The Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will hold it’s annual National Missing Children’s Day ceremony at the Great Hall in Washington, DC.
In 1983, President Reagan proclaimed May 25th as National Missing Children’s Day. Since then, citizens, public agencies, and private organizations have gathered in communities across the country to commemorate this day by renewing their commitment to find missing children, celebrating heartwarming stories of recovery, and honoring those whose tragic loss remains in our hearts and memories.
During the ceremony, the Department will recognize the extraordinary efforts of America’s law enforcement officers, private citizens, and organizations on behalf of missing children. We will present the 2012 Internet Crimes Against Children Attorney General’s Award, the Missing Children’s Law Enforcement Award, the Missing Children’s Citizen Award, and the Child Protection Award. We also will present an award to the student winner of the 2012 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.