Second Edition of International Parental Kidnapping Guide Issued

The U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention announces A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping . It offers

practical and detailed advice about preventing international kidnapping and increasing the chance that children who are kidnapped or wrongfully retained will be returned. This OJJDP Report offers descriptions and realistic assessments of available civil and criminal remedies, explains applicable laws, identifies public and private resources, and identifies strategies to help left-behind parents recover their children or reestablish meaningful contact with them in another country. It covers important developments in policy and practice since the publication of the first edition in February 2002. The guide also includes a list of recommended readings; a directory of related resources, including Web sites; a Hague Convention application, with instructions; a checklist for parents involved in non-Hague cases; and an index.

Save it; it is a good article to have at your fingertips when a call about an international parental kidnapping comes to you. Or, do as I do and come back here and check the categories when you "know you saw that somewhere."