The California Child Abduction Task Force is committed to creating resources about child abduction and providing training to professionals in the field, from prevention to investigation and reunification. 

  • If you are a searching parent or family member or are looking for tools to help your family deal with the impact of child abduction, this section of the website has information that may be helpful.

  • Most District Attorneys offices in the state have a designated child abduction unit. A current list of addresses and phone numbers are listed on this resource page.

  • Information, links, and resources for FBI, AMBER Alert, and the Department of Justice Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit can be found in this section.

  • Links and handouts about child protective services can be found here, as well as mental health resources and useful information regarding the impact of abduction and considerations for children and families about reunification.

  • This section contains information on prevention of child abduction, public awareness information, and the role of non-profit organizations.

  • This section details the role of the district attorney in child abduction cases and has information about specific Family and Penal Code sections.

  • This section contains information about using the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction to recover parentally abducted children, and has links to useful websites about international child abduction.

Family Resource Cards

Includes tips and resources for families during a child abduction investigation. These cards are designed to be uploaded and printed at or other online printers.

Download the Family Resource Cards in English and Spanish below.

  • Cal OES
    Cal OES

    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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