Program Overview

National AMBER Alert Program Goals

  • Create a coordinated AMBER Alert network.
  • Encourage compliance with national standards and best practices.
  • Improve response to missing children through participation and awareness.
  • Improve AMBER programs through ongoing evaluation.
  • Improve AMBER programming through legislative research and support.
  • Enhance use of technology.
  • Improve AMBER data collection methods.


A comprehensive training and technical assistance program has been developed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop and enhance AMBER Alert programs and create a seamless AMBER Alert network across the country. Training and technical assistance is designed to increase collaboration, improve skills, and develop more effective policies and practices to protect and safely recover missing children. This assistance is being provided by Fox Valley Technical College. Training and technical assistance will be delivered locally, regionally, and nationally.