There is one summary for S.1503. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (10/04/2001)

Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments Act of 2001 - Amends part B (Child and Family Services) of title IV of the Social Security Act (SSA) to revise requirements for promoting safe and stable families, including objectives, allotments to States, rigorous evaluation methodologies for research and technical assistance, authorization of appropriations, and grants for programs for mentoring children of incarcerated parents.

Amends the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 with respect to entitlement funding for State courts to assess and improve handling of proceedings relating to foster care and adoption.

Amends SSA title IV part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) to: (1) revise State plan requirements to eliminate the authority of States to opt-out of the requirement to conduct criminal background checks on prospective foster or adoptive parents; (2) modify adoption assistance program requirements concerning the eligibility for such assistance payments of special needs children voluntarily relinquished to private nonprofit agencies; and (3) provide for educational and training vouchers for youths aging out of foster care under the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program.