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AMBER Alert National Training and Technical Assistance Program

Award Information

Award #
2010-MC-CX-K050
Location
Awardee County
Outagamie
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2010
Total funding (to date)
$9,967,837

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $3,150,000)

The AMBER Alert program is a partnership of law enforcement, broadcaster/media, transportation agencies, emergency management agencies, telecommunications/call centers, other public safety agencies, and child protection organizations and professionals dedicated to recovering endangered missing and abducted children. The National AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program serves to increase the nations capacity to respond to incidents of endangered missing and abducted children. This program is authorized under Section 405 of the Missing Childrens Act, which is Title IV of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5771 et seq.), and the Protect Our Children Act of 2008, 42
U.S.C. 17601 et seq.

Fox Valley Technical College and partners the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, FirstPic, Inc., in cooperation with OJJDP, will design, develop, and project services in support of the AMBER Alert network. Activities include 48 training programs, 1 national symposium, 5 distance learning deliveries and 100 technical assistance events for our target audience of law enforcement agencies, child protection professionals, broadcasters, AMBER Alert Coordinators, CART Coordinators, and others concerned with child abduction and victimization to meet short-term and intermediate outcomes of improved capacity, capabilities, skills and response to incidents of missing, endangered and abducted children. Outcomes will be measured through online systems, pre-, post-, program and impact evaluations.

CA/NCF

The AMBER Alert program is a partnership of law enforcement, broadcaster/media, transportation agencies, emergency management agencies, telecommunications/call centers, other public safety agencies, and child protection organizations and professionals dedicated to recovering endangered missing and abducted children. The National AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program serves to increase the nations capacity to respond to incidents of endangered missing and abducted children. This program is authorized under Section 405 of the Missing Childrens Act, which is Title IV of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5771 et seq.), and the Protect Our Children Act of 2008, 42 U.S.C. 17601 et seq. as well as 42 U.S.C. 5791c. The grantee and its partners, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), in cooperation with OJJDP, will design, develop, and deliver project services in support of the AMBER Alert network. Activities include training programs, a national symposium, distance learning deliveries and technical assistance events for the target audience of law enforcement agencies, child protection professionals, broadcasters, AMBER Alert Coordinators, Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Coordinators, and others concerned with child abduction and victimization to meet short-term and intermediate outcomes of improved capacity, capabilities, skills and response to incidents of missing, endangered and abducted children. Outcomes will be measured through online systems, pre-, post-, program and impact evaluations.
NCA/NCF

This project will provide training and technical assistance support to enhance the AMBER Alert network and will serve to increase and improve the law enforcement response to missing, endangered, and abducted children; increase the recovery rate of abducted children; strengthen child alert systems in the nation's northern and southern borders to better protect children; increase community understanding of issues related to child abuse and exploitation; enhance public participation in recovery efforts; and build the capacity and skills of law enforcement and child protection professionals to identify, interdict, and recover victims of trafficking, both domestic and across the national borders. Specific activities include but are not limited to delivery of 25 training programs, 2 additional distance learning deliveries, and 90 technical assistance events. Outcomes of these training programs will improve the capacity, capabilities, skills, and response to incidents of missing, endangered, and abducted children and will be measured through online systems and pre-, post-program, and impact evaluation instruments. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 30, 2010