The National Academy for Child Abduction Prevention Advocates, LLC was founded in 2013. The Mission is to prevent child abduction and to recover children who have been abducted through public education and professional collaboration.
This website is one resource for information to prevent child abduction or for recovery of children who have been abducted. There are links at the bottom of the page for national organizations who can be of great assistance. Please do not hesitate to contact them directly. The Academy opened in February of 2014. The Academy’s goal is to have 500 Advocates by the end of 2014 and 1,000 Advocates by the end of 2015. Advocates will appear on the map.
Becoming an Advocate allows an Attorney to support a noble cause as well as distinguish themselves from other Attorney’s by educating the public through articles on this website. The requirements below are to further the Mission of the Academy which is public education through professional collaboration. The Academy & Advocates will educate the public at no charge for strategies and techniques to try and prevent child abduction and also for recovery of abducted children. The Advocates will prepare articles which will be posted on the Academy website and for use by the general public. In addition, the Advocates are able to network with each other for resources and information on legal representation. The Advocates are limited exclusively to licensed attorneys who meet the below requirements. The Attorneys who qualify will be allowed to use the trademarked symbol of the Academy and that they are an Advocate. The Academy does not provide legal advice and this is not a legal marketing website.
Advocates will be listed for each state. The requirements to be an Advocate or have a Title Designation along with being an Advocate, are as follows and all who qualify are welcome to join. The Advocate must be a licensed attorney in the United States, have an active license to practice law in State where will be Advocate, have represented at least one family law client as licensed attorney, write articles [one per year minimum and one per month maximum] to educate public to prevent abduction or recover abducted children and are committed to preventing child abduction through public education and professional collaboration.
To have a Titled Designation as an Advocate, such as State Chapter President, State Chapter Vice President, City Chapter President, or City Chapter Vice President, the Advocate must meet the requirements above and also be a Donor of a minimum of $200 per year to any affiliates of the Academy [example: Heroes Circle Donor for NCMEC @ $50 per quarter]. There is no additional cost to be a Titled Designation Advocate or Advocate.