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What participants are saying about AMBER Alert training:

IRST May 2023

Initial Response Strategies and Tactics When Responding to Missing Children Incidents |
May 2023 | Elkton, MD

"The presenters were very clear, but also down to earth and relatable."
 
"Such phenomenal experience and knowledge was shared."
 
"Was a great, eye-opening training."
 
"Keep up the phenomenal work with bringing such passion to the training."

Female police officer in patrol vehicle at night, looking at mobile computer
2023 SYMPOSIUM

National AMBER Alert and AMBER Alert in Indian Country Symposium | April 19-20, 2023, Tucson, AZ

"The symposium provided an opportunity to network across the nation in this specialized realm of law enforcement that has proven time and time again to be paramount in the success of a case."
 
"I enjoyed the professional presenters and the opportunity to meet others in my state working on the anti-trafficking side of AMBER Alert in Indian Country issues. It's critical that we work together and the first step in being able to do so well is to know who else is working in this."

CATE-IC 4-27-23

Indian Country Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise | April 27, 2023, Cherokee, NC

"Get this training to every agency in the USA; it should be mandated training for all types of alerts."
 
"I think we already have a strong response and plan in order, but knowing more information about AMBER Alert from this training exercise has strengthened our understanding and response."

Northwest Florida CART Certification exercise held in February 2018.
TELMAC 3-16-23

Telecommunications Best Practices for Missing and Abducted Children (TELMAC) | March 16, 2023

"Very informative. Each individual brought the best in themselves and the content was very interesting."
 
"I appreciated that the course was taught by an active dispatch/telecommunications professional. I feel they best understand the important how to's of NCIC and call intake. Thank you for helping dispatchers to learn in this important area."

K-9 Officer with dog, searching along river bank
CST-Pros 3-14-23

Child Sex Trafficking Investigations: Strategies to Increase Prosecutions of Traffickers of Missing Children | March 14-15, 2023

"This is one of the better trainings I have attended. While it was geared toward investigators, it had great information and resources for interviewers, analysts and attorneys also. Very effective use of time."
 
"This training was so informative in understanding the entire case. I really appreciated learning how to better handle these cases."

CART training in Puerto Rico photo collage
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As of December 31, 2023

REPORT A MISSING, ABDUCTED, OR ENDANGERED CHILD.

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

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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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2 weeks ago
The AMBER Advocate

The AMBER Alert Team is honored to be in the American Samoa working with leadership and key stakeholders on the development of an AMBER Alert Program.

Today Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen joined the meeting to show support for the work being done to protect children; and yesterday the AMBER Alert Team was invited to join Governor Lemanu P.S. Mauga and his leadership team for a morning devotion and introductions.

The next few days will consist of collaboration amongst all key stakeholders to identify next steps and complete a needs assessment.

Stay tuned for an upcoming feature in the AMBER Advocate Magazine about our work with the U.S. Territories and international partners!

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
#AmericanSamoa #missingchildren #AmberAlert #aattap
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The AMBER Alert Team is honored to be in the American Samoa working with leadership and key stakeholders on the development of an AMBER Alert Program.  

Today Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen joined the meeting to show support for the work being done to protect children; and yesterday the AMBER Alert Team was invited to join Governor Lemanu P.S. Mauga and his leadership team for a morning devotion and introductions. 

The next few days will consist of collaboration amongst all key stakeholders to identify next steps and complete a needs assessment.

Stay tuned for an upcoming feature in the AMBER Advocate Magazine about our work with the U.S. Territories and international partners! 

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
#AmericanSamoa #missingchildren #AmberAlert #aattap
2 weeks ago
The AMBER Advocate

The AMBER Alert Team is honored to be in the American Samoa working with leadership and key stakeholders on the development of an AMBER Alert Program.

Today Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen joined the meeting to show support for the work being done to protect children; and yesterday the AMBER Alert Team was invited to join Governor Lemanu P.S. Mauga and his leadership team for a morning devotion and introductions.

The next few days will consist of collaboration amongst all key stakeholders to identify next steps and complete a needs assessment.

Stay tuned for an upcoming feature in the AMBER Advocate Magazine about our work with the U.S. Territories and international partners!

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
#AmericanSamoa #AmberAlert #missingchildren #aattap
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The AMBER Alert Team is honored to be in the American Samoa working with leadership and key stakeholders on the development of an AMBER Alert Program.  

Today Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen joined the meeting to show support for the work being done to protect children; and yesterday the AMBER Alert Team was invited to join Governor Lemanu P.S. Mauga and his leadership team for a morning devotion and introductions. 

The next few days will consist of collaboration amongst all key stakeholders to identify next steps and complete a needs assessment.

Stay tuned for an upcoming feature in the AMBER Advocate Magazine about our work with the U.S. Territories and international partners! 

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
#AmericanSamoa #AmberAlert #missingchildren #aattap
3 weeks ago
The AMBER Advocate

Today is #SaferInternetDay. Keeping kids safe online can be challenging. Be S.M.A.R.T. about internet safety- Today and Every Day!
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3 weeks ago
The AMBER Advocate

𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗧 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀, 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸. Dozens of Arkansas law enforcement professionals recently participated in child abduction tabletop exercises (CATE training) led by veteran detective/AATTAP Instructor Don Henning. The sessions took place February 8 in Jonesboro and February 9 in Newport—where a Child Abduction Response Team (CART) also underwent recertification training. For AATTAP CART-related training & certification resources, visit bit.ly/CARTresources, and for upcoming AATTAP learning opportunities, head to bit.ly/AATTAPcourses.
#ChildAbductionResponseTeam #MissingChildren #AmberAlert #ArkansasLawEnforcement #LawEnforcementTraining National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗧 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀, 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸. Dozens of Arkansas law enforcement professionals recently participated in child abduction tabletop exercises (CATE training) led by veteran detective/AATTAP Instructor Don Henning. The sessions took place February 8 in Jonesboro and February 9 in Newport—where a Child Abduction Response Team (CART) also underwent recertification training. For AATTAP CART-related training & certification resources, visit bit.ly/CARTresources, and for upcoming AATTAP learning opportunities, head to bit.ly/AATTAPcourses. 
#ChildAbductionResponseTeam #MissingChildren #AmberAlert #ArkansasLawEnforcement #LawEnforcementTraining National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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