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Title: The Crime of Family Abduction: A Child's and Parent's Perspective
Corporate Author: Fox Valley Technical College
United States of America
Date Published: May 2010
Page Count: 72
Sponsoring Agency: Fox Valley Technical College
Washington, DC 20004
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: 2009-MC-CX-K058
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF (English)|PDF (Spanish)
Type: Handbook
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This publication from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides insight into the crime of family abduction from the perspective of both the child and the parent searching for their missing child.
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that as many as 200,000 children are abducted by family members every year. This publication, written from the perspective of the abducted child and the searching parent, offers insight into what it means to be abducted by a family member. It is divided into five sections: Introduction: Family Abduction is a Crime; Abduction: Being Missing – what happens to a child who is abducted; The Search: Looking for the Abducted Child – what happens to a parent whose child has been abducted and what the searching parent may be feeling; Recovery: Finding the Abducted Child – planning for recovery, managing the aftershocks, minimizing potential pitfalls when the child is returned; and Resources – a listing of additional publications, programs and resources that provide support for missing and abducted children and their families. Each section includes actual experiences from six primary contributors – four adults who were victims of family abduction as a child and two searching parents.
Main Term(s): Missing children
Index Term(s): Child Abduction; Child custody; Child victims; Crimes against children; Office of Justice Programs (OJP); Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); US Department of Justice
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