42 U.S. Code § 10402 - Definitions
In this chapter:
(1) Alaska Native
(2) Dating violence
(3) Domestic violence
(4) Family violence
The term “family violence” means any act or threatened act of violence, including any forceful detention of an individual, that—
(5) Indian; Indian tribe; tribal organization
(6) Native Hawaiian
(7) Personally identifying information
The term “shelter” means the provision of temporary refuge and supportive services in compliance with applicable State law (including regulation) governing the provision, on a regular basis, of shelter, safe homes, meals, and supportive services to victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, and their dependents.
The term “State” means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and, except as otherwise provided, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
(11) State Domestic Violence Coalition
The term “State Domestic Violence Coalition” means a statewide nongovernmental nonprofit private domestic violence organization that—
(A) has a membership that includes a majority of the primary-purpose domestic violence service providers in the State;
(B) has board membership that is representative of primary-purpose domestic violence service providers, and which may include representatives of the communities in which the services are being provided in the State;
(C) has as its purpose to provide education, support, and technical assistance to such service providers to enable the providers to establish and maintain shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their dependents; and
(12) Supportive services
The term “supportive services” means services for adult and youth victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, and dependents exposed to family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, that are designed to—
(A) meet the needs of such victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, and their dependents, for short-term, transitional, or long-term safety; and
(13) Tribally designated official
The term “tribally designated official” means an individual designated by an Indian tribe, tribal organization, or nonprofit private organization authorized by an Indian tribe, to administer a grant under section 10409 of this title.
(14) Underserved populations
The term “underserved populations” has the meaning given the term in section 13925 (a) of this title. For the purposes of this chapter, the Secretary has the same authority to determine whether a population is an underserved population as the Attorney General has under that section 13925 (a)  of this title.
 So in original.
Source(Pub. L. 98–457, title III, § 302, as added Pub. L. 111–320, title II, § 201,Dec. 20, 2010, 124 Stat. 3484.)
A prior section 10402,Pub. L. 98–457, title III, § 303,Oct. 9, 1984, 98 Stat. 1757; Pub. L. 100–294, title III, § 302,Apr. 25, 1988, 102 Stat. 124; Pub. L. 102–295, title III, §§ 303–309(a), 310, 311(a),May 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 201–203; Pub. L. 103–322, title IV, § 40271,Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1937; Pub. L. 104–235, title II, § 201,Oct. 3, 1996, 110 Stat. 3089; Pub. L. 108–36, title IV, §§ 401, 415 (2), (3),June 25, 2003, 117 Stat. 825, 830, related to authorization of State grants, prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 111–320. See section 10406 of this title.
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