Each year, the U.S. Department of Justice, through OJJDP, recognizes the extraordinary efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies that have made a significant contribution to protecting children between November 15, 2019 and November 20, 2020. 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 (tentative). OJJDP will make the following awards:
The deadline for nomination submission is November 20, 2020.
- Visit OJJDP's National Missing Children's Day web page and the awards packet for nomination guidelines, eligibility requirements, and judging criteria.
- Follow OJJDP on Twitter and Facebook.