Justice Department Recognizes Five Individuals In National Missing Children's Day Ceremony

May 19, 2015, 23:11 ET from Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department will recognize three law enforcement officers and a school administrator from California, Maryland, and Virginia for their heroic and exemplary efforts to protect children, during the annual National Missing Children's Day commemoration at 2 p.m.  Wednesday, May 20, in Washington, D.C. In addition, a fifth-grader from City School in Grand Blanc, Michigan, will receive the 16th annual Missing Children's Art Contest Award.

President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25, 1983, the first National Missing Children's Day to remember Etan Patz, a six-year-old boy who disappeared from a New York City street corner on May 25, 1979.  Missing Children's Day honors his memory and the memories of children still missing.

WHO:             Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch
                        Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason
                        OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee
                        National Missing Children's Day award recipients
                        Judicial Officer William Campbell, United States Postal Service
                        Carlina White, abduction survivor and child advocate

WHEN:           WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
                         2:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:         Great Hall, U.S. Department of Justice
                          950 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest (between 9th and 10th Streets)
                          Washington, D.C.
                          OPEN PRESS


SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs