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Public Law 104-235
To modify and reauthorize the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act,
and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 3, 1996 - [S. 919]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Child Abuse
Prevention and Treatment Act Amendments of 1996.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) <<NOTE: 42 USC 5101 note.>> Short Title.--This Act may be cited
as the ``Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Amendments of 1996''.
(b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
TITLE I--AMENDMENTS TO THE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ACT
Sec. 100. Findings.
Subtitle A--General Program
Sec. 101. Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Sec. 102. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Sec. 103. Repeal of Inter-Agency Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Sec. 104. National clearinghouse for information relating to child
Sec. 105. Research, evaluation and assistance activities.
Sec. 106. Grants for demonstration programs.
Sec. 107. State grants for prevention and treatment programs.
Sec. 108. Repeal.
Sec. 109. Miscellaneous requirements.
Sec. 110. Definitions.
Sec. 111. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 112. Rule of construction.
Sec. 113. Technical and conforming amendments.
Subtitle B--Community-Based Family Resource and Support Grants
Sec. 121. Establishment of program.
Subtitle C--Certain Preventive Services Regarding Children of Homeless
Families or Families At Risk of Homelessness
Sec. 131. Repeal of title III.
Subtitle D--Miscellaneous Provisions
Sec. 141. Table of contents.
Sec. 142. Repeals of other laws.
TITLE II--AMENDMENTS TO OTHER ACTS
Subtitle A--Family Violence Prevention and Services Act
Sec. 201. State demonstration grants.
Sec. 202. Allotments.
Sec. 203. Authorization of appropriations.
Subtitle B--Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act
of 1978 (``Adoption Opportunities Act'')
Sec. 211. Findings and purpose.
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Sec. 212. Information and services.
Sec. 213. Authorization of appropriations.
Subtitle C--Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988
Sec. 221. Priority requirement.
Sec. 222. Reauthorization.
Subtitle D--Reauthorization of Various Programs
Sec. 231. Missing Children's Assistance Act.
Sec. 232. Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990.
TITLE I--AMENDMENTS TO THE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ACT
SEC. 100. FINDINGS.
Section 2 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C.
5101 note) is amended--
(1) in paragraph (1), to read as follows:
``(1) each year, close to 1,000,000 American children are
victims of abuse and neglect;'';
(2) in paragraph (3)(C), by inserting ``assessment,'' after
(3) in paragraph (4)--
(A) by striking ``tens of''; and
(B) by striking ``direct'' and all that follows
through the semicolon and inserting ``tangible
expenditures, as well as significant intangible
(4) in paragraph (7), by striking ``remedy the causes of''
and inserting ``prevent'';
(5) in paragraph (8), by inserting ``safety,'' after
``fosters the health,'';
(6) in paragraph (10)--
(A) by striking ``ensure that every community in the
United States has'' and inserting ``assist States and
communities with''; and
(B) after ``child'' insert ``and family''; and
(7) in paragraph (11)--
(A) by striking ``child protection'' each place that
such term appears and inserting ``child and family
(B) in subparagraph (D), by striking ``sufficient''.
Subtitle A--General Program
SEC. 101. OFFICE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
Section 101 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42
U.S.C. 5101) is amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 101. OFFICE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
``(a) Establishment.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services may
establish an office to be known as the Office on Child Abuse and
``(b) Purpose.--The purpose of the Office established under
subsection (a) shall be to execute and coordinate the functions and
activities of this Act. In the event that such functions and
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activities are performed by another entity or entities within the
Department of Health and Human Services, the Secretary shall ensure that
such functions and activities are executed with the necessary expertise
and in a fully coordinated manner involving regular intradepartmental
and interdepartmental consultation with all agencies involved in child
abuse and neglect activities.''.
SEC. 102. ADVISORY BOARD ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
Section 102 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42
U.S.C. 5102) is amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 102. ADVISORY BOARD ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
``(a) Appointment.--The Secretary may appoint an advisory board to
make recommendations to the Secretary and to the appropriate committees
of Congress concerning specific issues relating to child abuse and
``(b) <<NOTE: Federal Register, publication.>> Solicitation of
Nominations.--The Secretary shall publish a notice in the Federal
Register soliciting nominations for the appointment of members of the
advisory board under subsection (a).
``(c) Composition.--In establishing the board under subsection (a),
the Secretary shall appoint members from the general public who are
individuals knowledgeable in child abuse and neglect prevention,
intervention, treatment, or research, and with due consideration to
representation of ethnic or racial minorities and diverse geographic
areas, and who represent--
``(1) law (including the judiciary);
``(2) psychology (including child development);
``(3) social services (including child protective services);
``(4) medicine (including pediatrics);
``(5) State and local government;
``(6) organizations providing services to disabled persons;
``(7) organizations providing services to adolescents;
``(9) parent self-help organizations;
``(10) parents' groups;
``(11) voluntary groups;
``(12) family rights groups; and
``(13) children's rights advocates.
``(d) Vacancies.--Any vacancy in the membership of the board shall
be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.
``(e) Election of Officers.--The board shall elect a chairperson and
vice-chairperson at its first meeting from among the members of the
``(f) <<NOTE: Reports.>> Duties.--Not later than 1 year after the
establishment of the board under subsection (a), the board shall submit
to the Secretary and the appropriate committees of Congress a report, or
interim report, containing--
``(1) recommendations on coordinating Federal, State, and
local child abuse and neglect activities with similar activities
at the Federal, State, and local level pertaining to family
``(2) specific modifications needed in Federal and State
laws and programs to reduce the number of unfounded or
unsubstantiated reports of child abuse or neglect while
enhancing the ability to identify and substantiate legitimate
cases of abuse or neglect which place a child in danger; and
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``(3) recommendations for modifications needed to facilitate
coordinated national data collection with respect to child
protection and child welfare.''.
SEC. 103. REPEAL OF INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
Section 103 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42
U.S.C. 5103) is repealed.
SEC. 104. NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR INFORMATION RELATING TO CHILD
Section 104 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42
U.S.C. 5104) is amended--
(1) in subsection (a), to read as follows:
``(a) <<NOTE: Contracts.>> Establishment.--The Secretary shall
through the Department, or by one or more contracts of not less than 3
years duration let through a competition, establish a national
clearinghouse for information relating to child abuse.'';
(2) in subsection (b)--
(A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by
striking ``Director'' and inserting ``Secretary'';
(B) in paragraph (1)--
(i) by inserting ``assessment,'' after
(ii) by striking ``, including'' and all that
follows and inserting ``; and'';
(C) in paragraph (2)--
(i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``general
population'' and inserting ``United States'';
(ii) in subparagraph (B), by adding ``and'' at
(iii) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``;
and'' at the end and inserting a period; and
(iv) by striking subparagraph (D); and
(D) by striking paragraph (3); and
(3) in subsection (c)--
(A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
(i) by striking ``In establishing'' and
inserting the following:
``(1) In general.--In establishing''; and
(ii) by striking ``Director'' and inserting
(B) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (4) as
subparagraphs (A) through (D), respectively, and by
moving the text of subparagraphs (A) through (D) (as
redesignated) 2 ems to the right;
(C) in subparagraph (B) (as redesignated), by
striking ``that is represented on the task force'' and
inserting ``involved with child abuse and neglect and
mechanisms for the sharing of such information among
other Federal agencies and clearinghouses'';
(D) in subparagraph (C) (as redesignated), by
striking ``State, regional'' and all that follows and
inserting the following: ``Federal, State, regional, and
local child welfare data systems which shall include--
``(i) standardized data on false, unfounded,
unsubstantiated, and substantiated reports; and
``(ii) information on the number of deaths due
to child abuse and neglect;'';
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(E) by redesignating subparagraph (D) (as
redesignated) as subparagraph (F);
(F) by inserting after subparagraph (C) (as
redesignated), the following new subparagraphs:
``(D) through a national data collection and
analysis program and in consultation with appropriate
State and local agencies and experts in the field,
collect, compile, and make available State child abuse
and neglect reporting information which, to the extent
practical, shall be universal and case specific and
integrated with other case-based foster care and
adoption data collected by the Secretary;
``(E) compile, analyze, and publish a summary of the
research conducted under section 105(a); and''; and
(G) by adding at the end the following:
``(2) Confidentiality requirement.--In carrying out
paragraph (1)(D), the Secretary shall ensure that methods are
established and implemented to preserve the confidentiality of
records relating to case specific data.''.
SEC. 105. RESEARCH, EVALUATION AND ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES.
(a) Research.--Section 105(a) of the Child Abuse Prevention and
Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5105(a)) is amended--
(1) in paragraph (1)--
(A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by
striking ``, through the Center, conduct research on''
and inserting ``, in consultation with other Federal
agencies and recognized experts in the field, carry out
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