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Deputy Attorney General James Cole Participates in Missing Children’s Day Ceremony

Last week, the Justice Department hosted its annual National Missing Children’s Day observance.  Deputy Attorney General James Cole recognized the efforts of law enforcement and citizens across the nation who recovered missing children and combated child exploitation this past year.  Deputy Attorney General James Cole noted:
  “The Department has laid the groundwork for so many changes in the way we respond to missing and exploited children and it is one of the major priorities for both the Attorney General and me.”
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) supports this Department priority through work with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, a national network of 61 coordinated task forces addressing online child exploitation; and the AMBER Alert Program, instrumental in the recovery of 540 abducted children since its creation in 1996.  OJJDP also works with partners across the country to provide resources to families when a child is missing.  The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Web site includes resources on how to help keep your child safer or how to know what to do if your child is missing.  This week they also released two new Spanish translations at this year’s ceremony: As the stories of this year’s awardees demonstrate, vigilance can help bring missing children home safely.
Updated April 7, 2017