OJJDP Releases Report to Congress on AMBER Alert in Indian Country

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released the “Implementation of the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018: A Report to Congress.” The report provides Congress with an assessment of the readiness, education and training needs, technological challenges, and obstacles encountered by tribes in the integration of state or regional AMBER Alert communication plans. The report includes data obtained from 100 federally recognized tribes and 33 state AMBER Alert coordinators.
The Act reauthorized the AMBER Alert grant program and provides grants to states and federally recognized Indian tribes for AMBER Alert implementation. The AMBER Alert is an early warning system that mobilizes community support to help recover abducted children.