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:

Missing Children’s Law Enforcement Award

Missing Children’s Citizen Award

Missing Children’s Child Protection Award

Attorney General’s Special Commendation Award

The deadline for nomination submission is November 20, 2020.

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