skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 226072 Find in a Library
Title: The AMBER Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2007
Journal: Amber Advocate  Volume:1  Issue:4  Dated:November 2007  Pages:1-8
Editor(s): Paul Murphy
Date Published: November 2007
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2005-MC-CX-K034
Document: PDF
Type: Newsletter
Format: News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue of AMBER Advocate presents several articles from Federal, State, local, Tribal, and foreign government and nongovernmental agencies and organizations on child abduction initiatives and innovations under the AMBER Alert program.
Abstract: This issue features stories on: the National Conference of more than 40 AMBER Alert partners who met in Denver to discuss how future child abductions will be handled; the departure of National AMBER Alert Coordinator Regina B. Schofield; how four children were recovered after an AMBER Alert was issued for an alleged killer in San Bernardino, CA; the history of the first AMBER Alert in 1996; the efforts to help abducted children were highlighted at the annual conference for the National Native American Law Enforcement Association; the 3rd Annual Native American Law Enforcement Summit (NALES) held in Hinckley, MN which brought together representatives from law enforcement, social services, courts, and corrections to discuss ways to prevent crime and create safer communities; profile of Beth Alberts, Houston Regional AMBER Alert Coordinator; the Houston AMBER Alert Program’s new Mobile Search and Education Center; the National Online Crimes Against Children Legal Resource, a free training course for child advocates provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Navajo Nation became the first Tribe to host a Child Abduction Response Team (CART) training; the Department of Justice invited 13 tribes in10 areas to serve as pilot communities for the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Initiative; the 4 year old AMBER Alert team launched by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police held a meeting for all AMBER Alert coordinators in Moncton, New Brunswick to discuss goals and unification of plans; a new guide offers advice on international parental kidnappings; People Magazine’s profiles of child abduction families; and Nevada adopted an AMBER hoax law.
Main Term(s): Missing children
Index Term(s): American Indians; California; Canada; Canadian Indians; Federal law enforcement agencies; Indian affairs; Indian justice; Kidnapping; Law enforcement coordinating committees; Minnesota; OJJDP grant-related documents; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Texas; US Department of Justice
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.