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National Missing Children's Day

2021 Award Nominations

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Each year, in observance of National Missing Children's Day, the U.S. Department of Justice, through OJJDP, recognizes individuals, organizations, and agencies that have made a difference in recovering missing and abducted children and protecting children from exploitation. 

In 2021, OJJDP will make the following awards:

The Department recognizes the awardees each May at the annual National Missing Children's Day ceremony in Washington, DC. The ceremony is planned for May 19, 2021. 

View the 2021 Missing Children's Day Award packet for nomination guidelines and access to the online nomination form. The deadline for nominations was November 20, 2020.

Please direct all questions to the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College at 877-798-7682 or [email protected].