ERIC Number: ED245145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May-25
Reference Count: N/A
Parental Kidnaping. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session to Examine Available and Proposed Means to Resolve the Cases of Interstate and International Parental Kidnaping. Serial No. J-98-43.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This document contains public testimony, prepared statements, and letters from the Congressional hearing on parental kidnaping. Following an opening statement by the committee chairman, Senator Arlen Specter, public testimony is given by representatives of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, the Criminal Investigative Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Child Support Enforcement of the Office of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Legal Advisor of United States Department of State, the Milwaukee Municipal Courts, and the Alexandria, Virginia Police Department. Topics which are covered include interstate and international parental kidnaping, legislation, litigation, psychological needs of parents and children, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and Operation Fingerprint. The text of Public Law 96-611 (of which the Parental Kidnaping Prevention Act of 1980 is a part) is presented, followed by the brief of the Lyons vs. Lyons case, heard before the Virginia Supreme Court. Testimony from the director of Children's Rights of Florida, Inc., and a statement by Jody Brant Smith, against extension of the Uniform Custody Act, are presented. A summary of the subcommittee review of parental kidnaping complaints by the FBI in 1982 and 1983 and the fifth report to congress on implementation of the Parental Kidnaping Prevention Act of 1980 are given. The text of letters to the committee and Senator Specter's correspondence with the Attorney General are included. (BL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.