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.

Nevada Office of the Attorney General
Missing Children Clearinghouse
555 E. Washington Ave., Suite 3900
Las Vegas, NV  89101-6208
Phone: (702) 486-3539


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
Las Vegas Field Division
1787 West Lake Mead Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone: (702) 385-1281
Fax: (702) 584-5460

Department of Public Safety
Nevada Department of Public Safety
Phone: (775) 684-4808
Fax: (775) 684-4809
Nevada Highway Patrol
Phone: (775) 687-5300
Investigations Division: (775) 684-7412

Department of Transportation
Nevada Department of Transportation
Phone: (775) 888-7000
Fax: (775) 888-7115

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:



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 or by calling 888-407-4747. 

McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas (LAS)
5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Phone: (702) 261-5211
Fax: (702) 597-9553
Lost & Found: (702) 261-5134
Airport Security Administrator: (702) 261-3262
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Phone: (702) 828-3111
TTY (702) 828-3111     

Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno (RNO)
2001 E. Plumb Lane
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 328-6400
Airport Police: (775) 328-6470
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office: (775) 328-3001


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.

Nevada Judiciary
Phone: (702) 486-9300
Nevada Supreme Court
Self Help       

State Bar of Nevada
Phone: 1-800-254-2797
Fax: 1-888-660-6767
Family Law Section

Nevada Attorney General

Locator Service
Child Support Enforcement Program
Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
1470 College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: 1-800-992-0900

Compensation Program For Crime Victims
Victims of Crime Program
P.O. Box 94525
Las Vegas, NV 89193

Non-Profit Organizations

Nevada Child Seekers
(Southern Nevada)
3C Sunset Way, Suite A15
Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: (702) 458-7009
Fax: (702) 735-2812

Northern Nevada ONLY (our services are provided through)
The Children’s Cabinet
1090 South Rock Blvd.
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 856-6200
Fax: (775) 856-6208

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


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)