34 U.S. Code § 10612 - Prohibition of participation by violent offenders

The Attorney General shall—
issue regulations or guidelines to ensure that the programs authorized in this subchapter do not permit participation by violent offenders; and
immediately suspend funding for any grant under this subchapter, pending compliance, if the Attorney General finds that violent offenders are participating in any program funded under this subchapter.

Section was formerly classified to section 3797u–1 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.


Pub. L. 110–199, title I, § 103(c), Apr. 9, 2008, 122 Stat. 668, provided that:

“Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Apr. 9, 2008], the Secretary [probably should be “the Attorney General”] shall revise any regulations or guidelines described in section 2952 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3797u–1) [now 34 U.S.C. 10612] in accordance with the amendments made by subsection (a) [amending section 10613 of this title]. Such regulations shall specify that grant amounts under part EE of such Act [34 U.S.C. 10611 et seq.] shall be reduced for any drug court that does not adopt the definition of ‘violent offender’ under such part, as amended by subsection (a) of this section, within 3 years after such date of enactment.”