This second issue of Amber Advocate presents the cover story of 2023’s National Symposium for AMBER Alert and law enforcement professionals; as well as highlights successful stories of missing child recovery, and Indian Country and international news updates.
This issue of AMBER Advocate is the second publication of 2023, and it spotlights the recent National AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program/AMBER Alert in Indian Country Symposium for law enforcement professionals, held in Tucson, Arizona. The issue features symposium participants’ insights into a variety topics that were explored at the event, including best practices for investigating endangered missing and abducted children, especially those from Tribal lands and children of color; essential and emerging technologies; and the need for more and better wellness care. The issue also describes how a Florida sheriff's department enlisted the local community, and a novel tracking app, in their successful search for a 2-year-old. Finally, the issue spotlights a West Virginia State Police First Sergeant, James Kozik, who utilizes technology to find missing children and to fight child exploitation/crimes against children.