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NCJ Number: NCJ 229497     Find in a Library
Title: AMBER Advocate Volume 3, Issue 4, January 2010
  Document URL: PDF 
  Editor(s): Paul Murphy
  Journal: Amber Advocate  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:January 2010  Pages:1 to 12
Date Published: 01/2010
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This issue of The AMBER Advocate provides highlights and a review of the 2009 National AMBER Alert Symposium with overviews of new AMBER Alert national initiatives.
Abstract: The 2009 National Amber Alert Symposium kicked off with lessons from child abduction victims. Symposium highlights were provided in the areas of AMBER Alert 5-year review, technology and AMBER Alerts, endangered missing advisory-child abduction response teams, best practices (highlighting the 9-1-1 Call Center Partner Program), and the role of broadcasters. A review of “Why Victims Don’t Always Flee” was provided with emphasis on the use of the BITE model to explain the four areas where a captor will try and control a person: Behavior, Information, Thoughts, and Emotion. Captors instill false beliefs and fear to gain control of a person. The issue concludes with overviews of several AMBER Alert initiatives presented at the 2009 Symposium: (1) the AMBER Alert in Indian Country initiative, training of tribal sites in the creation of child abduction alert plans; (2) the AMBER Alert Extranet is an information repository acting as a virtual file cabinet and secure storage location for all things related to AMBER Alerts; (3) the AMBER Alert Global Initiative is the global movement in the child abduction alert plan with current partners in the countries of Canada, Mexico, and the European Union; and (4) the first use of Maine’s AMBER Alert plan after 7 years in existence (in Sanford, ME).
Main Term(s): Missing children
Index Term(s): Child welfare ; Child protection services ; Child Abduction ; Child victims
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2008-MC-CS-K028
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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