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America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert Series

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AMBER Alert Best Practices (May 2012, NCJ 232271)
This report provides effective practices for enhancing an AMBER Alert network and improving the response to missing or abducted child cases. It is designed for interpretation at the state and local levels in a manner that allows teams to consider their resource limitations and demographic needs.  PDF
Guide for Implementing or Enhancing an Endangered Missing Advisory (March 2011, NCJ 232001)
This guide describes how a community can establish a task force to create an endangered missing advisory plan, which creates voluntary partnerships to rapidly recover missing persons who do not fit the AMBER Alert criteria but who may be in danger.  PDF
AMBER Alert Timeline (2010)
This timeline provides an overview of the AMBER Alert Program since its implementation in 1996.   PDF
AMBER Alert Frequently Asked Questions
These frequently asked questions explain the origin of the AMBER Alert program, discuss how it works and its effectiveness, explain the criteria for issuing AMBER Alerts, and provide additional information about the program.  PDF
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