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Assistant Attorney General Announces New AMBER Alert Initiative

January 20, 2011

In a recent Department of Justice blog, Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson highlights the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's partnership with Facebook that allows users to receive AMBER Alerts through the Facebook Web site. By becoming a "fan" of the AMBER Alert page, Facebook users can receive AMBER Alerts issued in their regions and actively display them on their profiles.

Robinson writes, "As the National AMBER Alert Coordinator, I am pleased to see the growth of the program's national network. I would like to thank the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Facebook for working together to develop another way the public can join with us to bring home missing and abducted children. We can all play our part by being aware and responsive to AMBER Alert postings that we will now see on Facebook."


To read Laurie Robinson's blog post, go to: http://blogs.usdoj.gov/blog/archives/1139.

To watch an archived press conference announcing the new partnership, go to: http://www.livestream.com/facebookdclive.


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