2024 National Missing Children’s Day Lauds Family Survivors, New Resources, Inspiring Child Protection Efforts

2024 National Missing Children’s Day Lauds Family Survivors, New Resources, Inspiring Child Protection Efforts

AATTAP and NCJTC leaders were honored to be invited, along with surviving family members, by OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan to participate in the 41st National Missing Children’s Day commemoration May 22, 2024 in Washington, D.C.; and for AATTAP to lead an inaugural Family Roundtable meeting in conjunction with the annual event.

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Cover Story Extra: Healing Through Comfort

Cover Story Extra: Healing Through Comfort

For those fortunate enough to witness it, one of the Symposium’s most moving moments came in the guise of a small package—one that guest speaker Pamela Foster quietly handed to AATTAP CART Project Coordinator Derek VanLuchene.

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Faces: A Shining Light

Faces: A Shining Light

Jolene Hardesty has faced challenges in her 20 years of public service—from her early days as a 911 sheriff’s office dispatcher to her current role as Missing Children’s Clearinghouse Analyst and Missing Persons Coordinator for the Michigan State Police.

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Front Lines: Wheels of Justice

Front Lines: Wheels of Justice

As the disappearance of 9-year-old Charlotte Sena from an Upstate New York park in the fall of 2023 began to garner national media attention, the parallels to another case flashed through the mind of Victoria Martuscello, Investigator/Assistant AMBER Alert Coordinator for the New York State Police (NYSP).

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Cover Story: ‘One Team, One Fight’

Cover Story: ‘One Team, One Fight’

Hundreds of state and regional AMBER Alert Coordinators, Missing Person Clearinghouse Managers, Tribal law enforcement officers, public alerting/emergency management experts, and federal officials gathered in New Orleans February 27–28 to attend the 2024 National AMBER Alert and AMBER Alert in Indian Country Symposium.

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Cover Story: New Year, New Tech

Cover Story: New Year, New Tech

As 2024 unfolds, an array of innovative technology awaits use by law enforcement. Our experts share the tools they believe should be your radars.

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Front Lines: It Takes a Village

Front Lines: It Takes a Village

After her parents were murdered, a missing infant is found safe thanks to Mexico’s media, the public, and AMBER Alert Coordinators—who acted during a conference on protecting children with U.S. DOJ and AATTAP leaders in Monterrey

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Faces: Alabama Mother is Champion for Change

Faces: Alabama Mother is Champion for Change

After years of advocacy—and fighting to get her daughter home safely from Mali, West Africa—Dr. Noelle Hunter is turning to research to further highlight the harrowing issue of international parental child abduction

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Cover Story: The (New!) ‘Family Survival Guide’

Cover Story: The (New!) ‘Family Survival Guide’

Hear the powerful stories and lessons law enforcement can learn from the eight parents of missing children who helped us create the new multimedia edition of "When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide."

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On the Front Lines: A Textbook Case

On the Front Lines: A Textbook Case

Swift action to locate a missing New York college student, who was found unharmed in Mexico, proves the importance of connections and collaboration—even when it crosses the U.S.

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