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Are there programs that will prevent a passport from being issued for a child without parental consent?
The Department of State's Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP) works to prevent intern... Read More
Last updated:  06/24/2013

Who can parents contact for assistance when their child has been abducted?
If you have not yet contacted the law enforcement regarding this matter, please do so immediately. A... Read More
Last updated:  11/13/2012

How many missing and exploited children are there in the United States?
Missing and exploited children statistics are available from the National Incidence Studies on Missi... Read More
Last updated:  11/12/2012

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:... Read More
Last updated:  09/17/2010

How many children have been abducted by non-family members?
The number of children abducted by non-family members is available in Nonfamily Abducted Children: N... Read More
Last updated:  09/17/2010

Are there any statistics on the number of children that are kidnapped and then murdered?
Statistics on the number of children that are kidnapped and then murdered can be found in the Office... Read More
Last updated:  09/17/2010

Where can I go for assistance if my child has been abducted and taken to another country?
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has created a detailed resource gu... Read More
Last updated:  09/17/2010

My child was abducted by a family member, where can I go for assistance?
When Your Child is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency P... Read More
Last updated:  10/04/2010

Is official information on AMBER Alerts or the AMBER Alert program available on any social networking sites?
Facebook offers subscribers notification of AMBER Alerts in their geographical areas. To receive AMB... Read More
Last updated:  01/15/2014

What resources are available to assist in locating missing adults?
If you have not yet contacted the law enforcement regarding this matter, please do so immediately. F... Read More
Last updated:  11/14/2011

What resources are available to assist in locating missing children?
If you have not yet contacted the law enforcement regarding this matter, please do so immediately. A... Read More
Last updated:  11/14/2011

What is Vision 21?
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand th... Read More
Last updated:  06/25/2013
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