Missing Children’s Child Protection Award
- The award is intended to recognize the efforts of an individual or individuals representing law enforcement (including police, sheriffs, and prosecutors), child protective service agencies, or other multidisciplinary professionals who work exclusively in the field of child protection. If the nomination contains more than one nominee, please clearly indicate who will accept the award on behalf of the team. Only one individual is permitted to accept the award.
- Nominations will not be accepted from relatives or friends; nor will self-nominations be accepted.
- The exemplary actions of the individual(s) who is being nominated for the award must have taken place in 2016.
- Nominees must be United States citizens.
- Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- Nominees are subject to formal background check and final approval by DOJ/OJJDP.
- DOJ/OJJDP reserves the right to not select a winner for this year based upon the applications received.
- DOJ/OJJDP reserves the right to not make an award for any reason.
- All submitted materials become the property of DOJ/OJJDP.
- The nominee(s) must be an active law enforcement officer (police, sheriff, or prosecutor), child protective service agency personnel, or other multidisciplinary professional who works exclusively in the field of child protection.
- The nominee(s) must meet one of the following criteria:
- Was actively involved in an investigation leading to the protection of a child from victimization.
- Developed new policies or guidelines that significantly improved the safety and protection of children from abuse or victimization.
- Made a significant impact on child protection at the department, county, regional, State, or national level.
Complete the nomination form, including a maximum 750-word description of the action or contribution of the nominee. If more than one individual is being nominated, please submit contact information for all individuals and describe the role each person played in the form below.
Describe the nominee’s investigative or program contribution in the space provided. The summary must include specific details describing the nominee’s contribution, which may involve either an extraordinary investigation or a significant contribution to child safety. The description should in-clude all relevant participating agencies, including any federal entities. Relevant additional materials (i.e., newspaper articles, press releases, awards, letters of support, etc.) may be included with the application. LABEL ALL ATTACHED PAGES WITH THE NOMINEE’S FULL NAME.