Division of Criminal Justice Services

Missing Persons Clearinghouse

Clearinghouse Fund

100% of every contribution is used to locate missing children and promote child safety. Your contribution is tax deductible.

Your contribution helps us to provide direct assistance to parents, law enforcement officials and others when searching for missing and abducted children. Contributions also support statewide dissemination of information and educational materials; and advanced training for law enforcement officers in the area of missing, abducted and exploited children.

Contributions can be forwarded directly to:

NYS DCJS Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan St.
Albany, New York 12210

Also, a 1997 amendment to the New York State Tax Law allows individuals to donate directly to the Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse fund when filing state income tax returns. Similar to the tax "checkoff" programs that have been utilized to generate funding in support of wildlife and breast cancer research, this initiative has dramatically increased services available from MECC. Enhancing outreach capabilities to increase missing child/child safety information available to children, parents, teachers, law enforcement and others in one of the most important efforts undertaken through this initiative.

Look for the "Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse Fund" contribution line on your New York State Income Tax Return form. You may donate any dollar amount. More information is available on the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance web site.

If you would like additional information about the Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse, please visit Clearinghouse Information.


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