Lisa Schoneman Joins Team Adam and Project Alert
We are pleased to announce that Lisa Schoneman of Peeler Group International has become a member of Team Adam and Project Alert. Paying it forward in helping our communities Lisa has completed the required training that will enhance her investigative capabilities in assisting law enforcement and families, most importantly, the children. See the information provided below on how Team Adam may help.
In addition to taking involvement through Team Adam and Project Alert, PGI is taking the steps necessary involved in having our personnel trained through a new program created in January of this year. This training and awareness program was created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and ASIS and will provides critical information to our staff and will help them recognize, observe, and properly report incidents or circumstances of missing, abducted and/or sexually exploited children.
Peeler Group International congratulates Lisa in taking personal interest in her community and in stepping forward on our behalf. Lisa has paved the way for our organization to get involved and give back to one of our most treasured commodities, our children…
Team Adam, a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®, provides rapid, on-site assistance to law enforcement agencies and families in serious cases of missing children. Team Adam consultants are retired law enforcement professionals with years of investigative experience at the federal, state and local levels.
Consultants from Team Adam rapidly deploy to sites where these cases are unfolding. They provide on-the-ground technical assistance and connect local law enforcement to a national network of resources.
The program’s unique access to NCMEC’s resources, coupled with years of law enforcement experience, often provides departments with the added tools needed to better address complex, media intensive cases.
How does Team Adam help?
Team Adam helps law enforcement with:
- Search and rescue.
- Technical support.
- Investigative recommendations and analysis.
- Equipment and resources.
Team Adam helps families by providing:
- Family advocacy services.
- Personal assistance.
- Child safety education.
- Stress management.
24 Hour Hotline 800-The-Lost (800.843.5678)
Report Child Exploitation
In 2014, there were 466,949 entries for missing children under the age of 18 into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, also called NCIC.
To find the number of children missing from a specific state or territory contact the state’s Missing Child Clearinghouses.
The first three hours are the most critical when trying to locate a missing child. The murder of an abducted child is rare, and an estimated 100 cases in which an abducted child is murdered occur in the U.S. each year. A 2006 study indicated that 76.2 percent of abducted children who are killed are dead within three hours of the abduction. 
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 205,550 missing children since it was founded in 1984. Our recovery rate for missing children has grown from 62 percent in 1990 to 97 percent today.
The AMBER Alert program was created in 1996 and is operated by the U.S. Department of Justice. As of March 2015, 758 children have been successfully recovered as a result of the program. 
As of January 2015, NCMEC’s toll free, 24 hour call center has received more than 4,096,795 calls since it was created in 1984. Information about missing or exploited children can be reported to the call center by calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
Child sexual exploitation
U.S. law enforcement agencies have seen a dramatic increase in cases of sexual exploitation of children since the 1990s. According to a report to Congress in 2010. 
In 2006 U.S. attorneys handled 82.8 percent more child pornography cases than they had in 1994.
State and local law enforcement agencies involved in Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces reported a 230 percent increase in the number of documented complaints of online enticement of children from 2004 to 2008.
ICAC Task Forces noted a more than 1,000 percent increase in complaints of child sex trafficking from 2004 to 2008.
As of January 2015, the CyberTipline has received more than 3.3 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation since it was launched in 1998. Suspected child sexual exploitation can be reported to the CyberTipline at www.cybertipline.com or 1-800-843-5678.
As of January 2015, NCMEC’s Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed and analyzed more than 132 million child pornography images since it was created in 2002.
1 in 6 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in 2014 were likely sex trafficking victims.
68 percent of these likely sex trafficking victims were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran.
Peeler Group International is a risk management and investigative firm with offices in New York and Florida