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Guidelines for Issuing AMBER Alerts

The recipient of a BA in finance and marketing from the University of Oregon, Dominic O’Dierno has served as the CEO of Amare, LLC, for nearly two decades. In this capacity, Dominic ODierno focuses on providing business development consulting services to companies and individuals. Additionally, Dominic O’Dierno volunteers with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), a nonprofit organization tasked by the United States Department of Justice with managing secondary AMBER Alert releases.

Law enforcement issues an AMBER alert because they received notification that an abduction occurred. Before issuing an AMBER warning, law enforcement must confirm an abduction and child’s level of danger. Stranger abductions are the most hazardous for children. Allowing activations without substantial evidence might lead to system abuse and reduce the system’s efficacy.

The United States Department of Justice issued guidelines for AMBER Alerts. The guidelines create a standard across the country and avoid fatal delays from misunderstandings among various jurisdictions. They are:

1. Law enforcement has grounds to believe that an abduction has happened.

2. Law enforcement believes the child remains in imminent danger of death or serious physical damage.

3. Law enforcement has enough detailed information about the victim and the abduction to issue an AMBER Alert to aid in the child’s rescue.

4. The abducted child is under the age of 17.

5. The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system received the child’s identity and other key data components, including the Child Abduction flag.


Pet Blood Donor Qualifications at DoveLewis

A successful Portland, Oregon-based consultant specializing in executive-level strategic advice, Dominic O’Dierno has served as the chief executive officer of Amare, LLC, since 2012. In this position, Dominic ODierno provides consulting services to clients in various sectors. Dominic O’Dierno has also advocated for several organizations, including Dove Lewis.

DoveLewis acts as a hub for support, education, and community. DoveLewsi focuses on the well-being of dogs and cats. Among other core values, it provides accessible treatment for severely ill and injured pets, including those with conditions that require a blood transfusion. DoveLewis accepts pet blood donations from pet owners who intend to use their animal companies to save the lives of others. Efficient guidelines and care ensure that the blood donor’s health is not compromised. Every year, DoveLewis’ volunteer dog and cat teams contribute enough blood for around 700 transfusions at DoveLewis hospital and other clinics.

Each pet donor must fulfill certain requirements before transfusion to guarantee that they will be healthy during their service. These are the following:

1. Aged between one to six years.

2. Weigh a minimum of 55 pounds.

3. Vaccinations up to date, and should include heartworm and flea vaccines.

4. Never received a blood transfusion.

5. Ability to commit for a period of two years, with four to six transfusions per year.

NCMEC Partners with Universities to Address Abuse in Young Athletes

Since 2012, Dominic O’Dierno has served as manager of the Portland, Oregon-based Amare, LLC, a consulting firm that assists start-ups. Outside of his work with the firm, Dominic O’Dierno commits his time to community-minded organizations such as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).

In May 2021, the NCMEC announced a partnership with athletes from two universities to prevent young athletes from being sexually abused. The athletes involved in the partnership are also students at the University of Michigan and Ohio State University who were victims of sexual abuse by team doctors at each institution.

The point of the partnership is to educate trainers, parents, coaches, and other adults on preventing incidences of sexual abuse from occurring with young athletes. Moreover, the partnership is designed to impart information regarding identifying and reporting acts of sexual abuse that have been committed on an athlete.

According to the son of the founders of NCMEC, Callahan Walsh, having abuse survivors participate in educating those involved with athletes at the collegiate level is important in curbing the incidence of abuse. Moreover, their roles are important in dismantling the culture of silence, which has allowed this abuse to continue in sports.

Authorities Get Lead in Washington State’s First Amber Alert

A resident of Portland, Oregon, Dominic O’Dierno has supported the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) outside of his 12-year career as CEO with Amare, LLC. Dominic O’Dierno advocates for the NCMEC’s Amber Alert System, which alerts the community when a child has gone missing.

Washington State received a lead on the state’s first Amber Alert case almost 18 years ago. In 2003, a five-year-old Sofia Juarez went missing after following her grandmother’s boyfriend to the store on foot. The boyfriend asked Sofia and her young aunts and uncles if they wanted to ride along to the store, and the children declined. However, authorities believed the child changed her mind and followed him, never reaching the store.

In an article posted to the NCMEC site, the organization reported that Kennewick Police Department received a lead related to a vehicle suspected of being involved with the abduction. Police investigators state that a highly credible individual has come forward to give them eyewitness testimony regarding seeing a van in the area that evening.

The witness’s statement reports that an identified person (a young female) approached the little girl who had been crying at this point. The police have a detailed description of the young woman, but now they need assistance tracking down information regarding the van.

The van is described as a light blue, gray, or silver utility van with side windows. They believe contractors, such as painters, might use the van. Police are looking for information on the van, which was seen in South Washington Street near East 15th Avenue in Kennewick between 8 pm and 9:15 pm.

Proactive Corporate Decision Making in the Middle of COVID-19

A successful entrepreneur and longtime Oregon resident, Dominic O’Dierno serves as the CEO of Amare, LLC. He offers consulting services to clients about strategic plan development and early-stage business. Dominic O’Dierno is interested in the challenges that businesses face since the beginning of the pandemic.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many small business owners have suffered unanticipated challenges. In the middle of these challenges, entrepreneurs are faced with the need to strive for the continuous functioning of their business. Aside from keeping their business running, they are also responsible for protecting and reassuring their employees. Achieving this and dealing with uncertainty requires quick decision-making, which many entrepreneurs are not readily capable of due to analysis paralysis or the inability to make decisions as a result of overthinking.

With delayed decisions, corporations are exposed to more problems that more decisions can only address. One common misconception in this area is that some business managers and entrepreneurs believe any decision they make will determine the overall fate of their corporation, making them reluctant to jump into a decision in the middle of uncertainty. For the simple fact, however, decisions are never final and are subject to change. Ideally, entrepreneurs can prioritize corporation needs to make proactive decisions on urgent needs and build more confidence regarding their abilities to navigate through uncertainties.

NCMEC – Significance and History

A longtime resident of Portland, Oregon, Dominic O’Dierno serves as the CEO of Oregon-based Amare, LLC, which provides consulting services to clients in various industries. Outside his work, Dominic O’Dierno contributes to a number of charitable organizations, including the National Centers for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

A non-profit corporation, NCMEC serves to mitigate child sexual exploitation and victimization by finding and recovering missing children. The center works with private industry, law enforcement, families and victims, and the public to provide services that prevent, deter, and combat child exploitation. With the aid of law, continuous public awareness effort, training, and modern technology, NCMEC has helped get missing children to their respective families, including those missing for a long time.

In 1984, the center was founded to address the increasing child exploitation crisis. In 1998, NCMEC created CyberTipline, an online platform where public and electronic service providers report suspected child sexual exploitation incidents. At present, the CyberTipline has received millions of child abuse and exploitation reports.

Consumers Showed Desire to Splurge After COVID-19

An accomplished executive, Dominic O’Dierno serves as CEO of Amare, LLC, a Portland, Oregon-based consulting firm. He provides consulting services to companies and individuals seeking professional and strategic advice related to business development. Dominic O’Dierno is also interested in the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and how they overcome the challenges during the pandemic.

Since summer 2020, COVID-19 has accelerated discretionary spending and consumer expenses. Special categories of businesses that have been affected, such as apparel and cosmetics stores, are starting to recover from suppressed sales due to the crisis as consumer demands for these goods are slowly getting back to normal. While this is a sign of improvement in general public health, over 50 percent of United States consumers are still expected to incur extra expenses through splurging or treatment. Of the list, high-income millennials are on top.

Since roughly half of the consumers who intend to splurge are fatigued by the pandemic, aggregate monthly credit-card spend is on the path of recovery. Another group of consumers is waiting for the pandemic to resolve so that they can splurge. According to the result from the recent stimulus check in mid-March, consumers expressed intention to spend more as 2021 proceeds.

NCMEC Recommends Immediate Action to Find Missing Children

A successful financial services professional, Dominic O’Dierno holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Oregon. Dominic O’Dierno is a supporter of various non-profit organizations, including the National Centers for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The United States’ comprehensive reporting center for matters related to recovery from and prevention of child victimization, NCMEC has over three decades of devotion to fighting against abuse, abduction, and exploitation of children. As recommended by the center, all parents or guardians with missing children should make an immediate phone call to inform their local law enforcement agency.

When they call law enforcement, they should provide relevant information pertinent to the missing child, such as the child’s name, height, date of birth, clothing, and other noticeable identifiers like braces and eyeglasses. They may also request the authorities to input the child’s identification information in the FBI National Crime Information Center Missing Person File.

Communicating Strategic Organizational Shifts to Investors

An experienced financial executive and entrepreneur, Dominic O’Dierno is the CEO of Amare Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm with clients in the real estate, identity enrollment, and human capital management industries. Through Amare, Dominic O’Dierno advises executives on matters such as financial modeling, strategic decision-making, and investor relations (IR).

IR is all about providing investors with accurate accounts of a company’s affairs, including its strategic initiatives. When it comes to communicating strategic initiatives with investors, C-suite executives should approach the issue candidly, prioritizing transparency and realism. They should communicate openly with investors, telling them why they are pursuing a strategy, how it will benefit the company and create value, who has ownership over the strategy, and how investors can measure the company’s progress (the tools and metrics to use).

Often, new strategies involve a shift in the company’s way of doing things. In such cases, executives should be transparent with their investors, giving context as to why the change is necessary and maintaining a realistic tone about the company’s ability to deliver consistent results through the new strategy. External industry-wide factors may affect the company’s ability to hit its targets, so executives must make accommodations for them in their investor presentations. They should map out realistic timelines within which they will execute their strategy, making provisions for external influences as well as adverse market reactions.

The key to successfully communicating strategic shifts to investors is openness. If there are tough questions to be answered, executives should not shy away from them. They should define issues expansively to investors and assure them that the company’s management has a plan to address them. This messaging should be consistent in all discussions with investors.

NCMEC’s Role in Distributing AMBER Alerts for Missing Children

An experienced corporate executive, Dominic O’Dierno is the CEO of Amare, LLC, a premier consulting firm based in Portland, Oregon. Outside his professional life, Dominic O’Dierno supports the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), an agency tasked by the U.S. Department of Justice to manage AMBER Alert secondary distributions.

Law enforcement agencies send out AMBER Alerts in the most alarming child abduction cases. The purpose of these alerts is to rally the community in searching for a child who has gone missing. AMBER Alerts are broadcast by television, radio, and road signs. These are the primary distribution tools available to law enforcement. Additional distribution paths (secondary distributions) are made available with the assistance of NCMEC. These include digital signage and Internet service provider broadcasts. NCMEC can also send broadcasts to hotel chains.

An AMBER Alert system is active in every state in the country as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCMEC coordinates secondary AMBER Alert distributions in all the states and territories.