Summary: H.R.2682 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/07/1979)

Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Act of 1979 - Directs the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, acting through the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, to establish a grant program designed to support projects which: (1) develop methods for the identification, prevention, and treatment of domestic violence; and (2) provide for family rehabilitation and support, and for emergency shelter and protection for individuals who are threatened by domestic violence.

Directs the Director to establish a national information and resource clearinghouse to collect, analyze, prepare, and disseminate information relating to domestic violence.

Requires the Director, in cooperation with the Administrator of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration and the head of any other Federal agency involved with domestic violence, to study state laws, practices, and policies relating to domestic violence.

Requires the Director to review annually the effectiveness of projects carried out under this Act and to report the findings to the Secretary. Directs the Secretary to transmit each such report to the President and to each House of Congress.