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AMBER Alert Information

Created in 1996, America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert Program is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child.

The Department of Justice's AMBER Alert website provides information about and resources for the AMBER Alert Program, including frequently asked questions, access to state contacts, information on how to view active AMBER Alerts, reports capturing AMBER Alert statistics, and a chronology/timeline of the program.

Publications and Multimedia

AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases
Office of Justice Programs, Annual Report

AMBER in Indian Country: Protecting Children in Tribal Communities
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, February 2020

AMBER Alerts
Federal Communications Commission, January 2020

AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program Fact Sheet
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, September 2019

Implementation of the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018: A Report to Congress
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, June 2019

AMBER Alert Field Guide for Law Enforcement Officers
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, May 2019

AMBER Alert Best Practices, Second Edition
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, April 2019

The AMBER Advocate Newsletter

Produced with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the AMBER Advocate newsletter captures articles that highlight AMBER Alert news, trainings, and the impacts of AMBER Alert program activities.

Related Resources

AMBER Alert in Indian Country
The AMBER Alert in Indian Country website provides integrated, 'one-stop' access to training, technical assistance and child protection resources for tribal law enforcement, public safety professionals and others in the community working with issues surrounding endangered, missing and abducted children.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
The NCMEC mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them. The NCMEC site contains information about the AMBER Alert Program.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP supports states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. Access the Missing and Exploited Children and National Missing Children's Day sections of the OJJDP website for program information and links to publications and resources.

Date Modified: May 06, 2021
Date Created: August 18, 2020