The Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Program:

Explore CART Development and implementation, register for upcoming CART training, request CART training for delivery to your agency or jurisdiction, find CART resources, and apply for CART certification or recertification. If you have additional questions or needs relating to CART, email us at, and in the subject line, include ‘CART Inquiry.’

About CART

WHAT: Child Abduction Response Teams (CARTs) are a multi-agency, often multi-jurisdictional composite of community professionals who are trained and equipped to respond in the search and recovery of an abducted or endangered child.

WHY: The goal of a CART program is to ensure a rapid and comprehensive community response to a child abduction.

HOW: The CART strategy incorporates three elements.

  • Trained individuals with established roles and assignments.
  • Ready-to-deploy listings for resources and equipment to aid in call-out, coordination, search, and rescue.
  • A network of nontraditional community resources the team can tap into to assist in the investigation.

Like AMBER Alerts, CARTs are a high-leverage, force-multiplying resource that agencies can employ in an abduction incident or in situations where a child is missing and believed to be in imminent danger.

CART Training

We offer three great ways to get CART training.

  • Register for an upcoming class with open seats.
  • Request one of our CART training courses for delivery at your agency/in your area.
  • Complete online, self-paced CART training – simply register and then access your courses on demand.

CART Certification: Apply for USDOJ Certification, or Recertify Your Team

Learn how AATTAP’s CART Certification Program works to assist local, Tribal, and state jurisdictions take their CART implementation efforts to the next level by demonstrating their team’s ability to rapidly and effectively deploy, work as a team with specialized resources, and maintain critical documentation and equipment in response to an endangered missing or abducted child incident.