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National Missing Children's Day

OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2021

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2021. This issue's Message From the Acting Administrator focuses on National Drug Court Month.

Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta

May 2021
Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta emphasizes the importance of protecting children who go missing and those who are high-risk and endangered, including victims of trafficking, who often face the unimaginable. She also acknowledges the heroes who serve families and communities to keep children safe, highlighting this year's National Missing Children's Day award recipients.

38th National Missing Children's Day Video Remarks from John Clark, NCMEC

May 2021
NCMEC President and CEO John F. Clark discusses the impact of the AMBER Alert in galvanizing communities to bring missing children home by providing critical information using all available technologies. Mr. Clark also provides a warning regarding a new spike in AMBER Alerts related to children left unattended in cars.

OJJDP Acting Administrator Jones National Missing Children’s Day Video Message

May 2021
OJJDP Acting Administrator Chyrl Jones expresses her gratitude to this year's National Missing Children's Day awardees and also discusses several of the powerful partnerships the Office supports including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program.

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: