Department of Justice to Hold National Amber Alert Symposium in Tampa, Fla

Oct 23, 2009, 14:33 ET from Office of Justice Programs - U.S. Department of Justice

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is sponsoring the 2009 National AMBER Alert Symposium, Oct. 27-29, in Tampa, Fla.

The symposium will offer critical and informative training sessions for law enforcement officials, state AMBER Alert coordinators, Missing Children State Clearinghouse Directors, transportation officials, broadcasters, and the media. The following sessions are open to the media. Please consult the accompanying agenda for a complete listing of open sessions.

WHO: Opening Ceremony

A. Brian Albritton, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida

Ron Laney, Associate Administrator, Child Protection Division

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

U.S. Department of Justice

Luncheon Keynote Address

Mary Lou Leary, Acting Assistant Attorney General

Office of Justice Programs

U.S. Department of Justice

and National AMBER Alert Coordinator

WHAT: Opening Ceremony and Luncheon

WHEN: TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2009

8:30 A.M. EDT (Opening Ceremony)

12 P.M. EDT (Luncheon)

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Tampa Downtown

Regency Ballroom

211 North Tampa Street

Tampa, Fla. 33602


Credentialed media should arrive with government-issued ID and check-in at the designated table. Media contacts on site are Anna Johnson, 202-598-3572 and Paul Murphy, 801-971-7247.

2009 National AMBER Alert Symposium


October 27th - 29th, 2009

Tampa, Florida

Tuesday, October 27th

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony (Regency 1-3)

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Plenary Session (Regency 1-3)

  • AMBER Alert Program 5 Year Evaluation Report
  • Technology and AMBER Alert
  • Endangered Missing Advisory (EMA)

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Plenary Session (Regency 1-3)

  • AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Update and Strategic Plan
  • AMBER In Indian Country (AIIC)
  • Child Abduction Response Team (CART)
  • Southern Border Initiative (SBI)
  • International Initiative

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with Keynote Speaker (Regency 4-7)

Wednesday, October 28th

8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Welcome, Day Two, Logistics and Announcements (Regency 1-3)

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Psychology of Mind Control Over Abducted Children

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with Keynote Speaker (Regency 4-7)

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tracks

  • AMBER 101 (Esplanade 3)
    • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    • 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  • Human Trafficking (Regency 1-3)
  • Demo: Extranet and Telecommunicator Online Course (Garrison 1-3)
    • 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    • 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Thursday, October 29th

8:30 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. Welcome, Day Three, Logistics and Announcements (Regency 1-3)

8:35 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Media and PIO Relationships

10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Family Roundtable Findings

11:10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Sayeh's Story

11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Symposium Closing

    Office of Justice Programs
    Contact: Joan LaRocca
    (202) 307-0703

SOURCE Office of Justice Programs - U.S. Department of Justice