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[119 STAT. 2986]
[119 STAT. 2986]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2005

119 STAT. 2986

42 USC 13014. 42 USC 13013a.

PUBLIC LAW 109–162—JAN. 5, 2006

(b) IMPLEMENTATION DATE.—Section 216 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13012) is amended by striking ‘‘January 1, 1995’’ and inserting ‘‘January 1, 2010’’. (c) CLARIFICATION OF PROGRAM GOALS.—Section 217 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13013) is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking ‘‘to expand’’ and inserting ‘‘to initiate, sustain, and expand’’; (2) subsection (b)— (A) in paragraph (1)— (i) by striking ‘‘subsection (a) shall be’’ and inserting the following: ‘‘subsection (a)— ‘‘(A) shall be’’; (ii) by striking ‘‘(2) may be’’ and inserting the following: ‘‘(B) may be’’; and (iii) in subparagraph (B) (as redesignated), by striking ‘‘to initiate or expand’’ and inserting ‘‘to initiate, sustain, and expand’’; and (B) in the first sentence of paragraph (2)— (i) by striking ‘‘(1)(a)’’ and inserting ‘‘(1)(A)’’; and (ii) striking ‘‘to initiate and to expand’’ and inserting ‘‘to initiate, sustain, and expand’’; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(d) BACKGROUND CHECKS.—State and local Court Appointed Special Advocate programs are authorized to request fingerprintbased criminal background checks from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s criminal history database for prospective volunteers. The requesting program is responsible for the reasonable costs associated with the Federal records check.’’. (d) REPORT.—Subtitle B of title II of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13011 et seq.) is amended— (1) by redesignating section 218 as section 219; and (2) by inserting after section 217 the following new section: ‘‘SEC. 218. REPORT.

‘‘(a) REPORT REQUIRED.—Not later than December 31, 2006, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice shall submit to Congress a report on the types of activities funded by the National Court-Appointed Special Advocate Association and a comparison of outcomes in cases where court-appointed special advocates are involved and cases where court-appointed special advocates are not involved. ‘‘(b) ELEMENTS OF REPORT.—The report submitted under subsection (a) shall include information on the following: ‘‘(1) The types of activities the National Court-Appointed Special Advocate Association has funded since 1993. ‘‘(2) The outcomes in cases where court-appointed special advocates are involved as compared to cases where courtappointed special advocates are not involved, including— ‘‘(A) the length of time a child spends in foster care; ‘‘(B) the extent to which there is an increased provision of services; ‘‘(C) the percentage of cases permanently closed; and ‘‘(D) achievement of the permanent plan for reunification or adoption.’’. (e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—

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