Data, analytics and technology provider LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced the 20th anniversary of the Automated Delivery of Alerts on Missing Children Program, part of its longstanding partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, or NCMEC.
Named in honor of Adam Walsh, who went missing in 1981 and is the son of NCMEC founders John and Revé Walsh, the ADAM Program was designed and developed by LexisNexis Risk Solutions and donated to NCMEC in 2000. It distributes posters with photos and information about missing children across targeted areas, sending alerts to recipients in a specific geographic search area within minutes.
To date, the program has helped recover nearly 200 missing children and assisted in the recovery efforts of countless others.
Trish McCall, director of program management at LexisNexis Risk Solutions and co-founder of the ADAM Program, said she feels privileged having being a part of the creation and development of the program since its inception.
“Through the years, together with my counterparts at NCMEC, I have also shared in the joy each and every time this program has helped recover a missing child,” she added. “We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has helped make this program a success through its first 20 years and continue to look for ways to increase awareness and extend the reach of the ADAM Program.”