Our Impact

As we approach our 20th anniversary, we are positioned to take on an even greater role to make the world a safer place for all children.

For almost two decades, we have dedicated ourselves to making the lives of children around the world better.

Global Missing Children’s Center

  • We have helped 12 countries develop Rapid Emergency Child Alert Systems similar to AMBER Alert in the U.S. There are now at least 27 countries with alert systems in place.
  • The Global Missing Children’s Network, which offers resources to law enforcement and the public at large, to assist with preventing and responding to reports of missing children, currently has 25 member countries and 28 total members, on 5 continents.
  • We have worked with 8 countries to develop comprehensive responses to the issue of missing children.

Global Initiative for Child Health & Well-Being

  • The Global Health Coalition includes 33 health-sector members, including 4 of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, who have joined forces to address child sexual exploitation as a public health crisis.
  • Through the Global Initiative for Child Health & Well-Being, ICMEC is partnering with the International Task Force on Child Protection, which is comprised of members of the international school community, and the U.S. Department of State to deliver resources and training to educators and school personnel in more than 1,135 schools across 109 countries to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation.

The Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy

  • Since 2009, The Koons Family Institute has hosted 160 interns and volunteers, resulting in more than 30,000 volunteer research hours.
  • Since Child Pornography: Model Legislation & Global Review was released in 2006, 127 countries have refined or implemented new anti-child pornography laws.

Global Training Academy

  • Since 2003, ICMEC has conducted more than 120 law enforcement trainings across 6 continents.
  • ICMEC has trained more than 10,500 law enforcement officers, investigators, prosecutors, and other specialists from 118 countries.

Project VIC

  • In a survey of law enforcement officers participating in Project VIC, 95% reported an increase in investigative efficiency when using Project VIC tools, decreasing officer burnout and allowing for more time to identify child victims.

Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography

  • Members of the U.S. Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography make up 90% of the U.S. payments industry.