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America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response
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Keeping Hope Alive: The AMBER Alert Program

This video highlights the history and groundbreaking moments that established and propelled the AMBER Alert program that is used across the nation to safely recover missing and abducted children. 

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 internationally in 31 countries. As of December 31, 2023, 1,200 children were successfully recovered through the AMBER Alert system and at least 180 children were rescued because of wireless emergency alerts. There are 82 AMBER Alert plans throughout the United States. 

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AMBER Alert in Indian Country Initiative

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.

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Wireless Emergency Alerts

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When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, Fifth Edition

The guide features parents who have experienced firsthand both the anguish and hope of finding their missing child. The fifth edition helps families identify, prioritize, and take actions that can assist law enforcement efforts to locate their children and return them home safely. 

AMBER Alert Best Practices, Second Edition

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.

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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.

Implementation of the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Acti of 2018 - A Report to Congress

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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