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Justice Dept. restores Federal Amber Alert website after confusion

After some erroneous media reports Monday morning, state officials say the federal government shutdown will not affect Georgia's Amber Alert System.

Amber Alerts release information on child abductions to the public.

Monday morning, the Department of Justice took their informational website for the Amber Alert program off line for a short time. However, it's important to know that the Amber Alert system is operated by each state.

In Georgia, it's known as 'Levi's Call' and is administered by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

In an interview about the service, GBI officials said the system continues to be monitored, protocols were still being followed, and alerts would still be issued on proper criteria for missing children.

The Department of Justice Amber Alert website posted Monday morning that due to a lapse in federal funding, the website was unavailable. Then later, the website was back online.

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