ERIC Number: ED253830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Missing Children's Assistance Act. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate. Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on S. 2014, a Bill to Amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to Provide for Assistance in Locating Missing Children (February 7 and 21; March 8, 13, and 21, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This document presents testimony and proceedings from Congressional hearings on the problem of missing children and the remedies proposed by the Missing Children's Assistance Act. Opening testimony by Senators Arlen Specter and Paula Hawkins is presented, as is the text of the Missing Children's Assistance Act of 1983. Prepared testimony from other Senators in support of the bill is included. Testimony and prepared statements are also presented from the parents of several missing children and from volunteers and staff members from child welfare organizations, social service agencies, and law enforcement agencies. Topics covered in the testimony include kidnapping by non-custodial parents and by strangers, the role of law enforcement and government agencies, and volunteers in finding missing children. News stories and publicity relating to missing children are included. The appendix includes a statement by Charles Quigley supporting law-related education on behalf of the Center for Civic Education/Law in a Free Society, the Constitutional Rights Society, and the National Institute of Citizens Education in the Law; and a reprint of a news article on helping runaways. (JAC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.