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Experience the Rewards of Community Involvement

The United States Secret Service believes in the powerful role of being active in, and strengthening, our communities. Our strong culture of integrity, honor, dedication and trust – combined with our authentic desire to make a meaningful impact – is at the heart of all our community involvement initiatives. The Secret Service pledges support to community programs discouraging violence and drug abuse, while encouraging good citizenship and educational accomplishments.

We join in partnerships that spark advances in supporting communities and skills-based volunteerism through advocacy, awareness, influence and example.

Featured Programs:

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

In an attempt to provide assistance to parents, children and the law enforcement community, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) was created in 1984. This was the beginning of a long term relationship between the NCMEC and the law enforcement community throughout the world. This nonprofit organization upholds their mission to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families and the professionals who serve them.

As part of the 1994 Crime Bill, Congress enabled the Secret Service to provide forensic and technical assistance in matters involving missing and exploited children. The Secret Service offers this assistance not only to the NCMEC, but also to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Another advancement in the Secret Service partnership with the NCMEC arrived in the PROTECT Act of 2003, known as the "Amber Alert Bill," which gave full authorization to the Secret Service in this area as well.

Operation Safe Kids

In 1995, pursuant to the passage of the Omnibus Crime Bill, the Forensic Services Division of the United States Secret Service was mandated by Congress to provide forensic support to assist all law enforcement agencies within the United States, as well as the NCMEC, in matters involving missing and exploited children. The Secret Service Forensic Services Division readily embarked upon developing a program dedicated to capturing important forensic information that could be used in cases of missing children.

Operation Safe Kids uses leading technology to produce a biographical document containing a child's photograph along with digitized, inkless fingerprints and other vital identification information. Parents receive the document that can later be reproduced immediately for mass distribution to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. This system saves valuable time when there is no time to spare.

Upon request Operation Safe Kids can be brought to any Secret Service Field Office. Generally requests come from schools, Boys & Girls Clubs and police departments.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them, Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Since September 2000, the Secret Service has worked in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. This non-profit youth organization consists of more than 4,300 club locations that have helped 4.5 million young people in our country and around the world, with new clubs formed every day. These clubs provide safe places to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, as well as hope and opportunity.

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