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.

Application for CART Certification (First/Initial)

The requesting team's CART Coordinator will complete this web-based form to begin the application process for CART Certification. Detailed instructions will be shown when the form is launched.

Application for CART Re-certification (for the annual re-certification requirement)

This form is used to RE-CERTIFY. If your team is seeking first-time certification, use the form ABOVE this one.  The CART re-certification form must be submitted annually by all certified teams.

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.

Safety Plan for CART Certification Field Exercise

This web form is used by CART programs seeking certification to provide required information to AATTAP regarding the CART's safety plan for their scheduled mock abduction field exercise conducted as part of their CART certification event. Upon submitting this form, the submitter will receive a complete copy via email, as will the AATTAP CART Project Coordinator.

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.