42 U.S. Code § 14665 - Grants for the assistance of organizations to find missing adults

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(a) In general
The Attorney General may make grants to public agencies or nonprofit private organizations, or combinations thereof, for programs—
(1) to assist law enforcement and families in locating missing adults;
(2) to maintain a national, interconnected database for the purpose of tracking missing adults who are determined by law enforcement to be endangered due to age, diminished mental capacity, or the circumstances of disappearance, when foul play is suspected or circumstances are unknown;
(3) to maintain statistical information of adults reported as missing;
(4) to provide informational resources and referrals to families of missing adults;
(5) to assist in public notification and victim advocacy related to missing adults; and
(6) to establish and maintain a national clearinghouse for missing adults.
(b) Regulations
The Attorney General may make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out this Act.


(Pub. L. 106–468, § 2,Nov. 9, 2000, 114 Stat. 2027.)
References in Text

This Act, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 106–468, Nov. 9, 2000, 114 Stat. 2027, known as Kristen’s Act, which enacted this section and provisions set out as notes under this section and section 14661 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

Section was enacted as part of Kristen’s Act, and not as part of Jennifer’s Law which comprises this chapter.
Authorization of Appropriations

Pub. L. 106–468, § 3,Nov. 9, 2000, 114 Stat. 2028, provided that: “There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act [enacting this section and provisions set out as a note under section 14661 of this title] $1,000,000 each year for fiscal years 2001 through 2004.”


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