About the California Child Abduction Task Force
The California Child Abduction Task Force, under the sponsorship of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), is in an excellent position to take a statewide view of how child abductions are handled in California. Its members have hailed from as far north as Redding and as far south as San Diego. They represent federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies, private, non–profit missing children’s agencies, and child protective services agencies. Their wide range of expertise and their shared perspectives on how to handle child abduction cases throughout the state provide the Task Force with an unparalleled vantage point from which to work.
The mission of the California Child Abduction Task Force is to reduce the risk and incidence of child abduction and to increase the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary response by enhancing skills, knowledge, and awareness of child abduction.
The California Child Abduction Task Force is focused on current issues impacting the effective response to and investigation of all child abduction cases, and is collectively dedicated to educating professionals and volunteers involved in the prevention and recovery of abducted children.
Produced by the Child Abduction Training Project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) in partnership with the California Child Abduction Task Force with funding from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), made possible through the United States Department of Justice, Victims of Crime Act.
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