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Title: The AMBER Advocate, Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2011
Journal: Amber Advocate  Volume:5  Issue:1  Dated:March 2011  Pages:1-12
Editor(s): Paul Murphy
Date Published: March 2011
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 2009-MC-CX-K058
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This newsletter reports on recent events and activities related to the AMBER Alert System (AAS).
Abstract: A report on the 2010 AAS Symposium held November 16-18, 2010, in Phoenix, AZ, indicates it was an opportunity for AAS partners to consider whether they have a plan in place or if they must improve their current plan. Also, the AAS Training and Technical Assistance Program staff reviewed all U.S. and Canadian AAS plans over the past 7 years in order to examine how they have evolved. In another segment, the newsletter reports on a case study in which a father with a history of domestic violence and drug abuse abducted a daughter from the custodial mother, after attacking his wife and 10-year-old son. The AAS reached across three States to rescue the abducted girl. The newsletter also describes how Lt. Charles Fleeger of the College Station Police Department (Texas) provided leadership in establishing the Texas Region 3 AMBER Alert Plan for seven counties. The newsletter also reports on the Family Roundtable discussions at the 2010 AAS symposium. The participating family members shared their experiences and recommended guidelines they believed would help AAS partners during child abductions. In addition, the newsletter reports on 2010 AMBER Alert award winners. News is provided on the development of AASs in other countries as well as Indian Country in the United States. The newsletter concludes with brief mentions of training dates and other events related to the AAS.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child Abduction; International cooperation; Kidnapping; Missing children; Missing person investigation; Private sector civic involvement; Private sector-government cooperation
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