News and Information:
- Video: Keeping Hope Alive: The AMBER Alert Program
- Video: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
- NCMEC Launches Tool To Help Remove Explicit Online Images of Youth
- The AMBER Advocate newsletter
- OJJDP News @ a Glance newsletter
OJJDP Program and Initiative pages:
- 2022 Missing American Indian and Alaska Native Persons: Age 21 and Under
- 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
- In Focus: Child Protection: Law Enforcement
- When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, Fifth Edition
- AMBER Alert Field Guide for Law Enforcement Officers
- AMBER Alert Best Practices Guide, Second Edition
- AMBER in Indian Country: Protecting Children in Tribal Communities fact sheet
- Implementation of the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018: A Report to Congress
- National Estimates of Children Missing Involuntarily or for Benign Reasons
- National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART) Series
- More from the 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
- AMBER Alert Training & Technical Assistance fact sheet
- AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance webinars
- Runaway Youth Prevention 2019 webinar presentation
- Printable Child ID Kit from NCMEC
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, 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 Search for Missing Children page on the NCMEC website to conduct your own search of children who are currently missing.
In May 2015, the U.S. Postal Service issued a Forget-Me-Not stamp to increase public awareness about missing children and how the public can assist with 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."