This newsletter describes how OJJDP and the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children will mark the 20th anniversary of
National Missing Children's Day on May 23, 2002. A ceremony
will be held at the U.S. Department of Justice's Hall of Justice.
Attendees at the ceremony will include children who were missing
and have been reunited with their families, parents of children
who are still missing, law enforcement officers who investigate
these cases, child advocates, and individuals and corporate
sponsors dedicated to reuniting families. The newsletter also
outlines the fiscal year 2002 Proposed Program Plan for OJJDP's
Missing and Exploited Children's Program (MECP). OJJDP is
proposing to continue its focus on national programs that promote
awareness of and enhance the Nation's response to missing and
exploited children and their families. Another section of the
newsletter highlights OJJDP's current and upcoming solicitations,
recent grant awards, and other funding-related developments.
Other topics covered are the OJJDP web site redesign and an
outline of the contents of "A Family Resource Guide on
International Parental Kidnapping." Annotations of new OJJDP
publications are also provided.