Report Violations

How to Report Violations of:

Child Custody and Visitation
Child Pornography
Child Sex Trafficking
Child Sexual Abuse
Child Support Enforcement
Extraterritorial Sexual Exploitation of Children
International Parental Kidnapping
Obscenity
Sex Offender Registration

Child Custody and Visitation

  • With the exception of international parental kidnapping, child custody and visitation matters are generally handled by local and state authorities, and not by the federal government.
  • To report a child custody or visitation issue, contact your local or state law enforcement agency.
  • For information on how to report an international parental kidnapping, click here.

Child Pornography

  • To report an incident involving the possession, distribution, receipt, or production of child pornography, file a report on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)'s website at www.cybertipline.com, or call 1-800-843-5678. Your report will be forwarded to a law enforcement agency for investigation and action.
  • If you have an emergency that requires an immediate law enforcement response, please call 911 or contact your local Police Department or Sheriff’s Department.

Child Sex Trafficking

  • To report an incident or suspicious situation that may involve the child sex trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-3737-888, or file a confidential online report at https://humantraffickinghotline.org/report-trafficking. Your report will be forwarded to a law enforcement agency for investigation and action.
  • If you have an emergency that requires an immediate law enforcement response, please call 911 or contact your local Police Department or Sheriff’s Department.

Child Sexual Abuse

  • Child sexual abuse matters are generally handled by local and state authorities, and not by the federal government.
  • To report an incident or suspicious situation that may involve child sexual abuse, contact your local Police Department or Sheriff’s Department.
  • If you have an emergency that requires an immediate law enforcement response, please call 911.

Child Support Enforcement

  • Child support enforcement matters are generally handled by local and state authorities, and not by the federal government. To report a child support enforcement issue, contact your local or state law enforcement agency or contact your local "Title IV-D" agency, which is required by federal law to provide child support enforcement services to anyone who requests such services. To locate your local “Title IV-D" agency visit the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Support Enforcement's website at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse/.

Extraterritorial Sexual Exploitation of Children

  • To report an incident or suspicious situation that may involve the extraterritorial sexual exploitation of children, file a report on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)'s website at www.cybertipline.com, or call 1-800-843-5678. Your report will be forwarded to a law enforcement agency for investigation and action.
  • You can also report an incident or suspicious situation to Immigration and Customs Enforcement/ Homeland Security Investigations (ICE) by calling the ICE hotline at 1-866-347-2423, or emailing ICE at predator@DHS.gov.

International Parental Kidnapping

Obscenity

  • To report obscene material sent to a child, a misleading domain name or misleading words or images on the Internet, file a report on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)'s website at www.cybertipline.com, or call 1-800-843-5678. Your report will be forwarded to a law enforcement agency for investigation and action.
  • To file a complaint about obscene or indecent material broadcast over the radio or television, contact the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Consumer Complaint Center online at https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us or by calling the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322).

Sex Offender Registration

Updated November 24, 2020

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