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This is a FREE training event. 

Start: March 6, 2024 @ 9:00 am (PT)

End: March 6, 2024 @ 3:30 pm (PT)

Location: Irvine, CA

An event address will be provided in the confirmation materials.

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This training is at capacity. You are still welcome to register but will be placed on a waitlist.

The California Child Abduction Task Force along with the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. has scheduled a Child Abduction Simulation Exercise in Irvine, CA on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

Please Note: Priority will be given to those who have attended the Child Abduction Intervention and Resource training or the First 24 Hours training prior to this event. 

When a child is reported missing, time is crucial and can mean the difference between life and death. This child abduction simulation will allow Child Abuse and Abduction Programs, Child Protective Services, Law Enforcement, Mental Health, Non-Profit Organizations, Prosecutors and Investigators, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Programs, Victim Witness, and School Personnel, to gain field experience as they are put in a scenario of finding a missing child.

Participants will experience practical application and increase their hands on ability to provide effective intervention and investigation in child abduction cases. Participants will gain knowledge and experience that can be shared with their local agencies. The simulation will cover first responder protocol, AMBER alert, child welfare investigation, working with schools, the District Attorney’s role, international abduction, and working with non-profit organizations.

This training is FREE OF CHARGE. Participants are responsible for travel, lodging and all meal expenses. Lunch is NOT provided.

For more information, questions, or grievances, please contact Goretti Alvarez at or 805-876-0295.

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 multidisciplinary response by enhancing skills, knowledge, and awareness of child abduction.

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 awarded by the Children’s Justice Act (Grant Subaward number AC23 16 8567) through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES).