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Title: Family Abduction: How to Prevent an Abduction and What To Do If Your Child Is Abducted
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 116
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 86-MC-CX-K003; 92-MC-CX-K001
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National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang InternationalChildren's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook informs parents and criminal justice professionals how to prevent family abduction and what to do if a child is abducted by a noncustodial parent or relative.
Abstract: The chapter on preventing an abduction explains how to set up satisfactory and legally enforceable custody and visitation agreements. Other preventive steps may require involving the police or prosecutor, teaching the child how to use the telephone, and notifying schools and daycare centers of custody arrangements. If a child has been abducted, the chapter on civil remedies presents a list of procedures to regain the child by working with family courts and other civil resources. The chapter on criminal remedies explains how to work with police and prosecutor by initiating a missing person's investigation. The following chapter lists numerous ways and resources through which the parent can help the investigation. Next, the process of legally recovering a child after it has been found is outlined. A chapter on international child abductions focuses on the special complications and resources if the child has been taken out of the United States. The final two chapters discuss the psychological issues involved in recovery and family reunification as well as the impact of abduction on children. A l ist of additional readings and numerous resources is appended.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child Abduction; Child custody; Kidnapping; Missing children
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