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International Parental Child Abduction

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Prevention

Northern Marianas Islands

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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.

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
Northern Mariana Islands fall under the purview of FBI Honolulu
Honolulu Field Office
91-1300 Enterprise Street
Honolulu, HI 96707
Phone: (808) 566-4300
Fax: (808) 566-4470
http://www.fbi.gov/honolulu/

Department of Public Safety
Phone: (670) 664-9000
24 hr operations center: (670) 664-9001/2
Crime stoppers hotline: (670) 234-7272
Police: (670) 664-9132
Criminal Investigation Division: (670) 664-9042
http://www.dps.gov.mp/

Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Phone: (808) 541-2700
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hidiv/index.htm

Port Authorities
Commonwealth Ports Authority
http://www.cpa.gov.mp/

Port of Saipan
Phone: (670) 664 3550/3551
Fax: (670) 322 4710

Port of Tinian
Phone: (670) 433-9296
Fax: (670) 433-0790
Port Police: (607) 433-9296

Port of Rota:
Phone: (670) 532 9489
Fax: (670) 532 9499
Port Police: (670) 532-9596

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. 

Saipan International Airport (SPN)
Phone: (670) 237 6500/6501
Fax: (670) 234 5962
Port Police: (607) 237-6526
http://www.cpa.gov.mp/spnapt.asp

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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.

Northern Mariana Islands Judiciary
Phone: (670) 236-9700
Fax: (670) 236-9702
Email: court.info@justice.gov.mp
http://www.justice.gov.mp/

Supreme Court
House of Justice
Guma' Hustisia
Iimwaal Aweewe
P.O. Box 502165
Saipan, MP 96950-0307
Phone: (670) 236-9800
Fax: (670) 236-9702
http://www.justice.gov.mp/supreme_court.aspx

Northern Mariana Islands Attorney General’s Office
Administration Building, P.O. Box 10007
Saipan MP 96950-8907
Phone: (670) 664-2341

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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