State Clearinghouse on Missing Children

Reason to Contact:
A state clearinghouse is usually run by law enforcement. It provides help in cases of parental child abduction. For abductions from another country to the United States, they can help locate a child. For abductions from the United States to another country, they can help parents in filing missing person reports.  

Missing Child Center - Hawaii
Department of the Attorney General
State Office Tower
235 S. Beretania Street, Suite 401
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone : 808-586-1449


Law Enforcement

Reason to Contact:
Contact your local police to file a missing person's report. Ask them to enter your child's name into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. 

FBI Field Office
Honolulu Field Office
91-1300 Enterprise Street, Kapolei, HI 96707
Phone:8 08-566-4300

Department of Public Safety
Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Phone: 808-587-1288

Sheriff Division
Phone: 808-587-3621

Department of Transportation
Hawaii Department of Transportation

Airport Division
Phone: 808-836-6413
E-mail: airvisitorinfo@hawaii.gov
Administrator: 808-838-8600

Harbors Division
Harbors Administrator: 808-587-1927

Nationwide resources: 
Taking a child from the United States, or attempting to, is a federal crime. So is keeping a child outside of the United States to block parental rights. These acts are crimes under the International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act (18 U.S.C. 1204). The FBI has jurisdictional authority to investigate federal crimes. If you have questions or believe someone has abducted your child outside of the United States or is planning to do so, contact a FBI field office in the United States. To find the FBI field office nearest to you, use this link: http://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field



Reason to Contact:
If you know your child is being taken to the airport as part of possible abduction, contact the airport for help. 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 with this process. You can reach them at PreventAbduction@state.gov or by calling 888-407-4747. 


Legal Assistance

Reason to Contact:
If you are involved in an international parental child abduction case in the United States or abroad, a legal aid group may be able to help you with your legal representation. Legal aid organizations provide free legal help or help at a low cost to eligible individuals. Eligibility is mainly based on income and resource limits. There are also rules 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.

Hawaii State Legislature

Hawaii State Judiciary


Helpful Information and Resources

Hawaii State Bar Association
Phone: 808-537-1868

Hawaii Department of the Attorney General
Phone: 808-586-1500

Locator Service
Hawaii Child Support Enforcement Agency
Department of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-1500

Compensation Program For Crime Victims
Crime Victims Compensation Commission
1136 Union Mall, Room 600
Honolulu, HI 96813-2711
Phone: 808-587-1143
Email: cvcc@hawaii.rr.com


Resource for State Statutes

Reason to Contact:
The resource below may help you determine your state custody laws and if your state has laws on abduction prevention. You may also want to consult the Attorney General’s Office website of your state or contact an attorney licensed to practice law in your state. Please note: the resource below may not be current and may change at any time. This resource is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

Non-Profit Organization

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) 
333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 125 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
Phone: 703-224-2150 

Last Updated: April 9, 2024