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OJJDP Accepting Nominations for National Missing Children's Day Awards

November 28, 2016

Each year, the U.S. Department of Justice, through OJJDP, recognizes individuals, organizations, and agencies that have made a difference in recovering missing and 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.

To nominate someone, you can access the nomination forms for the 2017 National Missing Children's Day awards online:

The deadline for nominations is January 20, 2017.


Visit the Missing Children's Day web page and the Awards web page for nomination guidelines, eligibility requirements, and judging criteria.

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