National Missing Children's Day Ceremony
May 23, 2012
Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole pays tribute to four individuals at this year's National Missing Children's Day Ceremony - a special agent, a detective, a 30-year veteran of the postal service, and a prosecutor - for their extraordinary efforts to recover missing children, rescue children from abuse, and prosecute sexual predators. Melodee Hanes, Acting Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, also announces the release of AMBER Alert best Practices, a guide to enhance the ability of officials to safely recover missing and abducted children. This annual ceremony has been commemorated since 1983, honoring missing children, their families, child advocates and those dedicated to the well-being and safety of children.
Speeches: Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou Leary Speaks at the Justice Department's National Missing Children's Day Ceremony
Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole Speaks at the Justice Department's National Missing Children's Day Ceremony
Press Release: Justice Department Recognizes Efforts to Rescue Children from Abuse and Prosecute Predators
Blog: Justice Department Commemorates National Missing Children's Day