News and Information:
- OJP Blog: Commemorating National Missing Children’s Day
- The AMBER Advocate newsletter
- OJJDP News @ a Glance newsletter
- Flier: Overview: OJJDP's Missing and Exploited Children Resources
- Flier: A Law Enforcement Guide on International Parental Kidnapping
- Flier: AMBER Alert Field Guide for Law Enforcement Officers
- Flier: AMBER Alert Best Practices
OJJDP Program and Initiative pages:
- AMBER Alert Field Guide for Law Enforcement Officers
- AMBER Alert Best Practices Guide, Second Edition
- AMBER in Indian Country: Protecting Children in Tribal Communities
- Implementation of the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018: A Report to Congress
- A Law Enforcement Guide on International Parental Kidnapping
- Child Victims of Stereotypical Kidnappings Known to Law Enforcement in 2011
- The Crime of Family Abduction: A Child's and Parent's Perspective
- Also Available in Spanish
- Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies, Sixth Edition
- National Estimates of Children Missing Involuntarily or for Benign Reasons
- National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART) Series
Training/Technical Assistance and Tools:
- AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance learning portal
- AMBER Alert Investigative Checklists for Patrol Officers, Investigative Officers and Supervisory Officers
- OJJDP Training and Technical Assistance webpage
- Recorded AMBER Alert webinars
- Runaway Youth Prevention archived webinar presentation
- Safety Central App, the Digital child ID kit from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children | Printable Child ID kit
Runaway Train 25
In the 1990s, Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train" music video featured images of missing children and helped recover 21 of the featured children. For the 25th anniversary, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) reimagined "Runaway Train" with new artists and created a first-of-its-kind music video.
Knowing that more than half of recovered children are found in the state from which they are missing, NCMEC used today's technology to present images of children missing from a viewer's local area.
Visit the Runaway Train 25 website to watch the music video and learn more about the campaign. Also see the NCMEC Search for Missing Children page to conduct your own search of currently missing children.
In May 2015, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) issued a Forget-Me-Not stamp to increase public awareness of missing children and ways in which members of the public can assist in search efforts.
The stamp shows a group of purple forget-me-nots along with a lone flower and features the words "Forget-Me-Not" and "Help Find Missing Children."