AMBER Alerts: Making a Difference
AMBER Alerts are emergency messages issued when a law enforcement agency determines that a child has been abducted and is in imminent danger.
AMBER Alert instantly galvanizes communities to assist in the search for and safe recovery of an abducted child. The alerts are broadcast through radio, TV, road signs, cell phones, and other data-enabled devices.
AMBER Alert: Years of Progress in Recovering Abducted Children
Today, the AMBER Alert system is being used in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Indian country, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 30 other countries. As of May 2020, 988 children have been successfully recovered through the AMBER Alert system.
The AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) Initiative assists Tribal communities in developing programs to safely recover endangered missing or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of the tribes and their local, state and federal partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities, capabilities and increase public participation in protecting children.
New Publication: AMBER Alert Best Practices, Second Edition
AMBER Alert Best Practices, Second Edition provides updated guidelines to help states and regional offices recover abducted children through AMBER Alerts. The 2019 second edition of the guide provides a "what works" approach based on input of those who lead and oversee AMBER Alerts as part of larger missing persons and child protection programs at the state and regional levels.
AMBER Alert Field Guide for Law Enforcement Officers
Designed to help law enforcement officers improve their response to cases of missing or abducted children, the guide provides best practices from subject matter experts in AMBER Alert programs nationwide. Topics include establishing and managing leads, search and recovery operations, screening and training volunteers, interacting with abduction victims' families, managing media, and more.
OJJDP Releases Report to Congress on AMBER Alert in Indian Country
Implementation of the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018: A Report to Congress provides Congress with an assessment of the readiness, education and training needs, technological challenges, and obstacles encountered by tribes in the integration of state or regional AMBER Alert communication plans.
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