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Safe Babies Act of 2006

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to improve the health and well-being of maltreated infants and toddlers through the creation of a National Court Teams Resource Center, to assist local Court Teams, and for other purposes.

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12/08/2006Introduced in House

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12/08/2006Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/08/2006Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 12/08/2006
Rep. Fortuno, Luis G. [R-PR-At Large]* 12/08/2006
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5]* 12/08/2006
Rep. Schmidt, Jean [R-OH-2]* 12/08/2006

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House Education and the Workforce12/08/2006 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/08/2006)

Safe Babies Act of 2006 - Amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to require the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to award a grant to a national early childhood development organization to establish a National Court Teams Resource Center to: (1) promote the well-being of maltreated infants and toddlers and their families; (2) help prevent the recurrence of abuse and neglect of children; (3) promote timely reunification of families or other successful permanency outcomes for maltreated infants and toddlers in foster care; and (4) select, and provide assistance to, local Court Teams created to achieve those goals.

Sets forth organization selection criteria and application requirements, including assurance that at least one qualified judge will serve as Judicial Leader of each Court Team receiving assistance.

Requires the Center to: (1) develop materials to guide judges in the decision-making process regarding, and to train Court Teams in the appropriate care for, maltreated infants and toddlers; (2) develop a database to track the progress of and to evaluate such Teams; and (3) provide information to communities and courts seeking to adopt the Court Teams approach.

Requires Center assistance to each Team to include: (1) direction, coordination, oversight, training, and technical assistance; and (2) providing a Local Community Coordinator to serve as a resource of child development expertise.