Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Resources

Publications, sample forms, templates and other resources for CART programs and those agencies thinking about building a CART

CART Reference Publications

CART Program Implementation Guide

Guidelines and important considerations for developing, implementing and sustaining a CART program.

CART Certification Manual and Agency Guide

Process, capacity and capability standards as established by the US Department of Justice for CART programs pursuing formal certification by the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program.

Certified CART Program Listing

A listing of CART programs certified by the US-DOJ-AATTAP.

CART Certification Resources

CART Certification Manual and Agency Guide

Process, capacity and capability standards as established by the US Department of Justice for CART programs pursuing formal certification by the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program.

Online Application for CART Certification

Complete this online application to submit a formal request for CART Certification.

CART Certification Sample After Action Report

A sample form providing examples of important information to be included in a CART after action report. Nothing in this form should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own forms with all required information, using this sample form as a starting point.

CART Certification Standard Compliance Form

This compliance form is to be included in each folder created to hold proofs and related documentation of compliance with each CART certification standard.

Annual CART Recertification Form

A fillable PDF form to be completed annually by certified CART programs to request re-certification / continuance of certification. This form is completed, signed and submitted to AATTAP.

Safety Plan for CART Certification Field Exercise

Template for CART programs to develop and provide to AATTAP a safety plan to ensure the mock abduction field exercise conducted as part of their CART certification event is done so in a safe and effective manner.

Quality Assurance Form - Lead Assessor Survey

Online survey completed by the CART Lead Assessor following the CART certification process.

Quality Assurance Form - Co-Assessor Survey

Online survey completed by the CART Co-Assessor following the CART certification process.

Quality Assurance Form - Certification Process Survey

Online survey for the CART program being certified (completed by the CART Program Coordinator/Commander) following the CART certification process.

Sample CART Protocols

Brazos Valley CART Protocols

Brazos Valley CART Protocols.  Provided as an example and for reference only. Nothing in this example should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own protocols with all required information and components.

Wisconsin DOJ-DCI CART Protocols

Wisconsin DOJ-DCI CART Protocols.  Provided as an example and for reference only. Nothing in this example should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own protocols with all required information and components.

Lake Superior CART Protocols

Lake Superior CART Protocols.  Provided as an example and for reference only. Nothing in this example should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own protocols with all required information and components.

Sample Forms

Sample Business Canvass Form

A sample form providing examples of important information to be included in a CART's Business Canvass form. Nothing in this form should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own forms with all required information, using this sample form as a starting point.

Sample Lead Tracking Form

A sample form providing examples of important information to be included on a Lead Tracking form. Nothing in this form should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own forms with all required information, using this sample form as a starting point.

Sample 'Marketing CART' PowerPoint

A sample PowerPoint providing examples of important information to be included when presenting on the purpose and importance of developing a CART program. Agencies are encouraged to develop their own presentation, using this as a guide only, to ensure all required local/regional/jurisdictional references are included.

Sample Neighborhood Canvass Form

A sample form providing examples of important information to be included in a CART's Neighborhood Canvass form. Nothing in this form should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own forms with all required information, using this sample form as a starting point.

Sample Roadblock Canvass Form

A sample form providing examples of important information to be included in a CART's Roadblock Canvass form. Nothing in this form should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own forms with all required information, using this sample form as a starting point.

Sample Sex Offender Canvass Form

A sample form providing examples of important information to be included in a CART's Sex Offender Canvass form. Nothing in this form should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own forms with all required information, using this sample form as a starting point.

Sample Subject Data Form

A sample form providing examples of important information to be included in a Subject Data form. Nothing in this form should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own forms with all required information, using this sample form as a starting point.

Sample Missing Child Data Form

A sample form providing examples of important information to be included in a Missing Child Data form. Nothing in this form should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own forms with all required information, using this sample form as a starting point.

CART Personnel Management

Sample New CART Member Questionnaire

A sample form providing examples of important information to be included in a CART New Member questionnaire. Nothing in this form should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own forms with all required information, using this sample form as a starting point.

Volunteer Management

Sample Volunteer Application

A sample form providing examples of important information to be included in a CART Volunteer Application. Nothing in this form should supersede or prohibit agency, department and/or jurisdictional policy, procedure or statutory requirements. CART programs are encouraged to develop their own forms with all required information, using this sample form as a starting point.