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NCJ Number: 113586 Find in a Library
Title: Report on Missing and Exploited Children: Progress in the 80's
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The advisory board presents nine recommendations for improving the Federal and State response to the problem of missing and exploited children.
Abstract: Among recommendations are (1) that the crime of parental kidnapping be given greater attention in the criminal justice system, (2) that the States' legal definition of child sexual abuse be amended to include sexual exploitation, and (3) that national child safety curriculum standards be developed for use in the schools. Additional recommendations are that (4) Federal entitlement programs to the States be examined to ensure that they encourage families to remain intact and (5) that training programs for nonprofit organizations be reviewed to ensure focus on local and national networking and fundraising. Four carryover recommendations are: (1) that State child protection laws be adopted in critical areas; (2) that funding be secured for establishment of State clearinghouses to collect and disseminate information; (3) that the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act be amended; and (4) that techniques for handling child victims in court be improved. Updated information is provided on the child victim, adult offender, child victim as witness, potential child victim, and research for protecting children and their families. Interagency coordination and cooperation, legislative action, training, research, public awareness, prevention and education, treatment and counseling, and action by other organizations also are discussed.
Main Term(s): Missing children
Index Term(s): Child protection services; Child Sexual Abuse; Runaways
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