The Department of Justice observes National Missing Children’s Day annually in May, recognizing the law enforcement professionals and private citizens who have made significant contributions to help recover missing children. The Attorney General acknowledged honorees at an in-person event this year—for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the April meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, members discussed the services and resources their agencies provide to youth reentering the community after incarceration, and efforts to be more responsive to youth needs. The Department of Labor hosted the meeting.
This section highlights presentations from Native communities at the AMBER Alert and AMBER Alert in Indian Country Symposium; the Tribal community of practice, a monthly virtual forum for Tribal communities with family treatment courts; and updates to The Tribal Legal Code Resource: Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Juvenile Delinquency and Status Offense Laws.
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June is Internet Safety Month. OJJDP supports 61 Internet Crimes Against Children task forces nationwide, helping law enforcement professionals develop effective responses to technology-facilitated sexual exploitation of children. With OJJDP support, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children publishes resources on digital safety, including tipsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and classroom activities.