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Title: Guia de Recursos de la Familia Contra el Secuestro Parental Internacional (Spanish Version of Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping)
Corporate Author: Fox Valley Technical College
United States of America
Date Published: February 2002
Page Count: 138
Sponsoring Agency: Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 98-MC-CX-K010
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guidebook offers assessments of available civil and criminal remedies, explains laws, identifies public and private resources, and identifies strategies for parents of abducted children taken to or retained in foreign countries.
Abstract: The emotional, legal, and financial difficulties resulting from an abduction of a child can be among the hardest challenges a parent will ever encounter. These hardships can be particularly overwhelming for parents whose children are taken to or retained in foreign countries. A swift and informed response is often difficult given the complex nature of international abductions. Unfamiliar languages and laws, along with the psychological and physical distance of the separation, can frustrate recovery efforts. However, it is crucial that victims remain optimistic. Family members can respond in a hopeful, informed, and resolute fashion and marshal an effective recovery plan. This guide describes ways to prevent an international parental kidnapping (Chapter 1), stop a kidnapping in progress (Chapter 2), and locate a kidnapped or wrongfully retained child in another country (Chapter 3). Bringing an abductor to justice is discussed in Chapter 4, along with the civil aspects of international parental kidnapping and the Hague Convention. It lists specific countries that the United States has cited for not complying with the Hague Convention and identifies other countries with legal, social welfare, or religious systems that may prevent the return of an abducted or retained child. Chapter 5 explains the criminal aspects of international parental kidnapping. Chapter 6 describes other resources that may be instrumental in resolving a case, including the media, diplomatic and congressional or other political interventions, human rights laws and organizations, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Chapter 7 focuses on the legal, psychological, and practical issues surrounding a child’s reunification with the left-behind parent and family. Index
Main Term(s): Child Abduction; International law
Index Term(s): Child custody; Crimes against children; Kidnapping; Missing children; Personal crime victims; Personal Security/Self Protection
Note: See NCJ-190448 for the English version.
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