A bill to create an alert notification system for missing Black children and women has been signed in California, making the Golden State the first to install this type of alert system in the country.
System will highlight cases of missing Black youth.
System intended to rectify disproportionate number of abducted and sex-trafficked Black children overlooked as 'runaways'.
California will become the first state to create an alert notification system to address the crisis of missing Black children and young Black women between the ages of 12 and 25.
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.