About National Missing Children's Day
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children's Day. Each year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) commemorates Missing Children's Day with a ceremony honoring the heroic and exemplary efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals to protect children.
Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this cause.
The Missing-Child, Emergency-Response, Quick-Reference guide provides a checklist of actions for families to take in the event a child goes missing.
The FBI’s Child ID App; Putting Safety in Your Hands
The FBI's Violent Crimes Against Children/Online Predators Website
Safety Tips to Help Avoid Child Abduction
Parents' Guide to Preventing Child Abduction, Kidnapping, and Missing Children