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Promising Practices in Tribal Community Policing examines community policing in Indian country, looking at current practice and areas for future improvement. Taking into account the culture, governmental structures, and logistical and other challenges, the authors describe strategies for enhancing or creating programs focused on trust and collaboration with tribal members and government agencies. A valuable resource for tribal law enforcement, it is also a practical guide for all law enforcement and community stakeholders.
This report identifies core components of a comprehensive and collaborative approach to the domestic sex trafficking of girls.
The guide outlines recommended practices for law enforcement investigating missing child cases and was authored by a team of professionals from local, state and federal agencies. It describes a recommended step-by-step investigative process and offers a wealth of valuable resources to assist with missing and abducted children cases.
Summary of key program elements to develop an AMBER Alert Plan (Spanish edition)
Read the AMBER Advocate newsletter and share with your child protection colleagues to stay current on issues related to the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program and AMBER Alert program work and successes across the country and internationally.
Summary of the AMBER Alert Program's history and purpose.
Explore best practices for developing, launching, administering and improving upon AMBER Alert Programs are explored.
Review a listing of Child Abduction Response Teams (CARTs) that have completed the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program's CART Certification process.
The AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Program brings you a wide variety of training opportunities to improve the investigative response of local, regional, state, and tribal law enforcement to high risk victims, children in crisis and the commercial sexual exploitation of youth. Through this program, you will increase
collaboration, improve skills, and develop effective policies and best practices to protect and safely recover missing, endangered, and abducted children.
Review highlights of the mission, reach, outcomes and offerings of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program.
In an effort to promote effective outreach and collaboration, the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program has organized the continental U.S. and Canada into three regions. AMBER Alert Regional Liaisons work closely with AMBER Alert Coordinators, Missing Children Clearinghouse Managers, Child
Abduction Response Team (CART) Leaders and other child protection partners within their respective areas to share information and resources, connect programs and personnel to needed training, and assist in the coordination of technical assistance events and services.
Explore this comprehensive APCO-ANS best practices standard for public safety telecommunicators when responding to calls of missing, abducted and sexually exploited children
Explore this comprehensive APCO-ANS best practices standard for public safety telecommunicators when responding to calls of missing, abducted and sexually exploited children. (Spanish Edition)
Learn about recommended approaches to utilizing the Telecommunications Best Practices for Missing and Abducted Children (TELMAC) training as part of a larger effort to implement policy and procedures for response to these incidents which are aligned with the APCO-ANS 1.101 Standard
The Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Certification Program is designed to assist local, tribal and state jurisdictions in the creation and implementation of CART Programs and provide valuable information on best practices regarding child protection and recovery strategies.
This publication provides findings of the 2006 update to the child abduction homicide investigation study which analyzes investigative findings and outcomes of cases involving abducted and missing children who were recovered deceased.
This Checklist is meant to enhance the response measures taken by law enforcement to safely recover missing children with special needs and is to be used in conjunction with the Missing Children With Special Needs addendum and Missing Children With Special Needs Lost-Person Questionnaire
This checklist produced by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children serves as a companion resource to the APCO-ANS1.101 Best Practices Standard for Telecommunicators, and provides a table-top reference to support training and console operations.
US-DOJ recommended criteria for AMBER Alerts Spanish-Language publication
This report summarizes the Emancipated Missing Child Project, funded by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, under the AMBER Alert Initiative and provides valuable insight to those agencies and organizations charged with locating and recovering missing children, including how and where to go about searching for missing children, reviewing data bases of government agencies, policy implications and essential methods to determine the whereabouts of missing children.
This checklist aids first responders in successfully obtaining information and documenting actions in missing kids cases
This booklet is designed to help tribal communities determine when a child is at risk for developing problem behaviors or being victimized, ways to identify six key issues that pose the biggest threat to tribal youth today, and local departments and national hotlines that can be contacted for assistance.
This guide provides AMBER Alert coordinators, law enforcement, and public safety professionals with an effective and efficient way to implement an EMA plan, and offers recommendations to assist law enforcement in developing strategies to recover missing children and adults and includes relevant findings to inform policymakers’ efforts to address the problem.
Spanish language publication on effective use of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) with missing, abducted and endangered child incidents
This Spanish language brochure-format publication provides basic overview and resource information about the AMBER Alert Program
Spanish language version of AMBER Alert's guide outlining best practice considerations for law enforcement and media in working together in missing and abducted child cases
This report provides a one-year snapshot of sex trafficking cases developed by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Vice & Sex Trafficking Investigations Section. The partnership between Arizona State University, Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research and the Las Vegas Police Department demonstrates a collaborative initiative that exemplifies innovation in sex trafficking research. This collaboration assisted in the exploration of law ¬enforcement actions, case development and case analysis for the dual purpose of academic and operational learning and improvement with regards to sex trafficking investigation management in an affected, metropolitan environment.
Support for this study was from the Arizona State University McCain Institute for International Leadership and the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program at the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College.
Warning: This report contains strong language.
This NCMEC publication provides a police guide to case investigation and program management, Spanish version
This reference guide is designed to provide clearly outlined, best-practice information in support of these processes as they relate to the use of NCIC during missing-child incidents.
Gain an understanding of NCMEC resources available to assist law enforcement with child sex trafficking cases.
An analysis of attempted abduction revealed a common pattern with the children who escaped their would-be abductors.
This checklist is meant to provide a framework of actions, considerations, and activities
that may assist in performing competent, productive, and thorough missing/abducted children
This guide, based on recommendations made during a long-term missing child summit held at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in April 2014, outlines recommended practices to be used by law enforcement with these cases.
This addendum to NCMEC's Model Policy for law enforcement response to missing child incidents addresses finding and safely recovering missing children with special needs, which often presents unique and difficult challenge for families, law enforcement, first responders, and search teams.
National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, Throwaway Children
Learn more about safe harbor laws that are designed to exempt children from prostitution prosecution, train law enforcement and others on how to identify and assist victims, increase the legal penalties for traffickers and commercial sex abusers and promote the development of a statewide system of care.
This bulletin summarizes findings on the incidence and characteristics of stereotypical kidnappings of children in 2011 and compares them with 1997 findings.
Data from fifteen years of litigation from the Civil Rights Division regarding police misconduct is discussed.
This handout covers the webinar "The Impact of Social Media in Missing Children Cases.
This spanish language publication outlines effective use of NCIC in missing and abducted child incidents
This report summarizes the Victims’ (Survivors’) Roundtable Meeting held on January 2007, which provided a forum for recovered victims of child abductions and family members of abducted children to talk about their experiences with law enforcement and evaluate law enforcements’ response in an effort to develop policy recommendations toward improvement of training efforts for effective law enforcement response to child abduction cases.
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