AMBER Advocate – Spring 2018

FALL 2017

In This Issue:

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

The Future of Child Protection

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Jim Walters has accomplished a lot since becoming AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP) Administrator in July 2014. Nearly 40 years in law enforcement and the military has helped prepare him for the critical task at hand, and he is


Brent Currence is the Education Coordinator for the Ohio Missing Persons Unit and serves on the Ohio AMBER Alert Steering Committee.  He is also an Associate for the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College. 

On the Front Lines: Idaho

A booby-trapped home, a burning truck and an armed, suicidal father high on methamphetamines sparked Idaho to issue an AMBER Alert and initiate a massive search in Idaho and Nevada. Joshua Dundon picked up his six- and seven-year-old daughters from school on the morning of May 10, 2017 and then disappeared...

AMBER Alert in Indian Country

Navajo AMBER Alert System is Now Operating, ‘Savanna’s Law’ Proposed as a Way to Find Missing Women and Children in Indian Country, and Mother of Ashlynne Mike Attends President Trump’s State of the Union Address...

AMBER Alert International

AMBER Alert Europe launched a task force on January 29, 2018, with a mission for saving missing children. The task force includes experts from the Czech Republic, Malta, Poland and the Netherlands...

AMBER Alert Briefs

SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, will honor Donna Uzzell for its highest practitioner award for 2018...