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Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent Federal agency that works to maintain a strongly competitive free enterprise system. The Commission investigates consumer complaints, writes trade regulations, develops consumer education programs, and protects consumers from unfair or deceptive business practices. Ten regional FTC offices also collect and investigate consumer complaints. The FTC's consumer protection programs focus on health-related topics such as truth in advertising, product reliability, and business practices of health spas and nursing homes.

Review Date: January 20, 2012

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U.S. Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice is headed by the Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer of the Federal Government, whose main responsibility is to represent the United States in legal matters generally and give advice and opinions to the President and to the heads of the executive departments of the Government.

Review Date: November 17, 2011

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Health On the Net Foundation

The Health On the Net Foundation (HON) promotes and guides the deployment of useful and reliable online health information, and its appropriate and efficient use. Created in 1995, HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. For 15 years, HON has focused on the essential question of the provision of health information to citizens, information that respects ethical standards. To cope with the unprecedented volume of healthcare information available on the Net, the HONcode of conduct offers a multi-stakeholder consensus on standards to protect citizens from misleading health information. HON is funded by the State of Geneva, several European projects, the French National Health Autority (HAS) and the Provisu foundation. HON is also supported by the Geneva Hospital since its inception.

Review Date: May 26, 2011

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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was established to address the issues created by the problem of missing children, especially their criminal and sexual exploitation. NCMEC's technical staff of former law enforcement officers provides assistance to individuals, groups, agencies, and governments in locating and returning missing children; develops technical assistance packets on searching techniques and action plans for parents; and disseminates materials from other organizations on preventing and dealing with non-custodial parental abductions. NCMEC also assists law enforcement agencies with investigation techniques and provides education programs for parents, schools, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations.

Review Date: November 15, 2010

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National Center for Victims of Crime

The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. NCVC is dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime. Through collaboration with local, state, and federal partners. Since 1985, the Center has worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims.

Review Date: October 14, 2010

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National Crime Prevention Council

NCPC is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help America prevent crime and build safer, stronger communities. In 1986 a group of individuals - government policy makers, law enforcement, business, and labor leaders launched the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign featuring McGruff the Crime Dog, our nation's symbol for crime prevention. Through the hard work and dedication of people around the country, NCPC has evolved into the nation's resource for crime prevention. NCPC offers publications, training, a web site and demonstration programs.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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