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The AMBER Advocate, Issue 3 2020

NCJ Number
255616
Date Published
October 2020
Agencies
OJJDP-Sponsored
Publication Type
Program/Project Description
Grant Number(s)
2017-MC-FX-K003
Annotation
This issue of the AMBER Advocate contains programming suggestions for Missing Children's Day, activities related to AMBER Alerts in Idaho and California, summaries of AMBER Alert cases, AMBER Alert activities in other countries, and AMBER Alert in Indian Country.
Abstract
May 25th is the date of Missing Children's Day in the United States and in other countries. Craig Schroeder, who has helped make Missing Children's Day a success in Florida shares the strategies and action steps he and his team used in Florida. Another article in this issue focuses on how Idaho and California have united to use AMBER Alerts in rescuing human trafficking victims, recognizing that a child living in a small town can be enticed by traffickers through text messages or social media. AMBER Alert briefs are short descriptions of ways in which various states are introducing measures to prevent and respond effectively to cases of missing children. "AMBER Alert International" notes Europe's AMBER Alert issuing its 2019 Annual Report, the European police's launching of a campaign to protect children from online grooming by predators, and four children's rights organizations joining AMBER Alert Europe. "AMBER Alert in Indian Country" announces that the safe recovery of four missing children from the Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming marked the 1,000th AMBER Alert success story. Other activities in Indian Country include Wisconsin's establishment of a Task Force for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, a new tool available for Native American survivors of crime and abuse, and Operation Lady Justice consultations begin to address missing and murdered American Indians.
Date Created: October 9, 2020