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Useful Resources

Sponsored Resources – United States

US Department of State

United States Department of State – Travel
U.S. State sponsored website on International Child Abduction.

United States Department of State, Office of Children’s Issues
Office of Children’s Issues, which is located in the Overseas Citizens Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
Phone: 1-888-407-4747

Possible Solutions Using the Hague Convention
US sponsored website that discusses when and how the Hague Convention is used.

Emergencies – Abduction in Process
US sponsored resource for emergency situations where an abduction is in process and the child has not yet left the country.
Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST - Call at 202-736-9090
Evenings, Holidays, and Weekends - Call 1-888-407-4747

Report on Compliance with the Hague Convention (April 2008)
US State Department Report on Compliance with the Hague Convention.

US Department of Justice

United States Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women
Department of Justice created the Office on Violence Against Women in order to implement the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Its purpose is to lead the national effort to stop domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking of women.
Phone: 202-307-6026
Fax: 202-305-2589
TTY: 202-307-2277

Defending Childhood
An initiative by the department of Justice to Prevent children’s exposure to violence; mitigate the negative impact of children’s exposure to violence when it does occur, and; develop knowledge and spread awareness about children’s exposure to violence.
Office of the Attorney General Phone: (202) 514-2001

Domestic Violence Resources

American Bar Association
ABA’s Commission of Domestic Violence Web site. Includes resources for both victims and attorneys working with victims of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Agencies on the Internet
Domestic violence hotline numbers by state.

Faith Trust Institute
Formerly known as Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence. Provides interreligious educational resources addressing sexual assault and domestic violence issues.
tel: 206-634-1903
fax: 206-634-0115

Futures Without Violence 
Focusing on education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women                                 Phone: (415) 678-5500
Fax: (415) 529-2930
TTY: (800) 595-4889

Feminist Majority Foundation
Nationwide information on professional organizations who work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. It also contains domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines.
Main Number: 703-522-2214
Fax: 703-522-2219

The Empire Justice Center
(Formally The Greater Upstate Law Project, Inc.) Online resources and domestic violence case law updates.
p: (518) 462-6831
f: (518) 462-6687

National Center for Victims of Crime
Provides assistance and education to victims of stalking. It also provides valuable information on internet or cyber stalking.
National Center for Victims of Crime Helpline
Monday - Friday, 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET 1-800-FYI-CALL

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Grassroots non-profit organization’s Web site whose purpose is to end violence in the lives of women and children. It provides a national network for state coalitions and local programs serving battered women and their children.
Phone: (303) 839-1852
TTY: (303) 839-8459
Fax: (303) 831-9251

National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Domestic Violence Hotline which was created as a part of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by Congress in 1994.
Phone: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
(TTY): 1.800.787.3224

National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women - (VAWnet)
This Web site is geared toward supporting the work of advocates working to help victim/survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as stalking. It is a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and is supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Phone: 1 800 537-2238
TTY: 1 800 553-2508
Fax: 717 545-9456

Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse
This comprehensive site lists thousands of links to online resources covering a broad array of research, public policy and programs related to interpersonal violence in its many forms around the world.
tel: 612-624-0721
fax: 612-625-4288

Hague Convention Resources

Hague Conference Permanent Bureau- Child abduction section
The Hague Conference Permanent Bureau monitors the implementation of the Convention and promotes international cooperation with regards to the Convention.
Fax: +31 (0)70 360 4867

Committee for Missing Children – Country specific resources
The Committee for Missing Children’s website containing country-specific information for signatories to the Hague Convention

Convention on the Rights of Child
United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child 60th Session Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties Under Article 44 of the Convention.

Full Text of the Hague Convention
The multilateral treaty that seeks to protect children from the harmful effects of abduction and retention across international boundaries by providing a procedure to bring about their prompt return. En Español.

International Child Abduction Case Database (INCADAT)
Established by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference with the object of making accessible many of the leading decisions taken by national courts in regards to the 1980 Hague Convention.

National Center for Missing and Expolited Children

National Center for Missing and Expolited Children's Website
NCMEC maintains a website about international family abduction.

Guide from NCMEC
Free book for attorneys litigating international child abduction cases provided by the NCMEC.

International Child Abduction Resources

International Child Abduction Centre - Netherlands
The International Child Abduction Centre in the Netherlands, provides information, advice and guidance to everyone that encounters child abduction in either their professional or private capacities.

Reunite – UK
The leading UK charity specializing in international parental child abduction.