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2023 Award Nominations

National Missing Children's Day Awards

Each year, the U.S. Department of Justice—through OJJDP—honors the extraordinary efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies that have made significant contributions to protecting children. 

The awardees will be recognized at the 40th annual National Missing Children's Day ceremony in Washington, DC on May 24, 2023. 

The exemplary actions of the individual or organization nominated must have taken place between November 1, 2021, and October 31, 2022.

Nominations are for the following awards: 

  • Missing Children's Law Enforcement Award  
  • Missing Children's Citizen Award
  • Missing Children's Child Protection Award
  • Attorney General's Special Commendation 

The deadline for nomination submissions was November 18, 2022.

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