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National Ashanti Alert Network

Overview

History

On December 31, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Ashanti Alert Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-401). The Ashanti Alert Act, named in honor of Ashanti Billie who was abducted and killed in 2017, establishes a voluntary nationwide communication network to aid in the search and recovery of missing persons between the ages of 18 and 64.

The Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance has established the National Ashanti Alert Network to encourage, enhance, and integrate Ashanti Alert plans throughout the United States.

About Ashanti Alerts

Ashanti Alerts provide for rapid dissemination of information to law enforcement agencies, media and the public about adults who have been reported missing along with suspect information in cases of suspected abduction. Ashanti Alerts can be transmitted via wireless devices and through the Emergency Alert System (EAS).

 

Learn More

Learn more about the National Ashanti Alert Network in the fact sheet, by watching the July 23, 2020 webinar recording, or on the following pages:

Date Created: July 15, 2020