Missing Children’s Non-Profit Award

Posted: July 26th, 2012


  • The award is intended to recognize the efforts of one member of the Association for Missing and Exploited Children’s Organizations, Inc. (AMECO).
  • Nominations will not be accepted from relatives or friends; nor will they be accepted from self-nominations (staff, Board, or members of the AMECO organization). This is a peer nomination only, meaning that nominations will be accepted from individuals or agencies not affiliated with the nominee yet who are familiar with the exemplary work of the nominee.
  • The exemplary actions of the organization that is being nominated for the award must have taken place within 2012.
  • This award is for an AMECO member within the United States only.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • DOJ is responsible for making the final selection of the winner of this award.
  • DOJ reserves the right to not select a winner based upon the applications received.
  • All submitted materials become the property of DOJ.

Nominee Criteria:

  • The nominee must be an active and current member of AMECO.
  • The action or contributions of the nominee must have taken place in 2012.
  • The nominee must meet one of the following criteria:
  1. Was actively involved in aiding and supporting families and/or children who were abducted, missing, or victimized.
  2. Developed new policies or practices that significantly improved the safety and protection of children from abuse or victimization.
  3. Made a significant impact on the lives of children and their families within their community.
  4. Significantly improved public awareness of the problems associated with missing, abducted, and victimized children.
  5. Demonstrated significant leadership in protecting children while forging positive relationships with local partner agencies and/or organizations (i.e., law enforcement, missing children clearinghouse, school, church).


Complete the attached nomination form, including a maximum 500-word description of the action or contribution of the nominee(s).  If more than one individual is being nominated, please submit contact information for all individuals and describe the role each person played in the Contribution Information section.

Contribution Summary

Describe the exemplary actions of the nominee(s) in the space provided on the Nomination Form. The summary must include specific details describing the contribution of the nominee(s). Relevant additional materials (i.e., newspaper articles, awards, letters of support, etc.) may be included with the application.

Award Nomination

  • Nominator Information

  • Nominee Information

  • Contribution Information

    Describe, in detail, the exemplary actions of the nominee during 2012 and why the nominee should receive this award. This description should not exceed 500 words.
  • Your narrative should not exceed 500 words.
  • File types allowed: .pdf, .doc, and .docx