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NCJ Number: 250626 Find in a Library
Title: AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program Fact Sheet
Corporate Author: Fox Valley Technical College
United States of America
Date Published: February 2019
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Fox Valley Technical College
Washington, DC 20004
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Document: PDF
Type: Factsheet
Format: Factsheet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data and information are provided on the National AMBER Alert Network, its various initiatives, and training programs.
Abstract: The mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program is to recover missing, endangered, or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of law enforcement, media, transportation entities, and other partners by using training and technology to improve response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation. As of December 31, 2016, 852 abducted children have been recovered as a result of the AMBER Alert Program. This report documents some of the major expansions and achievements of the National AMBER Alert Network, including communication channels for alerts, a newsletter for child protection professionals, and training and technical assistance to thousands of individuals, organizations, and conferences. Data are provided on training programs conducted from October 2013 - January 2017. Evaluation results for the impact of AMBER Alert training programs are presented. Data are also reported for the following AMBER Alert initiatives: the Child Abduction Response Team Network (CART) and its certification program for response capability; AMBER Alert in Indian Country; and the Southern Border Initiative with Mexico.
Main Term(s): AMBER Alert
Index Term(s): Child Abduction; Missing children; National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Parental Abduction/Kidnapping
Note: This Fact Sheet replaces NCJ 249752 (January 2016). NCJ 250626 is revised annually, the most recent version is the 2/2019 edition.
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