Sponsored Resources – United States
US Department of State
United States Department of State – Travel.
U.S. State sponsored website on International Child Abduction.
United States Department of State, Office of Children’s Issues.
Office of Children’s Issues, which is located in the Overseas Citizens Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
Possible Solutions Using the Hague Convention.
US sponsored website that discusses when and how the Hague Convention is used
US Department of State – Helpful Links.
US sponsored website that lists important links to resources related to Hague Convention cases
Emergencies – Abduction in Process.
US sponsored resource for emergency situations where an abduction is in process and the child has not yet left the country.
Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST - Call at 202-736-9090
Evenings, Holidays, and Weekends - Call 1-888-407-4747
Report on Compliance with the Hague Convention (April 2008).
US State Department Report on Compliance with the Hague Convention.
US Department of Justice
United States Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women.
Department of Justice created the Office on Violence Against Women in order to implement the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Its purpose is to lead the national effort to stop domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking of women.
An initiative by the department of Justice to Prevent children’s exposure to violence; mitigate the negative impact of children’s exposure to violence when it does occur, and; develop knowledge and spread awareness about children’s exposure to violence
Office of the Attorney General Phone: (202) 514-2001
Domestic Violence Resources
American Bar Association.
ABA’s Commission of Domestic Violence Web site. Includes resources for both victims and attorneys working with victims of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Agencies on the Internet.
Domestic violence hotline numbers by state.
Domestic Violence Interagency Guidelines.
Australia government sponsored guidelines regarding domestic violence.
Faith Trust Institute.
Formerly known as Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence. Provides interreligious educational resources addressing sexual assault and domestic violence issues.
Family Violence Prevention Fund.
Focuses on prevention of violence against women and children and features many online versions of the FVPF's extensive publications.
Phone: (415) 252-8900
Fax: (415) 252-8991
TTY: (800) 595-4889
Feminist Majority Foundation.
Nationwide information on professional organizations who work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. It also contains domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines.
Main Number: 703-522-2214
The Empire Justice Center.
(Formally The Greater Upstate Law Project, Inc.) Online resources and domestic violence case law updates.
p: (518) 462-6831
f: (518) 462-6687
National Center for Victims of Crime.
Provides assistance and education to victims of stalking. It also provides valuable information on internet or cyber stalking.
National Center for Victims of Crime Helpline
Monday - Friday, 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET 1-800-FYI-CALL
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Grassroots non-profit organization’s Web site whose purpose is to end violence in the lives of women and children. It provides a national network for state coalitions and local programs serving battered women and their children.
Phone: (303) 839-1852
TTY: (303) 839-8459
Fax: (303) 831-9251
National Domestic Violence Hotline.
National Domestic Violence Hotline which was created as a part of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by Congress in 1994.
Phone: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women - (VAWnet).
This Web site is geared toward supporting the work of advocates working to help victim/survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as stalking. It is a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and is supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Phone: 1 800 537-2238
TTY: 1 800 553-2508
Fax: 717 545-9456
Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse.
This comprehensive site lists thousands of links to online resources covering a broad array of research, public policy and programs related to interpersonal violence in its many forms around the world
Violence Against Women Online Resources.
This online library is a collaborative project of the US Department of Justice and the Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse. It contains approximately 200 full-length documents related to violence against women. These include training manuals, research reports, and best practice examples.
Hague Convention Resources
Hague Conference Permanent Bureau- Child abduction section.
The Hague Conference Permanent Bureau monitors the implementation of the Convention and promotes international cooperation with regards to the Convention.
Fax: +31 (0)70 360 4867
Committee for Missing children – Country specific resources.
The Committee for Missing Children’s website containing country-specific information for signatories to the Hague Convention
Convention on the Rights of Child.
United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child 60th Session Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties Under Article 44 of the Convention.
Full Text of the Hague Convention.
The multilateral treaty that seeks to protect children from the harmful effects of abduction and retention across international boundaries by providing a procedure to bring about their prompt return.En Español.
International Child Abduction Case Database (INCADAT).
Established by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference with the object of making accessible many of the leading decisions taken by national courts in regards to the 1980 Hague Convention.
National Center for Missing and Expolited Children
National Center for Missing and Expolited Children's Website.
NCMEC maintains a website about international family abduction.
Guide from NCMEC.
Free book for attorneys litigating international child abduction cases provided by the NCMEC
International Child Abduction Resources
International Child Abduction Centre - Netherlands.
The International Child Abduction Centre in the Netherlands, provides information, advice and guidance to everyone that encounters child abduction in either their professional or private capacities.
Reunite – UK.
The leading UK charity specializing in international parental child abduction.
Why this Project?
We are a team of individuals from various professional backgrounds who are dedicated to creating a comprehensive resource that will enable mothers, domestic violence advocates, attorneys and judges to better prepare themselves for Hague Convention cases in the United States' legal system.