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What participants are saying about AMBER Alert training:

IRST May 2024

Initial Response Strategies and Tactics When Responding to Missing Children Incidents |
May 16, 2024 | Elkton, MD

"Great training! Really enjoyed the case studies and all the information provided."
 
"The Family Perspective presentation gave me important perspectives on what we can do better when dealing with families of victims."
 
"I enjoyed the roundtable discussions for investigative techniques and resources related to missing persons and child abduction cases."

Female police officer in patrol vehicle at night, looking at mobile computer
CART, FL, 5/3-5/24

Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Training | May 3-5, 2024 | Panama City, FL

"Some of the best presenters I have seen. Kept us engaged and were incredibly knowledgeable."
 
"The instructors were clearly experts in their fields. They made difficult topics easy to take in. They were entertaining and engaging. One of the best trainings I've had the pleasure to attend."

CART training in Puerto Rico photo collage
CART, WI, May 2024

Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Training | May 19-21, 2024 | Fish Creek, WI

"The scale of the problems which need to be addressed and resolved is huge. This class opened my mind beyond my imagination. Thank you for all your time and effort."
 
"The training was very beneficial in understanding what a CART team member may encounter and expectations of working in that capacity."
 
"It was great to see how many moving parts are needed to effectively conduct a child abduction or missing child investigation."

CART training in Puerto Rico photo collage
UMPCIC March 2024

UNRESOLVED MISSING PERSON CASES IN INDIAN COUNTRY | March 24-26,2024 | Bernalillo, NM

"The instructors presented professionally and worked well together."
 
"The course provided very good experiential stories and really useful, practical information."
 
"I liked how the instructors engaged the attendees and encouraged them to meet and talk with each other to exchange resources."

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CHILDREN SAFELY RECOVERED WITH THE HELP OF

As of December 31, 2023

REPORT A MISSING, ABDUCTED, OR ENDANGERED CHILD.

CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY


You may also contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for assistance at:

1-800-THE-LOST

We cannot take missing child reports on inquiries via this website. To search for or find information about current missing children please visit:

https://www.missingkids.org/gethelpnow/amber

 

THE AMBER ADVOCATE

The mission of the AMBER Alert Training & 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 Partner 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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Show your respect for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (#MMIP)/Women & Girls (#MMIWG) on Sunday, May 5—the MMIP/MMIWG National Day of Awareness—by wearing red in solidarity with all those impacted by the ongoing crisis. And lift your voices to be heard—not just that day, but every day. #WearRedDay The AMBER Advocate National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Pueblo of Isleta Pueblo of Isleta Police Department ... See MoreSee Less

With May 5 designated as National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (#MMIP) Awareness Day, we remember the thousands of Indigenous women and girls (#MMIWG) who have gone missing or been killed in the United States. Consider that four out of five Native women experience some form of violence in their lifetime. And that Native women face murder rates more than 10 times the national average. Our AMBER Alert in Indian Country initiative, and AATTAP trainings specific to #IndianCountry (bit.ly/AIICcourses) are dedicated to mitigating the MMIP/MMIPWG crisis. But there’s much more work to be done. Learn about United States Department of Justice's efforts to combat the epidemic (bit.ly/DOJ_MMIP_2024)—and be a part of the solution. #WearRedDay National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention ... See MoreSee Less

With May 5 designated as National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (#MMIP) Awareness Day, we remember the thousands of Indigenous women and girls (#MMIWG) who have gone missing or been killed in the United States. Consider that four out of five Native women experience some form of violence in their lifetime. And that Native women face murder rates more than 10 times the national average. Our AMBER Alert in Indian Country initiative, and AATTAP trainings specific to #IndianCountry (https://bit.ly/AIICcourses) are dedicated to mitigating the MMIP/MMIPWG crisis. But there’s much more work to be done. Learn about United States Department of Justices efforts to combat the epidemic (https://bit.ly/DOJ_MMIP_2024)—and be a part of the solution. #WearRedDay National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

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Great work , Janell!

The Department of Justice celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

🔗: www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2024/04/30/a-proclamation-on-asian-american...
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Learn the latest AMBER Alert-related news at bit.ly/AMBERADV58 — and let us hear from you! National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention ... See MoreSee Less

Learn the latest AMBER Alert-related news at bit.ly/AMBERADV58 — and let us hear from you! National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

JOIN US for our upcoming no-cost, LIVE Webinar May 2nd at 1pm CST: AMBER Alerts and the Public Information Officer (PIO): Getting the right information out quickly! ➡️ bit.ly/AATTAP-webinar-signup

Hear from a long time AMBER Alert Coordinator and Public Information Officer (PIO) with the California Highway Patrol about the challenges associated with being a PIO during one of the most important and time-sensitive law enforcement events that can occur, a child abduction. Hear how PIOs can meet the expectations and challenges modern forms of communication present. Identify the different types of audience members that receive the information during an AMBER Alert and recognize best practices and common missteps that can happen during an AMBER Alert.
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JOIN US for our upcoming no-cost, LIVE Webinar May 2nd at 1pm CST: AMBER Alerts and the Public Information Officer (PIO): Getting the right information out quickly! ➡️ https://bit.ly/AATTAP-webinar-signup 

Hear from a long time AMBER Alert Coordinator and Public Information Officer (PIO) with the California Highway Patrol about the challenges associated with being a PIO during one of the most important and time-sensitive law enforcement events that can occur, a child abduction. Hear how PIOs can meet the expectations and challenges modern forms of communication present. Identify the different types of audience members that receive the information during an AMBER Alert and recognize best practices and common missteps that can happen during an AMBER Alert.
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