LORTON, Va., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of innovative forensic DNA services, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) announced today their partnership to help the families of missing and unidentified children. Bode will provide pro bono forensic DNA analysis to law enforcement agencies working with NCMEC on missing and unidentified child cases. Local jurisdictions may not have easy access to the most cutting-edge DNA technologies, expedited DNA testing or the ability to test complex crime scene evidence on cases involving long-term missing children. NCMEC will now be able to work with Bode to provide the DNA expertise needed to help law enforcement solve the most complicated of cases.
"Our mission is to be the nation's resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children and help bring resolution to the families involved in these cases," said Bob Lowery, Senior Executive Director of the Missing Children's Division at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. "We are excited for this opportunity to work with Bode to provide their DNA analysis to law enforcement, which enhances the support we are able to offer."
Bode is a recognized world leader in DNA analysis for identification and recently launched its Same-Day DNA Service™ and Rapid DNA Service™ to bring faster DNA results to the forensic and identification community. Bode's forensic DNA expertise, coupled with NCMEC's vast nationwide network, will enable local law enforcement agencies to have access to resources for complicated cases that they would otherwise not have available.
"Bode is proud to support the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's mission. DNA analysis has proven to be a critical tool in investigating cases involving missing persons. By providing pro bono DNA analysis services Bode will continue to enhance its decade-long commitment with NCMEC," said Barry Watson, CEO & President of Bode. "Bode has had great success with complex and older cold cases, some dating back nearly 100 years. Working with NCMEC we will be able to help law enforcement identify missing or abducted children and bring resolution to searching families."
About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1984. Designated by Congress to serve as the nation's clearinghouse on issues related to missing and exploited children, the organization operates the toll-free 24-hour national missing children's hotline which has handled more than 3,670,000 calls. It has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 180,000 children. The organization's CyberTipline has handled more than 1,685,700 reports of child sexual exploitation and its Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed and analyzed more than 77,295,300 child pornography images and videos. The organization works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, call its toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or visit its web site at www.missingkids.com.
About The Bode Technology Group, Inc.
Bode Technology provides a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art forensic DNA collection products, analysis services, and research services to law enforcement, justice system, and other government agencies around the world. Operating one of the most internationally respected private DNA laboratories, Bode's forensic DNA experts have assisted in identifying criminals in every state in the United States, and played a key role in the exoneration of numerous individuals. Bode provides immigration and paternity testing worldwide. Bode has also been instrumental in the identification of victims of natural disasters, war, crime, and terrorism, including the attack on the World Trade Center.
Bode Technology is one of the three wholly owned subsidiaries of SolutionPoint International, Inc. (www.solutionpoint-intl.com), a leading provider of business intelligence, security, compliance and monitoring, identity assurance, forensics, and situational awareness solutions for the commercial and government sectors on a worldwide basis. Alongside Bode Technology are Guidepost Solutions, global leader in monitoring, compliance, international investigations, and risk management solutions; and NSM Surveillance, designer and manufacturer of sophisticated surveillance systems for law enforcement, the Department of Defense and other government agencies.
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