25 U.S. Code § 3210 - Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Program
The Secretary shall establish within the Bureau an Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Program to provide financial assistance to any Indian tribe, tribal organization, or inter-tribal consortium for the development of an Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention program.
(b) Indian Self-Determination Act agreements
The Secretary is authorized to enter into agreements with Indian tribes, tribal organizations, or inter-tribal consortia pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination Act [25 U.S.C. 450f et seq.] for the establishment of Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention programs on Indian reservations.
(c) Investigation and treatment and prevention of child abuse and family violence
An Indian tribe operating an Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention program established under this section shall designate the agency or officials which shall be responsible—
(d) Program responsibilities and functions
Funds provided pursuant to this section may be used for—
(1) the establishment of a child protective services program which may include—
(A) the employment of child protective services staff to investigate cases of child abuse and child neglect,
(B) training programs for child protective services personnel, law enforcement personnel, and judicial personnel in the investigation, prevention, and treatment of cases of child abuse and child neglect, and
(2) the establishment of a family violence prevention and treatment program which may include—
(A) the employment of family violence prevention and treatment staff to respond to incidents of family violence,
(B) the provision of immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents,
(C) training programs for family violence prevention and treatment personnel, law enforcement personnel, and judicial personnel in the investigation, prevention, and treatment of cases of family violence; and
(3) the development and implementation of a multidisciplinary child abuse investigation and prosecution program which may—
(A) coordinate child abuse prevention, investigation, prosecution, treatment, and counseling services,
(B) develop protocols among related agencies to ensure that investigations of child abuse cases, to the extent practicable, minimize the trauma to the child victim, and
(5) the establishment of training programs for—
(A) professional and paraprofessional personnel in the fields of medicine, law, education, social work, and other relevant fields who are engaged in, or intend to work in, the field of prevention, identification, investigation, and treatment of family violence, child abuse, and child neglect,
(B) instruction in methods of protecting children from abuse and neglect for persons responsible for the welfare of Indian children, including parents of, and persons who work with, Indian children, or
(6) other community education efforts for tribal members (including school children) regarding issues of family violence, child abuse, and child neglect; and
(7) such other innovative and culturally relevant programs and projects as the Secretary may approve, including programs and projects for—
(B) prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug-related family violence, child abuse, and child neglect, or
that show promise of successfully preventing and treating cases of family violence, child abuse, and child neglect.
(f) 2 Secretarial regulations; base support funding
(1) The Secretary, with the participation of Indian tribes, shall establish, and promulgate by regulations, a formula which establishes base support funding for Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention programs.
(2) In the development of regulations for base support funding for such programs, the Secretary shall develop, in consultation with Indian tribes, appropriate caseload standards and staffing requirements which are comparable to standards developed by the National Association of Social Work, the Child Welfare League of America and other professional associations in the field of social work and child welfare. Each level of funding assistance shall correspond to the staffing requirements established by the Secretary pursuant to this section.
(3) Factors to be considered in the development of the base support funding formula shall include, but are not limited to—
(4) The formula established pursuant to this subsection shall provide funding necessary to support—
(A) one child protective services or family violence caseworker, including fringe benefits and support costs, for each tribe; and
(5) In any fiscal year that appropriations are not sufficient to fully fund Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention programs at each level of assistance under the formula required to be established in this subsection, available funds for each level of assistance shall be evenly divided among the tribes qualifying for that level of assistance.
(g) Maintenance of effort
Services provided under contracts made under this section shall supplement, not supplant, services from any other funds available for the same general purposes, including, but not limited to—
(1) treatment, including, but not limited to—
(3) training available to Indian tribes, tribal agencies, and Indian organizations regarding the identification, investigation, prevention, and treatment of family violence, child abuse, and child neglect; and
(h) Contract evaluation and annual report
Each recipient of funds awarded pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall—
(1) furnish the Secretary with such information as the Secretary may require to—
(i) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the provisions of this section $30,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997.
 So in original. Probably should be “colleges or universities”.
 So in original. No subsec. (e) has been enacted.
Source(Pub. L. 101–630, title IV, § 411,Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4553; Pub. L. 104–16, § 1,June 21, 1995, 109 Stat. 190; Pub. L. 105–244, title IX, § 901(d),Oct. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1828; Pub. L. 110–315, title IX, § 941(k)(2)(J),Aug. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 3467.)
References in Text
The Indian Self-Determination Act, referred to in subsec. (b), is title I of Pub. L. 93–638, Jan. 4, 1975, 88 Stat. 2206, as amended, which is classified principally to part A (§ 450f et seq.) of subchapter II of chapter 14 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 450 of this title and Tables.
2008—Subsec. (d)(5)(C). Pub. L. 110–315substituted “tribally controlled college or university (within the meaning of section 1801 of this title)” for “tribally controlled community colleges (within the meaning of section 1801 of this title)”.
1998—Subsec. (d)(5)(C). Pub. L. 105–244made technical amendment to reference in original act which appears in text as reference to section 1801 of this title.
1995—Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 104–16substituted “1995, 1996, and 1997” for “and 1995”.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment
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