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NCJ Number: 252163 Find in a Library
Title: The AMBER Advocate, Summer 2018
Date Published: September 2018
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2017-MC-FX-K003
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: HTML|PDF
Type: Issue Overview; Program/Project Description
Format: Document (Online); News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue reports on recent training and promotional activities of AMBER Alert in its efforts to sustain and improve national and international efforts to find and recover missing children, along with news and case studies related to the effectiveness of AMBER Alert efforts.
Abstract: Highlights are reported on the 2018 National AMBER Alert Symposium, in which partners from the United States, Mexico, and Canada gathered to learn, collaborate, and honor surviving families. Activities are also reported for the 2018 National Missing Children’s Day on May 23, which was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1985 to honor the memories of children still missing. AMBER Alert activities reported for Indian Country include the display on National Missing Children’s Day of a work of art depicting a sorrowful Native American girl holding a single eagle feather. The painting by New Mexico artist Kathleen Piccione is titled “Never Forgotten.“ Also reported is President Trump’s signing of a bill to improve AMBER Alert on tribal lands. This issue’s section on “AMBER Alert on the Front Lines” reports on how Washington State residents responded to an AMBER Alert to help rescue a young boy taken illegally by a non-custodial parent. The “AMBER Alert Briefs” section of this issue reports on recent events related to AMBER Alert management personnel and rescue-related activities throughout the United States. The section on “AMBER Alert International” focuses on AMBER Alert activities in Peru, Lithuania, Canada, Europe, and Spain.
Main Term(s): Missing children
Index Term(s): AMBER Alert; Child victims; Emergency rescues; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Search and Rescue
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