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  NCJ Number: NCJ 232271   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: AMBER Alert Best Practices
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Donna Uzzell
  Project Director: Phil Keith
  Date Published: 05/2012
  Page Count: 64
  Annotation: This guide is a compilation of what AMBER Alert partners have indicated constitutes an effective and efficient program of responding to cases of child abduction.
  Abstract: The AMBER Alert Program is a voluntary partnership that involves law enforcement, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry. It is designed to disseminate timely, accurate information about abducted children, the suspected abductors, and the vehicle used in the commission of the crime. During an AMBER Alert, an urgent news bulletin is broadcast over the airwave and by text message, as well as on highway alert signs, so as to immediately enlist the aid of the public in finding an abducted child and taking the alleged perpetrator into custody. Participants and experts who attended a federally sponsored national AMBER Alert conference identified emerging practices that have improved the ability of law enforcement, other stakeholders, and partners in safely recovering missing and abducted children. This report provides an overview of “what works” in the context of the AMBER Alert based on what was discussed during the conference as well as the experience and knowledge gained since the inception of the first AMBER Alert plan. The chapters of this guide address the role of law enforcement agencies in the AMBER Alert system, partnerships with the media, the role of a public information officer, effective messaging strategies, the role of the AMBER Alert coordinator, and how to improve an existing AMBER Alert system through interstate networking, community awareness strategies, and training. A listing of additional resources and notes
  Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
  Index Term(s): Community resources ; Media coverage ; Media support ; Community involvement ; Community crime prevention programs ; Research uses in policymaking ; Private sector-government cooperation ; Missing children ; OJJDP grant-related documents ; Community Responses (crime prevention)
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2008-MC-CX-K028
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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