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.
OJJDP is seeking nominations for this year's awardees, who 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 being accepted 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 is November 18, 2022.