AMBER Alert in Indian Country

The Mission of AMBER Alert in Indian Country

The mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER in Indian Country Initiative, is to assist Tribal communities in developing programs to safely recover missing, endangered, exploited or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of the tribes and their local, state and federal partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities, capabilities and increase public participation in protecting children.

The Tribal Database Website provides integrated, ‘one-stop’ access to training, technical assistance and resources for Tribal law enforcement, public safety professionals and others in the community working with child protection and community safety efforts.

To assist Tribal law enforcement and public safety employees in their efforts to create and maintain effective response to problems of missing, abducted and endangered children, the website provides a secure database for approved members which provides additional child protection program resources organized by Tribal community.

Child Protection professionals who are members of a tribal community, or who work directly with a tribal community, may request membership to the database.

History of the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Initiative

The AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP) has a number of resources designed specifically for Indian Country. Programs are designed and delivered by practitioners who live and work in Tribal communities, and understand the unique dynamics of protecting children in Indian Country. From community needs assessments which help Tribal leaders identify needed resources, to training and technical assistance uniquely designed for the Tribal community and child protection leaders to whom it is provided, we are prepared to assist Tribal communities in developing comprehensive child protection programs.