(a) Definitions.—In this section—
the term “relevant children’s advocacy center personnel” means children’s advocacy center staff that regularly participate in multidisciplinary child support settings, including the director of the children’s advocacy center, the coordinator of a multidisciplinary team, forensic interviewers, victim advocates, forensic medical evaluators, physicians, sexual assault nurse examiners, and mental health clinicians; and
the term “victim advocate” means a person, whether paid or serving as a volunteer, who provides services to victims under the auspices or supervision of a victim services program.
(b) FBI Victim Support Requirements.—
(1) In general.—To carry out the functions described in subsection (c) in connection with each covered investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Director shall, unless unavailable or otherwise inconsistent with applicable Federal law—
use a multidisciplinary team; and
(2) Use and coordination.—
(3) Children’s advocacy centers.—The Director—
(4) Report.—The Director shall submit to the Attorney General an annual report identifying any interview of a victim reporting child sexual abuse material or child trafficking that took place—
(A) without the use of—
(5) Memoranda of understanding.—The Director shall seek to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a reputable national accrediting organization for children’s advocacy centers—
(A) under which—
the children’s advocacy services of the national organization are made available to field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States; and
(c) Functions.—The functions described in this subsection are the following:
(1) In general.—Each multidisciplinary team shall be composed of the following:
Victim advocates or victim specialists.
(2) Expertise and training.—
(A) In general.—
Any individual assigned to a multidisciplinary team shall possess such expertise, and shall undertake such training as is required to maintain such expertise, in order to ensure that members of the team remain appropriately qualified to carry out the functions of the team under this section.
(e) Sharing of Information.—
(1) Access to information.—
(A) In general.—
Subject to subparagraphs (B) and (C), relevant children’s advocacy center personnel who are assigned to work on a covered investigation under this section shall be granted access to the case information necessary to perform their role conducting forensic interviews and providing mental health treatment, medical care, and victim advocacy for Federal Bureau of Investigation cases.
(B) Included information.—The case information described in subparagraph (A) to which relevant children’s advocacy center personnel shall be granted access includes—
victim service needs and referrals addressed by the victim advocate;
(2) Sharing information with fbi.—
Children’s advocacy centers shall provide the Federal Bureau of Investigation with forensic interview recordings and documentation, medical reports, and other case information on Federal Bureau of Investigation-related cases.
(3) Security clearances.—
(A) In general.—
The Federal Bureau of Investigation may provide security clearances to relevant children’s advocacy center personnel for purposes of case review by multidisciplinary teams, if it is determined that those personnel are eligible and possess a need-to-know specific classified information to perform or assist in a lawful and authorized government function.
(f) Use of Teams.—
Multidisciplinary teams used under this section shall be made available to victims reporting child sexual abuse or child trafficking in covered investigations, regardless of the age of the victim making the report.
(g) Case Review by Multidisciplinary Team.—Throughout a covered investigation, a multidisciplinary team supporting an investigation under this section shall, at regularly scheduled times, convene to—
(h) Availability of Advocates.—
The Director shall make advocates available to each victim who reports child sexual abuse or child trafficking in connection with an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(i) Rules of Construction.—
(1) Investigative authority.—
Nothing in this section shall be construed to augment any existing investigative authority of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or to expand the jurisdiction of any Federal law enforcement agency.
(2) Protecting investigations.—