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AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program Fact Sheet

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Date Published
March 2024
2 pages

This document provides updated information on the National AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, its various initiatives, and results.


The mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program is to recover missing, endangered, and abducted children through the coordinated efforts of law enforcement, media, transportation entities, and other partners by using training and technology to improve response capacities and capabilities, and to increase public participation. As of December 31, 2023, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) reports the safe recovery of 1,200 children as a direct result of the Amber Alert program. This publication documents some of the major initiatives of the National AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP), including more than 20 onsite/classroom and self-paced eLearning courses, live webinars, and other virtual training opportunities; the Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Network and CART Certification initiative, which has brought strategic technical assistance, training, and Department of Justice Certification to developing and established CART programs; and the AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) Initiative, which helps Tribal communities to develop programs for safe recovery of missing or abducted children. The document provides information and links for more details on AATTAP training evaluation results of its various programs, including its top-three most-attended courses over the past grant year: Child Abduction Response Team Training; Initial Response Strategies and Tactics when Responding to Missing Children Incidents; and Search and Canvass Operations in Child Abductions.