Advocates say the alert system is the first step in addressing the crisis of missing Black children.
California is rolling out a companion to the Amber Alert, the system used nationwide in missing children’s cases, to specifically highlight cases of young Black people who go missing in the state.
California state senator says law will 'raise public awareness about the disproportionate numbers of Black missing persons'.
The state's governor signed Senate Bill 673 into law this week.
California adopted a new "Ebony Alert" program to notify residents of missing Black individuals between the ages of 12 and 25.
The "Ebony Alert" will help spread the word about missing Black women and children ages 12 to 25.
California’s recently enacted “Ebony Alert” legislation is groundbreaking, as it is the nation’s first law to prioritize the search for missing Black youth.
California recently passed a new law creating an Ebony Alert, a notification system that will keep the public informed about missing Black children and young people in an effort to address the disparity in missing persons cases.
For the first time in the nation’s history, a statewide system will alert residents of missing Black youths, beginning Jan. 1.
Tens of thousands of Black youth and women go missing across the U.S. each year. But their cases hardly ever grab national headlines, let alone receive the attention and resources dedicated to finding them.