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Amber Alert website down, but the system is not

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The federal Amber Alert website on Sunday displayed a sparse, white screen with a simple message: It's a victim of the government shutdown.

"Due to the lapse in federal funding, this Office of Justice Programs (OJP) website is unavailable," the message reads, just below a U.S. Department of Justice seal.

The website normally displays information about Amber Alerts, but it is not the vehicle by which an alert is sent. The process by which an alert is sent is determined on a state-by-state basis.

The web site's status does not mean the Amber Alert system has been shut down. Check the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for recent alerts.




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