International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) hosted a delegation from Japan on August 16th in our Baltimore offices through a program coordinated by the World Trade Center Institute. The members of the delegation included four government officials and one professor working on issues related to the Hague Abduction Convention. Dr. Felicity Northcott and Elaine Weisman of ISS-USA met with the delegation to describe how ISS-USA provides intercountry case management and technical assistance on cases involving international parental child abduction. The ISS-USA staff explained how services such as international home studies, community resource assessments and post placement reporting can help ensure decisions are made in the best interest of the child and the placement of a child with his/her family is safe and sustainable. Additionally, the group discussed how international conventions are applied and interpreted in US courts, and ways in which the ISS network works with legal and social work entities to support and protect transnational families.