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May 26, 2012
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May 26, 2012
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i am finally starting to evaluate all these organizations that ask for my money. it is super disappointing and sad that they are actually exploiting the public. greed is taking over this country in the name of charity. scarey and sad

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 11, 2012
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May 11, 2012
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The salary of the President/CEO over $800,000 is obscene. Noone is worth that much money. And I will not be donating 1 penny to this charity. It may have a 4 star rating but I won't be contributing

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 31, 2010
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October 31, 2010
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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is a disgrace. It clearly is no longer the organization that John Walsh once envisioned. My daughter was abducted by her mother in November 2008. I gave only 1-star because my original case worker was a rockstar and true advocate for missing children and their left behind parents. She is no longer with NCMEC and is working within another division of the State Department. I was very lucky to find someone at Team HOPE who has had a successful recovery and has been an absolute God send to my daughters case. If it were not for these 2 people, I would have left zero stars. Other than that it's been all down hill with the NCMEC. When I needed an advocate and voice for my daughter, the NCMEC refused. When I was told the NCMEC would help look into things for my daughter's case, they never got back to me. Recently, my daughter's file was seceretly closed without consulting with me at all. I found this out third hand and raised holy hell when I did find out. My 2nd case manager lied through his teeth on several occasions regarding my daughter's file. Mind you my daughter is still not with us...it's going on 2-years now. As I continued this fight for my daughter's honor, we made many ally's at the State Department. Through though those allies, we found out that the NCMEC has been telling the State Department mistruths about my daughter's case. Yes they do talk. When I approached the NCMEC about the discrepencies, do you think they had any interest in fixing what ailes the file? NO! In fact all I have been getting is the typical song and dance I have been getting for over a year now. When my daughter's file was seceretly closed they had the NCMEC "yes man" assigned to corral me and keep the damage to a minimum. He told me that he could actually read the 2-year history of the case back to me...BUT would not make actual copies so I can see the discrepancies for myself. Let me get this straight...my case manager is a proven liar and the NCMEC is not sharing good information with the State Department and I am supposed to trust the "yes man" that he would actually read 'everything' in my daughter's file? No thanks. I took my chances with the Freedom of Information Act. Based on a letter sent to me dated October 19, 2010, the NCMEC is clearly trying to hide something. They declined to give me copies of my daughter's file; hiding behind their "private, non-profit" status and is "not subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act". There is more but I think you get the point. So, 90% of the NCMEC's funding comes from the Department of Justice. That explains the Congressional Mandates that the NCMEC is held to...but rarely follows. We will see where this goes. If someone were to tell me 2-years ago that I would have an easier time winning the battles in Mexico (where my daughter currently is) than I would in my own country, I would have told you that you were crazy...BUT that is exactly what is happening here; in large part because the NCMEC's lack of desire or accountability. I recently spent a week in Mexican prison for something I did not do; not directly because of the actions of the NCMEC (or should I say 'inaction') - BECAUSE it was their inaction that PREVENTED US FROM BRINGING MY DAUGHTER HOME A YEAR AGO and indirectly causing my incarceration in Mexico! My advice to you if you are a left behind parent, email me directly and I will help you through the pros and cons of the NCMEC. DO NOT GET INVOLVED WITH THIS ORGANIZATION! They are more interested in retaining their generous taxpayer funding year after year than they are doing the right thing for children. John Walsh would be disgraced by today's NCMEC.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have spend a week in a Mexican prison because of what the NCMEC would NOT do.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Blow it up and start over. Find out what made John Walsh leave and fix it.

August 2, 2009
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August 2, 2009
1 person found this review helpful

Great organization. They are the only group in the nation educting kids and parents on the dangers of the internet and child sexual abuse and the only group helping to identify the victims of child pornography nationwide. My experience with them was wonderful. They provide resources beyond what any police department could ever do on their own. Thank you NCMEC

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

education, information and individuals and communities served.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hire more help.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the care and concern shown by staff

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

educators and computer experts.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

identify and stop 100 million traders of child pornography.

Ways to make it better...

Nothing they did a great job.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

keeping up with the predators online.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I would donate any time!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 7, 2009
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July 7, 2009
4 people found this review helpful

Highly overrated due to its own media campaign, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has not recovered a single stranger abducted child in its 25-year history. But then it's not supposed to. You see, the National Center, nicknamed NCMEC or NickMeck, is a clearinghouse. It has a website with photos of missing children (mostly parental abductions and runaways), has a page for child exploitation over the internet that goes directly to the Department of Justice, and it provides space for another organization to train police chiefs as to how to respond when a child is missing. The question is, are those services, while valuable, worth $58 million a year? Or is its director worth nearly $500,000 a year for the 28-hour week that he puts in? Very few children in the US are abducted in the way that Adam Walsh or Polly Klaas were; probably less than a dozen a year. NCMEC miffed the Elizabeth Smart abduction by not bringing a trained bloodhound to the scene; one which could have found her since both she and her abductor were only a quarter of a mile away in a wooded area. To date close to half a billion dollars has been spent on this charity, primarily on its website and various members of its staff. Yet when a girl, featured on its website was recovered, NCMEC would not contribute on cent towards her safe return home. It's not what we do, said NCMEC liaison Marsha Gilmer Tullus. "We're a clearinghouse. Our job is not to return missing children home, but to help others to find them." The cost of returning the girl home was less that what takes Ernie Allen, NCMEC's director, less than four hours to earn. According to their 990's, NCMEC has approximately $30 million, above and beyond their annual expenses, sitting in the bank.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the imagination of its staff.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

fire the executive staff.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

those periods between contacts.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

indifferent

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be closer to what it should be taking in a year, rather than the $58 million it presently amasses.

Ways to make it better...

they actually showed that they cared.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

greed and self-aggrandizement.

One thing I'd also say is that...

NCMEC has been placed on a pedestal. No one has ever really scrutinized what they do (or don't do) because they are led in name by the now iconic John Walsh, who remains on their board of directors.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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