Summary: H.R.3101 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3101. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/30/1991)

Establishes an Office of Family Support within the Department of Justice (DOJ), to be headed by a Director.

Requires the Director to: (1) establish guidelines and oversee the implementation of family-friendly policies within law enforcement-related offices and divisions in DOJ; (2) study the effects of stress on law enforcement personnel and family well-being and disseminate the findings of such studies to Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs), related organizations, and other interested parties; (3) identify and evaluate model programs that provide support services to law enforcement personnel and families; (4) provide technical assistance and training programs to develop stress reduction and family support to State and local LEAs; (5) collect and disseminate information regarding family support, stress reduction, and psychological services to Federal, State, and local LEAs, law enforcement-related organizations, and other interested entities; and (6) determine issues to be researched by the Office and by grant recipients.

Authorizes the Director to make grants to States and local LEAs to provide family support services to law enforcement personnel.

Directs State or local law enforcement grant recipients to use sums provided to establish or improve training and support programs for law enforcement personnel, including providing at least one of the following services: (1) counseling for law enforcement family members; (2) child care on a 24-hour basis; (3) marital and adolescent support groups; (4) stress reduction programs; and (5) stress education for law enforcement recruits and families.

Authorizes such recipients to provide services such as: (1) post-shooting debriefings for officers and their spouses; (2) group therapy; (3) hypertension clinics; (4) counseling for families of personnel killed in the line of duty; and (5) seminars regarding alcohol, drug abuse, gambling, and overeating.

Sets forth provisions with respect to: (1) application requirements; (2) geographic distribution of assistance among the States; (3) duration of the grant (not to exceed five years); and (4) limitations on the use of grant funds (not more than ten percent) for administrative purposes.

Authorizes the Director to reserve ten percent of appropriated funds for discretionary research grants.

Sets forth reporting requirements (by grant recipients and by the Director).

Authorizes appropriations.