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NCJ Number: 232001 Find in a Library
Title: Guide for Implementing or Enhancing an Endangered Missing Advisory
Author(s): Paul Murphy; Carolyn Allen; Gus Paidousis; Scott Troxel; Robert Hoever; Lynda Lantz
Date Published: March 2011
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2008–MC–CX–K028
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document - Designates non-commercial publications, such as Government and gray literature reports.
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide provides AMBER Alert coordinators, law enforcement, and public safety professionals with an effective and efficient way to implement an Endangered Missing Advisory (EMA) plan.
Abstract: Results show that by establishing a single, clear plan that can be used in all cases that do not fit the AMBER Alert criteria, an EMA will facilitate communities to better provide public safety services and save more lives. The EMA, which is similar to the AMBER Alert, brings together law enforcement agencies, broad-casters, transportation agencies, and others in a voluntary partnership to enlist the aid of the public in finding a missing person who may be in danger but does not fit the AMBER Alert criteria. An EMA plan eliminates the confusion that can occur when alerts and advisories differ because of the age of the person or the circum-stances of the case. The first section of this guide focuses on developing an EMA plan while the second section discusses the steps involved in activating an EMA. The final section addresses the critical issues of building and sustaining support for the EMA plan. This guide provides information on potential problems along with recommendations for possible partnerships. It features examples of EMA plans, press releases, and real-life examples of how the EMA was used to help save missing people. References and appendixes
Main Term(s): Missing person investigation; Public safety coordination
Index Term(s): Community action programs; Community policing; Community resources; Investigations; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces; OJJDP grant-related documents; Standards implementation
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