Child Abduction Task Force Press Release -
Launch of New Website
The California Child Abduction Task Force is pleased to announce the launch of its new website.
An estimated 1,478 cases of family abductions and 53 cases of stranger abductions occur annually in California (California statistics as defined by Department of Justice).
This website provide resources to agencies and individuals within the state of California. A list of Task Force members as well as upcoming Trainings can be found on the Home page. Visit the topics below to find a wide range of resources for professionals dealing with Child Abduction cases. Additional topics can be found on the Home page.
AMBER Alert Network: Contains criterial and details for the AMBER Alert system, when it can be used, who has access to it and how the California Highway Patrol can be of assistance during a child abduction.
Law Enforcement: This section contains minimal information due to the often confidential nature of law enforcement information. Please visit the California Law Enforcement Website (CLEW) if you are interested in learning more about law enforcement resources.
Missing/Unidentified Persons: This section discusses the California Department of Justice, which carries out the responsibilities of the Attorney General with regard to missing and unidentified person cases.
Prosecutor Response: California prosecutors are mandated to utilize any appropriate civil or criminal proceeding to assist the courts in enforcing their orders and to locate and recover missing children.
Non-profit Agency Roles: Visit this section to learn about resources available for non-profit organizations, which can assist with administrative, outreach, casework, and resource coordination.
Child Protective Services: This section contains many resources for CPS workers. Some resources within the CPS section are provided in both English and Spanish.
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 a multidisciplinary response by enhancing skills, knowledge, and awareness of child abduction.