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Are resources available to assist child abduction victims and their families?
Resources to assist child abduction victims and their families are available on the Child Abduction: Resources for Victims and Families section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) website.

Also, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children was established in 1984 to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation, find missing children, and assist victims and their families. See the NCMEC site or call 800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678) for assistance.

Additionally, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a clearinghouse for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. NamUs is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public to solve these cases. To enter a missing persons report into the NamUs database, visit the registration page.

Finally, for additional information about child abduction, visit the Kidnapping and Missing Children sections of our site.


Last Updated: December 29, 2017

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