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S. 342 (108th): Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 26, 2003 (Passed the House with an Amendment).


S 342 EAH

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

March 26, 2003.

    Resolved, That the bill from the Senate (S. 342) entitled ‘An Act to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to make improvements to and reauthorize programs under that Act, and for other purposes’, do pass with the following

AMENDMENT:

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the ‘Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003’.

    (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS- The table of contents of this Act is as follows:

      Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

TITLE I--CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ACT

      Sec. 101. Findings.

Subtitle A--General Program

      Sec. 111. National Clearinghouse for Information Relating to Child Abuse.

      Sec. 112. Research and assistance activities and demonstrations.

      Sec. 113. Grants to States and public or private agencies and organizations.

      Sec. 114. Grants to States for child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment programs.

      Sec. 115. Grants to States for programs relating to the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect cases.

      Sec. 116. Miscellaneous requirements relating to assistance.

      Sec. 117. Authorization of appropriations.

      Sec. 118. Reports.

Subtitle B--Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse

      Sec. 121. Purpose and authority.

      Sec. 122. Eligibility.

      Sec. 123. Amount of grant.

      Sec. 124. Existing grants.

      Sec. 125. Application.

      Sec. 126. Local program requirements.

      Sec. 127. Performance measures.

      Sec. 128. National network for community-based family resource programs.

      Sec. 129. Definitions.

      Sec. 130. Authorization of appropriations.

Subtitle C--Conforming Amendments

      Sec. 141. Conforming amendments.

TITLE II--ADOPTION OPPORTUNITIES

      Sec. 201. Congressional findings and declaration of purpose.

      Sec. 202. Information and services.

      Sec. 203. Study of adoption placements.

      Sec. 204. Studies on successful adoptions.

      Sec. 205. Authorization of appropriations.

TITLE III--ABANDONED INFANTS ASSISTANCE

      Sec. 301. Findings.

      Sec. 302. Establishment of local programs.

      Sec. 303. Evaluations, study, and reports by Secretary.

      Sec. 304. Authorization of appropriations.

      Sec. 305. Definitions.

TITLE IV--FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND SERVICES ACT

      Sec. 401. State demonstration grants.

      Sec. 402. Secretarial responsibilities.

      Sec. 403. Evaluation.

      Sec. 404. Information and technical assistance centers.

      Sec. 405. Authorization of appropriations.

      Sec. 406. Grants for State domestic violence coalitions.

      Sec. 407. Evaluation and monitoring.

      Sec. 408. Family member abuse information and documentation project.

      Sec. 409. Model State leadership grants.

      Sec. 410. National domestic violence hotline grant.

      Sec. 411. Youth education and domestic violence.

      Sec. 412. Demonstration grants for community initiatives.

      Sec. 413. Transitional housing assistance.

      Sec. 414. Technical and conforming amendments.

TITLE I--CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ACT

SEC. 101. FINDINGS.

    Section 2 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5101 note) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘close to 1,000,000’ and inserting ‘approximately 900,000’;

      (2) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (11) as paragraphs (4) through (13), respectively;

      (3) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:

      ‘(2)(A) more children suffer neglect than any other form of maltreatment; and

      ‘(B) investigations have determined that approximately 63 percent of children who were victims of maltreatment in 2000 suffered neglect, 19 percent suffered physical abuse, 10 percent suffered sexual abuse, and 8 percent suffered emotional maltreatment;

      ‘(3)(A) child abuse can result in the death of a child;

      ‘(B) in 2000, an estimated 1,200 children were counted by child protection services to have died as a result of abuse or neglect; and

      ‘(C) children younger than 1 year old comprised 44 percent of child abuse fatalities and 85 percent of child abuse fatalities were younger than 6 years of age;’;

      (4) by striking paragraph (4) (as so redesignated), and inserting the following:

      ‘(4)(A) many of these children and their families fail to receive adequate protection and treatment;

      ‘(B) slightly less than half of these children (45 percent in 2000) and their families fail to receive adequate protection or treatment; and

      ‘(C) in fact, approximately 80 percent of all children removed from their homes and placed in foster care in 2000, as a result of an investigation or assessment conducted by the child protective services agency, received no services;’;

      (5) in paragraph (5) (as so redesignated)--

        (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ‘organizations’ and inserting ‘community-based organizations’;

        (B) in subparagraph (D), by striking ‘ensures’ and all that follows through ‘knowledge,’ and inserting ‘recognizes the need for properly trained staff with the qualifications needed’; and

        (C) in subparagraph (E), by inserting before the semicolon the following: ‘, which may impact child rearing patterns, while at the same time, not allowing those differences to enable abuse’;

      (6) in paragraph (7) (as so redesignated), by striking ‘this national child and family emergency’ and inserting ‘child abuse and neglect’; and

      (7) in paragraph (9) (as so redesignated)--

        (A) by striking ‘intensive’ and inserting ‘needed’; and

        (B) by striking ‘if removal has taken place’ and inserting ‘where appropriate’.

Subtitle A--General Program

SEC. 111. NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR INFORMATION RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE.

    (a) FUNCTIONS- Section 103(b) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5104(b)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘all programs,’ and all that follows through ‘neglect; and’ and inserting ‘all effective programs, including private and community-based programs, that show promise of success with respect to the prevention, assessment, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and hold the potential for broad scale implementation and replication;’;

      (2) in paragraph (2), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon;

      (3) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3);

      (4) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:

      ‘(2) maintain information about the best practices used for achieving improvements in child protective systems;’; and

      (5) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(4) provide technical assistance upon request that may include an evaluation or identification of--

        ‘(A) various methods and procedures for the investigation, assessment, and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases;

        ‘(B) ways to mitigate psychological trauma to the child victim; and

        ‘(C) effective programs carried out by the States under this Act; and

      ‘(5) collect and disseminate information relating to various training resources available at the State and local level to--

        ‘(A) individuals who are engaged, or who intend to engage, in the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect; and

        ‘(B) appropriate State and local officials to assist in training law enforcement, legal, judicial, medical, mental health, education, and child welfare personnel.’.

    (b) COORDINATION WITH AVAILABLE RESOURCES- Section 103(c)(1) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5104(c)(1)) is amended--

      (1) in subparagraph (E), by striking ‘105(a); and’ and inserting ‘104(a);’;

      (2) by redesignating subparagraph (F) as subparagraph (G); and

      (3) by inserting after subparagraph (E) the following:

        ‘(F) collect and disseminate information that describes best practices being used throughout the Nation for making appropriate referrals related to, and addressing, the physical, developmental, and mental health needs of abused and neglected children; and’.

SEC. 112. RESEARCH AND ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS.

    (a) RESEARCH- Section 104(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), in the first sentence, by inserting ‘, including longitudinal research,’ after ‘interdisciplinary program of research’; and

        (B) in subparagraph (B), by inserting before the semicolon the following: ‘, including the effects of abuse and neglect on a child’s development and the identification of successful early intervention services or other services that are needed’;

        (C) in subparagraph (C)--

          (i) by striking ‘judicial procedures’ and inserting ‘judicial systems, including multidisciplinary, coordinated decisionmaking procedures’; and

          (ii) by striking ‘and’ at the end; and

        (D) in subparagraph (D)--

          (i) in clause (viii), by striking ‘and’ at the end;

          (ii) by redesignating clause (ix) as clause (x); and

          (iii) by inserting after clause (viii), the following:

          ‘(ix) the incidence and prevalence of child maltreatment by a wide array of demographic characteristics such as age, sex, race, family structure, household relationship (including the living arrangement of the resident parent and family size), school enrollment and education attainment, disability, grandparents as caregivers, labor force status, work status in previous year, and income in previous year; and’;

        (E) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph (I); and

        (F) by inserting after subparagraph (C), the following:

        ‘(D) the evaluation and dissemination of best practices consistent with the goals of achieving improvements in the child protective services systems of the States in accordance with paragraphs (1) through (12) of section 106(a);

        ‘(E) effective approaches to interagency collaboration between the child protection system and the juvenile justice system that improve the delivery of services and treatment, including methods for continuity of treatment plan and services as children transition between systems;

        ‘(F) an evaluation of the redundancies and gaps in the services in the field of child abuse and neglect prevention in order to make better use of resources;

        ‘(G) the nature, scope, and practice of voluntary relinquishment for foster care or State guardianship of low income children who need health services, including mental health services;

        ‘(H) the information on the national incidence of child abuse and neglect specified in clauses (i) through (x) of subparagraph (I); and’;

      (2) in paragraph (2), by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:

        ‘(B) Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, and every 2 years thereafter, the Secretary shall provide an opportunity for public comment concerning the priorities proposed under subparagraph (A) and maintain an official record of such public comment.’;

      (3) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (4);

      (4) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:

      ‘(2) RESEARCH- The Secretary shall conduct research on the national incidence of child abuse and neglect, including the information on the national incidence on child abuse and neglect specified in clauses (i) through (x) of paragraph (1)(I).

      ‘(3) REPORT- Not later than 4 years after the date of the enactment of the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions of the Senate a report that contains the results of the research conducted under paragraph (2).’.

    (b) PROVISION OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE- Section 104(b) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5105(b)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1)--

        (A) by striking ‘nonprofit private agencies and’ and inserting ‘private agencies and community-based’; and

        (B) by inserting ‘, including replicating successful program models,’ after ‘programs and activities’; and

      (2) in paragraph (2)--

        (A) in subparagraph (B), by striking ‘and’ at the end;

        (B) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period and inserting ‘; and’; and

        (C) by adding at the end the following:

        ‘(D) effective approaches being utilized to link child protective service agencies with health care, mental health care, and developmental services to improve forensic diagnosis and health evaluations, and barriers and shortages to such linkages.’.

    (c) DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS- Section 104 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5105) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(e) DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS- The Secretary may award grants to, and enter into contracts with, States or public or private agencies or organizations (or combinations of such agencies or organizations) for time-limited, demonstration projects for the following:

      ‘(1) PROMOTION OF SAFE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS FOR VISITATION AND EXCHANGE- The Secretary may award grants under this subsection to entities to assist such entities in establishing and operating safe, family-friendly physical environments--

        ‘(A) for court-ordered, supervised visitation between children and abusing parents; and

        ‘(B) to safely facilitate the exchange of children for visits with noncustodial parents in cases of domestic violence.

      ‘(2) EDUCATION IDENTIFICATION, PREVENTION, AND TREATMENT- The Secretary may award grants under this subsection to entities for projects that provide educational identification, prevention, and treatment services in cooperation with preschool and elementary and secondary schools.

      ‘(3) RISK AND SAFETY ASSESSMENT TOOLS- The Secretary may award grants under this subsection to entities for projects that provide for the development of research-based risk and safety assessment tools relating to child abuse and neglect.

      ‘(4) TRAINING- The Secretary may award grants under this subsection to entities for projects that involve research-based innovative training for mandated child abuse and neglect reporters.’.

SEC. 113. GRANTS TO STATES AND PUBLIC OR PRIVATE AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS.

    (a) DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS- Section 105(a) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106(a)) is amended--

      (1) in the subsection heading, by striking ‘DEMONSTRATION’ and inserting ‘GRANTS FOR’;

      (2) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--

        (A) by inserting ‘States,’ after ‘contracts with,’;

        (B) by striking ‘nonprofit’; and

        (C) by striking ‘time limited, demonstration’;

      (3) in paragraph (1)--

        (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ‘law, education, social work, and other relevant fields’ and inserting ‘law enforcement, judiciary, social work and child protection, education, and other relevant fields, or individuals such as court appointed special advocates (CASAs) and guardian ad litem,’;

        (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ‘nonprofit’ and all that follows through ‘; and’ and inserting ‘children, youth and family service organizations in order to prevent child abuse and neglect;’;

        (C) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon;

        (D) by adding at the end the following:

        ‘(D) for training to support the enhancement of linkages between child protective service agencies and health care agencies, including physical and mental health services, to improve forensic diagnosis and health evaluations and for innovative partnerships between child protective service agencies and health care agencies that offer creative approaches to using existing Federal, State, local, and private funding to meet the health evaluation needs of children who have been subjects of substantiated cases of child abuse or neglect;

        ‘(E) for the training of personnel in best practices to promote collaboration with the families from the initial time of contact during the investigation through treatment;

        ‘(F) for the training of personnel regarding the legal duties of such personnel and their responsibilities to protect the legal rights of children and families;

        ‘(G) for improving the training of supervisory and nonsupervisory child welfare workers;

        ‘(H) for enabling State child welfare agencies to coordinate the provision of services with State and local health care agencies, alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment agencies, mental health agencies, and other public and private welfare agencies to promote child safety, permanence, and family stability;

        ‘(I) for cross training for child protective service workers in research-based methods for recognizing situations of substance abuse, domestic violence, and neglect; and

        ‘(J) for developing, implementing, or operating information and education programs or training programs designed to improve the provision of services to disabled infants with life-threatening conditions for--

          ‘(i) professionals and paraprofessional personnel concerned with the welfare of disabled infants with life-threatening conditions, including personnel employed in child protective services programs and health care facilities; and

          ‘(ii) the parents of such infants.’;

      (4) by redesignating paragraph (2) and (3) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively;

      (5) by inserting after paragraph (1), the following:

      ‘(2) TRIAGE PROCEDURES- The Secretary may award grants under this subsection to public and private agencies that demonstrate innovation in responding to reports of child abuse and neglect, including programs of collaborative partnerships between the State child protective services agency, community social service agencies and family support programs, law enforcement agencies, developmental disability agencies, substance abuse treatment entities, health care entities, domestic violence prevention entities, mental health service entities, schools, churches and synagogues, and other community agencies, to allow for the establishment of a triage system that--

        ‘(A) accepts, screens, and assesses reports received to determine which such reports require an intensive intervention and which require voluntary referral to another agency, program, or project;

        ‘(B) provides, either directly or through referral, a variety of community-linked services to assist families in preventing child abuse and neglect; and

        ‘(C) provides further investigation and intensive intervention where the child’s safety is in jeopardy.’;

      (6) in paragraph (3) (as so redesignated), by striking ‘(such as Parents Anonymous)’;

      (7) in paragraph (4) (as so redesignated)--

        (A) by striking the paragraph designation and heading;

        (B) by striking subparagraphs (A) and (C); and

        (C) in subparagraph (B)--

          (i) by striking ‘(B) KINSHIPCARE- ’ and inserting the following:

      ‘(4) KINSHIP CARE- ’; and

          (ii) by striking ‘nonprofit’; and

      (8) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(5) LINKAGES BETWEEN CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE AGENCIES AND PUBLIC HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AGENCIES- The Secretary may award grants to entities that provide linkages between State or local child protective service agencies and public health, mental health, and developmental disabilities agencies, for the purpose of establishing linkages that are designed to help assure that a greater number of substantiated victims of child maltreatment have their physical health, mental health, and developmental needs appropriately diagnosed and treated.’.

    (b) DISCRETIONARY GRANTS- Section 105(b) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106(b)) is amended--

      (1) by striking paragraph (1);

      (2) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (1) and (2), respectively;

      (3) by inserting after paragraph (2) (as so redesignated), the following:

      ‘(3) Programs based within children’s hospitals or other pediatric and adolescent care facilities, that provide model approaches for improving medical diagnosis of child abuse and neglect and for health evaluations of children for whom a report of maltreatment has been substantiated.’; and

      (4) in paragraph (4)(D), by striking ‘nonprofit’.

    (c) EVALUATION- Section 105(c) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106(c)) is amended--

      (1) in the first sentence, by striking ‘demonstration’;

      (2) in the second sentence, by inserting ‘or contract’ after ‘or as a separate grant’; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following: ‘In the case of an evaluation performed by the recipient of a grant, the Secretary shall make available technical assistance for the evaluation, where needed, including the use of a rigorous application of scientific evaluation techniques.’.

    (d) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO HEADING- The section heading for section 105 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106) is amended to read as follows:

‘SEC. 105. GRANTS TO STATES AND PUBLIC OR PRIVATE AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS.’.

SEC. 114. GRANTS TO STATES FOR CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS.

    (a) DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION GRANTS- Section 106(a) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106a(a)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (3)--

        (A) by inserting ‘, including ongoing case monitoring,’ after ‘case management’; and

        (B) by inserting ‘and treatment’ after ‘and delivery of services’;

      (2) in paragraph (4), by striking ‘improving’ and all that follows through ‘referral systems’ and inserting ‘developing, improving, and implementing risk and safety assessment tools and protocols’;

      (3) by striking paragraph (7);

      (4) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), (8), and (9) as paragraphs (6), (8), (9), and (12), respectively;

      (5) by inserting after paragraph (4), the following:

      ‘(5) developing and updating systems of technology that support the program and track reports of child abuse and neglect from intake through final disposition and allow interstate and intrastate information exchange;’;

      (6) in paragraph (6) (as so redesignated), by striking ‘opportunities’ and all that follows through ‘system’ and inserting ‘including training regarding research-based practices to promote collaboration with the families and the legal duties of such individuals’;

      (7) by inserting after paragraph (6) (as so redesignated) the following:

      ‘(7) improving the skills, qualifications, and availability of individuals providing services to children and families, and the supervisors of such individuals, through the child protection system, including improvements in the recruitment and retention of caseworkers;’;

      (8) by striking paragraph (9) (as so redesignated), and inserting the following:

      ‘(9) developing and facilitating research-based training protocols for individuals mandated to report child abuse or neglect;

      ‘(10) developing, implementing, or operating programs to assist in obtaining or coordinating necessary services for families of disabled infants with life-threatening conditions, including--

        ‘(A) existing social and health services;

        ‘(B) financial assistance; and

        ‘(C) services necessary to facilitate adoptive placement of any such infants who have been relinquished for adoption;

      ‘(11) developing and delivering information to improve public education relating to the role and responsibilities of the child protection system and the nature and basis for reporting suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect;’;

      (9) in paragraph (12) (as so redesignated), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon; and

      (10) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(13) supporting and enhancing interagency collaboration between the child protection system and the juvenile justice system for improved delivery of services and treatment, including methods for continuity of treatment plan and services as children transition between systems; or

      ‘(14) supporting and enhancing collaboration among public health agencies, the child protection system, and private community-based programs to provide child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment services (including linkages with education systems) and to address the health needs, including mental health needs, of children identified as abused or neglected, including supporting prompt, comprehensive health and developmental evaluations for children who are the subject of substantiated child maltreatment reports.’.

    (b) ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Section 106(b) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106a(b)) is amended--

        (A) in paragraph (1)(B)--

          (i) by striking ‘provide notice to the Secretary of any substantive changes’ and inserting the following: ‘provide notice to the Secretary--

          ‘(i) of any substantive changes’;

          (ii) by striking the period and inserting ‘; and’; and

          (iii) by adding at the end the following:

          ‘(ii) any significant changes to how funds provided under this section are used to support the activities which may differ from the activities as described in the current State application.’;

        (B) in paragraph (2)(A)--

          (i) by redesignating clauses (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix), (x), (xi), (xii), and (xiii) as clauses (iii), (v), (vi), (vii), (ix), (x), (xi), (xii), (xiii), (xiv), (xv) and (xvi), respectively;

          (ii) by inserting after clause (i), the following:

          ‘(ii) policies and procedures to address the needs of infants born and identified with fetal alcohol effects, fetal alcohol syndrome, neonatal intoxication or withdrawal syndrome, or neonatal physical or neurological harm resulting from prenatal drug exposure, including--

            ‘(I) the requirement that health care providers involved in the delivery or care of such infants notify the child protective services system of the occurrence of such condition in such infants, except that such notification shall not be construed to create a definition under Federal law of what constitutes child abuse and such notification shall not be construed to require prosecution for any illegal action; and

            ‘(II) the development of a safe plan of care for the infant under which consideration may be given to providing the mother with health services (including mental health services), social services, parenting services, and substance abuse prevention and treatment counseling and to providing the infant with referral to the statewide early intervention program funded under part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for an evaluation for the need for services provided under part C of such Act;’;

          (iii) in clause (iii) (as so redesignated), by inserting ‘risk and’ before ‘safety’;

          (iv) by inserting after clause (iii) (as so redesignated), the following:

          ‘(iv) triage procedures for the appropriate referral of a child not at risk of imminent harm to a community organization or voluntary preventive service;’;

          (v) in clause (vii)(II) (as so redesignated), by striking ‘, having a need for such information in order to carry out its responsibilities under law to protect children from abuse and neglect’ and inserting ‘, as described in clause (viii)’;

          (vi) by inserting after clause (vii) (as so redesignated), the following:

          ‘(viii) provisions to require a State to disclose confidential information to any Federal, State, or local government entity, or any agent of such entity, that has a need for such information in order to carry out its responsibilities under law to protect children from abuse and neglect;’;

          (vii) in clause (xii) (as so redesignated)--

            (I) by inserting ‘who has received training appropriate to the role, and’ after ‘guardian ad litem,’; and

            (II) by inserting ‘who has received training appropriate to that role’ after ‘advocate’;

          (viii) in clause (xiv) (as so redesignated), by striking ‘to be effective not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this section’;

          (ix) in clause (xv) (as so redesignated)--

            (I) by striking ‘to be effective not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this section’; and

            (II) by striking ‘and’ at the end;

          (x) in clause (xvi) (as so redesignated), by striking ‘clause (xii)’ each place that such appears and inserting ‘clause (xv)’; and

          (xi) by adding at the end the following:

          ‘(xvii) provisions and procedures to require that a representative of the child protective services agency shall, at the initial time of contact with the individual subject to a child abuse and neglect investigation, advise the individual of the complaints or allegations made against the individual, in a manner that is consistent with laws protecting the rights of the informant;

          ‘(xviii) provisions addressing the training of representatives of the child protective services system regarding the legal duties of the representatives, which may consist of various methods of informing such representatives of such duties, in order to protect the legal rights and safety of children and families from the initial time of contact during investigation through treatment;

          ‘(xix) provisions and procedures for improving the training, retention, and supervision of caseworkers;

          ‘(xx) provisions and procedures for referral of a child under the age of 3 who is involved in a substantiated case of child abuse or neglect to the statewide early intervention program funded under part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for an evaluation for the need of services provided under part C of such Act; and

          ‘(xxi) not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, provisions and procedures for requiring criminal background record checks for prospective foster and adoptive parents and other adult relatives and non-relatives residing in the household;’; and

        (C) in paragraph (2), by adding at the end the following flush sentence:

      ‘Nothing in subparagraph (A) shall be construed to limit the State’s flexibility to determine State policies relating to public access to court proceedings to determine child abuse and neglect except that such policies shall, at a minimum, ensure the safety and well-being of the child, parents, and family.’.

      (2) LIMITATION- Section 106(b)(3) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106a(b)(3)) is amended by striking ‘With regard to clauses (v) and (vi) of paragraph (2)(A)’ and inserting ‘With regard to clauses (vi) and (vii) of paragraph (2)(A)’.

    (c) CITIZEN REVIEW PANELS- Section 106(c) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106a(c)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (4)--

        (A) in subparagraph (A)--

          (i) in the matter preceding clause (i)--

            (I) by striking ‘and procedures’ and inserting ‘, procedures, and practices’; and

            (II) by striking ‘the agencies’ and inserting ‘State and local child protection system agencies’; and

          (ii) in clause (iii)(I), by striking ‘State’ and inserting ‘State and local’; and

        (B) by adding at the end the following:

        ‘(C) PUBLIC OUTREACH- Each panel shall provide for public outreach and comment in order to assess the impact of current procedures and practices upon children and families in the community and in order to meet its obligations under subparagraph (A).’; and

      (2) in paragraph (6)--

        (A) by striking ‘public’ and inserting ‘State and the public’; and

        (B) by inserting before the period the following: ‘and recommendations to improve the child protection services system at the State and local levels. Not later than 6 months after the date on which a report is submitted by the panel to the State, the appropriate State agency shall submit a written response to the State and local child protection systems that describes whether or how the State will incorporate the recommendations of such panel (where appropriate) to make measurable progress in improving the State and local child protective system’.

    (d) ANNUAL STATE DATA REPORTS- Section 106(d) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106a(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(13) The annual report containing the summary of the activities of the citizen review panels of the State required by subsection (c)(6).

      ‘(14) The number of children under the care of the State child protection system who are transferred into the custody of the State juvenile justice system.’.

    (e) REPORT- Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall prepare and submit to Congress a report that describes the extent to which States are implementing the policies and procedures required under section 106(b)(2)(B)(ii) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

SEC. 115. GRANTS TO STATES FOR PROGRAMS RELATING TO THE INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES.

    Section 107(a) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106c(a)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ‘and’ at the end;

      (2) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘; and’; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following:

        ‘(4) the handling of cases involving children with disabilities or serious health-related problems who are victims of abuse or neglect.’.

SEC. 116. MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO ASSISTANCE.

    Section 108 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106d) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(d) SENSE OF CONGRESS- It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary should encourage all States and public and private agencies or organizations that receive assistance under this title to ensure that children and families with limited English proficiency who participate in programs under this title are provided materials and services under such programs in an appropriate language other than English.’.

SEC. 117. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) GENERAL AUTHORIZATION- Section 112(a)(1) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106h(a)(1)) is amended to read as follows:

      ‘(1) GENERAL AUTHORIZATION- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this title $120,000,000 for fiscal year 2004 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2005 through 2008.’.

    (b) DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS- Section 112(a)(2)(B) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106h(a)(2)(B)) is amended--

      (1) by striking ‘Secretary make’ and inserting ‘Secretary shall make’; and

      (2) by striking ‘section 106’ and inserting ‘section 104’.

SEC. 118. REPORTS.

    Section 110 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106f) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(c) STUDY AND REPORT RELATING TO CITIZEN REVIEW PANELS-

      ‘(1) STUDY- The Secretary shall conduct a study by random sample of the effectiveness of the citizen review panels established under section 106(c).

      ‘(2) REPORT- Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate a report that contains the results of the study conducted under paragraph (1).’.

Subtitle B--Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse

SEC. 121. PURPOSE AND AUTHORITY.

    (a) PURPOSE- Section 201(a)(1) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5116(a)(1)) is amended to read as follows:

      ‘(1) to support community-based efforts to develop, operate, expand, enhance, and, where appropriate to network, initiatives aimed at the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and to support networks of coordinated resources and activities to better strengthen and support families to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect; and’.

    (b) AUTHORITY- Section 201(b) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5116(b)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1)--

        (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) by striking ‘Statewide’ and all that follows through the dash, and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect (through networks where appropriate) that are accessible, effective, culturally appropriate, and build upon existing strengthsthat--’;

        (B) in subparagraph (F), by striking ‘and’ at the end; and

        (C) by striking subparagraph (G) and inserting the following:

        ‘(G) demonstrate a commitment to meaningful parent leadership, including among parents of children with disabilities, parents with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented or underserved groups; and

        ‘(H) provide referrals to early health and developmental services;’; and

      (2) in paragraph (4)--

        (A) by inserting ‘through leveraging of funds’ after ‘maximizing funding’;

        (B) by striking ‘a Statewide network of community-based, prevention-focused’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused’; and

        (C) by striking ‘family resource and support program’ and inserting ‘programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect (through networks where appropriate)’.

    (c) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO TITLE HEADING- Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5116) is amended by striking the heading for such title and inserting the following:

‘TITLE II--COMMUNITY-BASED GRANTS FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT’.

SEC. 122. ELIGIBILITY.

    Section 202 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5116a) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1)--

        (A) in subparagraph (A)--

          (i) by striking ‘a Statewide network of community-based, prevention-focused’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused’; and

          (ii) by striking ‘family resource and support programs’ and all that follows through the semicolon and inserting ‘programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect (through networks where appropriate);’

        (B) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ‘that exists to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect’ after ‘written authority of the State)’;

      (2) in paragraph (2)--

        (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ‘a network of community-based family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect (through networks where appropriate)’;

        (B) in subparagraph (B)--

          (i) by striking ‘to the network’; and

          (ii) by inserting ‘, and parents with disabilities’ before the semicolon;

        (C) in subparagraph (C), by striking ‘to the network’; and

      (3) in paragraph (3)--

        (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ‘Statewide network of community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect (through networks where appropriate)’;

        (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ‘Statewide network of community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect (through networks where appropriate)’;

        (C) in subparagraph (C), by striking ‘and training and technical assistance, to the Statewide network of community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘training, technical assistance, and evaluation assistance, to community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect (through networks where appropriate)’; and

        (D) in subparagraph (D), by inserting ‘, parents with disabilities,’ after ‘children with disabilities’.

SEC. 123. AMOUNT OF GRANT.

    Section 203(b)(1)(B) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5116b(b)(1)(B)) is amended--

      (1) by striking ‘as the amount leveraged by the State from private, State, or other non-Federal sources and directed through the’ and inserting ‘as the amount of private, State or other non-Federal funds leveraged and directed through the currently designated’; and

      (2) by striking ‘the lead agency’ and inserting ‘the current lead agency’.

SEC. 124. EXISTING GRANTS.

    Section 204 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5115c) is repealed.

SEC. 125. APPLICATION.

    Section 205 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5116d) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘Statewide network of community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect (through networks where appropriate)’;

      (2) in paragraph (2)--

        (A) by striking ‘network of community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect (through networks where appropriate)’; and

        (B) by striking ‘, including those funded by programs consolidated under this Act,’;

      (3) by striking paragraph (3), and inserting the following:

      ‘(3) a description of the inventory of current unmet needs and current community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect, and other family resource services operating in the State;’;

      (4) in paragraph (4), by striking ‘State’s network of community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect’;

      (5) in paragraph (5), by striking ‘Statewide network of community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘start up, maintenance, expansion, and redesign of community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect’;

      (6) in paragraph (7), by striking ‘individual community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect’;

      (7) in paragraph (8), by striking ‘community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect’;

      (8) in paragraph (9), by striking ‘community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect’;

      (9) in paragraph (10), by inserting ‘(where appropriate)’ after ‘members’;

      (10) in paragraph (11), by striking ‘prevention-focused, family resource and support program’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect’; and

      (11) by redesignating paragraph (13) as paragraph (12).

SEC. 126. LOCAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.

    Section 206(a) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5116e(a)) is amended--

      (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking ‘prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect’;

      (2) in paragraph (3)--

        (A) in subparagraph (A)--

          (i) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking ‘family resource and support services’ and inserting ‘family support services for the prevention of child abuse and neglect’;

          (ii) in clause (iii), by striking ‘and’ at the end; and

          (iii) by adding at the end the following:

          ‘(v) respite care;

          ‘(vi) home visiting; and

          ‘(vii) family support services;’; and

        (B) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ‘voluntary home visiting and’ after ‘including’; and

      (3) by striking paragraph (6) and inserting the following:

      ‘(6) participate with other community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect in the development, operation and expansion of networks where appropriate.’.

SEC. 127. PERFORMANCE MEASURES.

    Section 207 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5116f) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘a Statewide network of community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect’;

      (2) by striking paragraph (3), and inserting the following:

      ‘(3) shall demonstrate that they will have addressed unmet needs identified by the inventory and description of current services required under section 205(3);’;

      (3) in paragraph (4),

        (A) by inserting ‘and parents with disabilities,’ after ‘children with disabilities,’; and

        (B) by striking ‘evaluation of’ the first place it appears and all that follows through ‘under this title’ and inserting ‘evaluation of community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect, and in the design, operation and evaluation of the networks of such community-based and prevention-focused programs’;

      (4) in paragraph (5), by striking ‘, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect’;

      (5) in paragraph (6), by striking ‘Statewide network of community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect’; and

      (6) in paragraph (8), by striking ‘community based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect’.

SEC. 128. NATIONAL NETWORK FOR COMMUNITY-BASED FAMILY RESOURCE PROGRAMS.

    Section 208(3) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5116g(3)) is amended by striking ‘Statewide networks of community-based, prevention-focused, family resource and support programs’ and inserting ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to prevent child abuse and neglect’.

SEC. 129. DEFINITIONS.

    (a) CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES- Section 209(1) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5116h(1)) is amended by striking ‘given such term in section 602(a)(2)’ and inserting ‘given the term ‘child with a disability’ in section 602(3) or ‘infant or toddler with a disability’ in section 632(5)’.

    (b) COMMUNITY-BASED AND PREVENTION-FOCUSED PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT- Section 209 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5116h) is amended--

      (1) by striking paragraphs (3) and (4);

      (2) by inserting the following after paragraph (2):

      ‘(3) COMMUNITY-BASED AND PREVENTION-FOCUSED PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT- The term ‘community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect’ includes organizations such as family resource programs, family support programs, voluntary home visiting programs, respite care programs, parenting education, mutual support programs, and other community programs that provide activities that are designed to prevent or respond to child abuse and neglect.’; and

      (3) by redesignating paragraph (5) as paragraph (4).

SEC. 130. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 210 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5116i) is amended to read as follows:

‘SEC. 210. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ‘There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this title $80,000,000 for fiscal year 2004 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2005 through 2008.’.

Subtitle C--Conforming Amendments

SEC. 141. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

    The table of contents of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, as contained in section 1(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 5101 note), is amended as follows:

      (1) By striking the item relating to section 105 and inserting the following:

      ‘Sec. 105. Grants to States and public or private agencies and organizations.’.

      (2) By striking the item relating to title II and inserting the following:

‘TITLE II--COMMUNITY-BASED GRANTS FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT’.

      (3) By striking the item relating to section 204.

TITLE II--ADOPTION OPPORTUNITIES

SEC. 201. CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF PURPOSE.

    Section 201 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 5111) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a)--

        (A) by striking paragraphs (1) through (4) and inserting the following:

      ‘(1) the number of children in substitute care has increased by nearly 24 percent since 1994, as our Nation’s foster care population included more than 565,000 as of September of 2001;

      ‘(2) children entering foster care have complex problems that require intensive services, with many such children having special needs because they are born to mothers who did not receive prenatal care, are born with life threatening conditions or disabilities, are born addicted to alcohol or other drugs, or have been exposed to infection with the etiologic agent for the human immunodeficiency virus;

      ‘(3) each year, thousands of children are in need of placement in permanent, adoptive homes;’;

        (B) by striking paragraph (6);

        (C) by striking paragraph (7)(A) and inserting the following:

      ‘(7)(A) currently, there are 131,000 children waiting for adoption;’; and

        (D) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (7), (8), (9), and (10) as paragraphs (4), (5), (6), (7), and (8) respectively; and

      (2) in subsection (b)--

        (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by inserting ‘, including geographic barriers,’ after ‘barriers’; and

        (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ‘a national’ and inserting ‘an Internet-based national’.

SEC. 202. INFORMATION AND SERVICES.

    Section 203 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 5113) is amended--

      (1) by striking the section heading and inserting the following:

‘SEC. 203. INFORMATION AND SERVICES.’;

      (2) by striking ‘SEC. 203. (a) The Secretary’ and inserting the following:

    ‘(a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary’;

      (3) in subsection (b)--

        (A) by inserting ‘REQUIRED ACTIVITIES- ’ after ‘(b)’;

        (B) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘nonprofit’ each place that such appears;

        (C) in paragraph (2), by striking ‘nonprofit’;

        (D) in paragraph (3), by striking ‘nonprofit’;

        (E) in paragraph (4), by striking ‘nonprofit’;

        (F) in paragraph (6), by striking ‘study the nature, scope, and effects of’ and insert ‘support’;

        (G) in paragraph (7), by striking ‘nonprofit’;

        (H) in paragraph (9)--

          (i) by striking ‘nonprofit’; and

          (ii) by striking ‘and’ at the end;

        (I) in paragraph (10)--

          (i) by striking ‘nonprofit’; each place that such appears; and

          (ii) by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘; and’; and

        (J) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(11) provide (directly or by grant to or contract with States, local government entities, or public or private licensed child welfare or adoption agencies) for the implementation of programs that are intended to increase the number of older children (who are in foster care and with the goal of adoption) placed in adoptive families, with a special emphasis on child-specific recruitment strategies, including--

        ‘(A) outreach, public education, or media campaigns to inform the public of the needs and numbers of older youth available for adoption;

        ‘(B) training of personnel in the special needs of older youth and the successful strategies of child-focused, child-specific recruitment efforts; and

        ‘(C) recruitment of prospective families for such children.’;

      (4) in subsection (c)--

        (A) by striking ‘(c)(1) The Secretary’ and inserting the following:

    ‘(c) SERVICES FOR FAMILIES ADOPTING SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary’;

        (B) by striking ‘(2) Services’ and inserting the following:

      ‘(2) SERVICES- Services’; and

        (C) in paragraph (2)--

          (i) by realigning the margins of subparagraphs (A) through (G) accordingly;

          (ii) in subparagraph (F), by striking ‘and’ at the end;

          (iii) in subparagraph (G), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon; and

          (iv) by adding at the end the following:

        ‘(H) day treatment; and

        ‘(I) respite care.’; and

        (D) by striking ‘nonprofit’; each place that such appears;

      (5) in subsection (d)--

        (A) by striking ‘(d)(1) The Secretary’ and inserting the following:

    ‘(d) IMPROVING PLACEMENT RATE OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary’;

        (B) by striking ‘(2)(A) Each State’ and inserting the following:

      ‘(2) APPLICATIONS; TECHNICAL AND OTHER ASSISTANCE-

        ‘(A) APPLICATIONS- Each State’;

        (C) by striking ‘(B) The Secretary’ and inserting the following:

        ‘(B) TECHNICAL AND OTHER ASSISTANCE- The Secretary’;

        (D) in paragraph (2)(B)--

          (i) by realigning the margins of clauses (i) and (ii) accordingly; and

          (ii) by striking ‘nonprofit’;

        (E) by striking ‘(3)(A) Payments’ and inserting the following:

      ‘(3) PAYMENTS-

        ‘(A) IN GENERAL- Payments’; and

        (F) by striking ‘(B) Any payment’ and inserting the following:

        ‘(B) REVERSION OF UNUSED FUNDS- Any payment’; and

      (6) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(e) ELIMINATION OF BARRIERS TO ADOPTIONS ACROSS JURISDICTIONAL BOUNDARIES-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall award grants to, or enter into contracts with, States, local government entities, public or private child welfare or adoption agencies, adoption exchanges, or adoption family groups to carry out initiatives to improve efforts to eliminate barriers to placing children for adoption across jurisdictional boundaries.

      ‘(2) SERVICES TO SUPPLEMENT NOT SUPPLANT- Services provided under grants made under this subsection shall supplement, not supplant, services provided using any other funds made available for the same general purposes including--

        ‘(A) developing a uniform homestudy standard and protocol for acceptance of homestudies between States and jurisdictions;

        ‘(B) developing models of financing cross-jurisdictional placements;

        ‘(C) expanding the capacity of all adoption exchanges to serve increasing numbers of children;

        ‘(D) developing training materials and training social workers on preparing and moving children across State lines; and

        ‘(E) developing and supporting initiative models for networking among agencies, adoption exchanges, and parent support groups across jurisdictional boundaries.’.

SEC. 203. STUDY OF ADOPTION PLACEMENTS.

    Section 204 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 5114) is amended--

      (1) by striking ‘The’ and inserting ‘(a) IN GENERAL- The’;

      (2) by striking ‘of this Act’ and inserting ‘of the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003’;

      (3) by striking ‘to determine the nature’ and inserting ‘to determine--

      ‘(1) the nature’;

      (4) by striking ‘which are not licensed’ and all that follows through ‘entity’; and

      (5) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(2) how interstate placements are being financed across State lines;

      ‘(3) recommendations on best practice models for both interstate and intrastate adoptions; and

      ‘(4) how State policies in defining special needs children differentiate or group similar categories of children.’.

SEC. 204. STUDIES ON SUCCESSFUL ADOPTIONS.

    Section 204 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 5114) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(b) DYNAMICS OF SUCCESSFUL ADOPTION- The Secretary shall conduct research (directly or by grant to, or contract with, public or private nonprofit research agencies or organizations) about adoption outcomes and the factors affecting those outcomes. The Secretary shall submit a report containing the results of such research to the appropriate committees of the Congress not later than the date that is 36 months after the date of the enactment of the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003.

    ‘(c) INTERJURISDICTIONAL ADOPTION- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees of the Congress a report that contains recommendations for an action plan to facilitate the interjurisdictional adoption of foster children.’.

SEC. 205. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 205(a) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 5115(a)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(a) There are authorized to be appropriated $40,000,000 for fiscal year 2004 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 2005 through 2008 to carry out programs and activities authorized under this subtitle.’.

TITLE III--ABANDONED INFANTS ASSISTANCE

SEC. 301. FINDINGS.

    Section 2 of the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. 670 note) is amended--

      (1) by striking paragraph (1);

      (2) in paragraph (2)--

        (A) by inserting ‘studies indicate that a number of factors contribute to’ before ‘the inability of’;

        (B) by inserting ‘some’ after ‘inability of’;

        (C) by striking ‘who abuse drugs’; and

        (D) by striking ‘care for such infants’ and inserting ‘care for their infants’;

      (3) by amending paragraph (5) to read as follows:

      ‘(5) appropriate training is needed for personnel working with infants and young children with life-threatening conditions and other special needs, including those who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (commonly known as ‘HIV’), those who have acquired immune deficiency syndrome (commonly know as ‘AIDS’), and those who have been exposed to dangerous drugs;’;

      (4) by striking paragraphs (6) and (7);

      (5) in paragraph (8), by inserting ‘by parents abusing drugs,’ after ‘deficiency syndrome,’;

      (6) in paragraph (9), by striking ‘comprehensive services’ and all that follows through the semicolon at the end and inserting ‘comprehensive support services for such infants and young children and their families and services to prevent the abandonment of such infants and young children, including foster care services, case management services, family support services, respite and crisis intervention services, counseling services, and group residential home services; and’;

      (7) by striking paragraph (11);

      (8) by redesignating paragraphs (2), (3), (4), (5), (8), (9), and (10) as paragraphs (1) through (7), respectively; and

      (9) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(8) Private, Federal, State, and local resources should be coordinated to establish and maintain such services and to ensure the optimal use of all such resources.’.

SEC. 302. ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL PROGRAMS.

    Section 101 of the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. 670 note) is amended--

      (1) by striking the section heading and inserting the following:

‘SEC. 101. ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL PROGRAMS.’; and

      (2) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

    ‘(b) PRIORITY IN PROVISION OF SERVICES- The Secretary may not make a grant under subsection (a) unless the applicant for the grant agrees to give priority to abandoned infants and young children who--

      ‘(1) are infected with, or have been perinatally exposed to, the human immunodeficiency virus, or have a life-threatening illness or other special medical need; or

      ‘(2) have been perinatally exposed to a dangerous drug.’.

SEC. 303. EVALUATIONS, STUDY, AND REPORTS BY SECRETARY.

    Section 102 of the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. 670 note) is amended to read as follows:

‘SEC. 102. EVALUATIONS, STUDY, AND REPORTS BY SECRETARY.

    ‘(a) EVALUATIONS OF LOCAL PROGRAMS- The Secretary shall, directly or through contracts with public and nonprofit private entities, provide for evaluations of projects carried out under section 101 and for the dissemination of information developed as a result of such projects.

    ‘(b) STUDY AND REPORT ON NUMBER OF ABANDONED INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall conduct a study for the purpose of determining--

        ‘(A) an estimate of the annual number of infants and young children relinquished, abandoned, or found deceased in the United States and the number of such infants and young children who are infants and young children described in section 223(b);

        ‘(B) an estimate of the annual number of infants and young children who are victims of homicide;

        ‘(C) characteristics and demographics of parents who have abandoned an infant within 1 year of the infant’s birth; and

        ‘(D) an estimate of the annual costs incurred by the Federal Government and by State and local governments in providing housing and care for abandoned infants and young children.

      ‘(2) DEADLINE- Not later than 36 months after the date of the enactment of the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, the Secretary shall complete the study required under paragraph (1) and submit to the Congress a report describing the findings made as a result of the study.

    ‘(c) EVALUATION- The Secretary shall evaluate and report on effective methods of intervening before the abandonment of an infant or young child so as to prevent such abandonments, and effective methods for responding to the needs of abandoned infants and young children.’.

SEC. 304. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 104 of the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. 670 note) is amended--

      (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

    ‘(a) IN GENERAL-

      ‘(1) AUTHORIZATION- For the purpose of carrying out this Act, there are authorized to be appropriated $45,000,000 for fiscal year 2004 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 2005 through 2008.

      ‘(2) LIMITATION- Not more than 5 percent of the amounts appropriated under paragraph (1) for any fiscal year may be obligated for carrying out section 224(a).’;

      (2) by striking subsection (b);

      (3) in subsection (c)--

        (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ‘AUTHORIZATION- ’ after ‘(1)’; and

        (B) in paragraph (2)--

          (i) by inserting ‘LIMITATION- ’ after ‘(2)’; and

          (ii) by striking ‘fiscal year 1991.’ and inserting ‘fiscal year 2003.’; and

      (4) by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as subsections (b) and (c), respectively.

SEC. 305. DEFINITIONS.

    Section 103 of the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. 670 note) is amended to read as follows:

‘SEC. 103. DEFINITIONS.

    ‘For purposes of this Act:

      ‘(1) The terms ‘abandoned’ and ‘abandonment’, with respect to infants and young children, mean that the infants and young children are medically cleared for discharge from acute-care hospital settings, but remain hospitalized because of a lack of appropriate out-of-hospital placement alternatives.

      ‘(2) The term ‘acquired immune deficiency syndrome’ includes infection with the etiologic agent for such syndrome, any condition indicating that an individual is infected with such etiologic agent, and any condition arising from such etiologic agent.

      ‘(3) The term ‘dangerous drug’ means a controlled substance, as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act.

      ‘(4) The term ‘natural family’ shall be broadly interpreted to include natural parents, grandparents, family members, guardians, children residing in the household, and individuals residing in the household on a continuing basis who are in a care-giving situation with respect to infants and young children covered under this subtitle.

      ‘(5) The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of Health and Human Services.’.

TITLE IV--FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND SERVICES ACT

SEC. 401. STATE DEMONSTRATION GRANTS.

    (a) UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS- Section 303(a)(2)(C) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10402(a)(2)(C)) is amended by striking ‘underserved populations,’ and all that follows and inserting the following: ‘underserved populations, as defined in section 2003 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-2);’.

    (b) REPORT- Section 303(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 10402(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(5) Upon completion of the activities funded by a grant under this title, the State grantee shall submit to the Secretary a report that contains a description of the activities carried out under paragraph (2)(B)(i).’.

SEC. 402. SECRETARIAL RESPONSIBILITIES.

    Section 305(a) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10404(a)) is amended--

      (1) by striking ‘an employee’ and inserting ‘1 or more employees’;

      (2) by striking ‘of this title.’ and inserting ‘of this title, including carrying out evaluation and monitoring under this title.’; and

      (3) by striking ‘The individual’ and inserting ‘Any individual’.

SEC. 403. EVALUATION.

    Section 306 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10405) is amended in the first sentence by striking ‘Not later than two years after the date on which funds are obligated under section 303(a) for the first time after the date of the enactment of this title, and every two years thereafter,’ and inserting ‘Every 2 years,’.

SEC. 404. INFORMATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS.

    Section 308 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10407) is amended by striking subsection (g).

SEC. 405. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) GENERAL AUTHORIZATION- Section 310(a) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10409(a)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(a) IN GENERAL- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this title $175,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2004 through 2008.’.

    (b) GRANTS FOR STATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COALITIONS- Section 311(g) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 10410(g)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(g) FUNDING- Of the amount appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations under section 310(a) for a fiscal year, not less than 10 percent of such amount shall be made available to award grants under this section.’.

SEC. 406. GRANTS FOR STATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COALITIONS.

    Section 311 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10410) is amended by striking subsection (h).

SEC. 407. EVALUATION AND MONITORING.

    Section 312 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10412) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(c) Of the amount appropriated under section 310(a) for each fiscal year, not more than 2.5 percent shall be used by the Secretary for evaluation, monitoring, and other administrative costs under this title.’.

SEC. 408. FAMILY MEMBER ABUSE INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION PROJECT.

    Section 313 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10413) is repealed.

SEC. 409. MODEL STATE LEADERSHIP GRANTS.

    Section 315 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10415) is repealed.

SEC. 410. NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE GRANT.

    (a) DURATION- Section 316(b) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10416(b)) is amended--

      (1) by striking ‘A grant’ and inserting the following:

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in paragraph (2), a grant’; and

      (2) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(2) EXTENSION- The Secretary may extend the duration of a grant under this section beyond the period described in paragraph (1) if, prior to such extension--

        ‘(A) the entity prepares and submits to the Secretary a report that evaluates the effectiveness of the use of amounts received under the grant for the period described in paragraph (1) and contains any other information as the Secretary may prescribe; and

        ‘(B) the report and other appropriate criteria indicate that the entity is successfully operating the hotline in accordance with subsection (a).’.

    (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- Section 316(f) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 10416(f)) is amended in paragraph (1) by striking ‘fiscal years 2001 through 2005’ and inserting ‘fiscal years 2004 through 2008’.

SEC. 411. YOUTH EDUCATION AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

    Section 317 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10417) is repealed.

SEC. 412. DEMONSTRATION GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY INITIATIVES.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 318(h) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10418(h)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(h) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $6,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2004 through 2008.’.

    (b) REGULATIONS- Section 318 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 10418) is amended by striking subsection (i).

SEC. 413. TRANSITIONAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE.

    Section 319(f) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10419(f)) is amended by striking ‘fiscal year 2001’ and inserting ‘each of the fiscal years 2004 through 2008’.

SEC. 414. TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

    The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10401 et seq.) is amended as follows:

      (1) In section 302(1) by striking ‘demonstrate the effectiveness of assisting’ and inserting ‘assist’.

      (2) In section 303(a)--

        (A) in paragraph (2)--

          (i) in subparagraph (C), by striking ‘State domestic violence coalitions knowledgeable individuals and interested organizations’ and inserting ‘State domestic violence coalitions, knowledgeable individuals, and interested organizations’; and

          (ii) in subparagraph (F), by adding ‘and’ at the end; and

        (B) by aligning the margins of paragraph (4) with the margins of paragraph (3).

      (3) In section 305(b)(2)(A) by striking ‘provide for research, and into’ and inserting ‘provide for research into’.

      (4) In section 311(a)--

        (A) in paragraph (2)(K), by striking ‘other criminal justice professionals,;’ and inserting ‘other criminal justice professionals;’ and

        (B) in paragraph (3)--

          (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking ‘family law judges,,’ and inserting ‘family law judges,’;

          (ii) in subparagraph (D), by inserting ‘, criminal court judges,’ after ‘family law judges’; and

          (iii) in subparagraph (H), by striking ‘supervised visitations that do not endanger victims and their children’ and inserting ‘supervised visitations or denial of visitation to protect against danger to victims or their children’.

Attest:

Clerk.