About the Clubs


New Resources Available on the AMBER Alert Tribal Database

AMBER Alert, or America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, was first introduced in the United States in 1996. As a system designed to create public awareness of a missing child, AMBER Alert also serves as a prevention resource, deterring would-be predators, and sometimes causing offenders to release a child when they discover one has been issued.

Recently, Fox Valley Technical College developed a series of resources regarding AMBER Alert in Indian Country. These resources were developed to be used by law enforcement, youth development workers, and the broader community across a series of topics all focusing on protecting tribal youth. They can all be found on the Tribal Database. Visit the database to read up and share these safety and prevention resources with your Club staff!

Some of these useful resources include:

  • Safe Routes is meant to inspire collaboration between parents and youth workers, school officials, law enforcement, and other community members to keep their children safe. This program guide is for parents and their community partners to work together with the child to map out a “Safe Route” in the community.
  • The First 3 Hours - What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of a missing or abducted child? Did you know that after the first 3 hours of a child going missing, the chance of a successful recovery drops significantly? In this resource, you will learn best practices for responding to a missing child case, as well as prevention strategies to stop them before they happen!
  • National vs. Native Missing Youth compares non-Native and Native missing child figures side-by-side to show just how often missing Native children don't get properly reported, and hopefully to inspire the creation of a centralized reporting system specifically for these missing children.
  • Child Protection FAQ - Meant for parents and members of the community, this resource will cover how you can assist law enforcement officials with a missing persons case.
  • Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse - There is a direct correlation with child abuse and cases of abductions and exploitation. This resource seeks to equip you with the skills to recognize when a child is being abused, but to also inspire further exploration into what you can do to prevent this from happening in your community.
  • How Your Tribal PD Can Get Involved in Youth Programs - In many communities, law enforcement officials have a hard time connecting with the local youth. This resource provides proven ideas that law enforcement members can use to become more visible in their community, especially with youth development programs.
  • Knowing the Signs of a Trafficking Victim - Human trafficking is a prolific issue that our society faces today, but it is especially true for Native reservations. As a law enforcement official or other member of the community, it is important to understand the signs of a trafficking case. This resource provides some insight into the signs, as well as some prevention tactics that can be used to stop trafficking before it happens.

Hopefully you will be able to take these resources and the others that can be found on the Tribal Database to best apply them to your Club and your community!

About Us

For more information, read about the BGCA Native Services Unit team members and how to contact
them individually.

BGCA Mentoring

Need assistance with your BGCA National Mentoring Grant? 

Read more about managing Federal grants.

Have any questions?
Contact us. 

Contact Us

BGCA Native Services Unit
Dallas Service Center
2107 N. Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

Direct: 972-581-2374