42 U.S. Code § 3743 - Grants for young witness assistance
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(a) In general
The Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the Office of Justice Programs may make grants to State and local prosecutors and law enforcement agencies in support of juvenile and young adult witness assistance programs.
(b) Use of funds
Grants made available under this section may be used—
(3) to develop and administer a variety of witness assistance services, which includes—
(A) counseling services to young witnesses dealing with trauma associated in witnessing a violent crime;
(C) providing education services if the child is removed from or changes their school for safety concerns;
(D) protective services for young witnesses and their families when a serious threat of harm from the perpetrators or their associates is made; and
In this section:
Source(Pub. L. 109–162, title XI, § 1136,Jan. 5, 2006, 119 Stat. 3109; Pub. L. 109–271, § 8(c),Aug. 12, 2006, 120 Stat. 766.)
Section was enacted as part of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, and not as part of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 which comprises this chapter.
2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–271substituted “The Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the Office of Justice Programs may” for “The Attorney General, acting through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, may”.