At a press conference today, Laurie O. Robinson
, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs
, joined representatives from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
to announce a brand new partnership to enable 140 million Facebook
users across America to receive AMBER Alerts
via their Facebook
The nationwide AMBER Alert
program works to mobilize local communities to search for and rescue abducted children. In serious child abduction cases, law enforcement officials issue bulletins that are then distributed by media and broadcast outlets, the trucking industry, the wireless industry, and Internet service providers to a targeted audience. The AMBER Alert
program has been credited with recovering 525
children since it's inception.
Robinson remarked, "These efforts demonstrate the high priority this Administration places on child protection. While we can't fulfill every parent's dream and completely insulate children, we can promote programs and partnerships that protect children and help bring them home."
For more information about the AMBER Alert
program, visit: www.amberalert.gov
Til Next Time,
Be Vigilant, Be Prepared, Be Safe!
Alfred McComber, Personal Safety Guy
Labels: Amber Alert, child predators, Child Safety