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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

What type of protection does the U.S. Department of Justice provide to trafficking victims?
Information for trafficking victims is available in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) brochu... Read More
Last updated:  11/12/2012

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:  04/15/2013

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:  11/12/2012

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:  04/15/2013

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

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:  07/23/2010

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 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:  06/24/2013

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:  10/04/2010

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:  09/17/2010

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

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

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

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?
Data on the number of trafficking victims worldwide are available in the annual Trafficking in Perso... Read More
Last updated:  11/12/2012

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

Who is considered a mandatory reporter of child abuse, including child sexual abuse/exploitation?
Individuals typically designated as mandatory reporters have frequent contact with children and may ... Read More
Last updated:  05/25/2012

Are abused children more likely to offend later in life?
Information on the phenomenon known as the "cycle of violence" is available in the National Institut... Read More
Last updated:  11/13/2012

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 the harms associated with children found at methamphetamine labs can be found in Chil... Read More
Last updated:  10/04/2010

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:  01/19/2012

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:  11/30/2012

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

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:  11/13/2012

Where can I locate information about date rape?
Information on date rape may be obtained by visiting the Crime Victimization: Sexual Abuse or Violen... 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
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