Amber Alert system restored after site went down due to Government Shutdown

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As the Government Shutdown continues, it looks like one of the nation’s most famous programs, the Amber Alert system has been restored.

“The Amber Alert system was never interrupted, but to eliminate any confusion, the informational site maintained by the Justice Department has been restored,” Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon told CNN.

The website for the Office of Justice Programs, which hosts Amber Alert information, has been “shut down” due to funding issues. “The Office of Justice Programs had the funds to run through Friday,” October 4, after which it “furloughed all of employees. So since they couldn’t staff and monitor those websites, they were put behind a firewall so as to keep from hacking or security issues,” said Fallon.

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