Data for Good

We have a longstanding commitment to using "Data for Good," and are continuously looking for new and innovative ways to solve some of the most important problems society faces.

Safer Communities

The ADAM Program

The ADAM Program was developed by LexisNexis Risk Solutions associates and donated specifically to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). It helps distribute posters of missing and at-risk children across targeted areas quickly enough to be effective, sending alerts to targeted recipients within minutes.

Finding Missing Children Faster

On April 5th, 2011, a 12 year-old girl was reported missing from her home in Wisconsin. Law enforcement turned to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) who quickly distributed hundreds of posters of the child within a 15-mile radius of her last known location. Shortly after the poster’s release, the mother received specific information on her daughter’s whereabouts. They were reunited on April 16th.

ADAM enhances our photo distribution efforts by rapidly distributing images and information about missing children to targeted areas. The program is a key component of our recovery efforts.

Callahan Walsh

Spokesman for NCMEC

Over 170 missing children recovered

ADAM alerts can target areas within minutes, distributing over 130,000 posters a month.

Over 1.8 million participants

Recipients include police departments, news media, hospitals, schools, social services and private enterprises.
For missing kids, fast action makes a difference.

When time matters

With the ADAM program, NCMEC can deliver missing children posters the same day the child is reported missing.