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Reporting Good Cause Violation


1. Was the child a Sacramento County resident prior to being taken or withheld from the other parent?

STOP, do not continue. Contact the District Attorney's Office in the child's county of residence to file your good cause report.

2. Is there a court-ordered visitation or custody ruling in place?

STOP, do not continue. Contact the court to have the orders modified via appropriate procedures.

3. Does your relationship to the child establish a legal right to custody?

STOP, do not continue. Good cause defense is not available to someone not entitled to custody.

4. Do you have a good faith and reasonable belief that the child will suffer immediate bodily injury or emotional harm if left with the other person from whom you have taken the child? Emotional harm includes the infliction of domestic violence by one partent on the parent who has taken the child.

STOP, do not continue. Good cause defense is not available when there is no belief of immediate injury to the child.

5. Completely fill out the following information:

PERSON WHO HAS THE CHILD: (PHYSICAL CUSTODY)

PERSON FROM WHOM THE CHILD IS BEING TAKEN, DETAINED, OR CONCEALED:

CHILDREN INFORMATION

You must initial all of the following:

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DA´s Office Reception 916-874-6218
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DA´s Domestic Violence 916-874-6171
Sacramento Sheriff 916-874-5115
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Elk Grove Police 916-714-5115
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