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 Welcome to AMBER Alert!


AMBER_Portal.pngThe mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program is to safely recover missing, endangered, or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of law enforcement, media, transportation, and other partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation.


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 Child Abduction Response Team Certification


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 or call 877-71-AMBER.


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This website is funded in part through a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Programs, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither of the U.S. Department of Justice nor its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, policies, and services or tools provided).


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Successful Recoveries:      772
  • Total Plans Nationwide: 120
    • Statewide: 53
    • Regional: 29
    • Local: 38

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