Update: As of this morning (Monday, Oct. 7), AmberAlert.gov is back online after being shut down over the weekend.
I've been asked if all the social chatter about the DOJ shutting down its Amber Alert website (www.amberalert.gov) is true, and the answer is yes, the site has been taken down and unceremoniously replaced with a notice stating, "Due to the lapse in federal funding this Office of Justice Programs (OJP) website is unavailable."
This does not mean the Amber Alert system itself has been shut down, however. Amber Alerts are issued by the states, not the federal government. As of this past weekend, the system still seemed to be working fine.
Even with AmberAlert.gov offline, a constantly updated list of current Amber Alerts nationwide remains accessible day and night via the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.