Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Certification consists of a review of policies and protocols to include the following standards: Response Criteria, Team Composition, Notification Protocol, Communication, Command and Control, Search Operations, Training, Legal Issues, Equipment Inventory, CART Protocols, and Recovery and Reunification. Other documents for review are organizational charts, MOUs and/or Mutual Aid Agreements and CART training records. This program also involves a mock field abduction exercise to test the proficiency and capabilities of the CART program. Teams will be evaluated in response, policy compliance, operational capacity and overall performance. Teams successfully completing the assessment, policy compliance standards and all other certification requirements will be certified for performance by the U.S. Department of Justice.
This certification is offered on a technical assistance basis. Attendance will be restricted to teams that have completed the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance CART training. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-71-AMBER.