We are actively engaged in a variety of efforts, which are focused on children's rights, preventing parental child abductions, equal parental rights and assisting victims of IPCA:
Public Policy & Research
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The U.S. Department of Justice has also published information about an abductor's profile, which can be found here.
California Child Abduction Task Force has published risk factors and preventive intervention options.
NCMEC's Family Abduction: Prevention & Repose publication
India's Ministry of Women & Child Development Releases Draft Bill and Notice on International Parental Child Abductions (June 22, 2016)
July 14, 2016 House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing: Hope Deferred: Securing Enforcement of the Goldman Act to Return Abducted American Children
July 16, 2015 House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing: The Goldman Act to Return Abducted American Children: Ensuring Accurate Numbers and Administration Action
June 11, 2015 House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing: The Goldman Act to Return Abducted American Children: Assessing the Compliance Report and Required Action
March 25, 2015 House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing: The Goldman Act to Return Abducted American Children: Reviewing Obama Administration's Implementation
Preventing Child Abductions
As a parent imagining your children's abduction isn't something we think regularly. Generally a stranger abducting your children would be your prime concern, rather than a family member or worse the other parent.
According to a U.S. Department of Justice’s 1999 study on missing children, more than 203,000 children are abducted each year by a parent or family member, over 78 percent of all child abductions.
While an overt threat of child abduction should be taken seriously, there are other factors that may indicate a higher risk of parental child abduction, including:
1) Troubled or volatile relationship between parents
2) A parent with history of abuse or threats to take away children
3) Post divorce, where a parent is dissatisfied or disagrees with custody arrangement
4) A cross-cultural or trans-national marriage is ending or ended, where the other spouse has strong family or cultural ties
5) A parent without job, financial ties or strong connection with the children's home country
6) A parent is seeking to travel on short notice with your children or requesting children's passport without a planned family travel