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OJJDP Accepting Nominations for National Missing Children's Day Awards

Each year, the U.S. Department of Justice, through OJJDP, recognizes individuals, organizations, and law enforcement agencies that have made a difference in recovering abducted children and protecting children from exploitation. The Department recognizes the awardees each May at the annual National Missing Children's Day ceremony in Washington, DC. Access the nomination forms for the 2018 National Missing Children's Day awards online:

The deadline for nominations is January 24, 2018.


Visit the Missing Children's Day web page and the Awards web page for nomination guidelines, eligibility requirements, and judging criteria.

Date Published: November 21, 2017