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The Adam Program – Facilitating the Recovery of Missing Children

An Oregon resident and CEO of Amare, LLC, Dominic O’Dierno has nearly 30 years of experience in investing and helping start-ups with strategic planning. Outside of his business interests, Dominic O’Dierno supports nonprofit organizations such as the National Centers for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Since its inception in the mid-1980s, NCMEC has been committed to reducing childhood victimization and sexual exploitation by instituting the Adam Program which has revolutionized children’s recovery. Formally named the Automated Delivery of Alerts on Missing Children, the Adam Program was named after six-year-old Adam Walsh who was abducted in a Florida mall. In 1984, his parents, who decided to devote their lives to preventing the exploitation and victimization of children, established NCMEC.

With the help of technology company LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the organization has been able to recover children more quickly than in previous years. For 20 years, the Adam Program has safely recovered more than 200 children. The program integrates a few different technologies, such as geo-targeting and mapping tools, to find missing children. With these tools, the non-profit can disseminate photos more precisely and instantaneously.


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