42 U.S. Code § 3796gg–0 - Establishment of Violence Against Women Office

§ 3796gg–0.
Establishment of Violence Against Women Office
(a) In general

There is hereby established within the Department of Justice, under the general authority of the Attorney General, a Violence Against Women Office (in this subchapter referred to as the “Office”).

(b) Separate office

The Office shall be a separate and distinct office within the Department of Justice, headed by a Director, who shall report to the Attorney General and serve as Counsel to the Attorney General on the subject of violence against women, and who shall have final authority over all grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts awarded by the Office.

(c) JurisdictionUnder the general authority of the Attorney General, the Office—
(1)
shall have sole jurisdiction over all duties and functions described in section 3796gg–0b of this title; and
(2)
shall be solely responsible for coordination with other departments, agencies, or offices of all activities authorized or undertaken under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (title VI [1] of Public 103–322) and the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (Division B of Public Law 106–386).


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “title IV”.
References in Text

The Violence Against Women Act of 1994, referred to in subsec. (c)(2), is title IV of Pub. L. 103–322, Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1902, as amended. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 13701 of this title and Tables.

The Violence Against Women Act of 2000, referred to in subsec. (c)(2), is div. B of Pub. L. 106–386, Oct. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 1491. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 2000 Amendments note set out under section 13701 of this title and Tables.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 2002 of Pub. L. 90–351 was renumbered section 2007 and is classified to section 3796gg–1 of this title.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 107–273, div. A, title IV, § 403, Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1791, provided that:

“This title [enacting this section and sections 3796gg–0a to 3796gg–0d of this title, amending sections 3796gg–1 to 3796gg–5 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 3711 of this title] shall take effect 90 days after this bill becomes law [Nov. 2, 2002].”

 

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