News, Resources and Events from AATTAP and Official AMBER Alert Programs Across the Nation

AMBER Updates

Here are the latest stories and happenings with AMBER Alert

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,...

AMBER Alert in Indian Country Technology Toolkits on the Move

September 6, 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...

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's Training

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 3 days and I was engaged the entire time!! Great instructors that were very knowledgeable and personable!
The overall training provided me with available resources that are available for my cases. It also had me think outside the box and look at a case from a different aspect; it allowed me to have another set of eyes to look into the cases.

Shiprock New Mexico
CART 7/19-21/22

Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Training | July 19-21, 2022

I appreciated that this training was very well developed, by actual professionals that work in the field, and who have the experience to know what they are talking about.
I liked the information given on how to properly investigate an abduction, I enjoyed everything!

California Highway Patrol
ISCAC 7/21-22/22

Investigative Strategies for Child Abduction Cases (ISCAC) | July 21-22, 2022

The amount of information provided in this class was second to none!
The course really gave me an opportunity to reevaluate how I and my department would respond to these situations. How the investigation could become overwhelming very quickly.

California Highway Patrol
HRV 7/14/22

Response to At-Risk Missing and High Risk Endangered Missing Children | July 14, 2022

Each instructor was very knowledgeable and I felt I learned a lot from each one. The Family Perspective presentation helped give a firsthand understanding what a parent goes through, and how law enforcement should respond, effectively and professionally.

California Highway Patrol
CART 6/27-29/22

Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Training | June 27-29, 2022

I really appreciated realistic scenarios and case studies given to show practical application of lessons taught.
The instructors were very interactive with the group, making it comfortable to engage and ask questions.

California Highway Patrol
IRST 6/8/22

Initial Response Strategies and Tactics When Responding to Missing Children Incidents | June 8, 2022

I appreciated that the course gave practical and specific information and exemplified real cases.
The course's clear instruction of procedure will help us to implement a community response plan, and communicate more effectively to law enforcement. I will recommend this training to officers!

California Highway Patrol


As of May 1, 2022



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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.

AMBER Advocate on Facebook

4 weeks ago

The AMBER Advocate
Where's AATTAP? Coming to a community near you! Courses and Dates are below:👇Here's the AMBER Alert Training & Technical Assistance Program's course lineup for the next couple of months, and we are ALWAYS adding courses and dates! So keep an eye out for events near you -- or better yet, request one of our best-in-class trainings be brought to your agency/jurisdiction!Courses and Dates:Initial Response Strategies and Tactics When Respondingto Missing Children IncidentsSeptember 20 | Pepin, WIOctober 4 | Newtown, PAOctober 6 Kansas CityMO November 14 | Freehold, NJSearch and Canvass Operations in Child AbductionsSeptember 29 - 30 | Mayetta, KSOctober 3 - 4 | Williamsburg, IAOctober 3 - 4 | Live OnlineNovember 15 - 16 | Freehold, NJNovember 30 - December 1 | Lakewood, COChild Abduction Response Team Training (CART)October 17 - 19 | St. George, UTOctober 25 - 27 | Prescott, AZResponse to At-Risk Missing andHigh-Risk Endangered Missing ChildrenOctober 11 | Newtown, PADecember 8 | Weldon Springs, MOInvestigative Strategies for Child Abduction CasesOctober 31 - November 1 | Williamsburg, IAOctober 31 - November 1 | Live OnlineTelecommunications Best Practices for Missing and Abducted Children November 17 | Freehold, NJncjtc.fvtc.edu/programs/PR00000010/amber-alert-training-and-technical-assistance-program ... See MoreSee Less
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