AMBER Advocate Issues

AMBER Advocate – Issue 2 2021

The second 2021 issue of the AMBER Advocate features a tribute to outgoing AATTAP Administrator Jim Walters, with reflections of gratitude offered from AMBER Alert partners across the nation as part of a virtual farewell event held in his honor.
On the front lines of AMBER Alert, read about a February 2021 child abduction in which a Minnesota woman’s rapid response to the AMBER Alert on her cell phone helped police safely recover the child just seven minutes later.
In remembrance of Ashlynne Mike’s abduction and murder 5 years ago, her mother Pamela Foster, shares how she and others honored Ashlynne through what is now an annual walk to keep her memory alive and continue to increase awareness of the importance of AMBER Alert in Indian Country.
Meet Maryland’s AMBER Alert Coordinator and Missing Persons Clearinghouse Manager, Carla Proudfoot, a highly experienced and tireless professional working to protect children and support operational readiness for law enforcement’s effective response to endangered missing and abducted children in her state.
Read briefs from the U.S. and other countries around the globe for highlights on child protection and public alerting efforts underway.

AMBER Advocate – Issue 1 2021

The first 2021 issue of the AMBER Advocate features AATTAP’s efforts to keep training opportunities alive through virtual, live instructor-led training and self-paced eLearning, in light of the unprecedented changes the COVID pandemic has brought to travel and onsite training. On the ‘Front Lines’ of AMBER Alert programs across the nation, this issue highlights the Utah AMBER Alert, law enforcement, and public’s rapid response to the November 2020 abduction of a 10-month-old infant. Read about AMBER Alert success in Indian Country as the Navajo Nation demonstrated its readiness in response to a November 2020 abduction of two sisters. And meet another dedicated partner in the AMBER Alert network, Corporal Shawn Kofluk, Pennsylvania AMBER Alert Coordinator and Missing Persons Clearinghouse Manager.

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AMBER Advocate – Issue 4 2020

The fourth and final issue of 2020 features California’s efforts to increase the effectiveness of the state’s AMBER Alerts, and brings you a harrowing story of Georgia’s August 2020 rescue of a kidnapped infant through swift response by law enforcement and the issuance of an AMBER Alert. Read about the Pennsylvania CART program’s work to strengthen operational readiness through the use of comprehensive tabletop exercises, and meet Montana’s AMBER Alert Coordinator Brian Frost, who works tirelessly to stay ahead of the curve in his state’s missing child recovery efforts. The issue also brings you important updates on AMBER Alert in Indian Country, as well as state and international briefs.

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AMBER Advocate – Issue 3 2020

In this third issue of the AMBER Advocate features the powerful, positive impacts of Florida’s Annual Missing Children’s Day event; highlights the joint efforts of Idaho and California to rescue a human trafficking victim; and brings you important updates on AMBER Alert and other endangered missing persons efforts across the US and internationally.

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AMBER Advocate – Issue 2 2020

The second 2020 issue of the AMBER Advocate features a closer look at the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program’s capacities in bringing a customized learning and collaboration experience to your jurisdiction or community, shares a front lines example of the power of AMBER Alerts as evidence through rapid citizen response to assist in a Massachusetts child abduction case, and spotlights the multi-faceted experience and tireless dedication of Tennessee’s AMBER Alert Coordinator.

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AMBER Advocate – Issue 1 2020

The first 2020 issue of the AMBER Advocate features the Family Roundtable program and its important and lasting impacts in supporting families and survivors of abduction and exploitation, brings you to the front lines of a dramatic rescue in Idaho resulting from a successful AMBER Alert, and introduces you to the South Dakota AMBER Alert Coordinator who has served in law enforcement and child protection work for more than 30 years!

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AMBER Advocate – Issue 4 2019

The latest issue of The AMBER Advocate features a warrior mom, a new face of the AMBER Alert network, On the Front Lines from Minnesota, AMBER Alert international updates and more.

AMBER Advocate – Issue 3 2019

The latest issue of The AMBER Advocate features an unwelcome alliance, a new face of the AMBER Alert network, AMBER Alert in Indian Country updates, AMBER Alert international updates and more.

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AMBER Advocate – Issue 2 2019

The latest issue of The AMBER Advocate features Learning Lessons from AMBER Alerts, two new faces of the AMBER Alert network, digging deep to save a toddler in Houston and news from around the world.

AMBER Advocate – Issue I 2019

The latest issue of The AMBER Advocate features Learning Lessons from AMBER Alerts, two new faces of the AMBER Alert network, digging deep to save a toddler in Houston and news from around the world.

AMBER Advocate – Issue IV 2018

The latest issue of The AMBER Advocate features Training First Responders, meet another AMBER Alert partner, and how an Ohio AMBER Alert brought a child home safely.

AMBER Advocate – Fall 2018

The latest issue of The AMBER Advocate features the new Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act passage, two more AMBER Alert partner features, and how a Colorado AMBER Alert brought a child home safely.

AMBER Advocate – Summer 2018

The latest issue of The AMBER Advocate is now out featuring full coverage of the 2018 National AMBER Alert Symposium, 2018 National Missing Childrens Day, plus, a Washington AMBER Alert brings a child home safely.

AMBER Advocate – Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of the AMBER Advocate is now online featuring the the future of child protection. Meet another outstanding AMBER Alert Coordinator, plus, an Idaho AMBER Alert brings a child home safely.

AMBER Advocate – Fall 2017

In this issue we learn about the case of Ashlynne Mike and consider the words of her mother as she endured with strength the court hearing and sentencing of Ashlynne’s killer. We also meet the AMBER Alert Coordinators from Louisiana and Montana, and read about a September 2017 AMBER Alert case in Florida which resulted in the perpetrator being identified within just a few hours and the safe recovery of the child.

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AMBER Advocate – Summer 2017

In this issue we hear from Patty Wetterling, are treated to a Native American dance for all the missing children, explore and AMBER Alert case from the Front Lines in Tennessee and Georgia, go International and meet a couple of our fellow AMBER Alert partners.

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AMBER Advocate – Spring 2017

This issue of The AMBER Advocate deals with the question of why and AMBER Alert may never be issued. Plus, meet more AMBER Alert partners and see the action from the Front Lines

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AMBER Advocate – Winter 2016

Winter 2016 In This Issue: A recap of the 2016 Tribal Symposium featuring comments from Cindy McCain; plus, a look at how AMBER Alert is expanding into Mexico, and interstate cooperation brings a child home safely Download the full issue (PDF) 2016 Tribal Symposium Recap The Tribal Child Protection Leadership Forum and Symposium began with […]