Despite being the #1 form of involuntary disappearance for minors, PCAs remain the least reported form of missing in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
DYK that the Department of State could assist in either the prevention of an international Parental Child Abduction or facilitating the return of an abducted child abroad? Listen-in as Scott Renner explains the many ways that the Office of Children's Issues can help you.
Reuniting a child with an abducting or abusive parent after a parental child abduction can be a difficult process for all involved. RUSH speaks with child trauma therapist Heather Bryan and child legal advocate Melissa Kucinski to provide advice for those seeking to protect a child's safe access to a previously abusive parent. Join us for part 1 of this 5 part interview
Parental child abduction (PCA) is defined as the taking, retention, or concealment of a child or children by a parent, in violation of the inherent, or court ordered, custody or visitation rights of another parent.
Abduction by a parent or family member is the most common form of child abduction in America.
What is PCA?
RUSH engages in a number of advocacy efforts that range from educating community members and legislators about PCA and its harmful outcomes for abducted children, to engaging in research to highlight and remedy barriers in reporting PCA, and identifying opportunities toward prevention.
Each PCA case is unique in its circumstance and means for resolution. Our resources section provides a selection of materials to assist in general understanding of terms, law, and useful contacts.