Good Cause Notification
The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Child Abduction Unit accepts reports of “Good Cause” pursuant to Penal Code section 278.7, but does not investigate the reports. The reports serve only as a method for the reporting party to notify the District Attorney’s Office that they have a good faith and reasonable belief that their child will suffer immediate harm if left with the other parent. In addition to filing the Good Cause Notification, you are responsible for commencing custody proceedings within a reasonable time and keeping the District Attorney’s Office informed of your current address and phone number. Failure to fulfill all of these requirements could result in the filing of child abduction charges.