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S. 734 (117th): Jenna Quinn Law


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 3, 2022 (Passed the Senate). The bill was not enacted into law.


117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 734

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to provide for grants in support of training and education to teachers and other school employees, students, and the community about how to prevent, recognize, respond to, and report child sexual abuse among primary and secondary school students.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Jenna Quinn Law.

2.

Child sexual abuse awareness field initiated grants

(a) In General.—Section 105(a) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(8)

Child sexual abuse awareness field-initiated grants

The Secretary may award grants under this subsection to entities, for periods of up to 5 years, in support of field-initiated innovation projects that advance, establish, or implement comprehensive, innovative, evidence-based or evidence-informed child sexual abuse awareness and prevention programs by—

(A)

improving student awareness of child sexual abuse in an age-appropriate manner, including how to recognize, prevent, and safely report child sexual abuse;

(B)

training teachers, school employees, and other mandatory reporters and adults who work with children in a professional or volunteer capacity, including with respect to recognizing child sexual abuse and safely reporting child sexual abuse; or

(C)

providing information to parents and guardians of students about child sexual abuse awareness and prevention, including how to prevent, recognize, respond to, and report child sexual abuse and how to discuss child sexual abuse with a child.

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(b)

Report on effectiveness of expenditures

The Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services shall—

(1)

prepare a report that describes the projects for which funds are expended under section 105(a)(8) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106(a)(8)) and evaluates the effectiveness of those projects; and

(2)

submit the report to the appropriate committees of Congress.

(c)

Report on duplicative nature of expenditures

The Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services shall—

(1)

prepare a report that examines whether the projects described in subsection (b) are duplicative of other activities supported by Federal funds; and

(2)

submit the report to the appropriate committees of Congress.

Passed the Senate August 3, 2022.

Secretary