Top Story: Marking 25 Years of AMBER Alerts: National System Plays a Key Role in Recovering Abducted Children
The AMBER Alert system got its start in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, in response to the 1996 abduction and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman. Since then, the idea of creating an emergency broadcast system for critically missing children has developed into a nationwide network.
Frankie Lucio began thinking about his future and a possible career in law enforcement after participating in an OJJDP-sponsored youth mentoring program and being mentored by a public affairs specialist in the FBI’s Houston field office.
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According to Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2018, juvenile courts in the United States handled 744,500 delinquency cases in 2018 that involved juveniles charged with criminal law violations, 5 percent less than the number of cases handled in 2017. From 2005 through 2018, the number of delinquency cases declined by 55 percent.