Director, Exploited Children Division
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Lauren Coffren is Director of the Exploited Children Division at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). She oversees several programs including the CyberTipline, Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP and Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) Survivor Services Program to improve the response to survivors of child sexual abuse images and videos. She has been with NCMEC since 2006, where she started as an analyst. Lauren presents at numerous law enforcement investigative training programs on online child exploitation. She provides extensive technical assistance on child sexual exploitation cases to law enforcement in and out of the United States. She is a certified trainer on Interpol’s International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) database. Lauren received B.A.'s in both Criminal Justice and Spanish from DeSales University.