Summary: S.867 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/10/1997)

Violent Juvenile Criminal Records Act of 1997 - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to direct the Attorney General to make incentive grants to States and local governments to: (1) establish programs to obtain fingerprints and photographs of juveniles arrested for certain violent or serious criminal offenses; and (2) establish, develop, update, or upgrade the criminal history records of such entities to include arrest, detention, and disposition records, fingerprints, photographs, and (if used) barcodes for juveniles arrested or detained for such offenses. Requires such information to be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for access in the same manner as records for adult criminal histories.

Provides for: (1) grant application requirements; (2) the allocation of grant funds according to a specified formula; (3) appropriations for such activities through the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund; and (4) the authorization of appropriations for FY 1998 through 2002.