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NCJ Number: 249959 Find in a Library
Title: The AMBER Advocate, Spring 2016
Corporate Author: Fox Valley Technical College
United States of America
Date Published: June 2016
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Fox Valley Technical College
Washington, DC 20004
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Document: PDF
Type: Case Study; Historical Overview; News and Announcement; Newsletter; Program/Project Description; Youth-Oriented Material
Format: Document (Online); Journal/Magazine
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue of the newsletter includes feature articles on the 20th anniversary of the abduction and murder of Amber Hagerman, who is the inspiration for the AMBER Alert program; a review of the career of a former AMBER Alert Program Manager; and how a Nebraska police department made a successful rescue through AMBER Alert and teamwork.
Abstract: A profile of Fran Keith is presented on the occasion of her retirement as a long-time AMBER Alert program manager. For just over a decade, she used her expertise, attention to detail, and professionalism in building AMBER Alert’s proficiency in finding new and better ways to protect children and recover those who were missing and abducted. In remembering Amber Hagerman of Arlington, Texas, who was abducted and subsequently assaulted and murdered in January 1996, the AMBER Alert system remembers why it was founded as America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response, which is designed to quickly alert members of law enforcement and the public to searches for abducted and missing children. Since its founding almost two decades ago, AMBER Alert has helped bring more than 800 children home safely. This article reviews some of the milestones in AMBER Alerts efforts. This issue of the AMBER Advocate also notes the certification of two additional Child Abduction Response Teams (CARTs) - The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office in Washington State. Following initial certification, the CART must prepare to meet the criteria for annual re-certification every year thereafter. In another article, the use of the AMBER Alert network is described in a case that involved a small Nebraska police agency (Fairbury) using AMBER Alert to successfully rescue an abducted infant.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): AMBER Alert; Child Abduction; Missing children; Nebraska; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Search and Rescue
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