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International Parental Child Abduction

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Prevention

Kansas

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State Clearinghouse on Missing Children

Reason to contact:

A state clearinghouse is an entity (usually law enforcement) that provides help in cases of parental child abduction.  For abductions TO the United States, they can help locate a child.  For abductions FROM the United States, they may serve as a resource to left-behind parents in filing missing person reports.

Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Missing Persons Clearinghouse
1620 S.W. Tyler Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1837
Phone: (785) 296-8200
1-800-572-7463
http://www.accesskansas.org/kbi/index.shtml

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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
1300 Summit
Kansas City, MO 64105-1362
Phone: (816) 512-8200
kansascity.fbi.gov

State Patrol
Phone number: (785) 296-6800
http://www.kansashighwaypatrol.org

Department of Transportation
Phone number: (785) 296-3566
http://www.ksdot.org

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 PreventAbduction1@state.gov or by calling 888-407-4747. 

There are no international airports in this state.

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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.

Kansas Legislature
In-State: 1-800-432-3924  
Out-of-State: (785) 296-2149
http://www.kslegislature.org/li/

Kansas Judicial Branch
http://www.kscourts.org/
info@kscourts.org

Kansas Bar Association
Phone: (785) 234-5696
Fax: (785) 234-3813
http://www.ksbar.org/

Office of the Kansas Attorney General
http://www.ksag.org/

Locator Service
Phone number: 1-800-369-4777
http://www.srs.ks.gov/Pages/Default.aspx

Compensation Program for Crime Victims
Crime Victims Compensation Board
120 SW 10th Ave, 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1597
Phone number: (785) 296-2359
http://www.ksag.org/page/crime-victims-compensation-board

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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