Children’s Group Calls AMBER Vote a ‘Historic Milestone’

Children’s Group Calls AMBER Vote a ‘Historic Milestone’
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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children expressed pleasure at congressional passage of legislation that will create a national AMBER alert system.
It singled out Senators Hatch, Leahy, Biden and Kennedy and Representative Sensenbrenner for their support.
President/CEO Ernie Allen said, "This bill ensures that AMBER Plans become a vital law enforcement tool for every state and every community, and that they are implemented in a consistent, meaningful manner."
Among other benefits in the legislation, he group said, it will fund notification systems along highways for AMBER alerts, as well as grants so that states can implement technologies to improve the alert system.
“NCMEC expresses its sincere appreciation to the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives for reaching consensus to combat child victimization through the Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003,” the group stated.


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