AMBER Alert in Indian Country Associates and Staff attending the 2019 4 Directions Conference

AATTAP Attends the 4 Directions MMIW Conference

Melissa Blasing | November 30, 2020

In November 2019, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members attended the 1st Annual 4 Directions MMIW Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The conference was hosted by the Chickasaw Nation and included speakers who addressed a variety of topics related to missing and murdered Indigenous women such […]

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Penobscot Nation and AMBER Alert in Indian Country

Melissa Blasing | November 23, 2020

AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members attended the U.S. Department of Justice Tribal Access Program’s November 2019 (TAP) deployment with the Penobscot Tribal Court and Police Department, in Indian Island, Maine. The AATTAP-AIIC provided a presentation on the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018 and spoke with Penobscot Tribal Police, […]

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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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Tribal Leaders Summit and Trade Show

Melissa Blasing | August 27, 2020

In September 2019, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members attended the Annual Tribal Leaders Summit and Trade Show in Bismarck, North Dakota. This yearly event, is hosted by the United Tribes Technical College and brings together nearly 700 tribal leaders and partners from across the Great […]

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT RESEARCH FINDS ALASKA VILLAGE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS MAKING IMPACT IN SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES INVOLVING MINORS

Melissa Blasing | August 24, 2020

WASHINGTON – Research funded by the Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice found that Alaska Village Public Safety Officers improve the justice system’s response to sexual violence by increasing the likelihood that, in investigations involving minors, a case is referred for prosecution, according to an article published today by NIJ. The study by […]

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98th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Melissa Blasing | August 4, 2020

In August 2019, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members attended the 98th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico. The AATTAP-AIIC hosted an information table during the event, and spoke with attendees on resources available to assist tribes with developing and/or strengthening missing and […]

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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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Operation Lady Justice Announces 12 Virtual Tribal Consultations

Melissa Blasing | July 21, 2020

The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, also known as Operation Lady Justice, announces the upcoming series of Tribal consultations under Executive Order 13898. The Executive Order requires the Task Force to “conduct appropriate consultations with Tribal governments on the scope and nature of the issues regarding missing and […]

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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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OJJDP Holds Tribal Consultation Webinar

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The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted a Tribal Consultation webinar on June 25, 2020, for tribal leaders and representatives from across the country. The purpose of this webinar was to gather input from attendees on how OJJDP can assist tribes in implementing the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, increase […]