Troop E awarded a special fifth grader from Trout, Louisiana today. He’s the Louisiana winner of the 2015 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. James’ entry was submitted to the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) poster contest, proudly representing Louisiana and received the second runner up, nationally, out of 51 entries.
James is a 5th grader at Fellowship Elementary in Trout, Louisiana.
In Louisiana, 13 children are reported missing, on average, every day. A large percentage of these children are runaways who are vulnerable and most at risk for becoming victims of crime such as sexual exploitation.