Summary: S.1156 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/16/1985)

Child Victim Witness Protection Act of 1985 - Amends the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 to authorize the Attorney General to make additional annual grants and other payments from the Crime Victims Fund to States for the protection of victims of child abuse. Makes a State eligible for assistance if such State has enacted statutes with respect to the investigation and adjudication of child abuse which: (1) minimize the additional trauma to the child victim; and (2) improve the chances of successful criminal prosecution or legal action. Requires that such assistance be used to implement these statutes.

Establishes a formula based on State population to determine the amount of the States allotment.

Requires the Attorney General to use up to $10,000,000 from the Crime Victims Fund each fiscal year for this purpose. Amends the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 to increase the level of the Crime Victims Fund.