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Title: The AMBER Advocate, Volume 2, Issue 2, August 2008
Journal: AMBER Advocate  Volume:2  Issue:2  Dated:August 2008  Pages:1-8
Editor(s): Paul Murphy
Date Published: August 2008
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2005-MC-CX-K034
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
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: Highlights of articles in this issue are presented. First, the quick reaction and efforts of two female hospital employees from Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, VA, listening to a radio AMBER Alert on a child abduction, to notify hospital security and delay a mother’s exit from the hospital, thereby leading to the safe recovery of the child are highlighted. Second, Trooper Nicole Morrell, Massachusetts AMBER Alert Coordinator is profiled. Third, the release of “You’re Not Alone: The Journey from Abduction to Empowerment”, written by child abduction survivors for child abduction survivors is reviewed. Fourth, the Acoma Tribe’s selection as a pilot site for the development of an AMBER Alert program is highlighted. Fifth, New Brunswick, Canada’s AMBER Alert Coordinator begins an extensive AMBER Alert training across 60 towns and cities to assure that every law enforcement officer in the province of New Brunswick is trained on the AMBER Alert. This issue also contains additional information, resources, and events related to the AMBER Alert program.
Main Term(s): Missing children
Index Term(s): Child Abduction; Information dissemination; OJJDP grant-related documents; Public education; Public information; Reference materials
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