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Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP)
Office for Victims of Crime, May 2022

In Focus: Child Protection: Law Enforcement
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, March 2022

Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons: Legal, Prosecution, Advocacy, & Healthcare
Department of Justice, March 2021

Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons: Law Enforcement & Prevention
Department of Justice, January 2021

AMBER Alert in Indian County Investigative Checklists
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, February 2020

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

A Law Enforcement Guide on International Parental Kidnapping
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, July 2018

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
Office for Victims of Crime, April 2017

Related Resources

AMBER Alert
The 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.

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.

Bureau of Indian Affairs: Missing and Murdered Indigenous People
The Missing and Murdered Unit within the Office of Justice Services focuses on analyzing and solving missing and murdered cases involving American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Kidnappings & Missing Persons
The Kidnapping and Missing Persons Investigations section of the FBI website provides a listing ongoing missing persons cases.

FBI Violent Crimes Against Children
The FBI works to provide a rapid, proactive, and comprehensive capacity to counter threats of child abuse and exploitation when those crimes fall under FBI jurisdiction and authority; to identify and rescue child victims; to reduce the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation and abuse; to reduce the negative impact of domestic and international parental rights disputes; and to strengthen the capabilities of the FBI and federal, state, local, tribal, and international partners through training, intelligence sharing, technical support, and investigative assistance.

General Services Administration (GSA) Missing Child Notice Program
The GSA Missing Child Notice Program website is a clearinghouse for information and guidance to federal agencies on how to post missing child notices within federal buildings.

Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons
This Department of Justice website provides information and resources that address the persistent violence endured by Native American families and communities across the country. Included on the site are resources for specific groups, including law enforcement.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
NCMEC works to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation.

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Administered by the National Institute of Justice, NamUs is the first national online repository for missing records and unidentified decedent cases.

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.

Project Lifesaver
Sponsored in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Project Lifesaver provides police, fire/rescue and other first responders with a comprehensive program including equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue “at risk” individuals with cognitive disorders including those with Autism, Down syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Date Modified: May 18, 2022
Date Created: August 18, 2020