S. 627 (110th): Safe Babies Act of 2007

Feb 15, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Thomas “Tom” Harkin
Senator from Iowa
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Last Updated
Mar 26, 2007
24 pages
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Last Action: Feb 15, 2007


This bill was introduced on March 15, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 15, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 15, 2007
Reported by Committee Mar 15, 2007
Full Title

A bill to amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to improve the health and well-being of maltreated infants and toddlers through the creation of a National Court Teams Resource Center, to assist local Court Teams, and for other purposes.


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13 cosponsors (7D, 6R) (show)

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3/26/2007--Reported to Senate without amendment.
Safe Babies Act of 2007 - Amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to require the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to award a grant to a national early childhood development organization to establish a National Court Teams Resource Center to:
(1) promote the well-being of maltreated infants and toddlers and their families;
(2) help prevent the recurrence of abuse and neglect of children;
(3) promote timely reunification of families or other successful permanency outcomes for maltreated infants and toddlers in foster care; and
(4) select, and provide assistance to, local Court Teams created to achieve those goals.
Sets forth organization selection criteria and application requirements, including assurance that at least one qualified judge will serve as Judicial Leader of each Court Team receiving assistance.
Requires the Center to: (1) develop materials to guide judges in the decision-making process regarding, and to train Court Teams in the appropriate care for, maltreated infants and toddlers; (2) develop a database to track the progress of and to evaluate such Teams; and (3) provide information to communities and courts seeking to adopt the Court Teams approach.
Requires Center assistance to each Team to include: (1) direction, coordination, oversight, training, and technical assistance; and (2) providing a Local Community Coordinator to serve as a resource of child development expertise.

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