All Hands on Deck: Fight for missing persons and child protection reaches extraordinary milestone

This fall has me reminiscing about the College landing its first multi-million dollar federal grant from the Federal Department of Justice in 1993, thanks to the great work of now retiree, Ed Krueger.  And for 25 years now, FVTC’s National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) has engaged the law enforcement, nonprofit, education and human service sectors to provide best practices in issues related to missing persons, child protection, and tribal justice.

The NCJTC’s role in delivering training and technical assistance strategies for experts administering the AMBER Alert, Internet Crimes Against Children, human trafficking, tribal policing, school safety, and more is vital due to growing national and international activity concerning human exploitation.

“From that first grant program, we realized that the best way to address these emerging national needs was to create strategic teams within NCJTC to support priority efforts,” says NCJTC Director Brad Russ.

NCJTC in the USA

  • Offers 150+ training programs in 13 different categories to address national criminal justice priorities
  • Trained over 250,000 participants across all 50 states
  • Utilizes subject matter expertise from over 200 child protection practitioners nationwide
  • As of May 1, 2019 the AMBER Alert program has assisted in the recovery of 957 children
  • Supports the work of 61 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces nationwide
  • Provided training or technical assistance to over 220 Native American Tribal Communities in North America

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