42 U.S. Code § 13013 - Strengthening of court-appointed special advocate program
The Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention shall make grants to initiate, sustain, and expand the court-appointed special advocate program.
State and local Court Appointed Special Advocate programs are authorized to request fingerprint-based criminal background checks from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s criminal history database for prospective volunteers. The requesting program is responsible for the reasonable costs associated with the Federal records check.
An organization that receives a grant under this section for a fiscal year shall submit to the Administrator a report regarding the use of the grant for the fiscal year, including a discussion of outcome performance measures (which shall be established by the Administrator) to determine the effectiveness of the programs of the organization in meeting the needs of children in the child welfare system.
2013—Subsec. (c)(2)(A). Pub. L. 113–4, § 106(2)(A), substituted “Standards for Programs” for “Code of Ethics”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 113–4, § 106(2)(B), added subsec. (e).
2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–162, § 112(c)(1), substituted “to initiate, sustain, and expand” for “to expand”.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 109–162, § 112(c)(2)(A), substituted “subsection (a) of this section—” for “subsection (a) of this section”, inserted subpar. (A) designation before “shall be”, and substituted “(B) may be” for “(2) may be” and “to initiate, sustain, and expand” for “to initiate or expand”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 109–162, § 112(c)(2)(B), substituted “(1)(A)” for “(1)(a)” and “to initiate, sustain, and expand” for “to initiate and to expand”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 109–162, § 112(c)(3), added subsec. (d).
Amendment by Pub. L. 113–4 not effective until the beginning of the fiscal year following Mar. 7, 2013, see section 4 of Pub. L. 113–4, set out as a note under section 2261 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
Amendment by Pub. L. 107–273 effective on the first day of the first fiscal year that begins after Nov. 2, 2002, and applicable only with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after the first day of the first fiscal year that begins after Nov. 2, 2002, see section 12223 of Pub. L. 107–273, as amended, set out as a note under section 5601 of this title.
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