Helpful Links

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AMBER ALERT WEB SITE
(www.amberalert.gov)
The U.S. Department of Justice AMBER Alert Web site provides resources for members of the public and agency personnel, including press releases, publications, guidelines, and a brief history of the AMBER Alert program.

OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS' OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION/CHILD PROTECTION DIVISION
(http://www.ojjdp.gov/search/SearchResults.asp?ti=1&si=&p=topic)
The Child Protection Division (CPD) administers programs related to crimes against children and provides leadership and funding in the areas of enforcement, intervention, and prevention. CPD promotes effective policies and procedures to address the problems of abused, neglected, missing, and exploited children.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN (NCMEC)
(www.missingkids.com)
NCMEC is a congressionally mandated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. NCMEC serves as a clearinghouse for information on missing and exploited children; provides technical assistance to law enforcement agencies and members of the public; offers training programs to law enforcement and social service professionals; distributes photographs and descriptions of missing children worldwide; creates and coordinates child protection education and prevention programs and publications; coordinates child protection efforts with the private sector; networks with nonprofit service providers and State clearinghouses on missing child cases; and provides information on effective legislation to help ensure the protection of children.

Since its establishment in 1984, NCMEC has assisted law enforcement in more than 116,000 missing child cases, resulting in the recovery of more than 94,500 children. Its CyberTipline, a reporting mechanism for child sexual exploitation, has handled more than 340,000 leads. For more information about NCMEC, call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST or visit NCMEC's Web site at www.missingkids.com.

FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE
(http://dept.fvtc.edu/childprotectiontraining/descriptions.htm)
Fox Valley Technical College, through its Criminal Justice Center of Excellence, offers a variety of training courses, including Child Abuse and Exploitation Investigative Techniques/Process; Child Sexual Exploitation; Protecting Children Online; and Responding to Missing and Abducted Children.

NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFERENCE SERVICE
(www.ncjrs.gov)
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service is the central repository for government brochures, statistics, and other materials and resources related to criminal justice in the United States and abroad.

AMBER ALERT PLANS
(http://www.amberalert.gov/state_contacts.htm)
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children makes plans available to the public through links to local, State, and regional plans.

FBI - Crimes Against Children Program
(http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/cac/crimesmain.htm)

FBI Tips and Public Leads
(https://tips.fbi.gov/)

ASSOCIATION OF MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN ORGANIZATIONS, INC. (AMECO)
(http://www.amecoinc.org/)
AMECO is an organization of member agencies in the United States and Canada dedicated to serving the cause of missing and exploited children, their families, and the community at large.