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May | June 2010

printer friendly version button  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  ·  Jeff Slowikowski, Acting Administrator
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Each year, nearly 1.3 million children are reported missing. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, which serves as the national resource center and information clearinghouse for missing and exploited children, has reported
a 97-percent success
in recovering
missing children.

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The U.S. Department of Justice held its annual commemoration of National Missing Children's Day on May 25, 2010, at DOJ's Great Hall in Washington, DC. Among the dignitaries who spoke at the event were Attorney General Eric Holder, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Laurie Robinson, Acting OJJDP Administrator Jeff Slowikowski, and Ernie Allen, President and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Patty Wetterling, the parent of a missing child and a nationally recognized educator on issues related to child abduction and sexual exploitation, also made remarks.

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