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International Parental Child Abduction

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Prevention

American Samoa

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State Clearinghouse on Missing Children

Not Applicable

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Law Enforcement

Reason to contact:

Contact your local police to file a missing person's report and request that your child's name be entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer database. 

FBI Field Office
American Samoa falls under the purview of the Honolulu field office
Honolulu Field Office
91-1300 Enterprise Street    
Kapolei, HI 96707
Phone: (808) 566-4300
Fax: (808) 566-4470


Department of Public Safety
American Samoa Public Safety
Phone: (684) 633-1111
Fax: (684) 633-7296
Email: commissioner@as.gov
Criminal investigations: (684) 633-1111 ex. 251
 
 

Port Authority
Port Pago-Pago
Phone: (684) 633-4251
Fax: (684) 633-5281

Email: info@as.gov 

 

Country-wide resources:
Removing, or attempting to remove, a child from the United States or retaining a child outside of the United States with the intent to obstruct parental rights is a Federal crime under the International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act (18 U.S.C. 1204).  The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has jurisdictional authority for investigating Federal crimes.  FBI field offices are located throughout the U.S. and should be contacted if you have questions or believe your child has been or will be abducted outside of the United States.  To locate the FBI field office closest to you, access this link:  http://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field

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Airports

Reason to contact:

If you know your child is being taken to the airport as part of a possible abduction, contact the airport to request assistance.  You should have copies of all custody and legal documents ready to send by email or fax, if needed.  You can contact the State Department’s Office of Children’s Issues to assist you as you undertake this process at PreventAbduction@state.gov or by calling 888-407-4747. 

Pago Pago International Airport (PPG)
General number: (684) 699-9101
Airport Police: (684) 699-9151

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Legal Aid

Reason to contact:

If you are party to an international parental child abduction case in the United States or abroad, a legal aid organization may be able to assist you with your legal representation.  Legal aid organizations provide legal assistance for free or for a reduced charge to eligible individuals.  Eligibility is generally based on income and resource ceilings as well as restrictions on the types of cases they will take. 

For information about legal aid and other legal referral resources, visit

Follow the prompts for the particular state in which you are seeking legal services.

National Association of Attorneys General
American Samoa Attorney General’s Office

American Samoa Gov’t, Exec. Ofc. Bldg.

Utulei, Territory of American Samoa,

Pago Pago, AS 96799
Phone: (684) 633-4163
           (684) 633-7504
Fax: (684) 6333-1838
Email: LA@as.gov

American Samoa Legislature
Phone: (684) 633-1621

American Samoa High Court

Phone: (684) 633-4131

Non-Profit Organizations
Contact Association of Missing and Exploited Children’s Organizations (AMECO) toll-free at 1-877-263-2620 for a referral

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Resources for State Statutes

Reason to contact:

The resources below may be a good starting place for determining whether statutes regarding abduction prevention exist in your state.  You may want to consult the website for the Attorney General’s Office of your state or with an attorney licensed to practice law in your state.  (Please note: the resources below may not be current and may change at any time.  They are provided for informational purposes only, and are not intended to consist of legal advice).

Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act (UCAPA) – Enactment by state

Family Abduction: Prevention and Response (6th Ed)


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