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Here are the latest stories and happenings with AMBER Alert

AMBER Alert in Indian Country Technology Toolkits on the Move

November 2, 2022
When a child goes missing, law enforcement response time is critical. So is having the right tools. An endeavor to donate nearly every technological resource necessary for responding to missing and abducted children cases – a rugged...

Faces of the AMBER Alert: New Jersey

September 6, 2022
Lieutenant Stacie Lick, with the Gloucester County Prosecutors Office in New Jersey, has served as her county’s Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Coordinator since 2008. That year she helped create her state’s first CART –...

On the Front Lines: Road to Recovery

September 6, 2022
The ordeal of 11-year-old Gabriel Daugherty – known for a bright smile, spirited T shirts, and smart black glasses – had begun 12 days earlier in LaGrange. On Thursday, April 28, Gabriel’s non-custodial father, Addam Daugherty,...

Press Conference Highlights: AATTAP presents at the August 4, 2022, World Day Against Trafficking in Persons Event, Chula Vista, CA

August 30, 2022
“What can we all do better? What can we do to be part of the change needed to fight human trafficking?” asked Alma Tucker, founder of International Network of Hearts – a group that works with survivors of human trafficking. The...

AMBER Alert on the Front Lines: A Multi-State Success Story

June 28, 2022
It began as an ordinary situation that progressively got worse. The case of missing 3-year-old Noah Clare started on November 7, 2021, after his non-custodial father didn’t bring him back to his home in Gallatin, Tennessee. The next...

What participants are saying about AMBER Alert training:

HRV 10/11/22

Response to At-Risk Missing & High-Risk Endangered Missing Children | Oct. 11, 2022

"I liked that the case study had interesting twists and turns. It was good practice for such a real-life event."
 
"Thanks for emphasizing the skills needed to identify and help sex-trafficking victims."

Counselor speaking to troubled female teen
S&C 10/3-4/22

Search & Canvass Operations in Child Abduction Cases
Hybrid Training | Oct. 3-4, 2022

"This was a high-energy, information-packed presentation on what can be a dry subject. I would sit through it again!"

K9 handler and his search dog
IRST 10/4/22

Initial Response Strategies & Tactics When Responding to Missing Children | Oct. 4, 2022

"Hearing the emotional impact of the family member's experience was powerful. This perspective is often lost in the bigger picture."
 
"Discussing how law enforcement needs to be more empathetic was very impactful. Too often officers become emotionally detached during a case as a coping mechanism."

California Highway Patrol
IRST 9/20/22

Initial Response Strategies & Tactics for Responding to Missing Children | Sept. 20, 2022

"The course inspired us to pay more attention to what's going on around us. We also need to ensure our SOPs are up to date – and have a handy list of outside resources so we're not scrambling when these events occur."

California Highway Patrol
CATE 9/13/22

Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise (CATE) | Sept. 13, 2022

"The instructor was facilitative and made the training thought-provoking. There was great information on search parameters involving missing children."
 
"I enjoyed networking with other law enforcement officers and discovering the resources available to us."

Participants listening to female instructor in a classroom.
UMPIC 7/26-28/22

Unresolved Missing Person Cases in Indian Country
Live, Virtual Instructor-Led Training | July 26-28, 2022

"There was so much information covered in three days and I was engaged the entire time! The instructors were knowledgeable and personable."
 
"The training had me think outside the box – to look at a case from a different perspective."

Shiprock New Mexico
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THE AMBER ADVOCATE

The mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP) is to safely recover missing, endangered, or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of law enforcement, media, transportation, and other partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation. The AMBER Advocate website and secure AMBER Alert Partners Portal work to support this mission by promoting awareness of and access to training and resources for AMBER Alert partners as they work across their states and communities to    educate, train and inspire around the protection of children and effective response to endangered missing and abducted children.

CART - Child Abduction Response Team

Learn about the importance of CART and the benefits of achieving CART Certification. This video highlights the efforts and excellent outcomes of the Northwest Florida CART programs certification event. The Team achieved certification in February 2018.

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2 weeks ago

The AMBER Advocate
Our team’s Valerie Bribiescas and Jenniffer Price-Lehmann (center right) recently met with the Tribal Working Group of FirstNet Authority (powered by AT&T) in Boulder, Colorado, to discuss ways to enhance broadband access in tribal communities. The initiative – aimed at helping tribal nations respond effectively when a child goes missing – is one of many progressive projects we have in motion thanks to support from The United States Department of Justice/Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act. Stay tuned to learn more! #aattap #ncjtc #missingchildren #AmberAlert ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

The AMBER Advocate
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3 weeks ago

The AMBER Advocate
Learn how to better investigate #missingchildren in #IndianCountry by taking two new online, self-paced courses our team developed with #tribal #lawenforcement, #AMBERAlert experts, and The AMBER Advocate. The courses are now accessible via the National Criminal Justice Training Center site – and better yet, they're free! www.amber-ic.org/news/two-new-classes-focus-on-missing-children-in-indian-country-resources-inves... ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

The AMBER Advocate
Four score (new technology toolkits): Our AMBER Alert in Indian Country team is busy providing tribal law enforcement agencies with cutting-edge equipment to help find #missingchildren in #IndianCountry. Read more about the project here: www.amberadvocate.org/amber-feature/aa51-feature/ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

The AMBER Advocate
AMBER Alert in Indian Country.1m · Congratulations to Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for helping bring the new (and historic) "Guidelines for Missing Persons" #MMIW initiative to fruition. “The plan will guide the #NavajoNation and its local, state, and federal partners to build response capacity, collaboration, and support for #missingpersons and their loved ones,” said Tyesha Wood, Program Manager for the National Criminal Justice Training Center's AMBER Alert in Indian Country initiative. Read more here: www.amber-ic.org/news/navajo-nation-issues-historic-guidelines-for-missing-persons/#AmberAlert #IndianCountry #DepartmentOfJustice ... See MoreSee Less
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