All OJJDP publications may be viewed and downloaded from the publications section of the OJJDP Web site. Print publications also may be ordered online at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Web site.
Publications Released at Missing Children's Day Commemoration (May 23, 2012)
AMBER Alert Best Practices
The AMBER Alert system, managed by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs with the support of OJJDP, issues media alerts when a law enforcement agency determines that a child has been abducted and is in imminent danger. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for the missing child. This guide is a compilation of the most effective and efficient strategies for recovering abducted children. It is based on information from a range of AMBER Alert partners in law enforcement, the broadcast and wireless industry, transportation agencies, and the community.
This is the Spanish-language version of What About Me? Coping With the Abduction of a Brother or Sister. Each year, more than 58,000 children are abducted by a nonfamily member. Although this is an enormous number, it does not take into account other young victimsthe sisters and brothers of those who have been abducted. These overlooked children suffer the loss of their sibling, and family patterns are irrevocably changed. Eight such siblings joined with the Justice Department to write this guide. The publication contains information to help and support children when their sibling is kidnapped. It includes activity pages for children of all ages, including those who are too young to read.
This is the Spanish-language version of You're Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment. Every day, in communities across the country, children are abducted by family members, by people they have met on the Internet, by acquaintances, and by strangers. Fortunately, many of these children return home safely within a short period of time. Unfortunately, some do not return at all. And some children who return face major obstacles on their road to recovery and healing. Prepared with the assistance of young adults who were themselves abducted as children and who are walking the path of healing and recovery, this publication is designed to help others who experience abduction begin to put their lives back together.