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NCJ Number: 249752 Find in a Library
Title: AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program Fact Sheet
Date Published: January 2016
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
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: PDF
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance); Training
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data and information are provided on the National AMBER Alert Network, its various initiatives, and training programs.
Abstract: The mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program is to recover missing, endangered, or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of law enforcement, media, transportation entities, and other partners by using training and technology to improve response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation. As of December 31, 2015, 794 abducted children have been recovered as a result of the AMBER Alert Program. This report documents some of the major expansions and achievements of the National AMBER Alert Network, including communication channels for alerts, a newsletter for child protection professionals, and training and technical assistance to thousands of individuals, organizations, and conferences. Data are provided on training programs conducted from January 1, 2006 - December, 2015, and for January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015. Evaluation results for the impact of AMBER Alert training programs are presented. Data are also reported for the following AMBER Alert initiatives: the Child Abduction Response Team Network (CART) and its certification program for response capability; AMBER Alert in Indian Country; and the Southern Border Initiative with Mexico.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): AMBER Alert; Child Abduction; Media coverage; Media support; Missing children; National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Police specialized training
Note: Please see NCJ 250626 for the most recent version of this Fact Sheet.
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