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National AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program

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This project provides training and technical assistance (TTA) support to enhance the AMBER Alert Network and serves to increase and improve the law enforcement response to missing, endangered, and abducted children. Goals include efforts to increase the recovery rate of abducted children, strengthen child alert systems in the nation's northern and southern borders and Tribal communities to protect children, increase community understanding of issues related to child abuse and exploitation; and implementation of the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018. This program strives to 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 child abductions both domestically and across national borders.

Provider Organization

National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC)

Award Details

Services

This project designs, develops, and delivers services including virtual and onsite training programs; AMBER Alert Coordinators and Clearinghouse Managers meetings; self-paced e-learning courses; technical assistance events; regional meetings (encompassing multiple states); state-Tribal AMBER plan implementation meetings in Indian Country; webinars; international/border meetings; family survivor roundtable meetings; CART certification assessments; CART train-the-trainer programs; newsletters and publications; Tribal community outreach events; and a National AMBER Alert and AMBER Alert in Indian Country Symposium.  

Audience

  • Aftercare/Parole/Re-entry
  • Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
  • Child Welfare Personnel
  • Community Members
  • Court Personnel
  • Detention/Corrections Staff
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Families
  • Juvenile Justice Specialists
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Probation Officers
  • Prosecutors
  • School Personnel
  • Social Services
  • State Advisory Groups
  • Transportation
  • Tribal Community
  • Volunteers
  • Youth
  • Youth Services Professionals

Eligibility

Law enforcement agencies, child protection professionals, broadcasters, AMBER Alert coordinators, and others concerned with child abduction and victimization. Contact the TTA project for eligibility information.

Websites

https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu
https://www.amberadvocate.org
https://www.amber-ic.org

This project produces TTA programs conducting onsite, and through eLearning initiatives. Training includes over 25 classroom programs, eight eLearning courses, and the ability to tailor TTA to meet the needs of the requesting agency. Special populations include Tribal, at-risk youth, and border communities. This project also produces several publications on missing and endangered children.

Janell Rasmussen
Program Administrator
[email protected]
877–712–6237

  • Ensuring Public Safety
  • Preventing Child Abuse, Neglect, and Victimization
Date Published: October 14, 2020