Victim service providers can use technology to improve responses, services, and access for victims of crime.
OVC funds organizations that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology in innovative ways to interact directly with crime victims and/or to provide information, referrals, crisis assistance, and longer-term help.
The following resources provide information on using technology in crime victim services.
- Establishing or Enhancing Law Enforcement-Based Victim Services – Using Technology to Communicate with Victims
- Tech Abuse in the Pandemic & Beyond: Reflections from the Field
- Increasing Access to Healing Services and Just Outcomes for Older African American Crime Survivors: A Toolkit for Enhancing Critical Knowledge and Informing Action Within the Crime Victim Assistance Field
To receive AMBER Alerts in your area via Facebook, visit the AMBER Alert Facebook page. From this page click on "AMBER pages" and then click on the page(s) for states and/or territories from which you wish to get alerts. You may "Like" as many state/territory pages as you wish. When a child goes missing in your area, you will begin receiving updates.
The AMBER Alert page on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) website, lists other ways to receive AMBER Alerts including Twitter (Follow @AMBERAlert to receive rapid AMBER Alert notifications on your Twitter feed and share the alert with your followers). The NCMEC website also features ways to connect your Google and Yahoo! pages with the AMBER Alerts.
You may also follow Amber Alerts on Instagram to receive AMBER Alert notifications in your feed.
To learn more about the AMBER Alert program, please see the Office of Justice Programs' AMBER Alert website.
You can also report suspicion of child sexual exploitation to your local police, your ICAC Task Force or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline (www.cybertipline.com or 1–800–843–5678).
In response to the threat of computer-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes committed against children, the U.S. Department of Justice implemented the Project Safe Childhood initiative. For additional information, visit the Crime Victimization: Missing and Exploited Children and Crime Victim Services: Helping Children sections of our website.