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Here are the latest stories and happenings with AMBER Alert

What participants are saying about AMBER Alert training:

CATE 12/12/22

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."

Participants listening to female instructor in a classroom.
R-ARM-HREMC 12/8/22

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."

K9 handler and his search dog
SCOCA 11/30-12/1/22

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."

K-9 Officer with dog, searching along river bank
IRST 11/14/22

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."

California Highway Patrol
CATE 11/1/22

Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise (CATE) | November 1, 2022

"Great training. I’m new to CART and this put everything together for me and made the investigation easy to understand."
 
"I liked the breakout session and getting to work with other agencies and getting their
perspectives and learning about different resources available."

Male and female law enforcement officers discussing a tabletop training exercise
ISCAC 10/30-11/1

Investigative Strategies in Child Abduction Cases Hybrid Training | October 30 - November 1, 2022

"The presenters did an excellent job, and their experience and expertise were obvious."
 
"I appreciated the amount of information provided in just two days of instruction. The information on social media and electronic devices was most helpful to me."

Police officer viewing case information on a computer screen, blurred foreground
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REPORT A MISSING, ABDUCTED, OR ENDANGERED CHILD.

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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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1 week ago
The AMBER Advocate

We have a growing menu of SELF-PACED online trainings available for law enforcement and other community protection professionals! These courses are available 24/7, and allow you to work at your own pace, at times which fit your busy and demanding schedule.

Click the link below to see them all and create your National Criminal Justice Training Center profile to receive access to these self-paced courses from the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, along with so many other excellent training opportunities!

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER: conta.cc/3ZS61BV

AATTAP Self-Paced Courses:

👉Telecommunications Best Practices for Missing and Abducted Children

👉Patrol First Response for Missing and Abducted Children

👉Investigative Checklist Trainings for Patrol, Investigative and Supervisory Officers

👉Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Training for both New Members and Command Officers

👉The Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC) Series (7 courses, with more on the way!)

#lawenforcementtraining #onlinelearningcourse #preparedtorespond #aattap #ncjtc
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We have a growing menu of SELF-PACED online trainings available for law enforcement and other community protection professionals! These courses are available 24/7, and allow you to work at  your own pace, at times which fit your busy and demanding schedule.

Click the link below to see them all and create your National Criminal Justice Training Center profile to receive access to these self-paced courses from the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, along with so many other excellent training opportunities!

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER: https://conta.cc/3ZS61BV 

AATTAP Self-Paced Courses:

👉Telecommunications Best Practices for Missing and Abducted Children 

👉Patrol First Response for Missing and Abducted Children

👉Investigative Checklist Trainings for Patrol, Investigative and Supervisory Officers

👉Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Training for both New Members and Command Officers

👉The Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC) Series (7 courses, with more on the way!)

#lawenforcementtraining #onlinelearningcourse #preparedtorespond #aattap #ncjtc
1 week ago
The AMBER Advocate

AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP) team members recently conducted “Rescue, Recovery and Reunification” field-training exercises for Child Abduction Response Teams/law enforcement in Puerto Rico. “The CART training was a success, and for the first time ever we had a member of Congress at our training,” said AATTAP Administrator Janell Rasmussen. Watch the accompanying video to learn more! National Criminal Justice Training Center Policía de Puerto Rico Jenniffer González Colón #missingchildren #lawenforcementtraining #AmberAlert ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
The AMBER Advocate

The AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP) celebrates its own Program Manager Bryon Fassett as he receives the Champion of Freedom Award from the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Byron is nationally recognized for his years of dedication and leadership in the fight against human trafficking and exploitation. Past award winners include Texas Governor Abbott, DPD/FWPD, Earth X, and the Texas Fraternal Order of Eagles.

"This is a great honor for Byron and we are very fortunate to have him on the AMBER Alert and NCJTC team, sharing his expertise and continuing his work to protect children," said Janell Rasmussen, AATTAP Administrator.

Over his decades with the Dallas Police Department and through his longstanding and continued work with AATTAP and the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College, Byron has developed, taught, and stewarded methods, resources, and initiatives which have bettered law enforcement's work to combat human trafficking and the exploitation of youth.

We are honored to work with Byron, and look forward to continued progress in training and technical assistance which prepares and equips law enforcement, public safety, and other child protection professionals in response to endangered, missing, and abducted children, and in the fight against human trafficking.

Learn more about Byron and his work with AATTAP at www.amberadvocate.org/about/

#championoffreedomaward #humantrafficking #aattap #ncjtc #lawenforcementtraining #fvtc #ntcaht #DallasPD

Photo Courtesy of Dallas CASA: www.dallascasa.org/
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The AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP) celebrates its own Program Manager Bryon Fassett as he receives the Champion of Freedom Award from the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Byron is nationally recognized for his years of dedication and leadership in the fight against human trafficking and exploitation. Past award winners include Texas Governor Abbott, DPD/FWPD, Earth X, and the Texas Fraternal Order of Eagles. 

This is a great honor for Byron and we are very fortunate to have him on the AMBER Alert and NCJTC team, sharing his expertise and continuing his work to protect children, said Janell Rasmussen, AATTAP Administrator.

Over his decades with the Dallas Police Department and through his longstanding and continued work with AATTAP and the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College, Byron has developed, taught, and stewarded methods, resources, and initiatives which have bettered law enforcements work to combat human trafficking and the exploitation of youth. 

We are honored to work with Byron, and look forward to continued progress in training and technical assistance which prepares and equips law enforcement, public safety, and other child protection professionals in response to endangered, missing, and abducted children, and in the fight against human trafficking.

Learn more about Byron and his work with AATTAP at https://www.amberadvocate.org/about/

#championoffreedomaward #humantrafficking #aattap #ncjtc #lawenforcementtraining #fvtc #ntcaht  #DallasPD

Photo Courtesy of Dallas CASA: http://www.dallascasa.org/

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Congratulations to Byron for your continued work to protect children!!! This award is well deserved and we are very fortunate to have you on the AMBER team!

Congratulations Byron! It is well deserved! 👏😃

Congratulations Byron 🎉. Fantastic!!!

Congratulations Byron! Well deserved!!!!

Congratulations Byron!!!

Congrats, Byron!!

Awesome!!!!!

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2 weeks ago
The AMBER Advocate

For 27 years, AMBER Alerts programs have evolved to become an increasingly powerful tool for law enforcement in alerting the public to incidents of endangered missing and abducted children. On this 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆, we recognize the work of law enforcement, public safety, transportation, and other professionals who partner within all 50 states to sustain and strengthen AMBER Alert programs. We thank the citizens and community members who heed the call to help find missing children. We celebrate the children who have been safely recovered as a result of AMBER Alert, and their families. And we honor and remember the lives all children who remain missing -- and those who could not make it home. ... See MoreSee Less

For 27 years, AMBER Alerts programs have evolved to become an increasingly powerful tool for law enforcement in alerting the public to incidents of endangered missing and abducted children. On this 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆, we recognize the work of law enforcement, public safety, transportation, and other professionals who partner within all 50 states to sustain and strengthen AMBER Alert programs. We thank the citizens and community members who heed the call to help find missing children. We celebrate the children who have been safely recovered as a result of AMBER Alert, and their families. And we honor and remember the lives all children who remain missing -- and those who could not make it home.
2 weeks ago
The AMBER Advocate

In support of January being 𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡, AATTAP Program Administrator Janell Rasmussen and Project Coordinator Cathy Delapaz attended a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)/U.S. Department of Homeland Security event this week at the Pentagon. “The ultimate goal for us is to recognize the indicators of human trafficking and appropriately respond to possible cases,” Rasmussen says. Learn more about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign by visiting www.dhs.gov/bluecampaign. #HumanTrafficking #TacklingTrafficking #NCJTC ... See MoreSee Less

In support of January being 𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡, AATTAP Program Administrator Janell Rasmussen and Project Coordinator Cathy Delapaz attended a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)/U.S. Department of Homeland Security event this week at the Pentagon. “The ultimate goal for us is to recognize the indicators of human trafficking and appropriately respond to possible cases,” Rasmussen says. Learn more about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign by visiting https://www.dhs.gov/bluecampaign. #HumanTrafficking #TacklingTrafficking #NCJTC
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