AMBER Advocate – Issue 2 2021

ISSUE 2 2021

In This Issue:

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.

During a virtual celebration, participants shared how Walters provided valuable guidance, support and insights to them, and so many others, during his nearly 7 years as AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program Administrator

Minnesota grandmother uses birdwatching skills to save child in AMBER Alert

Child protection news clips from Indian Country.

Maryland Missing Persons Clearinghouse Manager takes personal experience as a runaway to find missing children

News clips and information on child protection efforts from around the world.

Child protection news clips from around the country.