• About Us

    The Massachusetts State Police houses the Massachusetts Missing Children Clearinghouse (MMCC). The MMCC strives to provide resources for families, caregivers, and the professionals who serve them in assisting in the recovery of children who go missing. Contact Us
  • Missing Children in Massachusetts

    MA Missing Children
    Nothing is more precious than our children. As members of your community you are in the best position to demand safer streets and help stop the exploitation and abuse of children. Simply knowing your neighbors and taking responsibility for your community can help to save innocent lives.

    Through your involvement and willingness to report individuals who prey upon our children, or by reporting a a sighting of a missing/runaway child, you will be making a difference. One day or night on the streets is all it takes to make a victim. Please get involved.
  • Parental/Guardian Information

    Parental Resources
    As the parent, you are the best and most valuable resource in assisting professionals who are attempting to locate your child. With the development of the Massachusetts Missing Children Clearinghouse website, we hope to streamline information about missing children by creating a better, more coordinated response.
  • Law Enforcement

    Law Enforcement
    Due to the transient nature of missing children, whether it be a child that has run away, lured away or abducted, cases of missing children often involve multiple jurisdictions both in the social service and law enforcement communities.

    As a result of the multi-jurisdictional nature of these cases, missing children often become lost in the shuffle. When it comes to missing children, there should be no bounds. The Massachusetts Missing Children Clearinghouse is actively working to make it easier for all agencies to work together to find these children.
  • Family Abductions

    Whether dealing with a domestic or international family abduction, law enforcement should take family abductions seriously and assist the lawfully authorized custodial parent to their fullest capacity. Responding to family abductions can be challenging for both law enforcement and the family because there are often two systems: the criminal justice system and the civil court system.
  • Internet Crimes Against Children

    The world of technology and the Internet is constantly expanding and changing and it is not uncommon that children of today are more knowledgeable about computers and the software than adults. However, parents and caregivers have a responsibility to help keep children safe while online. Parents should proactively educate themselves about the computer, the technologies children are using, and become involved with your their online activities.
  • Massachusetts Child AMBER Alert

    Amber Alert
    Massachusetts Child AMBER Alert is an emergency alert system that helps recover abducted children. The Plan utilizes the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to interrupt regular programming and broadcast information that could help recover the child. Information is also broadcast on electronic signs along highways and in airports.
  • College/University Safety Alerts

    The Commonwealth has an abundance of colleges and universities within the greater Boston area and beyond. The following section is designed to highlight any safety alerts and/or relevant news provided by participating colleges and universities.
  • Laws Governing the Reporting of Missing Children

    Missing Children Laws
    There are laws both at the Federal and State level which guide and govern the reporting of and response to missing children, in order to ensure an appropriate and efficient response.
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