A large painted mural adorns a memorial for Amber Hagerman, the little girl who was abducted on her bike and later found dead in Arlington, Texas in 1996.(Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

25 years after the abduction of Amber Hagerman, hope and hard work continue

AMBER Advocate | January 19, 2021

From the Dallas Morning News: “For the first time, police said they have DNA evidence that someday — with new technology that has solved other high-profile cold cases — could be the key to finding her killer.” A hallmark of surviving families is their strength and resilience in keeping hope – active and intentional – […]

AMBER Alert in Indian Country – Issue 4 2020

AMBER Advocate | December 11, 2020

A nine-member task force has begun compiling a report on murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Utah. The task force hopes to understand the scope of the problem and stop further injustices from occurring. The members include representatives from Restoring Ancestral Winds, the Urban Indian Center, the Paiute Indian Tribe, and several state […]

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AMBER Alert in Indian Country – Issue 3 2020

AMBER Advocate | October 4, 2020

A case that ended with the safe recovery of four missing children from the Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming became the 1,000th AMBER Alert success story. AMBER Alerts were issued in Wyoming and Colorado for the missing children, ages 5, 6, 11 and 14. Authorities believed they were be in imminent danger after being taken by […]

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Indian Country Involved in AMBER Alert’s 1000th Successful Recovery

AMBER Advocate | July 27, 2020

The original post can be found at https://www.missingkids.org/blog/2020/1000-success-stories By Patricia Davis 07-23-2020 A home movie was being shown on the evening news, and Diana Simone stopped what she was doing to watch, curious why they were featuring an excited little girl opening her Christmas presents nearly three weeks after the holiday. The blue-eyed brunette happily […]

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OJJDP Releases 2019 Annual Report

AMBER Advocate | July 15, 2020

OJJDP has released its 2019 Annual Report to Congress. The report describes OJJDP’s programs and activities during fiscal year (FY) 2019. Find information on the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP) and AMBER Alert in Indian Country Program (AIIC) beginning on page 14. OJJDP awarded more than $323 million in FY 2019 to […]

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AMBER Alert in Indian Country – Issue 2 2020

AMBER Advocate | June 30, 2020

On January 31, 2020, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program and AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAPAIIC) team members Tyesha Wood and Tanea Parmenter attended the quarterly meeting of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada (ITCN) in Sparks, Nevada. During this meeting, they provided a brief presentation on the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian […]

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President Proclaims Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day 2020

AMBER Advocate | May 6, 2020

As shared from WhiteHouse.gov’s Law and Justice Proclamation on May 5, 2020: The American Indian and Alaska Native people have endured generations of injustice.  They experience domestic violence, homicide, sexual assault, and abuse far more frequently than other groups.  These horrific acts, committed predominantly against women and girls, are egregious and unconscionable.  During Missing and […]

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Forthcoming USDOJ update to NISMART will gather law enforcement data on abductions

AMBER Advocate | May 4, 2020

The United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) will soon begin outreach to more than 4000 law enforcement agencies for assistance in updating and expanding data and analysis on stranger abductions of children. This effort – the Law Enforcement Survey of Stereotypical Kidnapping – will update the last systematic count which took place in 2011. It […]

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AMBER Alert in Indian Country – Issue 1 2020

AMBER Advocate | March 27, 2020

The US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, recently upgraded its AMBER Alert website at https://amberalert.ojp.gov, which now includes access to information on AMBER Alert in Indian Country and the 2018 Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act and resulting initiatives. Lawmakers in Wyoming are drafting legislation to address issues involving missing and […]

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Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Launched

AMBER Advocate | February 3, 2020

Read the original press release here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/trump-administration-launches-presidential-task-force-missing-and-murdered-american-indians Trump Administration Launches Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives The Department of the Interior, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services today held the first meeting of a White House task force to address the incidence of […]