AMBER Alert Briefs

Short News Clips on AMBER Alert & Child Protection Issues

AMBER Alert Briefs – Spring 2018

Justice Organization Honors Florida AMBER Alert Advocate Donna Uzzell with its Highest Award SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, will honor Donna Uzzell for its highest practitioner award for 2018. The Special Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been actively involved with promoting AMBER Alert, human trafficking […]

AMBER Alert Briefs – Fall 2017

HUMAN TRAFFICKING PANEL DISCUSSES POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS IN NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp and representatives from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) spoke at a panel on child trafficking October 20, 2017, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. “I think it is critically important that this not just be a social worker’s […]

AMBER Alert Briefs – Spring 2017

REPORT RECOMMENDS CHANGES TO KANSAS AMBER ALERT SYSTEM The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is recommending a simplification of the state’s AMBER Alert program. The KBI reviewed the system following concerns raised when an AMBER Alert failed to go out to cellphones after a mother and 3 children were abducted. The report recommends speeding up […]

AMBER Alert Briefs – Summer 2017

FEDERAL LEGISLATION WOULD PROVIDE FUNDING FOR AMBER ALERTS IN INDIAN COUNTRY Federal lawmakers are considering the “The AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017.” The act would make tribes eligible for Department of Justice grants for developing and implementing AMBER Alert communication plans on Tribal lands. The bipartisan legislation is in response to the […]

AMBER Alert Briefs – Winter 2017

Oklahoma Now Has a Blue Alert for Assaults or Murders of Officers Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed the Blue Alert into law in September 2016 to warn the public that someone is wanted for assaulting or killing an officer. The alerts will go with information about the suspect and vehicle to law enforcement, media and […]