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International Parental Child Abductions: Tips, Tools and Resources - Part 1


Date: July 29, 2020 Part 1 & August 12, 2020 Part 2

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Location: Online


Course Description: This course will provide an overview on international child abductions, prevention methods, investigative tools and resources (domestic and international) prior to filing an application for return under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.    

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the initial response when handling an international child abduction case.
  • Become familiar with the reporting Requirements / MUPS.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the District Attorney’s Office Child Abduction Units / California Department of Justice - Foreign Prosecution and Law Enforcement Unit (FPLEU).
  • Become familiar with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abductions.


Guillermo Auyon is a retired Special Agent in Charge of the California Department of Justice (CA-DOJ). He spent the last 13 years with the CA-DOJ, retiring in 2019. He was the Program Manager for the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force, e-Crimes/Cyber Crimes Unit, Pharmaceutical Narcotics Task Force (RxNET) and the Foreign Prosecution and Law Enforcement Unit (FPLEU). While assigned to the FPLEU as a Supervisor and Agent for over 11 years, he developed an expert background on Foreign Prosecutions in Mexico, Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abductions and domestic & international law enforcement relations. He has an extensive background collaborating with numerous domestic and foreign law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies, Central Authorities, Social Services and non-profit organizations. During this time, he has investigated and assisted on over 400 international and domestic child abductions and has successfully recovered or repatriated over 200 minors from the United States or foreign countries. 

Guillermo is culturally diverse and fluent in multiple languages. He possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University. He has received numerous domestic and foreign awards and commendations during his 27-year law enforcement career. In 2012, he was the recipient of the California Attorney General’s Medal for Distinguished Service. Guillermo has been a member of the California Child Abduction Task Force since 2007.

Additional Information:

A link to join the webinar will be sent after you register.

After attending Part , you will be sent a link to register for Part 2. 

For additional information please contact Parasto Tabrizi at

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 (Cal OES), made possible through the United States Department of Justice, Victim of Crime Act. 

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