AUGUST 6, 2023
"National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children"
with Paul Skinner
About our Guest Paul Skinner
Paul is a member of Team ADAM which is the investigative/resource provision unit of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Paul has professional experience of four decades working in municipal policing and working in the criminal justice system in the prosecution of offenders. Paul is a graduate of the FBI National Academy where he majored in the management of cold case investigations. Additionally, Paul has experience as an adjunct instructor for Humphreys University teaching criminal justice students in advanced/complicated investigations.
As a member of Team ADAM Paul brings experience and expertise in the areas of cold case investigations, spatial behavior of offenders and the prosecution of no-body homicide cases.

Our Work
NCMEC proactively provides assistance to victims, families, law enforcement, social service agencies, mental health agencies and others when they need help with a missing, exploited, or recovered child.

Every child deserves a safe childhood. Professional Training & Resources
NCMEC is committed to providing training, technical assistance, education, and resources at no cost to child-serving professionals, including law enforcement and other personnel who assist with missing and exploited children cases. View our training courses.
Victims & Family Support

For families with a missing or sexually exploited child, NCMEC provides crisis intervention and local counseling referrals to appropriate professionals. Our Team HOPE program connects families with peers who have had similar experiences and can offer coping skills and compassion. When a missing child is recovered, we help families with the reunification process, including mental health services and travel assistance.

NCMEC is able to analyze case data and CyberTipline information to assess trends in the field and help inform NCMEC’s prevention education programming.
Case Resources
NCMEC has dedicated staff and partners available to assist in cases involving missing and exploited children.

NCMEC provides safety and prevention resources for families and professionals focusing on child abduction, child sexual exploitation, and internet safety.

  • KidSmartz Personal Safety Program: A child safety program that educates families and children about how to prevent abduction and that empowers elementary-aged students to practice safer behaviors.
  • NetSmartz Online Safety Program: An educational program that teaches children ages 5-17 about online safety and digital citizenship. NetSmartz offers free, age-appropriate resources including videos, games, presentations, and classroom lessons to help children learn how to protect themselves and their friends online.
  • Code Adam: A program, named in honor of Adam Walsh, that is designed to help businesses and other establishments ensure that they have safety protocols in place to respond quickly and effectively to situations involving a missing child.
  • Safe to Compete: Guidelines for youth-serving sporting organizations and the parents of child athletes to help protect children from sexual abuse.