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AMBER in Indian Countries

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $4,600,000)

This program will establish and expand child recovery practices, capacity and resources to Native American communities by providing funds to improve the communications infrastructure in those areas. The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs National AMBER Alert Program has led to the recovery of more than three-hundred fifty (350 as of 8/29/07) children through a voluntary integrated network designed to increase the investigative capacity of law enforcement, create cooperative partnerships, improve child recovery efforts and create a seamless network of AMBER Alert Plans throughout the United States and border countries. This AMBER Alert in Indian Country program will provide resources to assess the current capacities and response capabilities in ten Tribal pilot sites; design and develop an implementation plan for an AMBER Alert Program in each of the ten Tribal pilot sites; develop a strategic plan for each Tribal pilot site to address missing, exploited, endangered and abducted children; enhance the capacity of Tribal law enforcement to respond to incidents of missing, exploited, endangered and abducted children; design, develop and implement communication protocols to enhance the exchange and use of information related to missing, exploited, endangered and abducted children; and expand the AMBER Alert network to Native American communities.


Date Created: September 24, 2007