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2017 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Victim Reunification Travel Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $500,000)

The purpose of this award is to enable the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to continue to operate the Victim Reunification Travel (VRT) Program, which serves crime victims by working to return children from overseas who are victims of international parental abduction. The International Parental Kidnapping Act of 1993, codified at 18 U.S.C. 1204, makes international parental kidnapping a federal felony offense and authorizes criminal fines or prison terms for anyone who illegally removes a child from the United States or unlawfully retains a visiting child in a foreign country. NCMEC's VRT Program assists in the recovery of these children from abroad by providing financial assistance to eligible parents. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 28, 2017