42 U.S.C. § 663 : US Code - Section 663: Use of Federal Parent Locator Service in connection with enforcement or determination of child custody in cases of parental kidnaping of child

Search 42 U.S.C. § 663 : US Code - Section 663: Use of Federal Parent Locator Service in connection with enforcement or determination of child custody in cases of parental kidnaping of child

    (a) Agreements with States for use of Federal Parent Locator
      Service
      The Secretary shall enter into an agreement with every State
    under which the services of the Federal Parent Locator Service
    established under section 653 of this title shall be made available
    to each State for the purpose of determining the whereabouts of any
    parent or child when such information is to be used to locate such
    parent or child for the purpose of - 
        (1) enforcing any State or Federal law with respect to the
      unlawful taking or restraint of a child; or
        (2) making or enforcing a child custody or visitation
      determination.
    (b) Requests from authorized persons for information
      An agreement entered into under subsection (a) of this section
    shall provide that the State agency described in section 654 of
    this title will, under procedures prescribed by the Secretary in
    regulations, receive and transmit to the Secretary requests from
    authorized persons for information as to (or useful in determining)
    the whereabouts of any parent or child when such information is to
    be used to locate such parent or child for the purpose of - 
        (1) enforcing any State or Federal law with respect to the
      unlawful taking or restraint of a child; or
        (2) making or enforcing a child custody or visitation
      determination.
    (c) Information which may be disclosed
      Information authorized to be provided by the Secretary under
    subsection (a), (b), (e), or (f) of this section shall be subject
    to the same conditions with respect to disclosure as information
    authorized to be provided under section 653 of this title, and a
    request for information by the Secretary under this section shall
    be considered to be a request for information under section 653 of
    this title which is authorized to be provided under such section.
    Only information as to the most recent address and place of
    employment of any parent or child shall be provided under this
    section.
    (d) "Custody or visitation determination" and "authorized person"
      defined
      For purposes of this section - 
        (1) the term "custody or visitation determination" means a
      judgment, decree, or other order of a court providing for the
      custody or visitation of a child, and includes permanent and
      temporary orders, and initial orders and modification;
        (2) the term "authorized person" means - 
          (A) any agent or attorney of any State having an agreement
        under this section, who has the duty or authority under the law
        of such State to enforce a child custody or visitation
        determination;
          (B) any court having jurisdiction to make or enforce such a
        child custody or visitation determination, or any agent of such
        court; and
          (C) any agent or attorney of the United States, or of a State
        having an agreement under this section, who has the duty or
        authority to investigate, enforce, or bring a prosecution with
        respect to the unlawful taking or restraint of a child.
    (e) Agreement on use of Federal Parent Locator Service with United
      States Central Authority under Convention on the Civil Aspects of
      International Child Abduction
      The Secretary shall enter into an agreement with the Central
    Authority designated by the President in accordance with section
    11606 of this title, under which the services of the Federal Parent
    Locator Service established under section 653 of this title shall
    be made available to such Central Authority upon its request for
    the purpose of locating any parent or child on behalf of an
    applicant to such Central Authority within the meaning of section
    11602(1) of this title. The Federal Parent Locator Service shall
    charge no fees for services requested pursuant to this subsection.
    (f) Agreement to assist in locating missing children under Federal
      Parent Locator Service
      The Secretary shall enter into an agreement with the Attorney
    General of the United States, under which the services of the
    Federal Parent Locator Service established under section 653 of
    this title shall be made available to the Office of Juvenile
    Justice and Delinquency Prevention upon its request to locate any
    parent or child on behalf of such Office for the purpose of - 
        (1) enforcing any State or Federal law with respect to the
      unlawful taking or restraint of a child, or
        (2) making or enforcing a child custody or visitation
      determination.

    The Federal Parent Locator Service shall charge no fees for
    services requested pursuant to this subsection.