This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $4,913,216)
This funding request is intended to support the continued training and technical assistance activities of the AMBER Alert program, which has been to this point supported under a cooperative agreement between OJJDP and Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) as part of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program has been part of the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Child Protection Division (CPD) Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program. AMBER Alert training and technical assistance activities are now being handled as a separate cooperative agreement between these two entities, and as such, the budget and narrative reflect this new relationship and planned activities. NCA/NCF
This project will continue the training and technical assistance support for year 2 to the Department of Justice, OJP/OJJDP to enhance the AMBER Alert network, increase and improve the law enforcement response to missing and abducted children, increase the recovery rate of abducted children and enhance the public participation in the recovery of missing and abducted children. continue the training and technical assistance support for year 2 to the Department of Justice, OJP/OJJDP to enhance the AMBER Alert network, increase and improve the law enforcement response to missing and abducted children, increase the recovery rate of abducted children and enhance the public participation in the recovery of missing and abducted children.
Major project activities are as follows: FVTC in conjunction with DOJ/OJP, will conduct a national conference to increase collaboration, enhance communication and accountability, and improve the AMBER Alert system. . FVTC will work with state clearinghouses, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and other groups to provide DOJ and constituent users information related to AMBER Alerts, recoveries, successes and other pertinent information. The information collected will also be used to assess progress and accomplishments, determine changes over time, pinpoint areas warranting further attention, and promote best practices. FVTC will develop publications and other documents to promote, enhance, and expand the AMBER program. FVTC will continue to publish a quarterly electronic newsletter and prepare other publications and written materials (i.e., briefs, articles for national organization newsletters, fact sheets, DOJ bulletins, best practice guides) to increase understanding of the AMBER Alert program and promote adherence to processes and procedures critical to the mission of the AMBER Alert program and the goals of the National AMBER Alert Coordinator. FVTC will expand the number of Child Abduction Response Team programs from the existing 51 teams. Additionally FVTC will develop a CART Certification Program designed to test the readiness of CART Programs. The existing AMBER Alert Extranet Network will be continuously improved to meet the needs of the state, local, and regional AMBER Alert Coordinators, State Clearinghouses, Tribal Coordinators, Canadian Coordinators, and others approved for use by DOJ. FVTC will develop a Strategic Business Plan for the AMBER Alert Program.