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The AMBER Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2007

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Amber Advocate Volume: 1 Issue: 4 Dated: November 2007 Pages: 1-8
Date Published
November 2007
8 pages
This issue of AMBER Advocate presents several articles from Federal, State, local, Tribal, and foreign government and nongovernmental agencies and organizations on child abduction initiatives and innovations under the AMBER Alert program.
This issue features stories on: the National Conference of more than 40 AMBER Alert partners who met in Denver to discuss how future child abductions will be handled; the departure of National AMBER Alert Coordinator Regina B. Schofield; how four children were recovered after an AMBER Alert was issued for an alleged killer in San Bernardino, CA; the history of the first AMBER Alert in 1996; the efforts to help abducted children were highlighted at the annual conference for the National Native American Law Enforcement Association; the 3rd Annual Native American Law Enforcement Summit (NALES) held in Hinckley, MN which brought together representatives from law enforcement, social services, courts, and corrections to discuss ways to prevent crime and create safer communities; profile of Beth Alberts, Houston Regional AMBER Alert Coordinator; the Houston AMBER Alert Program’s new Mobile Search and Education Center; the National Online Crimes Against Children Legal Resource, a free training course for child advocates provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Navajo Nation became the first Tribe to host a Child Abduction Response Team (CART) training; the Department of Justice invited 13 tribes in10 areas to serve as pilot communities for the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Initiative; the 4 year old AMBER Alert team launched by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police held a meeting for all AMBER Alert coordinators in Moncton, New Brunswick to discuss goals and unification of plans; a new guide offers advice on international parental kidnappings; People Magazine’s profiles of child abduction families; and Nevada adopted an AMBER hoax law.

Date Published: November 1, 2007