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NCJ Number: 250998 Find in a Library
Title: Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Certification Manual - Agency Guide
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2008-MC-CX-K028, 2009-MC-CX-K058 and 2010-MC-CX-K050
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed); Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual; Reference Material; Report (Grant Sponsored); Technical Assistance
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) presents criteria and standards that must be met for a Child Abduction Response Team (CART) to become certified.
Abstract: In 2005, OJJDP launched the CART Program training as part of its AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Initiative. Like AMBER Alerts, a CART is a critical tool law enforcement agencies use in providing an effective and efficient response to a missing-child incident in which a child is believed to be endangered or abducted. The effectiveness and acceptance of the CART initiative by law enforcement professionals has made CART an integral part of a community’s comprehensive child recovery strategy. In its pursuit of excellence in CART structure and operations, OJJDP created the Child Abduction Response Team Certification Program. Leading subject matter experts, practitioners, policymakers, and other child protective specialists were enlisted to develop operational standards of excellence and evidence-based best practices related to the recovery of missing children. Using this manual, a jurisdiction’s CART can voluntarily achieve certification, which means it meets operational standards of excellence and evidence-based best practices in the recovery of missing children. This second edition of the Certification Manual incorporates new standards and compliance requirements for certification. Certification now requires that a CART comply with 47 standards that cover 12 topic operational areas.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child Abduction; Investigative techniques; Multidisciplinary Teams; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Standards
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