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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Presented Keynote Address
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen hosted the Wisconsin Missing Children and Adults Awareness Day Ceremony at the State Capitol on Thursday, May 10, 2007, from noon to 1:00 p.m. The annual ceremony is held to raise awareness about missing children and adults in Wisconsin, and to help keep the faces of Wisconsin's missing persons in the hearts and minds of the public.
The Attorney General honored the families of missing children, thanked law enforcement agencies for their outstanding work in cases involving children, and recognized Wisconsin's citizens for their ongoing efforts to protect the children of our state.
In addition, the Attorney General's Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children and Adults and Wisconsin's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force provided information about child safety, including Internet safety and Wisconsin's Amber Alert system. Prevention strategies were featured at booths offering free child photo identification, dental imprints, DNA and fingerprinting, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Thursday.
Van Hollen said, "The observance of Wisconsin Missing Children and Adults Awareness Day Ceremony reminds us all of the potential dangers to our children and all those we love, and encourages us to commit ourselves as individuals, as communities and as a state to do everything in our power to protect our children and families and keep them safe."
For more information about Missing Children and Adults, contact the Wisconsin Department of Justice at 1-800-THE-HOPE or 608-266-1671, or visit the Department of Justice website at www.doj.state.wi.us.