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OJJDP Observes AMBER Alert Awareness Day

AMBER Alert Awareness Day - January 13, 2024

January 13 is National AMBER Alert Awareness Day. The AMBER Alert early warning system notifies the public when a child goes missing. It was named in remembrance of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas, on January 13, 1996.

Join OJJDP and the Department of Justice as we honor Amber’s memory and work to safely recover missing and abducted children.

In fiscal year 2023, OJJDP awarded more than $41 million to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and $4.4 million to the National AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program. OJJDP also supports the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Initiative. The AMBER Alert program is responsible for the successful recovery of more than 1,160 children.


Date Published: January 12, 2024