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Child Abuse Prevention Network
For further information about cooperative efforts to build effective Internet technologies in response to child abuse and neglect, contact: Program Leader, a program of the Family Life Development Center,
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, 14853-4401
Tel.: (607) 275-9360; email:


Child Abuse Resources
Tel.: (541) 747-1235
Child Protection Services -- L N J Group
P.O. Box 1220
Locust Grove, VA


Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
Tel.: (312) 424-6843


ISPCAN (International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse)
401 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 2200
Chicago IL 60611
Tel.: (312) 644-6610; fax: (312) 321-6869;


Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect
A summary of the important features of statutes mandating persons to report child abuse and neglect. References to statutes, articles and resources in all 50 states.


National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect - C. Henry Kempe
1205 Oneida Street
Denver, Colorado 80220
Tel.: (303) 321-3963; fax: (303) 329-3523;


National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse
332 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel.: (312) 663-3520; fax: (312) 939-8962


National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
The mission of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect is to facilitate the secondary analysis of research data relevant to the study of child abuse and neglect.
The Archive's primary activity is the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of high-quality data sets related to the study of child abuse and neglect.
Their Web site provides a listing and brief description of all the studies in the Archive along with ordering information. Information on Archive publications and upcoming training institutes and workshops is also offered.

Government Agencies

Department of Health and Human Services
The principal Federal agency for protecting the health of and providing fundamental services for Americans. The Department is responsible for operating 300 programs, which are administered by 11 divisions. Among these divisions is the Administration for Children and Families.
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
The Department of Health and Human Services agency that brings together the broad range of Federal programs and services that address the needs of children and families.
Children's Bureau
The Children's Bureau is the oldest Federal agency specifically charged with the responsibility of looking after the well-being of the Nation's children. The Bureau helps the States to deliver child welfare services, such as the protection of children and the strengthening of families (child protective services), family preservation and support, foster care, adoption, and independent living.


Homeless-Missing Person Project

Advocates improving services for people who are homeless.
Reuniting missing person with thier families.
Site includes:
FREE online "Ask the Detective" resource, (written
by professional PI's).
FREE online "Bridges to Reconciliation" resource, (written by social workers and other professionals).
An Online support group for the families of missing adults.
Links to homeless shelters and other resources for homeless people and service providers.
Links to online search databases and other resources.
Links to police departments, morgues and other resources.
Links to the President and Congress.
Links to resources on alcoholism and drug abuse.
Links to resources and information on cult involvement.
Links to resources and information on gender identity.
Links to resources and information on mental illness

Missing Children

Missing Children Web Page
Search the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's (NCMEC) database of current missing children cases and view images of missing children.
Their Missing Children Forum aids in finding missing and exploited children, supporting families whose children are missing, and offering child safety assistance. 
The Missing and Exploited Children's Program
Coordinates activities under the Missing Children's Assistance Act concerning missing and exploited children, including preventing abductions, investigating the exploitation of children, locating missing children and reuniting them with their families, and addressing the psychological impact of abduction on the child and the family.

Legal Reference for Youth

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Justice Information Center (JIC): a collection of clearinghouses providing information on criminal and juvenile justice issues.
The categories offered are : Corrections, Courts, Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice Statistics, Drugs and Crime, International, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Research and Evaluation, and Victims. In addition, JIC offers"New This Week" and "Current Highlights" pages.
Pavnet Online is an interagency, electronic resource on the Internet created to provide information about effective violence prevention initiatives.
This "virtual library" on violence and youth at risk is designed to give States and local communities a single searchable resource for relevant data from seven Federal agencies.




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