The Child Abduction Task Force Reunification of Missing Children Program Los Angeles County Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Abduction Task Force Agencies Include:
Find the Children
Law Enforcement Agencies throughout Los Angeles County
Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Los Angeles County
Department of Children & Family Services
Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office Child Abduction Unit
Los Angeles County Juvenile Court
For further information about the Child Abduction Task Force, contact the LA County Inter-Agency
Council on Child Abuse & Neglect at 626/455-4585
Each year in Los Angeles County, several hundred children are abducted by parents or strangers. Many of these children are recovered and reunified with their custodial parents. Abduction is a traumatic event in a child´s life, and reunification with custodial parents can be a joyful or a difficult process.
The Task Force
The Los Angeles Child Abduction Task Force is a multi–disciplinary team sponsored by the Inter–Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect. The Task Force comprises local and federal law enforcement, community mental health agencies, the Department of Children and Family Services and the Mexican Consulate. Find the Children is the coordinating agency for the Task Force.
The goal of the Task Force is to reduce the trauma of abduction for victim children and their families by providing an effective and coordinated multi–agency approach to recovery and reunification.
Intervention and evaluation, mental health, law enforcement and child protection assessment, and linkage to support services provided in LA County.
Six sessions of free reunification counseling are available with specially trained therapists from community mental health centers. Families who live at a distance are referred to local mental health centers.
To Make a Referral Contact:
Find The Children
2656 29th Street, Suite 203
Santa Monica, CA 90405