrive at their destination. The NCMEC also maintains a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST, and a website at
The purpose of these operations are to coordinate with foreign law enforcement to gather evidence against U. Complaints received by the NCMEC that indicate a violation of federal law are referred to the FBI for appropriate action.