Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Updated guidelines are available to help states and regional offices recover abducted children through America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alerts.

The updated AMBER Alert Program Best Practices resource guide, published by the Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, provides a “what works” approach based on input of those who lead and oversee AMBER Alerts as part of larger missing persons and child protection programs at the state and regional levels.

The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the community to assist in the search for and safe recovery of an abducted child. AMBER Alerts are activated in the most serious child abduction cases. The alerts are broadcast through radio, TV, road signs, cell phones and other data-enabled devices.

Read the guide here.

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