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National Missing Children's DayMissing Children’s Day

May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day, a day that honors children who are missing and the professionals who work tirelessly to reunite them with their families. Each year, the Department of Justice sponsors a public event to focus national attention on the problem, present some of the year’s success stories of children found and reunited with their families, and highlight resources for family members, advocates, and law enforcement officials who may find themselves involved in missing children’s cases.

On this day, Attorney General Eric Holder will present awards to extraordinary individuals for the outstanding leadership, dedication, and selflessness they have demonstrated in their efforts to protect children and safely bring missing children home. The ceremony will also feature the winner of the children’s annual poster contest, as well as other youth participants.

The Office of Justice Program’s (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Protection provides resources for victims and families.

Information about OJP’s AMBER Alert Program is also available online, with a link to the sign-up page for Wireless AMBER Alerts, which allow subscribers to receive alerts on their cell phones and other wireless devices.

For additional information, go to the Take 25 campaign page on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Web site, which encourages parents, guardians, educators, and others to take 25 minutes to talk to children about safety.

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