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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:  08/21/2015

What is the Federal Government doing to combat human trafficking?
Although the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has long enforced criminal laws against involuntary se... Read More
Last updated:  08/27/2015

Where do I report Internet child pornography?
Information about how to report child pornography (and other cases of sexual exploitation of childre... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How do I report child pornography which I received via e-mail?
Information about how to report child pornography that was sent to you via e-mail can be found on th... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What steps are being taken by the Federal government to combat human trafficking?
Information on government efforts to combat human trafficking can be found in the following annual r... Read More
Last updated:  11/12/2012

How do I report child pornography?
To report child pornography and/or potential cases involving the sexual exploitation of children, co... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Who can I talk to about an abusive relationship?
Advocates with the 24 hour-a-day National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) are available for victims... Read More
Last updated:  01/19/2012

To whom can I report child abuse?
Each State designates specific agencies to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse ... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How can I recognize the signs associated with child abuse and neglect?
You can learn about the signs associated with child abuse and neglect by viewing the Child Welfare I... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How many children are sexually abused in the United States?
Child sexual abuse statistics are available in the Department of Health and Human Services' annual C... Read More
Last updated:  08/26/2015

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

What is dating violence?
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) defines dating violence as violence committed by a person who ... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

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:  08/21/2015

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:  08/26/2015

Where can I locate statistics on child abuse and neglect in the United States?
Statistics on child abuse and neglect are available in the Department of Health and Human Services' ... Read More
Last updated:  11/30/2012

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:  08/21/2015

How can I obtain a copy of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) video, Victims of Trafficking: Far From Home and Helpless, NCJ 182334?
Due to a release agreement signed by the victims appearing in this video and U.S. Department of Just... Read More
Last updated:  11/12/2012

How do I report human trafficking?
Call 1-888-373-7888 (toll-free) or text BeFree (233733) to the National Human Trafficking Resource C... Read More
Last updated:  11/12/2012

What is the total number of human trafficking victims worldwide?
Although it is difficult to measure the magnitude of human trafficking, the International Labour Org... Read More
Last updated:  07/09/2015

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:  08/21/2015

Who is considered a mandatory reporter of child abuse, including child sexual abuse/exploitation?
Individuals typically designated as mandatory reporters of child abuse, including child sexual abuse... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Are abused children more likely to offend later in life?
Information on the phenomenon known as the "cycle of violence," in which a childhood history of phys... Read More
Last updated:  08/26/2015

What is the Department of Justice doing to help protect children from online predators?
In response to the threat of computer-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes committed against child... Read More
Last updated:  11/12/2012

What harms exist for children found at methamphetamine laboratories?
Information on children found at methamphetamine labs can be found in Children at Clandestine Metham... Read More
Last updated:  08/26/2015

Are resources available to help teens in abusive relationships?
If you are a teen in an abusive relationship or are concerned about someone's safety, please contact... Read More
Last updated:  08/26/2015

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More
Last updated:  04/10/2013

Is information available on what can be done to help children who have been witnesses to violence?
To view publications and other resources related to the treatment of children who have been exposed ... Read More
Last updated:  10/02/2014

Is official information on AMBER Alerts or the AMBER Alert program available on any social networking sites?
To receive AMBER Alerts in your area via Facebook, visit the Amber Alert Facebook page. From this pa... Read More
Last updated:  08/26/2015

Who can I contact to help me develop a safety plan?
If your local police department employs a victim advocate, he/she maybe able to help you develop a s... Read More
Last updated:  08/28/2015

Where can I locate information about date rape?
Information on date rape may can be found in the Crime Victimization: Sexual Abuse or Violence and C... Read More
Last updated:  11/30/2012

Can you help me locate resources on trafficking of children?
Information on child trafficking victims is available in Trafficking in Persons Report, a publicatio... Read More
Last updated:  08/05/2014

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

We want to develop an anti-human trafficking task force in our region. Where do we start?
Begin by reviewing the Human Trafficking Task Force e-Guide, an online guide that provides practical... Read More
Last updated:  07/09/2015

What resources are available to assist in locating missing children?
If you have not yet contacted law enforcement officials to report your missing child, please do so i... Read More
Last updated:  08/26/2015
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