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
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.
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.