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January | February 2011

printer friendly version button  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  ·  Jeff Slowikowski, Acting Administrator
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More than 90 percent of AMBER Alert's recoveries of abducted children have occurred since October 2002, when a National AMBER Alert Coordinator was appointed. In this role, the Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs
facilitates the
development of the
AMBER network,
supports the
development of
state AMBER plans
and efforts, helps
eliminate geographic gaps in AMBER networks, provides regional AMBER network coordination, and offers guidance on criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert.
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At a news conference on January 12, 2011, Laurie O. Robinson, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs and National AMBER Alert Coordinator, joined representatives of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Facebook as they announced a partnership to enable millions of Facebook users across the country to receive AMBER Alerts via their accounts. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of an abducted child. more

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Children's Justice & SafetyOJJDP's National Conference will take place October 12–14, 2011, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

Registration is free and will be available soon.

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