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AMBER Alert Marks 20 Years of Rescuing Children

January 13, 2016

Amber Alert Logo January 2016 marks the 20th year since 9-year old Amber Hagerman was abducted and murdered, which led to the creation of the AMBER Alert program. AMBER Alert is a partnership between law enforcement, broadcasters, state transportation agencies, and other stakeholders with the purpose of issuing AMBER Alerts—emergency bulletins—to the public when a missing/abducted child is determined to be in imminent danger. As of December 23, 2015, AMBER Alerts have led to the safe recovery of 794 children.

In a new blog post, Karol V. Mason, Assistant Attorney General and National AMBER Alert Coordinator, discusses the growth of the program, highlights resources for parents/guardians and training and technical assistance opportunities for stakeholders, and urges the public to remain vigilant and responsive to these emergency broadcasts. 

Resources:

Learn more about the AMBER Alert program.

Download free resources from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Explore training and technical assistance opportunities through the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program.

Find AMBER Alerts on Facebook.

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