ADAM: Automated Delivery of Alerts on Missing Children

ADAM:
Automated Delivery of Alerts on Missing Children

The ADAM Program quickly distributes missing child posters from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® to specific geographic search areas.

According to the FBI, there were more than 424,000 children under the age of 18 who went missing in 2018.

NCIC claims over 460,000 in 2016.
Finding missing childrenADAM has helped in the recovery of hundreds or missing children.

The ADAM Program helps bring missing children home.

To date, ADAM has helped recover over 180 missing children.

It’s an unfortunate reality that children go missing every day, which is why LexisNexis Risk Solutions partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in 2000 to create the ADAM (Automated Delivery of Alerts on Missing Children) Program.
When it comes to missing children, time is of the essence. The ADAM Program helps locate missing children — fast — using our innovative technology to distribute posters with a photo and details about a missing child to police, news media, schools businesses, medical centers and individuals within a specific, targeted geographic area. Designed, donated and managed by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the ADAM Program has helped in the recovery of over 180 missing children.

How it works

NCMEC transmits to ADAM

STEP 1: NCMEC sends a photo of a missing child incident and important details — including geographic areas to target — to ADAM.
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STEP 2: The ADAM technology searches a database of possible alert recipients and narrows down to only those who are located within the targeted search area.
ADAM transmits the data and photo of the missing child to targeted recipients.

STEP 3: ADAM transmits the data and photo of the missing child to targeted recipients.

The ADAM Program 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

Child advocate for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and sibling of Adam Walsh, for whom the program is named.

Sign Up Today

Please complete this form to participate in the ADAM Program and receive email alerts of children missing in your area. Information collected on this form is only used to distribute missing child alerts based on a specific location or area, and not used for any other purpose. 

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