In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children’s Day. Each year, the U.S. Department of Justice, through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, commemorates this day with a ceremony to award the National Missing Children’s Day poster contest winner and recognize those that have made a difference in protecting and recovering missing and exploited children.
These awards recognize individuals, organizations, and agencies from the following categories:
- Attorney General’s Special Commendation
- Missing Children’s Child Protection Award
- Missing Children’s Citizens Award
- Missing Children’s Law Enforcement Award
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ceremony was unable to take place in-person. To learn more about this year’s awardees and virtual commemoration, please visit https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/events/national-missing-childrens-day.
And read a message from the AMBER Alert in Indian Country and AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program Administrator Jim Walters on the AMBER Advocate website’s news page.