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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Child Quest International Announces AMBER Alert GPS Partnership



Missing Children Agency Unites with Child Safety Products Leader to Fund Education Programs for Kids and Parents.

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San Jose, California   Child Quest International (CQI), a 501(c)3 dedicated to the prevention and recovery of missing, abused and exploited children has partnered with Amber Alert GPS, a leader in the child safety space.  As of October 1, 2012, CQI will offer two Amber Alert GPS products to its constituents at a discount with proceeds benefitting the CQI mission of providing education programs for child safety.

As a result of Child Quest International (CQI) education programs, many children have been successful in avoiding or escaping abduction attempts.  CQI programs teach children to use proven safety strategies and respond with assertiveness in the face of an attempted abduction. CQI has long been teaching children how to avoid and escape many potentially dangerous situations as well as a possible kidnapping.   

Today, CQI is happy to announce a partnership that provides an additional safeguard to parents.  CQI will make the Amber Alert GPS device and My Child ID available through their website, with a portion of the proceeds earmarked to support CQI’s mission. An important endeavor since CQI never charges a fee for assisting in the location and recovery of missing children.  “We’re excited about the partnership,” said CQI Executive Director, Marcia Slacke.  “While nothing will ever replace open communications and teaching your child what to do if or when they encounter danger, we can now at least give parents greater peace of mind.” The Amber Alert GPS device allows parents to keep track of their children via phone or computer, sending location updates of the child’s location, every five minutes.  The device, which is integrated with the National Sex Offender database, alerts parents when their child is within 500 feet of a registered sex offender’s residence.  The Amber Alert GPS also features a two way calling and SOS button, enabling kids to have an easy and safe way to get a hold of parents if they feel in danger.

In addition, CQI will also offer the My Child ID software.  The information management software helps parents and other caregivers securely manage and store vital information, critical in the event of an emergency.  My Child ID puts information at the fingertips of parents and caregivers.

“We believe in the Child Quest International mission – we are like minded, motivated by the desire to keep children and families safe,” says Carol Colombo, CEO of Amber Alert GPS.  “While the statistics on missing children can be overwhelming, adds Colombo, “our mission is to focus on being proactive and giving parents and caregiver’s the tools they need to safeguard their children.”  In addition to their line of commercial products, Amber Alert GPS supports the U.S. AMBER Alert Program through technology, providing the Law Enforcement Alerting Portal – or LEAP, to state AMBER Alert Programs for the issuance of AMBER Alerts, at no cost.

“We look forward to our partnership with Amber Alert GPS,” said Anthony Gonzalez of CQI, “we know that working together we can get more done to protect children.  We invite everyone to our website at www.childquest.org to learn more about the product and educational programs.”
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Child Quest International is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the prevention and recovery of missing, exploited, and runaway children. Since inception in 1990, Child Quest has assisted in the recovery of over 3,000 individuals.  CQI services are offered free of charge to law enforcement, victims and their families. www.childquest.org 1-888-818-HOPE 
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Award winning Amber Alert GPS, Inc. is a Utah based provider of mobile tracking and safety solutions for children and families. The company’s founder, Russ Thornton, was motivated to develop the Amber Alert GPS device after a harrowing incident when he lost his young son for 45 minutes at an amusement park. The experience inspired him to develop a product that would not only prevent such incidents from happening, but provide a quick resolution in the event a child did go missing. Amber Alert GPS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alert GPS Holdings, Corp. For more information, visit: www.amberalertgps.com.  The AMBER Alert Program is coordinated nationally by the U.S. Department of Justice and does not endorse this or any other commercial product; see www.amberalert.gov for details.

1 comment:

  1. I read that they will implement gps trackers for the children so that parents and teachers can monitor them using a desktop or a mobile device. It is a good safety measure device.

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