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A Law Enforcement Guide on International Parental Kidnapping

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Date Published
July 2018
100 pages
This guide for local, state, and federal law enforcement officers instructs them in how to respond appropriately and effectively to the unlawful removal to or retention of a child in a jurisdiction outside of the United States.
This guide is designed to help local, state, and federal law enforcement prevent and respond to international parental kidnapping cases. The guide describes law enforcement's role as initial responders and investigators, discusses laws and legal remedies for child recovery and reunification, offers information about victim services and victim reunification travel funds, and outlines considerations for criminal prosecution and extradition of offenders.

Date Published: July 1, 2018