Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary
Need Professional Help? Talk to a Lawyer
Enter Your Zip Code to Connect with a Lawyer Serving Your Area
- Amber Alert
- A voluntary nationwide collaborative effort -- including law enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry -- to send out an urgent bulletin when a child has been abducted. AMBER stands for "America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response." The alert system was named for Amber Hagerman, a nine-year-old Texas girl who was abducted and murdered.