News, Resources, and Events from AATTAP and Official AMBER Alert Programs
Here are the latest stories and happenings with AMBER Alert
Cover Story: 2023 – The Road Ahead
On the Front Lines: Danger at Play
Faces of the AMBER Alert Network: Joan Collins
AATTAP’s Byron Fassett receives Champion of Freedom Award for remarkable leadership
CART training in Puerto Rico, overseen by AATTAP, wins high praise
What participants are saying about AMBER Alert training:
Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Training | Puerto Rico | January 16-18, 2023
"An excellent training on how to implement and prepare the CART program. I appreciated the step-by-step preparation, and the clear and precise information on building a proper team. CART is an awe-inspiring and impactful program that involves multiple agencies as well as citizens. Excellent!"
"In the event of a missing child, I will be able to provide more assistance because of the skills I learned."
Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise - Live, Virtual Training for Arkansas | January 19, 2023
"The training was excellent and allowed us to see what a real call out would look like and how to break down each step to ensure that we were being on target with using our resources wisely and most effectively."
"The interactive feature of the course is amazing. It allows for each agency to share their available resources and methods."
Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise (CATE) in Indian Country | January 10, 2023
"I was appreciative of the knowledge and the way it was projected out to the entire class. Your instructors were knowledgeable, and it showed on the way they presented themselves, talked and listened, and answered questions as well."
Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise | December 12, 2022
"I liked the cohesive and collaborative approach as we utilized each person’s experience and expertise to fulfill the role they will have during and actual activation and deployment."
"It was great to work with just our team so we could problem solve like we would in a real life situation using our own resources. I also appreciated the incorporation of team discussion as we were briefed by the instructor about each piece of the incident."
Response to At-Risk Missing and High-Risk Endangered Missing Children | December 8, 2022
"This training was both enlightening and informative."
"The instructors all displayed advanced knowledge and were engaging to listen to."
"I appreciated the critical thinking required in groups and the case study information."
Search and Canvass Operations in Child Abductions | Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2022
"The course provided relevant information from credible law enforcement professionals!"
"I really liked learning about available technology and how to obtain digital evidence from different sources."
"I appreciated that the training covered a variety of topics relating to child abductions."
Initial Response Strategies & Tactics for Responding to Missing Children | November 14, 2022
"The course provided very effective and necessary materials for any agency. The training materials can be brought back and used with fellow detectives."
"The instructors all did an excellent job; the course was packed full of information."
"The course presented from real-life events that we could draw usable information from."
CHILDREN SAFELY RECOVERED WITH THE HELP OF
As of December 31, 2022
REPORT A MISSING, ABDUCTED, OR ENDANGERED CHILD.
CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY
You may also contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for assistance at:
We cannot take missing child reports on inquiries via this website. To search for or find information about current missing children please visit:
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
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.