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National Missing Children's Day

2021 Award Nominations

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Now Accepting Nominations for the 38th Annual Missing Children's Day Awards

Do you know an individual or organization who has made a significant contribution to protecting children between November 15, 2019 and November 20, 2020?

Nominate them for a Missing Children's Day award by November 20, 2020.

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. Nominations will be accepted until 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].