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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 […]

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Wisconsin Announces Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force
 

Melissa Blasing | July 6, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul announced on July 2, 2020, the launch of a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force to help fight the abduction, homicide, violence and trafficking of Indigenous women in Wisconsin. “Effectively addressing the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Wisconsin will require law enforcement, tribal leaders, […]

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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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United National Indian Tribal Youth Annual Conference

Chelsa Seciwa | June 24, 2020

In July 2019, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members attended the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. AATTAP-AIIC hosted an information table during the event, and representatives spoke with more than 1,000 youth regarding the topic of missing and exploited children, […]