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112th Congress                                            Rept. 112-480
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                      Part 1

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              VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT 
                                OF 2012

                                _______
                                

  May 15, 2012.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

Mr. Smith of Texas, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            DISSENTING VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 4970]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the 
bill (H.R. 4970) to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act 
of 1994, having considered the same, reports favorably thereon 
with an amendment and recommends that the bill as amended do 
pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page

The Amendment....................................................     2

Purpose and Summary..............................................    47

Background and Need for the Legislation..........................    48

Hearings.........................................................    61

Committee Consideration..........................................    61

Committee Votes..................................................    61

Committee Oversight Findings.....................................    71

New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................    71

Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................    72

Performance Goals and Objectives.................................    77

Advisory on Earmarks.............................................    78

Section-by-Section Analysis......................................    78

Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............    92

Committee Jurisdiction Letters...................................   221

Dissenting Views.................................................   227

                             The Amendment

    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``Violence Against Women Reauthorization 
Act of 2012''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

  The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Table of contents.
Sec. 3. VAWA definitions and grant conditions.
Sec. 4. Accountability provisions.
Sec. 5. Effective date.

    TITLE I--ENHANCING JUDICIAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS TO COMBAT 
                         VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Sec. 101. STOP grants.
Sec. 102. Grants to encourage arrest policies and enforcement of 
protection orders.
Sec. 103. Legal assistance for victims.
Sec. 104. Consolidation of grants to support families in the justice 
system.
Sec. 105. Court-appointed special advocate program.
Sec. 106. Outreach and services to underserved populations grant.
Sec. 107. Culturally specific services grant.
Sec. 108. Reduction in rape kit backlog.

 TITLE II--IMPROVING SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING 
                 VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING

Sec. 201. Sexual assault services program.
Sec. 202. Rural domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
stalking, and child abuse enforcement assistance.
Sec. 203. Training and services to end violence against women with 
disabilities grants.
Sec. 204. Grant for training and services to end violence against women 
in later life.

   TITLE III--SERVICES, PROTECTION, AND JUSTICE FOR YOUNG VICTIMS OF 
                                VIOLENCE

Sec. 301. Rape prevention and education grant.
Sec. 302. Creating hope through outreach, options, services, and 
education for children and youth.
Sec. 303. Grants to combat violent crimes on campuses.
Sec. 304. National Center for Campus Public Safety.

                 TITLE IV--VIOLENCE REDUCTION PRACTICES

Sec. 401. Study conducted by the centers for disease control and 
prevention.
Sec. 402. Saving money and reducing tragedies through prevention 
grants.

 TITLE V--STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM'S RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC 
        VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING

Sec. 501. Consolidation of grants to strengthen the health care 
system's response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
assault, and stalking.

TITLE VI--SAFE HOMES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, 
                      SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING

Sec. 601. Housing protections for victims of domestic violence, dating 
violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Sec. 602. Transitional housing assistance grants for victims of 
domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Sec. 603. Addressing the housing needs of victims of domestic violence, 
dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

          TITLE VII--ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE

Sec. 701. National Resource Center on Workplace Responses to assist 
victims of domestic and sexual violence.

                   TITLE VIII--IMMIGRATION PROVISIONS

Sec. 801. Fraud prevention initiatives.
Sec. 802. Clarification of the requirements applicable to U visas.
Sec. 803. Protections for a fiancee or fiance of a citizen.
Sec. 804. Regulation of international marriage brokers.
Sec. 805. GAO report.
Sec. 806. Temporary Nature of U Visa Status.
Sec. 807. Annual report on immigration applications made by victims of 
abuse.
Sec. 808. Protection for children of VAWA self-petitioners.
Sec. 809. Public charge.
Sec. 810. Age-Out Protection for U Visa Applicants.
Sec. 811. Hardship waivers.
Sec. 812. Disclosure of Information for National Security Purpose.
Sec. 813. GAO report on requirements to cooperate with law enforcement 
officials.
Sec. 814. Consideration of other evidence.

                   TITLE IX--SAFETY FOR INDIAN WOMEN

Sec. 901. Grants to Indian tribal governments.
Sec. 902. Grants to Indian tribal coalitions.
Sec. 903. Consultation.
Sec. 904. Analysis and research on violence against Indian women.
Sec. 905. Assistant United States attorney domestic violence tribal 
liaisons.

                      TITLE X--CRIMINAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 1001. Criminal provisions relating to sexual abuse.
Sec. 1002. Sexual abuse in custodial settings.
Sec. 1003. Criminal provision relating to stalking, including 
cyberstalking.
Sec. 1004. Amendments to the Federal assault statute.
Sec. 1005. Mandatory minimum sentence.

SEC. 3. VAWA DEFINITIONS AND GRANT CONDITIONS.

  (a) Definitions.--Subsection (a) of section 40002 of the Violence 
Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13925(a)) is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``to an unemancipated 
        minor'' after ``serious harm'';
          (2) in paragraph (3), by striking ``an organization'' and 
        inserting ``a nonprofit, nongovernmental, or tribal 
        organization that serves a specific geographic community'';
          (3) in paragraph (6) by inserting ``or intimate partner'' 
        after ``former spouse'' and after ``as a spouse'';
          (4) by amending paragraph (16) to read as follows:
          ``(16) Legal assistance.--The term `legal assistance'--
                  ``(A) includes assistance to adult and youth victims 
                of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
                and stalking in--
                          ``(i) family, tribal, territorial, 
                        immigration, employment, administrative agency, 
                        housing matters, campus administrative or 
                        protection or stay away order proceedings, and 
                        other similar matters; and
                          ``(ii) criminal justice investigations, 
                        prosecutions and post-trial matters (including 
                        sentencing, parole, and probation) that impact 
                        the victim's safety and privacy; and
                  ``(B) may include services and assistance to victims 
                of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
                or stalking who are also victims of severe forms of 
                trafficking in persons as defined by section 103 of the 
                Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 
                7102);
        except that intake or referral, without other action, does not 
        constitute legal assistance.''.
          (5) by amending paragraph (18) to read as follows:
          ``(18) Personally identifying information or personal 
        information.--The term `personally identifying information' or 
        `personal information' means individually identifying 
        information for or about an individual, including information 
        likely to disclose the location of a victim of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, 
        regardless of whether the information is encoded, encrypted, 
        hashed, or otherwise protected, including--
                  ``(A) a first and last name;
                  ``(B) a home or other physical address;
                  ``(C) contact information (including a postal, e-mail 
                or Internet protocol address, or telephone or facsimile 
                number);
                  ``(D) a social security number, driver license 
                number, passport number, or student identification 
                number; and
                  ``(E) any other information, including date of birth, 
                racial or ethnic background, or religious affiliation, 
                that would serve to identify any individual.'';
          (6) in paragraph (19), by striking ``services'' and inserting 
        ``assistance'';
          (7) in paragraph (21)--
                  (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``or'' after the 
                semicolon;
                  (B) in subparagraph (B)(ii), by striking the period 
                and inserting ``; or''; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(C) any federally recognized Indian tribe.'';
          (8) in paragraph (22)--
                  (A) by striking ``52'' and inserting ``57''; and
                  (B) by striking ``150,000'' and inserting 
                ``250,000'';
          (9) by amending paragraph (23) to read as follows:
          ``(23) Sexual assault.--The term `sexual assault' means any 
        nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by Federal, tribal, or 
        State law, including when the victim lacks capacity to 
        consent.'';
          (10) by amending paragraph (33) to read as follows:
          ``(33) Underserved populations.--The term `underserved 
        populations' means populations who face barriers to accessing 
        and using victim services, and includes populations underserved 
        because of geographic location or religion, underserved racial 
        and ethnic populations, populations underserved because of 
        special needs (such as language barriers, disabilities, 
        alienage status, or age), and any other population determined 
        to be underserved by the Attorney General or the Secretary of 
        Health and Human Services, as appropriate.'';
          (11) by amending paragraph (37) to read as follows:
          ``(37) Youth.--The term `youth' means a person who is 11 to 
        24 years of age.'';
          (12) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:
          ``(38) Alaska native village.--The term `Alaska Native 
        village' has the same meaning given such term in the Alaska 
        Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).
          ``(39) Child.--The term `child' means a person who is under 
        11 years of age.
          ``(40) Culturally specific.--The term `culturally specific' 
        (except when used as part of the term `culturally specific 
        services') means primarily composed of racial and ethnic 
        minority groups (as defined in section 1707(g) of the Public 
        Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300u-6(g))).
          ``(41) Culturally specific services.--The term `culturally 
        specific services' means community-based services and resources 
        that are culturally relevant and linguistically specific to 
        culturally specific communities.
          ``(42) Homeless, homeless individual, homeless person.--The 
        terms `homeless', `homeless individual', and `homeless 
        person'--
                  ``(A) mean an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, 
                and adequate nighttime residence; and
                  ``(B) includes--
                          ``(i) an individual who--
                                  ``(I) is sharing the housing of other 
                                persons due to loss of housing, 
                                economic hardship, or a similar reason;
                                  ``(II) is living in a motel, hotel, 
                                trailer park, or campground due to the 
                                lack of alternative adequate 
                                accommodations;
                                  ``(III) is living in an emergency or 
                                transitional shelter;
                                  ``(IV) is abandoned in a hospital; or
                                  ``(V) is awaiting foster care 
                                placement;
                          ``(ii) an individual who has a primary 
                        nighttime residence that is a public or private 
                        place not designed for or ordinarily used as a 
                        regular sleeping accommodation for human 
                        beings; or
                          ``(iii) migratory children (as defined in 
                        section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary 
                        Education Act of 1965; 20 U.S.C. 6399) who 
                        qualify as homeless under this section because 
                        the children are living in circumstances 
                        described in this paragraph.
          ``(43) Population specific organization.--The term 
        `population specific organization' means a nonprofit, 
        nongovernmental organization that primarily serves members of a 
        specific underserved population and has demonstrated experience 
        and expertise providing targeted services to members of that 
        specific underserved population.
          ``(44) Population specific services.--The term `population 
        specific services' means victim services that--
                  ``(A) address the safety, health, economic, legal, 
                housing, workplace, immigration, confidentiality, or 
                other needs of victims of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking; and
                  ``(B) are designed primarily for, and are targeted 
                to, a specific underserved population.
          ``(45) Rape crisis center.--The term `rape crisis center' 
        means--
                  ``(A) a nonprofit, nongovernmental, or tribal 
                organization that provides intervention and related 
                assistance, as specified in section 41601(b)(2)(C), to 
                victims of sexual assault without regard to the age of 
                the victims; or
                  ``(B) a governmental entity that--
                          ``(i) is located in a State other than a 
                        Territory;
                          ``(ii) provides intervention and related 
                        assistance, as specified in section 
                        41601(b)(2)(C), to victims of sexual assault 
                        without regard to the age of the victims;
                          ``(iii) is not a law enforcement agency or 
                        other entity that is part of the criminal 
                        justice system; and
                          ``(iv) offers a level of confidentiality to 
                        victims that is comparable to a nonprofit 
                        entity that provides similar victim services.
          ``(46) Sex trafficking.--The term `sex trafficking' means any 
        conduct proscribed by section 1591 of title 18, United States 
        Code, whether or not the conduct occurs in interstate or 
        foreign commerce or within the special maritime and territorial 
        jurisdiction of the United States.
          ``(47) Tribal coalition.--The term `tribal coalition' means 
        an established nonprofit, nongovernmental Indian organization, 
        Alaska Native organization, or a Native Hawaiian organization 
        that--
                  ``(A) provides education, support, and technical 
                assistance to member Indian service providers in a 
                manner that enables those member providers to establish 
                and maintain culturally appropriate services, including 
                shelter and rape crisis services, designed to assist 
                Indian women and the dependents of those women who are 
                victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, and stalking; and
                  ``(B) is comprised of board and general members that 
                are representative of--
                          ``(i) the member service providers described 
                        in subparagraph (A); and
                          ``(ii) the tribal communities in which the 
                        services are being provided.
          ``(48) Unit of local government.--The term `unit of local 
        government' means any city, county, township, town, borough, 
        parish, village, or other general purpose political subdivision 
        of a State.
          ``(49) Victim services.--The term `victim services'--
                  ``(A) means services provided to victims of domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, 
                including telephonic or web-based hotlines, legal 
                advocacy, economic advocacy, emergency and transitional 
                shelter, accompaniment and advocacy through medical, 
                civil or criminal justice, immigration, and social 
                support systems, crisis intervention, short-term 
                individual and group support services, information and 
                referrals, culturally specific services, population 
                specific services, and other related supportive 
                services; and
                  ``(B) may include services and assistance to victims 
                of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
                or stalking who are also victims of severe forms of 
                trafficking in persons as defined by section 103 of the 
                Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 
                7102).
          ``(50) Victim service provider.--The term `victim service 
        provider' means a nonprofit, nongovernmental or tribal 
        organization or rape crisis center, including a State sexual 
        assault coalition or tribal coalition, that--
                  ``(A) assists domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, or stalking victims, including domestic 
                violence shelters, faith-based organizations, and other 
                organizations; and
                  ``(B) has a documented history of effective work 
                concerning domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking.''; and
          (13) by striking paragraphs (17), (29), and (36), and then 
        reordering the remaining paragraphs of such subsection 
        (including the paragraphs added by paragraph (12) of this 
        subsection) in alphabetical order based on the headings of such 
        paragraphs, and renumbering such paragraphs as so reordered.
  (b) Grants Conditions.--Subsection (b) of section 40002 of the 
Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13925(b)) is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (2)--
                  (A) in subparagraph (B), by amending clauses (i) and 
                (ii) to read as follows:
                          ``(i) disclose, reveal, or release any 
                        personally identifying information or 
                        individual information collected in connection 
                        with services requested, utilized, or denied 
                        through grantees' and subgrantees' programs, 
                        regardless of whether the information has been 
                        encoded, encrypted, hashed, or otherwise 
                        protected; or
                          ``(ii) disclose, reveal, or release 
                        individual client information without the 
                        informed, written, reasonably time-limited 
                        consent of the person (or in the case of an 
                        unemancipated minor, the minor and the parent 
                        or guardian or in the case of legal incapacity, 
                        a court-appointed guardian) about whom 
                        information is sought, whether for this program 
                        or any other Federal, State, tribal, or 
                        territorial grant program, except that--
                                  ``(I) consent for release may not be 
                                given by the abuser of the minor, 
                                incapacitated person, or the abuser of 
                                the other parent of the minor; and
                                  ``(II) if a minor or a person with a 
                                legally appointed guardian is permitted 
                                by law to receive services without the 
                                parent's or guardian's consent, such 
                                minor or person with a guardian may 
                                release information without additional 
                                consent.'';
                  (B) by amending subparagraph (D), to read as follows:
                  ``(D) Information sharing.--
                          ``(i) In general.--Grantees and subgrantees 
                        may share--
                                  ``(I) nonpersonally identifying data 
                                in the aggregate regarding services to 
                                their clients and nonpersonally 
                                identifying demographic information in 
                                order to comply with Federal, State, 
                                tribal, or territorial reporting, 
                                evaluation, or data collection 
                                requirements;
                                  ``(II) court-generated information 
                                and law enforcement-generated 
                                information contained in secure, 
                                governmental registries for protection 
                                order enforcement purposes; and
                                  ``(III) law enforcement-generated and 
                                prosecution-generated information 
                                necessary for law enforcement, 
                                intelligence, national security, or 
                                prosecution purposes.
                          ``(ii) Limitations.--Grantees and subgrantees 
                        may not--
                                  ``(I) require an adult, youth, or 
                                child victim of domestic violence, 
                                dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                                stalking to provide a consent to 
                                release his or her personally 
                                identifying information as a condition 
                                of eligibility for the services 
                                provided by the grantee or subgrantee; 
                                or
                                  ``(II) share any personally 
                                identifying information in order to 
                                comply with Federal reporting, 
                                evaluation, or data collection 
                                requirements, whether for this program 
                                or any other Federal grant program.'';
                  (C) by redesignating subparagraph (E) as subparagraph 
                (F);
                  (D) by inserting after subparagraph (D) the 
                following:
                  ``(E) Statutorily mandated reports of abuse or 
                neglect.--Nothing in this paragraph prohibits a grantee 
                or subgrantee from reporting suspected abuse or 
                neglect, as those terms are defined by law, when 
                specifically mandated by the State or tribe 
                involved.''; and
                  (E) by adding at the end the following new 
                subparagraph:
                  ``(G) Confidentiality assessment and assurances.--
                Grantees and subgrantees shall certify their compliance 
                with the confidentiality and privacy provisions 
                required under this section.'';
          (2) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following:
          ``(3) Approved activities.--In carrying out the activities 
        under this title, grantees and subgrantees may collaborate with 
        and provide information to Federal, State, local, tribal, and 
        territorial public officials and agencies to develop and 
        implement policies, and develop and promote State, local, or 
        tribal legislation or model codes, designed to reduce or 
        eliminate domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
        and stalking.'';
          (3) in paragraph (7), by inserting at the end the following:
        ``Final reports of such evaluations shall be made publically 
        available on the website of the disbursing agency.''; and
          (4) by inserting after paragraph (11) the following:
          ``(12) Delivery of legal assistance.--Any grantee or 
        subgrantee providing legal assistance with funds awarded under 
        this title shall comply with the eligibility requirements in 
        section 1201(d) of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (42 
        U.S.C. 3796gg-6(d)).
          ``(13) Civil rights.--
                  ``(A) Nondiscrimination.--No person in any State 
                shall on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, 
                religion, national origin, sex, or disability be 
                excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits 
                of, or be subjected to discrimination under, any 
                program or activity funded in whole or in part with 
                funds made available under the Violence Against Women 
                Act of 1994 (title IV of Public Law 103-322; 108 Stat. 
                1902), the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (division 
                B of Public Law 106-386; 114 Stat. 1491), the Violence 
                Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization 
                Act of 2005 (title IX of Public Law 109-162; 119 Stat. 
                3080), the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act 
                of 2012, or any other program or activity funded in 
                whole or in part with funds appropriated for grants, 
                cooperative agreements, and other assistance 
                administered by the Office on Violence Against Women.
                  ``(B) Reasonable accommodation.--Nothing in this 
                paragraph shall prevent consideration of an 
                individual's gender for purposes of a program or 
                activity described in subparagraph (A) if the grantee 
                involved determines that gender segregation or gender-
                specific programming is necessary to the essential 
                operation of such program or activity. In such a case, 
                alternative reasonable accommodations are sufficient to 
                meet the requirements of this paragraph.
                  ``(C) Application.--The provisions of paragraphs (2) 
                through (4) of section 809(c) of title I of the Omnibus 
                Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 
                3789d(c)) shall apply to violations of subparagraph 
                (A).
                  ``(D) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this 
                paragraph shall be construed, interpreted, or applied 
                to supplant, displace, preempt, or otherwise diminish 
                the responsibilities and liabilities of grantees under 
                other Federal or State civil rights law, whether 
                statutory or common.''.
  (c) Conforming Amendment.--Section 41403(6) of the Violence Against 
Women Act of 1994 (14043e-2(6)) is amended to read as follows:
          ``(6) the terms `homeless', `homeless individual', and 
        `homeless person' have the meanings given such terms in section 
        40002(a);''.

SEC. 4. ACCOUNTABILITY PROVISIONS.

  (a) Requirement for DOJ Grant Applicants To Include Certain 
Information About Federal Grants in DOJ Grant Applications.--Each 
applicant for a grant from the Department of Justice shall submit, as 
part of the application for the grant, the following information:
          (1) A list of each Federal grant the applicant applied for 
        during the one-year period preceding the date of submission of 
        the application.
          (2) A list of each Federal grant the applicant received 
        during the five-year period preceding the date of submission of 
        the application.
  (b) Enhancing Grant Efficiency and Coordination.--
          (1) In general.--The Attorney General, in consultation with 
        the Secretary of Health and Human Services, shall, to the 
        greatest extent practicable, take actions to further the 
        coordination of the administration of grants within the 
        Department of Justice to increase the efficiency of such 
        administration.
          (2) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall submit to the 
        Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Appropriations 
        of the Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary and the 
        Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives a 
        report on the actions taken by the Attorney General under 
        paragraph (1) and the progress of such actions in achieving 
        coordination described in such paragraph.
  (c) Requiring Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management Functions 
To Apply to VAWA Grants.--
          (1) In general.--Section 109(b) of the Omnibus Crime Control 
        and Safe Streets Act of 1968 is amended--
                  (A) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); 
                and
                  (B) by inserting after paragraph (2), the following 
                new paragraph:
          ``(3) Any program or activity funded in whole or in part with 
        funds made available under the Violence Against Women Act of 
        1994 (title IV of Public Law 103-322; 108 Stat. 1902), the 
        Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (division B of Public Law 
        106-386; 114 Stat. 1491), the Violence Against Women and 
        Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (title IX of 
        Public Law 109-162; 119 Stat. 3080), the Violence Against Women 
        Reauthorization Act of 2012, or any other program or activity 
        funded in whole or in part with funds appropriated for grants, 
        cooperative agreements, and other assistance administered by 
        the Office on Violence Against Women.''.
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) 
        shall apply with respect to grant periods beginning on or after 
        the date of the enactment of this Act.
  (d) VAWA Grant Accountability.--Section 40002 of the Violence Against 
Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13925) is further amended by adding at the 
end the following:
  ``(c) Accountability.--All grants awarded under this title shall be 
subject to the following accountability provisions:
          ``(1) Audit requirement.--Beginning in fiscal year 2013, and 
        in each fiscal year thereafter, the Inspector General of the 
        Department of Justice or the Inspector General of the 
        Department of Health and Human Services, as applicable, shall 
        conduct an audit of not fewer than 10 percent of all grantees 
        under this title to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of funds by 
        such grantees.
          ``(2) Mandatory exclusion.--A grantee described in paragraph 
        (1) that is found by the Inspector General of the Department of 
        Justice or the Inspector General of the Department of Health 
        and Human Services, as applicable, to have an unresolved audit 
        finding (as defined in paragraph (5)) shall not be eligible to 
        receive grant funds under this title during the 2 fiscal years 
        beginning after the 12-month period described in such 
        paragraph.
          ``(3) Reimbursement.--If an entity is awarded grant funds 
        under this title during any period in which the entity is 
        prohibited from receiving funds under paragraph (2), the head 
        of the Federal agency administering a grant program under this 
        title shall--
                  ``(A) deposit into the General Fund of the Treasury 
                an amount equal to the grant funds that were improperly 
                awarded to the grantee; and
                  ``(B) seek to recoup the costs of the repayment to 
                the Fund from the entity that was erroneously awarded 
                such grant funds.
          ``(4) Unresolved audit finding defined.--In this subsection, 
        the term `unresolved audit finding' means, with respect to a 
        grantee described in paragraph (1), an audit report finding, 
        statement, or recommendation by the Inspector General of the 
        Department of Justice or the Inspector General of the 
        Department of Health and Human Service, as applicable, that the 
        grantee has utilized grant funds for an unauthorized 
        expenditure or otherwise unallowable cost that is not closed or 
        resolved within 12 months from the date of an initial 
        notification of the finding, statement, or recommendation.
          ``(5) Nonprofit organization requirements.--
                  ``(A) Definition.--For purposes of this paragraph, 
                the term `nonprofit organization' means an organization 
                that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal 
                Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under 
                section 501(a) of such Code.
                  ``(B) Prohibition.--The Attorney General shall not 
                award a grant under any grant program under this title 
                to a nonprofit organization that holds money in 
                offshore accounts for the purpose of avoiding paying 
                the tax described in section 511(a) of the Internal 
                Revenue Code of 1986.
          ``(6) Administrative expenses.--Unless otherwise explicitly 
        provided in authorizing legislation, not more than 5.0 percent 
        of the amounts authorized to be appropriated under this title 
        may be used by the Attorney General for salaries and 
        administrative expenses of the Office on Violence Against 
        Women.
          ``(7) Conference expenditures.--
                  ``(A) Limitation.--No amounts authorized to be 
                appropriated to the Department of Justice or Department 
                of Health and Human Services under this title may be 
                used by the Attorney General, the Secretary of Health 
                and Human Services, or by any individual or 
                organization awarded funds under this title, to host or 
                support any expenditure for conferences, unless in the 
                case of the Department of Justice, the Deputy Attorney 
                General or the appropriate Assistant Attorney General, 
                or in the case of the Department of Health and Human 
                Services the Deputy Secretary, provides prior written 
                authorization that the funds may be expended to host or 
                support any expenditure for such a conference.
                  ``(B) Written approval.--Written authorization under 
                subparagraph (A) shall include a written estimate of 
                all costs associated with the conference, including the 
                cost of all food and beverages, audio/visual equipment, 
                honoraria for speakers, and any entertainment.
                  ``(C) Report.--The Deputy Attorney General and Deputy 
                Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit an 
                annual report to the Committee on the Judiciary and the 
                Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of 
                the Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary and the 
                Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of 
                Representatives on all conference expenditures approved 
                and denied during the fiscal year for which the report 
                is submitted.
          ``(8) Prohibition on lobbying activity.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Amounts authorized to be 
                appropriated under this title may not be utilized by 
                any grantee or subgrantee to lobby any representative 
                of the Federal Government (including the Department of 
                Justice) or a State, local, or tribal government 
                regarding the award of grant funding.
                  ``(B) Penalty.--If the Attorney General determines 
                that any grantee or subgrantee receiving funds under 
                this title has violated subparagraph (A), the Attorney 
                General shall--
                          ``(i) require the grantee or subgrantee to 
                        repay such funds in full; and
                          ``(ii) prohibit the grantee or subgrantee 
                        from receiving any funds under this title for 
                        not less than 5 years.
          ``(9) Annual certification.--Beginning in the first fiscal 
        year beginning after the date of the enactment of the Violence 
        Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012, the Assistant 
        Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs, the 
        Director of the Office on Violence Against Women, and the 
        Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services shall submit to 
        the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on 
        Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary 
        and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
        Representatives a certification for such year that--
                  ``(A) all audits issued by the Office of the 
                Inspector General under paragraph (1) have been 
                completed and reviewed by the Assistant Attorney 
                General for the Office of Justice Programs;
                  ``(B) all mandatory exclusions required under 
                paragraph (2) have been issued;
                  ``(C) all reimbursements required under paragraph (3) 
                have been made; and
                  ``(D) includes a list of any grantees and subgrantees 
                excluded during the previous year under paragraph 
                (2).''.

SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.

  Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Act, the provisions 
of titles I, II, III, IV, VII, and sections 3, 602, 901, and 902 of 
this Act shall not take effect until the first day of the fiscal year 
following the date of enactment of this Act.

    TITLE I--ENHANCING JUDICIAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS TO COMBAT 
                         VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

SEC. 101. STOP GRANTS.

  (a) STOP Grants.--Part T of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and 
Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3711 et seq.) is amended--
          (1) in section 2001(b) (42 U.S.C. 3796gg(b)), as amended by 
        paragraph (2)--
                  (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``equipment'' and inserting 
                        ``resources''; and
                          (ii) by inserting ``for the protection and 
                        safety of victims,'' before ``and 
                        specifically,'';
                  (B) in paragraph (1), by striking ``sexual assault'' 
                and all that follows through ``dating violence'' and 
                inserting ``domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, and stalking'';
                  (C) in paragraph (2), by striking ``sexual assault 
                and domestic violence'' and inserting ``domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking'';
                  (D) in paragraph (3), by striking ``sexual assault 
                and domestic violence'' and inserting ``domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking, as well as the appropriate treatment of 
                victims'';
                  (E) in paragraph (4)--
                          (i) by inserting ``, classifying,'' after 
                        ``identifying''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``sexual assault and 
                        domestic violence'' and inserting ``domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                        stalking'';
                  (F) in paragraph (5)--
                          (i) by inserting ``and legal assistance'' 
                        after ``victim services'';
                          (ii) by striking ``sexual assault and 
                        domestic violence'' and inserting ``domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                        stalking''; and
                          (iii) by striking ``including crimes'' and 
                        all that follows and inserting ``including 
                        crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, and stalking;'';
                  (G) by striking paragraph (6) and redesignating 
                paragraphs (7) through (14) as paragraphs (6) through 
                (13), respectively;
                  (H) in paragraph (6), as so redesignated by 
                subparagraph (G), by striking ``sexual assault and 
                domestic violence'' and inserting ``domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking'';
                  (I) in paragraph (7), as so redesignated by 
                subparagraph (G), by striking ``and dating violence'' 
                and inserting ``dating violence, and stalking'';
                  (J) in paragraph (9), as so redesignated by 
                subparagraph (G)--
                          (i) by striking ``domestic violence or sexual 
                        assault'' and inserting ``domestic violence, 
                        dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking''; 
                        and
                          (ii) by striking ``such violence or assault'' 
                        and inserting ``such violence, assault, or 
                        stalking'';
                  (K) in paragraph (12), as so redesignated by 
                subparagraph (G)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``triage 
                        protocols to ensure that dangerous or 
                        potentially lethal cases are identified and 
                        prioritized'' and inserting ``the use of 
                        evidence-based indicators to assess the risk of 
                        domestic and dating violence homicide and 
                        prioritize dangerous or potentially lethal 
                        cases''; and
                          (ii) in subparagraph (D), by striking ``and'' 
                        at the end;
                  (L) in paragraph (13), as so redesignated by 
                subparagraph (G)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph 
                        (A)--
                                  (I) by striking ``to provide'' and 
                                inserting ``providing'';
                                  (II) by striking ``nonprofit 
                                nongovernmental''; and
                                  (III) by striking the comma after 
                                ``local governments'';
                          (ii) by inserting ``and'' after the semicolon 
                        in subparagraph (B); and
                          (iii) by striking the period at the end of 
                        subparagraph (C) and inserting a semicolon;
                  (M) by inserting after paragraph (13), as so 
                redesignated by subparagraph (G), the following:
          ``(14) developing and promoting State, local, or tribal 
        legislation and policies that enhance best practices for 
        responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, and stalking;
          ``(15) developing, implementing, or enhancing Sexual Assault 
        Response Teams, or other similar coordinated community 
        responses to sexual assault;
          ``(16) developing and strengthening policies, protocols, best 
        practices, and training for law enforcement agencies and 
        prosecutors relating to the investigation and prosecution of 
        sexual assault cases and the appropriate treatment of victims;
          ``(17) developing, enlarging, or strengthening programs 
        addressing sexual assault against men, women, and youth in 
        correctional and detention settings;
          ``(18) identifying and conducting inventories of backlogs of 
        sexual assault evidence collection kits and developing 
        protocols and policies for responding to and addressing such 
        backlogs, including protocols and policies for notifying and 
        involving victims; and
          ``(19) with not more than 5 percent of the total amount 
        allocated to a State for this part, developing, enhancing, or 
        strengthening prevention and educational programming to address 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
        stalking.''; and
                  (N) in the flush text at the end, by striking 
                ``paragraph (14)'' and inserting ``paragraph (13)'';
          (2) in section 2007 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-1)--
                  (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``nonprofit 
                nongovernmental victim services programs'' and 
                inserting ``victim service providers'';
                  (B) in subsection (b)(6), by striking ``(not 
                including populations of Indian tribes)'';
                  (C) in subsection (c)--
                          (i) by amending paragraph (2) to read as 
                        follows:
          ``(2) grantees and subgrantees shall develop a plan for 
        implementation and may consult and coordinate with--
                  ``(A) the State sexual assault coalition;
                  ``(B) the State domestic violence coalition;
                  ``(C) the law enforcement entities within the State;
                  ``(D) prosecution offices;
                  ``(E) State and local courts;
                  ``(F) tribal governments or tribal coalitions in 
                those States with State or federally recognized Indian 
                tribes;
                  ``(G) representatives from underserved populations;
                  ``(H) victim service providers;
                  ``(I) population specific organizations; and
                  ``(J) other entities that the State or the Attorney 
                General identifies as necessary for the planning 
                process;'';
                          (ii) by striking paragraph (4);
                          (iii) by redesignating paragraph (3) as 
                        paragraph (4);
                          (iv) by inserting after paragraph (2) the 
                        following:
          ``(3) grantees shall coordinate the State implementation plan 
        described in paragraph (2) with the State plans described in 
        section 307 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act 
        (42 U.S.C. 10407) and the plans described in the Victims of 
        Crime Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10601 et seq.) and section 393A of 
        the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280b-1b); and''; and
                          (v) in paragraph (4), as so redesignated by 
                        clause (iii)--
                                  (I) in subparagraph (A), by striking 
                                ``and not less than 25 percent shall be 
                                allocated for prosecutors'';
                                  (II) by redesignating subparagraphs 
                                (B) and (C) as subparagraphs (D) and 
                                (E);
                                  (III) by inserting after subparagraph 
                                (A), the following:
                  ``(B) not less than 25 percent shall be allocated for 
                prosecutors;
                  ``(C) for each fiscal year beginning on or after the 
                date that is 2 years after the date of enactment of the 
                Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012, not 
                less than 20 percent shall be allocated for programs or 
                projects that meaningfully address sexual assault, 
                including stranger rape, acquaintance rape, alcohol or 
                drug-facilitated rape, and rape within the context of 
                an intimate partner relationship;'';
                                  (IV) in subparagraph (D), as so 
                                redesignated by subclause (II), by 
                                striking ``culturally specific 
                                community-based'' and inserting 
                                ``population specific''; and
                                  (V) in subparagraph (E), as so 
                                redesignated by subclause (II), by 
                                striking ``; and'' and inserting a 
                                period;
                  (D) by amending subsection (d) to read as follows:
  ``(d) Application Requirements.--An application for a grant under 
this part shall include--
          ``(1) the certifications of qualification required under 
        subsection (c);
          ``(2) proof of compliance with the requirements for the 
        payment of forensic medical exams and judicial notification, 
        described in section 2010;
          ``(3) proof of compliance with the requirements for paying 
        fees and costs relating to domestic violence and protection 
        order cases described in section 2011;
          ``(4) proof of compliance with the requirements prohibiting 
        polygraph examinations of victims of sexual assault described 
        in section 2013;
          ``(5) an implementation plan required under subsection (i); 
        and
          ``(6) any other documentation that the Attorney General may 
        require.'';
                  (E) in subsection (e)--
                          (i) in paragraph (2)--
                                  (I) in subparagraph (A), by striking 
                                ``domestic violence and sexual 
                                assault'' and inserting ``domestic 
                                violence, dating violence, sexual 
                                assault, and stalking''; and
                                  (II) in subparagraph (D), by striking 
                                ``linguistically and culturally'' and 
                                inserting ``population''; and
                          (ii) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(3) Conditions.--In disbursing grants under this part, the 
        Attorney General may impose reasonable conditions on grant 
        awards disbursed after the date of enactment of the Violence 
        Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 to ensure that the 
        States meet statutory, regulatory, and other programs 
        requirements.'';
                  (F) in subsection (f), by striking the period at the 
                end and inserting ``, except that, for purposes of this 
                subsection, the costs of the projects for victim 
                services or tribes for which there is an exemption 
                under section 40002(b)(1) of the Violence Against Women 
                Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13925(b)(1)) shall not count 
                toward the total costs of the projects.''; and
                  (G) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(i) Implementation Plans.--A State applying for a grant under this 
part shall--
          ``(1) develop an implementation plan in consultation with 
        representatives of the entities listed in subsection (c)(2), 
        that identifies how the State will use the funds awarded under 
        this part; and
          ``(2) submit to the Attorney General as part of the 
        application submitted in accordance with subsection (d)--
                  ``(A) the implementation plan developed under 
                paragraph (1);
                  ``(B) documentation from each member of the planning 
                committee with respect to the member's participation in 
                the planning process;
                  ``(C) documentation from the prosecution, law 
                enforcement, court, and victim services programs to be 
                assisted, describing--
                          ``(i) the need for the grant funds;
                          ``(ii) the intended use of the grant funds;
                          ``(iii) the expected result of the grant 
                        funds; and
                          ``(iv) the demographic characteristics of the 
                        populations to be served, including age, 
                        disability, race, ethnicity, and language 
                        background;
                  ``(D) a description of how the State will ensure that 
                any subgrantees will consult with victim service 
                providers during the course of developing their grant 
                applications to ensure that the proposed activities are 
                designed to promote the safety, confidentiality, and 
                economic independence of victims;
                  ``(E) demographic data on the distribution of 
                underserved populations within the State and a 
                description of how the State will meet the needs of 
                underserved populations, including the minimum 
                allocation for population specific services required 
                under subsection (c)(4)(C);
                  ``(F) a description of how the State plans to meet 
                the requirements pursuant to regulations issued under 
                subsection (e)(2);
                  ``(G) goals and objectives for reducing domestic and 
                dating violence-related homicides within the State; and
                  ``(H) any other information requested by the Attorney 
                General.
  ``(j) Reallocation of Funds.--A State may use any returned or 
remaining funds for any authorized purpose under this part if--
          ``(1) funds from a subgrant awarded under this part are 
        returned to the State; or
          ``(2) the State does not receive sufficient eligible 
        applications to award the full funding within the allocations 
        under subsection (c)(4).'';
          (3) in section 2010 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-4)--
                  (A) in subsection (a), by amending paragraph (1) to 
                read as follows:
          ``(1) In general.--A State, Indian tribal government, or unit 
        of local government shall not be entitled to funds under this 
        subchapter unless the State, Indian tribal government, unit of 
        local government, or another governmental entity--
                  ``(A) incurs the full out-of-pocket cost of forensic 
                medical exams described in subsection (b) for victims 
                of sexual assault; and
                  ``(B) coordinates with health care providers in the 
                region to notify victims of sexual assault of the 
                availability of rape exams at no cost to the 
                victims.'';
                  (B) in subsection (b)--
                          (i) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``or'' 
                        after the semicolon;
                          (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``; or'' 
                        and inserting a period; and
                          (iii) by striking paragraph (3);
                  (C) in subsection (c), by striking ``, except that 
                such funds'' and all that follows and inserting a 
                period; and
                  (D) by amending subsection (d) to read as follows:
  ``(d) Noncooperation.--
          ``(1) In general.--To be in compliance with this section, a 
        State, Indian tribal government, or unit of local government 
        shall comply with subsection (b) without regard to whether the 
        victim participates in the criminal justice system or 
        cooperates with law enforcement.
          ``(2) Compliance period.--States, territories, and Indian 
        tribal governments shall have 3 years from the date of 
        enactment of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 
        2012 to come into compliance with this subsection.''; and
          (4) in section 2011(a)(1) (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-5(a)(1))--
                  (A) by inserting ``modification, enforcement, 
                dismissal,'' after ``registration,'' each place it 
                appears; and
                  (B) by striking ``domestic violence, stalking, or 
                sexual assault'' and inserting ``domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking''.
  (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 1001(a)(18) of title I 
of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 
3793(a)(18)), is amended by striking ``$225,000,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2007 through 2011'' and inserting ``$222,000,000 for each of 
fiscal years 2013 through 2017''.

SEC. 102. GRANTS TO ENCOURAGE ARREST POLICIES AND ENFORCEMENT OF 
                    PROTECTION ORDERS.

  (a) In General.--Part U of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and 
Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796hh et seq.) is amended--
          (1) in section 2101 (42 U.S.C. 3796hh)--
                  (A) in subsection (b)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                        striking ``States,'' and all that follows 
                        through ``units of local government'' and 
                        inserting ``grantees'';
                          (ii) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``and 
                        enforcement of protection orders across State 
                        and tribal lines'' before the period;
                          (iii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and 
                        training in police departments to improve 
                        tracking of cases'' and inserting ``data 
                        collection systems, and training in police 
                        departments to improve tracking of cases and 
                        classification of complaints'';
                          (iv) in paragraph (4), by inserting ``and 
                        provide the appropriate training and education 
                        about domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, and stalking'' after ``computer 
                        tracking systems'';
                          (v) in paragraph (5), by inserting ``and 
                        other victim services'' after ``legal advocacy 
                        service programs'';
                          (vi) in paragraph (6), by striking ``judges'' 
                        and inserting ``Federal, State, tribal, 
                        territorial, and local judges, and court-based 
                        and court-related personnel'';
                          (vii) in paragraph (8), by striking ``and 
                        sexual assault'' and inserting ``, dating 
                        violence, sexual assault, and stalking'';
                          (viii) in paragraph (10), by striking ``non-
                        profit, non-governmental victim services 
                        organizations,'' and inserting ``victim service 
                        providers, population specific 
                        organizations,''; and
                          (ix) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(14) To develop and implement training programs for 
        prosecutors and other prosecution-related personnel regarding 
        best practices to ensure offender accountability, victim 
        safety, and victim consultation in cases involving domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
          ``(15) To develop or strengthen policies, protocols, and 
        training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and the 
        judiciary in recognizing, investigating, and prosecuting 
        instances of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, and stalking.
          ``(16) To develop and promote State, local, or tribal 
        legislation and policies that enhance best practices for 
        responding to the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, and stalking, including the appropriate 
        treatment of victims.
          ``(17) To develop, implement, or enhance sexual assault nurse 
        examiner programs or sexual assault forensic examiner programs, 
        including the hiring and training of such examiners.
          ``(18) To develop, implement, or enhance Sexual Assault 
        Response Teams or similar coordinated community responses to 
        sexual assault.
          ``(19) To develop and strengthen policies, protocols, and 
        training for law enforcement officers and prosecutors regarding 
        the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases and 
        the appropriate treatment of victims of sexual assault.
          ``(20) To provide the following human immunodeficiency virus 
        services for victims of sexual assault:
                  ``(A) Testing.
                  ``(B) Counseling.
                  ``(C) Prophylaxis.
          ``(21) To identify and inventory backlogs of sexual assault 
        evidence collection kits and to develop protocols for 
        responding to and addressing such backlogs, including policies 
        and protocols for notifying and involving victims.
          ``(22) To develop multidisciplinary high-risk teams focusing 
        on reducing domestic violence and dating violence homicides 
        by--
                  ``(A) using evidence-based indicators to assess the 
                risk of homicide and link high-risk victims to 
                immediate crisis intervention services;
                  ``(B) identifying and managing high-risk offenders; 
                and
                  ``(C) providing ongoing victim advocacy and referrals 
                to comprehensive services including legal, housing, 
                health care, and economic assistance.'';
                  (B) in subsection (c)--
                          (i) in paragraph (1)--
                                  (I) in the matter preceding 
                                subparagraph (A), by inserting ``except 
                                for a court,'' before ``certify''; and
                                  (II) by redesignating subparagraphs 
                                (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii), 
                                respectively, and adjusting the margin 
                                accordingly;
                          (ii) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``except 
                        for a court,'' before ``demonstrate'';
                          (iii) in paragraph (4)--
                                  (I) by inserting ``modification, 
                                enforcement, dismissal,'' after 
                                ``registration,'' each place it 
                                appears;
                                  (II) by inserting ``dating 
                                violence,'' after the second occurrence 
                                of ``domestic violence,''; and
                                  (III) by striking ``and'' at the end;
                          (iv) in paragraph (5)--
                                  (I) in the matter preceding 
                                subparagraph (A), by striking ``, not 
                                later than 3 years after the date of 
                                enactment of this section,'';
                                  (II) by redesignating subparagraphs 
                                (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii), 
                                respectively, and adjusting the margin 
                                accordingly;
                                  (III) in clause (ii), as redesignated 
                                by subclause (II) of this clause, by 
                                striking ``subparagraph (A)'' and 
                                inserting ``clause (i)''; and
                                  (IV) by striking the period at the 
                                end and inserting ``; and'';
                          (v) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through 
                        (5), as amended by this subparagraph, as 
                        subparagraphs (A) through (E), respectively;
                          (vi) in the matter preceding subparagraph 
                        (A), as redesignated by clause (v) of this 
                        subparagraph--
                                  (I) by striking the second comma; and
                                  (II) by striking ``grantees are 
                                States'' and inserting the following: 
                                ``grantees are--
          ``(1) States''; and
                          (vii) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(2) a State, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or 
        sexual assault coalition or a victim service provider that 
        partners with a State, Indian tribal government, or unit of 
        local government that certifies that the State, Indian tribal 
        government, or unit of local government meets the requirements 
        under paragraph (1).'';
                  (C) in subsection (d)--
                          (i) in paragraph (1)--
                                  (I) in the matter preceding 
                                subparagraph (A), by inserting ``, 
                                policy,'' after ``law''; and
                                  (II) in subparagraph (A), by 
                                inserting ``and the defendant is in 
                                custody or has been served with the 
                                information or indictment'' before the 
                                semicolon; and
                          (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``it'' and 
                        inserting ``its''; and
                  (D) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(f) Allocation for Tribal Coalitions.--Of the amounts appropriated 
for purposes of this part for each fiscal year, not less than 5 percent 
shall be available for grants under section 2001(d) of the Omnibus 
Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg(d)).
  ``(g) Allocation for Sexual Assault.--Of the amounts appropriated for 
purposes of this part for each fiscal year, not less than 25 percent 
shall be available for projects that address sexual assault, including 
stranger rape, acquaintance rape, alcohol or drug-facilitated rape, and 
rape within the context of an intimate partner relationship.''; and
          (2) in section 2102(a) (42 U.S.C. 3796hh-1(a))--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``court,'' after 
                ``tribal government,''; and
                  (B) in paragraph (4), by striking ``nonprofit, 
                private sexual assault and domestic violence programs'' 
                and inserting ``victim service providers and, as 
                appropriate, population specific organizations''.
  (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 1001(a)(19) of title I 
of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 
3793(a)(19)) is amended--
          (1) by striking ``$75,000,000'' and all that follows through 
        ``2011'' and inserting ``$73,000,000 for each of fiscal years 
        2013 through 2017''; and
          (2) by striking the second period.

SEC. 103. LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS.

  Section 1201 of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 
3796gg-6) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a)--
                  (A) in the first sentence, by striking ``arising as a 
                consequence of'' and inserting ``relating to or arising 
                out of''; and
                  (B) in the second sentence, by inserting ``or arising 
                out of'' after ``relating to'';
          (2) in subsection (b)--
                  (A) in the heading, by inserting ``and Grant 
                Conditions'' after ``Definitions''; and
                  (B) by inserting ``and grant conditions'' after 
                ``definitions'';
          (3) in subsection (c)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``victim services 
                organizations'' and inserting ``victim service 
                providers''; and
                  (B) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the 
                following:
          ``(3) to implement, expand, and establish efforts and 
        projects to provide competent, supervised pro bono legal 
        assistance for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, or stalking.'';
          (4) in subsection (d)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``subsection (c) 
                has completed'' and all that follows and inserting the 
                following: ``this section--''
                  ``(A) has demonstrated expertise in providing legal 
                assistance or advocacy to victims of domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in the 
                targeted population; or
                  ``(B)(i) is partnered with an entity or person that 
                has demonstrated expertise described in subparagraph 
                (A); and
                  ``(ii) has completed, or will complete, training in 
                connection with domestic violence, dating violence, 
                stalking, or sexual assault and related legal issues, 
                including training on evidence-based risk factors for 
                domestic and dating violence homicide;''; and
                  (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``stalking 
                organization'' and inserting ``stalking victim service 
                provider''; and
          (5) in subsection (f)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``this section'' 
                and all that follows through the period at the end and 
                inserting ``this section $57,000,000 for each of fiscal 
                years 2013 through 2017.''; and
                  (B) in paragraph (2), by adding at the end the 
                following new subparagraph:
                  ``(D) Of the amount made available under this 
                subsection in each fiscal year, not more than 10 
                percent may be used for purposes described in 
                subsection (c)(3).''.

SEC. 104. CONSOLIDATION OF GRANTS TO SUPPORT FAMILIES IN THE JUSTICE 
                    SYSTEM.

  (a) In General.--Title III of division B of the Victims of 
Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-386; 
114 Stat. 1509) is amended by striking the section preceding section 
1302 (42 U.S.C. 10420), as amended by section 306 of the Violence 
Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 
(Public Law 109-162; 119 Stat. 3016), and inserting the following:

``SEC. 1301. COURT TRAINING AND SUPERVISED VISITATION IMPROVEMENTS.

  ``(a) In General.--The Attorney General may make grants to States, 
units of local government, courts (including juvenile courts), Indian 
tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, legal services providers, 
and victim services providers to improve the response of all aspects of 
the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of 
domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or in 
cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse.
  ``(b) Use of Funds.--A grant under this section may be used to--
          ``(1) provide supervised visitation and safe visitation 
        exchange of children and youth by and between parents in 
        situations involving domestic violence, dating violence, child 
        sexual abuse, sexual assault, or stalking;
          ``(2) develop and promote State, local, and tribal 
        legislation, policies, and best practices for improving civil 
        and criminal court functions, responses, practices, and 
        procedures in cases involving a history of domestic violence or 
        sexual assault, or in cases involving allegations of child 
        sexual abuse, including cases in which the victim proceeds pro 
        se;
          ``(3) educate court-based and court-related personnel 
        (including custody evaluators and guardians ad litem) and child 
        protective services workers on the dynamics of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, 
        including information on perpetrator behavior, evidence-based 
        risk factors for domestic and dating violence homicide, and on 
        issues relating to the needs of victims, including safety, 
        security, privacy, and confidentiality, including cases in 
        which the victim proceeds pro se;
          ``(4) provide adequate resources in juvenile court matters to 
        respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault 
        (including child sexual abuse), and stalking and ensure 
        necessary services dealing with the physical health and mental 
        health of victims are available;
          ``(5) enable courts or court-based or court-related programs 
        to develop or enhance--
                  ``(A) court infrastructure (such as specialized 
                courts, consolidated courts, dockets, intake centers, 
                or interpreter services);
                  ``(B) community-based initiatives within the court 
                system (such as court watch programs, victim 
                assistants, pro se victim assistance programs, or 
                community-based supplementary services);
                  ``(C) offender management, monitoring, and 
                accountability programs;
                  ``(D) safe and confidential information-storage and 
                information-sharing databases within and between court 
                systems;
                  ``(E) education and outreach programs to improve 
                community access, including enhanced access for 
                underserved populations; and
                  ``(F) other projects likely to improve court 
                responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, and stalking;
          ``(6) collect data and provide training and technical 
        assistance, including developing State, local, and tribal model 
        codes and policies, to improve the capacity of grantees and 
        communities to address the civil justice needs of victims of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking who have legal representation, who are proceeding pro 
        se, or who are proceeding with the assistance of a legal 
        advocate; and
          ``(7) improve training and education to assist judges, 
        judicial personnel, attorneys, child welfare personnel, and 
        legal advocates in the civil justice system regarding domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or child 
        abuse.
  ``(c) Considerations.--
          ``(1) In general.--In making grants for purposes described in 
        paragraphs (1) through (6) of subsection (b), the Attorney 
        General shall consider--
                  ``(A) the number of families to be served by the 
                proposed programs and services;
                  ``(B) the extent to which the proposed programs and 
                services serve underserved populations;
                  ``(C) the extent to which the applicant demonstrates 
                cooperation and collaboration with nonprofit, 
                nongovernmental entities in the local community with 
                demonstrated histories of effective work on domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, 
                including State or tribal domestic violence coalitions, 
                State or tribal sexual assault coalitions, local 
                shelters, and programs for domestic violence and sexual 
                assault victims; and
                  ``(D) the extent to which the applicant demonstrates 
                coordination and collaboration with State, tribal, and 
                local court systems, including mechanisms for 
                communication and referral.
          ``(2) Other grants.--In making grants under subsection (b)(8) 
        the Attorney General shall take into account the extent to 
        which the grantee has expertise addressing the judicial 
        system's handling of family violence, child custody, child 
        abuse and neglect, adoption, foster care, supervised 
        visitation, divorce, and parentage.
  ``(d) Applicant Requirements.--The Attorney General may make a grant 
under this section to an applicant that--
          ``(1) demonstrates expertise in the areas of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or child 
        sexual abuse, as appropriate;
          ``(2) ensures that any fees charged to individuals for use of 
        supervised visitation programs and services are based on the 
        income of those individuals, unless otherwise provided by court 
        order;
          ``(3) if the applicant proposes to operate supervised 
        visitation programs and services or safe visitation exchange, 
        demonstrates that adequate security measures, including 
        adequate facilities, procedures, and personnel capable of 
        preventing violence, and adequate standards are, or will be, in 
        place (including the development of protocols or policies to 
        ensure that confidential information is not shared with courts, 
        law enforcement agencies, or child welfare agencies unless 
        necessary to ensure the safety of any child or adult using the 
        services of a program funded under this section);
          ``(4) certifies that the organizational policies of the 
        applicant do not require mediation or counseling involving 
        offenders and victims being physically present in the same 
        place, in cases where domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, or stalking is alleged;
          ``(5) certifies that any person providing legal assistance 
        through a program funded under this section has completed or 
        will complete training on domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, and stalking, including child sexual abuse, and 
        related legal issues; and
          ``(6) certifies that any person providing custody evaluation 
        or guardian ad litem services through a program funded under 
        this section has completed or will complete training, developed 
        with input from and in collaboration with a tribal, State, 
        territorial, or local domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, or stalking victim service provider or 
        coalition, on the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual 
        assault, including child sexual abuse, that includes training 
        on how to review evidence of past abuse and the use of 
        evidenced-based theories to make recommendations on custody and 
        visitation.
  ``(e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section, $22,000,000 for each of the 
fiscal years 2013 through 2017. Amounts appropriated pursuant to this 
subsection are authorized to remain available until expended.
  ``(f) Allotment for Indian Tribes.--
          ``(1) In general.--Not less than 10 percent of the total 
        amount available under this section for each fiscal year shall 
        be available for grants under the program authorized by section 
        2015 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets 
        Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-10).
          ``(2) Applicability of part.--The requirements of this 
        section shall not apply to funds allocated for the program 
        described in paragraph (1).''.
  (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--Subtitle J of the Violence 
Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14043 et seq.) is repealed.

SEC. 105. COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE PROGRAM.

  Subtitle B of title II of the Crime Control Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 
13011 et seq.) is amended--
          (1) in section 216 (42 U.S.C. 13012), by striking ``January 
        1, 2010'' and inserting ``January 1, 2015'';
          (2) in section 217 (42 U.S.C. 13013)--
                  (A) in subsection (c)(2)(A), by striking ``Code of 
                Ethics'' and inserting ``Standards for Programs''; and
                  (B) by adding at the end the following new 
                subsection:
  ``(e) Reporting.--An organization that receives a grant under this 
section for a fiscal year shall submit to the Administrator a report 
regarding the use of the grant for the fiscal year, including a 
discussion of outcome performance measures (which shall be established 
by the Administrator) to determine the effectiveness of the programs of 
the organization in meeting the needs of children in the child welfare 
system.''; and
          (3) in section 219(a) (42 U.S.C. 13014(a)), by striking 
        ``fiscal years 2007 through 2011'' and inserting ``fiscal years 
        2013 through 2017''.

SEC. 106. OUTREACH AND SERVICES TO UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS GRANT.

  Section 120 of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice 
Reauthorization Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 14045) is amended to read as 
follows:

``SEC. 120. GRANTS FOR OUTREACH AND SERVICES TO UNDERSERVED 
                    POPULATIONS.

  ``(a) Grants Authorized.--
          ``(1) In general.--Of the amounts appropriated under the 
        grant programs identified in paragraph (2), the Attorney 
        General shall take 2 percent of such appropriated amounts and 
        combine them to award grants to eligible entities described in 
        subsection (b) of this section to develop and implement 
        outreach strategies targeted at adult or youth victims of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking 
        in underserved populations and to provide victim services to 
        meet the needs of adult and youth victims of domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in underserved 
        populations. The requirements of the grant programs identified 
        in paragraph (2) shall not apply to this grant program.
          ``(2) Programs covered.--The programs identified in this 
        paragraph are the programs carried out under the following 
        provisions:
                  ``(A) Part T of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control 
                and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (STOP grants).
                  ``(B) Part U of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control 
                and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (Grants to encourage 
                arrest policies).
  ``(b) Eligible Entities.--Eligible entities under this section are--
          ``(1) population specific organizations that have 
        demonstrated experience and expertise in providing population 
        specific services in the relevant underserved communities, or 
        population specific organizations working in partnership with a 
        victim service provider or domestic violence or sexual assault 
        coalition;
          ``(2) victim service providers offering population specific 
        services for a specific underserved population; or
          ``(3) victim service providers working in partnership with a 
        national, State, or local organization that has demonstrated 
        experience and expertise in providing population specific 
        services in the relevant underserved population.
  ``(c) Planning Grants.--The Attorney General may use up to 20 percent 
of funds available under this section to make one-time planning grants 
to eligible entities to support the planning and development of 
specially designed and targeted programs for adult and youth victims in 
one or more underserved populations, including--
          ``(1) identifying, building, and strengthening partnerships 
        with potential collaborators within underserved populations, 
        Federal, State, tribal, territorial or local government 
        entities, and public and private organizations;
          ``(2) conducting a needs assessment of the community and the 
        targeted underserved population or populations to determine 
        what the barriers are to service access and what factors 
        contribute to those barriers, using input from the targeted 
        underserved population or populations;
          ``(3) identifying promising prevention, outreach, and 
        intervention strategies for victims from a targeted underserved 
        population or populations; and
          ``(4) developing a plan, with the input of the targeted 
        underserved population or populations, for--
                  ``(A) implementing prevention, outreach, and 
                intervention strategies to address the barriers to 
                accessing services;
                  ``(B) promoting community engagement in the 
                prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, and stalking within the targeted 
                underserved populations; and
                  ``(C) evaluating the program.
  ``(d) Implementation Grants.--The Attorney General shall make grants 
to eligible entities for the purpose of providing or enhancing 
population specific outreach and victim services to adult and youth 
victims in one or more underserved populations, including--
          ``(1) working with Federal, State, tribal, territorial and 
        local governments, agencies, and organizations to develop or 
        enhance population specific victim services;
          ``(2) strengthening the capacity of underserved populations 
        to provide population specific services;
          ``(3) strengthening the capacity of traditional victim 
        service providers to provide population specific services;
          ``(4) strengthening the effectiveness of criminal and civil 
        justice interventions by providing training for law 
        enforcement, prosecutors, judges and other court personnel on 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking 
        in underserved populations; or
          ``(5) working in cooperation with an underserved population 
        to develop and implement outreach, education, prevention, and 
        intervention strategies that highlight available resources and 
        the specific issues faced by victims of domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking from underserved 
        populations.
  ``(e) Application.--An eligible entity desiring a grant under this 
section shall submit an application to the Director of the Office on 
Violence Against Women at such time, in such form, and in such manner 
as the Director may prescribe.
  ``(f) Reports.--Each eligible entity receiving a grant under this 
section shall annually submit to the Director of the Office on Violence 
Against Women a report that describes the activities carried out with 
grant funds during the preceding fiscal year.
  ``(g) Definitions and Grant Conditions.--In this section the 
definitions and grant conditions in section 40002 of the Violence 
Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13925) shall apply.
  ``(h) Authorization of Appropriations.--In addition to the funds 
identified in subsection (a)(1), there are authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $2,000,000 for each of the 
fiscal years 2013 through 2017.''.

SEC. 107. CULTURALLY SPECIFIC SERVICES GRANT.

  Section 121 of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice 
Reauthorization Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 14045a) is amended--
          (1) in the section heading, by striking ``and 
        linguistically'';
          (2) by striking ``and linguistically'' each place it appears;
          (3) by striking ``and linguistic'' each place it appears;
          (4) by amending paragraph (2) of subsection (a) to read as 
        follows:
          ``(2) Programs covered.--The programs identified in this 
        paragraph are the programs carried out under the following 
        provisions:
                  ``(A) Part U of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control 
                and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796hh) (Grants 
                to encourage arrest policies).
                  ``(B) Section 1201 of division B of the Victims of 
                Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (42 
                U.S.C. 3796gg-6) (Legal assistance for victims).
                  ``(C) Section 40295 of the Violence Against Women Act 
                of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13971) (Rural domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child 
                abuse enforcement assistance).
                  ``(D) Section 40802 of the Violence Against Women Act 
                of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14041a) (Enhanced training and 
                services to end violence against women later in life).
                  ``(E) Section 1402 of division B of the Victims of 
                Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (42 
                U.S.C. 3796gg-7) (Education, training, and enhanced 
                services to end violence against and abuse of women 
                with disabilities).''; and
          (5) in subsection (g), by striking ``linguistic and''.

SEC. 108. REDUCTION IN RAPE KIT BACKLOG.

  Section 2(c)(3) of the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 
(42 U.S.C. 14135(c)(3)), is amended--
          (1) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``2014'' and inserting 
        ``2012''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
          ``(C) For each of the fiscal years 2013 and 2014, not less 
        than 75 percent of the grant amounts shall be awarded for 
        purposes under subsection (a)(2).''.

SEC. 109. ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT TRAINING PROGRAMS.

  Section 40152(c) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 
13941(c)) is amended by striking ``to carry out this section'' and all 
that follows through the period at the end and inserting ``to carry out 
this section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.''.

SEC. 110. CHILD ABUSE TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR JUDICIAL PERSONNEL AND 
                    PRACTITIONERS.

  Section 224(a) of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 
13024(a)) is amended by striking ``$2,300,000'' and all that follows 
through the period at the end and inserting ``$2,300,000 for each of 
fiscal years 2013 through 2017.''.

 TITLE II--IMPROVING SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING 
                 VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING

SEC. 201. SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES PROGRAM.

  (a) Grants to States and Territories.--Section 41601(b) of the 
Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14043g(b)) is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``other programs'' and all 
        that follows through the period at the end and inserting 
        ``other nongovernmental or tribal programs and projects to 
        assist individuals who have been victimized by sexual assault, 
        without regard to the age of the individual.'';
          (2) in paragraph (2)--
                  (A) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``nonprofit, 
                nongovernmental organizations for programs and 
                activities'' and inserting ``nongovernmental or tribal 
                programs and activities''; and
                  (B) in subparagraph (C)(v), by striking 
                ``linguistically and''; and
          (3) in paragraph (4)--
                  (A) in the first sentence--
                          (i) by inserting ``and territory'' after 
                        ``each State'';
                          (ii) by striking ``1.50 percent'' and 
                        inserting ``0.75 percent''; and
                          (iii) by striking ``, except that'' and all 
                        that follows through ``of the total 
                        appropriations''; and
                  (B) in the last sentence, by striking ``the preceding 
                formula'' and inserting ``this paragraph''.
  (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 41601(f)(1) of the 
Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14043g(f)(1)) is amended 
by striking ``$50,000,000 to remain available until expended for each 
of the fiscal years 2007 through 2011'' and inserting ``$40,000,000 to 
remain available until expended for each of fiscal years 2013 through 
2017''.

SEC. 202. RURAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, 
                    STALKING, AND CHILD ABUSE ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE.

  Section 40295 of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 
13971) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a)(1)(H), by inserting ``, including 
        sexual assault forensic examiners'' before the semicolon;
          (2) in subsection (b)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``victim advocacy groups'' 
                        and inserting ``victim service providers''; and
                          (ii) by inserting ``, including developing 
                        multidisciplinary teams focusing on high-risk 
                        cases with the goal of preventing domestic and 
                        dating violence homicides'' before the 
                        semicolon;
                  (B) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) by striking ``and other long- and short-
                        term assistance'' and inserting ``legal 
                        assistance, and other long-term and short-term 
                        victim services and population specific 
                        services''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``and'' at the end;
                  (C) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the 
                end and inserting ``; and''; and
                  (D) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(4) to develop, expand, or strengthen programs addressing 
        sexual assault, including sexual assault forensic examiner 
        programs, Sexual Assault Response Teams, law enforcement 
        training, and programs addressing rape kit backlogs.''; and
          (3) in subsection (e)(1), by striking ``$55,000,000 for each 
        of the fiscal years 2007 through 2011'' and inserting 
        ``$50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017''.

SEC. 203. TRAINING AND SERVICES TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WITH 
                    DISABILITIES GRANTS.

  Section 1402 of division B of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence 
Protection Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-7) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (b)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``(including using 
                evidence-based indicators to assess the risk of 
                domestic and dating violence homicide)'' after ``risk 
                reduction'';
                  (B) in paragraph (4), by striking ``victim service 
                organizations'' and inserting ``victim service 
                providers''; and
                  (C) in paragraph (5), by striking ``victim services 
                organizations'' and inserting ``victim service 
                providers'';
          (2) in subsection (c)(1)(D), by striking ``nonprofit and 
        nongovernmental victim services organization, such as a State'' 
        and inserting ``victim service provider, such as a State or 
        tribal''; and
          (3) in subsection (e), by striking ``$10,000,000 for each of 
        the fiscal years 2007 through 2011'' and inserting ``$9,000,000 
        for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017''.

SEC. 204. GRANT FOR TRAINING AND SERVICES TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN 
                    IN LATER LIFE.

  Section 40802 of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 
14041a) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 40802. GRANT FOR TRAINING AND SERVICES TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST 
                    WOMEN IN LATER LIFE.

  ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) The term `eligible entity' means an entity that--
                  ``(A) is--
                          ``(i) a State;
                          ``(ii) a unit of local government;
                          ``(iii) a tribal government or tribal 
                        organization;
                          ``(iv) a population specific organization 
                        with demonstrated experience in assisting 
                        individuals in later life;
                          ``(v) a victim service provider; or
                          ``(vi) a State, tribal, or territorial 
                        domestic violence or sexual assault coalition; 
                        and
                  ``(B) is partnered with--
                          ``(i) a law enforcement agency;
                          ``(ii) an office of a prosecutor;
                          ``(iii) a victim service provider; or
                          ``(iv) a nonprofit program or government 
                        agency with demonstrated experience in 
                        assisting individuals in later life.
          ``(2) The term `elder abuse' means domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking committed against 
        individuals in later life.
          ``(3) The term `individual in later life' means an individual 
        who is 60 years of age or older.
  ``(b) Grant Program.--
          ``(1) Grants authorized.--The Attorney General may make 
        grants to eligible entities to carry out the activities 
        described in paragraph (2). In awarding such grants, the 
        Attorney General shall consult with the Secretary of Health and 
        Human Services to ensure that the activities funded under this 
        section are not duplicative with the activities funded under 
        the elder abuse prevention programs of the Department of Health 
        and Human Services.
          ``(2) Mandatory and permissible activities.--
                  ``(A) Mandatory activities.--An eligible entity 
                receiving a grant under this section shall use the 
                funds received under the grant to--
                          ``(i) provide training programs to assist law 
                        enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of 
                        States or units of local government, population 
                        specific organizations, victim service 
                        providers, victim advocates, and relevant 
                        officers in Federal, tribal, State, 
                        territorial, and local courts in recognizing 
                        and addressing instances of elder abuse;
                          ``(ii) provide or enhance services for 
                        victims of elder abuse;
                          ``(iii) establish or support 
                        multidisciplinary collaborative community 
                        responses to victims of elder abuse; and
                          ``(iv) conduct cross-training for law 
                        enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of 
                        States or units of local government, attorneys, 
                        health care providers, population specific 
                        organizations, faith-based advocates, victim 
                        service providers, and courts to better serve 
                        victims of elder abuse.
                  ``(B) Permissible activities.--An eligible entity 
                receiving a grant under this section may use not more 
                than 10 percent of the funds received under the grant 
                to--
                          ``(i) provide training programs to assist 
                        attorneys, health care providers, faith-based 
                        leaders, or other community-based organizations 
                        in recognizing and addressing instances of 
                        elder abuse; or
                          ``(ii) conduct outreach activities and 
                        awareness campaigns to ensure that victims of 
                        elder abuse receive appropriate assistance.
          ``(3) Underserved populations.--In making grants under this 
        section, the Attorney General shall give priority to proposals 
        providing culturally specific or population specific services.
          ``(4) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
        to be appropriated to carry out this section $9,000,000 for 
        each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.''.

   TITLE III--SERVICES, PROTECTION, AND JUSTICE FOR YOUNG VICTIMS OF 
                                VIOLENCE

SEC. 301. RAPE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION GRANT.

  Section 393A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280b-1b) is 
amended--
          (1) in subsection (a)--
                  (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                inserting ``, territorial, or tribal'' after ``crisis 
                centers, State''; and
                  (B) in paragraph (6), by inserting ``and alcohol'' 
                after ``about drugs'';
          (2) in subsection (c)(1), by striking ``$80,000,000 for each 
        of fiscal years 2007 through 2011'' and inserting ``$50,000,000 
        for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017''; and
          (3) in subsection (c), by adding at the end the following new 
        paragraph:
          ``(3) Funding formula.--Amounts provided under this section 
        shall be allotted to each State, territory, and the District of 
        Columbia based on population. If the amounts appropriated under 
        paragraph (1) exceed $48,000,000 in any fiscal year, a minimum 
        allocation of $150,000 shall be awarded to each State and 
        territory and the District of Columbia. Any remaining funds 
        shall be allotted to each State and territory and the District 
        of Columbia based on population.''.

SEC. 302. CREATING HOPE THROUGH OUTREACH, OPTIONS, SERVICES, AND 
                    EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH.

  (a) In General.--Subtitle L of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 
(42 U.S.C. 14043c et seq.) is amended by striking sections 41201 
through 41204 and inserting the following:

``SEC. 41201. CREATING HOPE THROUGH OUTREACH, OPTIONS, SERVICES, AND 
                    EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (CHOOSE CHILDREN 
                    AND YOUTH).

  ``(a) Grants Authorized.--The Attorney General, working in 
collaboration with the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the 
Secretary of Education, shall award grants to enhance the safety of 
youth and children who are victims of, or exposed to, domestic 
violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking and to prevent 
future violence.
  ``(b) Program Purposes.--Funds provided under this section may be 
used for the following program purpose areas:
          ``(1) Services to advocate for and respond to youth.--To 
        develop, expand, and strengthen victim interventions and 
        services that target youth who are victims of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. 
        Services may include victim services, counseling, advocacy, 
        mentoring, educational support, transportation, legal 
        assistance in civil, criminal and administrative matters, such 
        as family law cases, housing cases, child welfare proceedings, 
        campus administrative proceedings, and civil protection order 
        proceedings, services to address sex trafficking, population 
        specific services, and other activities that support youth in 
        finding safety, stability, and justice and in addressing the 
        emotional, cognitive, and physical effects of trauma on youth. 
        Funds may be used to--
                  ``(A) assess and analyze available services for youth 
                victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, and stalking, determining relevant barriers to 
                such services in a particular locality, and developing 
                a community protocol to address such problems 
                collaboratively;
                  ``(B) develop and implement policies, practices, and 
                procedures to effectively respond to domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking against 
                youth; or
                  ``(C) provide technical assistance and training to 
                enhance the ability of school personnel, victim service 
                providers, child protective service workers, staff of 
                law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, court personnel, 
                individuals who work in after school programs, medical 
                personnel, social workers, mental health personnel, and 
                workers in other programs that serve children and youth 
                to improve their ability to appropriately respond to 
                the needs of children and youth who are victims of 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking, as well as homeless youth, and to properly 
                refer such children, youth, and their families to 
                appropriate services.
          ``(2) Supporting youth through education and protection.--To 
        enable secondary or elementary schools that serve students in 
        any of grades five through twelve and institutions of higher 
        education to--
                  ``(A) provide training to school personnel, including 
                health care providers and security personnel, on the 
                needs of students who are victims of domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking;
                  ``(B) develop and implement age-appropriate 
                prevention and intervention policies in accordance with 
                State law in secondary or elementary schools that serve 
                students in any of grades five through twelve, 
                including appropriate responses to, and identification 
                and referral procedures for, students who are 
                experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and procedures 
                for handling the requirements of court protective 
                orders issued to or against students;
                  ``(C) provide support services for student victims of 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                stalking, such as a resource person who is either on-
                site or on-call;
                  ``(D) provide evidence-based educational programs for 
                students regarding domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, and stalking; or
                  ``(E) develop strategies to increase identification, 
                support, referrals, and prevention programs for youth 
                who are at high risk of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
  ``(c) Eligible Applicants.--
          ``(1) In general.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
        this section, an entity shall be--
                  ``(A) a victim service provider, tribal nonprofit 
                organization, population specific organization, or 
                community-based organization with a demonstrated 
                history of effective work addressing the needs of 
                youth, including runaway or homeless youth, who are 
                victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking; or
                  ``(B) a victim service provider that is partnered 
                with an entity that has a demonstrated history of 
                effective work addressing the needs of youth.
          ``(2) Partnerships.--
                  ``(A) Education.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
                for the purposes described in subsection (b)(2), an 
                entity described in paragraph (1) shall be partnered 
                with an elementary school or secondary school (as such 
                terms are defined in section 9101 of the Elementary and 
                Secondary Education Act of 1965), charter school (as 
                defined in section 5210 of such Act), a school that is 
                operated or supported by the Bureau of Indian 
                Education, or a legally operating private school, a 
                school administered by the Department of Defense under 
                section 2164 of title 10, United States Code, or 
                section 1402 of the Defense Dependents' Education Act 
                of 1978, a group of such schools, a local educational 
                agency (as defined in section 9101(26) of the 
                Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965), or an 
                institution of higher education (as defined in section 
                101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965).
                  ``(B) Other partnerships.--All applicants under this 
                section are encouraged to work in partnership with 
                organizations and agencies that work with the relevant 
                youth population. Such entities may include--
                          ``(i) a State, tribe, unit of local 
                        government, or territory;
                          ``(ii) a population specific or community-
                        based organization;
                          ``(iii) batterer intervention programs or sex 
                        offender treatment programs with specialized 
                        knowledge and experience working with youth 
                        offenders; or
                          ``(iv) any other agencies or nonprofit, 
                        nongovernmental organizations with the capacity 
                        to provide effective assistance to the adult, 
                        youth, and child victims served by the 
                        partnership.
  ``(d) Grantee Requirements.--Applicants for grants under this section 
shall establish and implement policies, practices, and procedures 
that--
          ``(1) require and include appropriate referral systems for 
        child and youth victims;
          ``(2) protect the confidentiality and privacy of child and 
        youth victim information, particularly in the context of 
        parental or third-party involvement and consent, mandatory 
        reporting duties, and working with other service providers with 
        priority on victim safety and autonomy;
          ``(3) ensure that all individuals providing intervention or 
        prevention programs to children or youth through a program 
        funded under this section have completed, or will complete, 
        sufficient training in connection with domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and
          ``(4) ensure that parents are informed of the programs funded 
        under this program that are being offered at their child's 
        school.
  ``(e) Priority.--The Attorney General shall prioritize grant 
applications under this section that coordinate with prevention 
programs in the community.
  ``(f) Definitions and Grant Conditions.--In this section, the 
definitions and grant conditions provided for in section 40002 shall 
apply.
  ``(g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section, $15,000,000 for each of the 
fiscal years 2013 through 2017.
  ``(h) Allotment.--
          ``(1) In general.--Not less than 50 percent of the total 
        amount appropriated under this section for each fiscal year 
        shall be used for the purposes described in subsection (b)(1).
          ``(2) Indian tribes.--Not less than 10 percent of the total 
        amount appropriated under this section for each fiscal year 
        shall be made available for grants under the program authorized 
        by section 2015 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets 
        Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-10).''.
  (b) VAWA Grant Requirements.--Section 40002(b) of the Violence 
Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13925(b)), as amended by section 
3(b)(4), is further amended by adding at the end the following:
          ``(14) Requirement for evidence-based programs.--Any 
        educational programming, training, or public awareness 
        communications regarding domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, or stalking that are funded under this title 
        must be evidence-based.''.

SEC. 303. GRANTS TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIMES ON CAMPUSES.

  Section 304 of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice 
Reauthorization Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 14045b) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``and'' after ``stalking on 
                        campuses,'';
                          (ii) by striking ``crimes against women on'' 
                        and inserting ``crimes on''; and
                          (iii) by inserting ``, and to develop and 
                        strengthen prevention education and awareness 
                        programs'' before the period; and
                  (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``$500,000'' and 
                inserting ``$300,000'';
          (2) in subsection (b)--
                  (A) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) by inserting ``, strengthen,'' after ``To 
                        develop''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``assault and stalking,'' 
                        and inserting ``assault, and stalking, 
                        including the use of technology to commit these 
                        crimes,'';
                  (B) in paragraph (4)--
                          (i) by inserting ``and population specific 
                        services'' after ``strengthen victim services 
                        programs'';
                          (ii) by striking ``entities carrying out'' 
                        and all that follows through ``stalking victim 
                        services programs'' and inserting ``victim 
                        service providers''; and
                          (iii) by inserting ``, regardless of whether 
                        the services provided by such program are 
                        provided by the institution or in coordination 
                        with community victim service providers'' 
                        before the period at the end; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(9) To provide evidence-based educational programming for 
        students regarding domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, and stalking.
          ``(10) To develop or adapt population specific strategies and 
        projects for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, and stalking from underserved populations on 
        campus.'';
          (3) in subsection (c)--
                  (A) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``any 
                        non-profit'' and all that follows through 
                        ``victim services programs'' and inserting 
                        ``victim service providers'';
                          (ii) by redesignating subparagraphs (D) 
                        through (F) as subparagraphs (E) through (G), 
                        respectively; and
                          (iii) by inserting after subparagraph (C), 
                        the following:
                  ``(D) describe how underserved populations in the 
                campus community will be adequately served, including 
                the provision of relevant population specific 
                services;''; and
                  (B) in paragraph (3), by striking ``2007 through 
                2011'' and inserting ``2013 through 2017'';
          (4) in subsection (d)--
                  (A) by striking paragraph (3); and
                  (B) by inserting after paragraph (2), the following:
          ``(3) Grantee minimum requirements.--Each grantee shall 
        comply with the following minimum requirements during the grant 
        period:
                  ``(A) The grantee shall create a coordinated 
                community response including both organizations 
                external to the institution and relevant divisions of 
                the institution.
                  ``(B) The grantee shall establish a mandatory 
                prevention and education program on domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking for all 
                incoming students.
                  ``(C) The grantee shall train all campus law 
                enforcement to respond effectively to domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking.
                  ``(D) The grantee shall train all members of campus 
                disciplinary boards to respond effectively to 
                situations involving domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking.''; and
          (5) in subsection (e), by striking ``$12,000,000'' and all 
        that follows through the period and inserting ``$12,000,000 for 
        each of the fiscal years 2013 through 2017.''.

SEC. 304. NATIONAL CENTER FOR CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY.

  (a) Establishment.--Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3711 et seq.) is amended by adding at 
the end the following new part:

          ``PART LL--NATIONAL CENTER FOR CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY

``SEC. 3021. NATIONAL CENTER FOR CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY.

  ``(a) Authority to Establish and Operate Center.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Director of the Office of Community 
        Oriented Policing Services is authorized to establish and 
        operate a National Center for Campus Public Safety (referred to 
        in this section as the `Center').
          ``(2) Grant authority.--The Director of the Office of 
        Community Oriented Policing Services is authorized to award 
        grants to institutions of higher education and other nonprofit 
        organizations to assist in carrying out the functions of the 
        Center required under subsection (b).
  ``(b) Functions of the Center.--The center shall--
          ``(1) provide quality education and training for campus 
        public safety agencies of institutions of higher education and 
        the agencies' collaborative partners, including campus mental 
        health agencies;
          ``(2) foster quality research to strengthen the safety and 
        security of institutions of higher education;
          ``(3) serve as a clearinghouse for the identification and 
        dissemination of information, policies, procedures, and best 
        practices relevant to campus public safety, including off-
        campus housing safety, the prevention of violence against 
        persons and property, and emergency response and evacuation 
        procedures;
          ``(4) develop protocols, in conjunction with the Attorney 
        General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of 
        Education, State, local, and tribal governments and law 
        enforcement agencies, private and nonprofit organizations and 
        associations, and other stakeholders, to prevent, protect 
        against, respond to, and recover from, natural and man-made 
        emergencies or dangerous situations involving an immediate 
        threat to the health or safety of the campus community;
          ``(5) promote the development and dissemination of effective 
        behavioral threat assessment and management models to prevent 
        campus violence;
          ``(6) coordinate campus safety information (including ways to 
        increase off-campus housing safety) and resources available 
        from the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland 
        Security, the Department of Education, State, local, and tribal 
        governments and law enforcement agencies, and private and 
        nonprofit organizations and associations;
          ``(7) increase cooperation, collaboration, and consistency in 
        prevention, response, and problem-solving methods among law 
        enforcement, mental health, and other agencies and 
        jurisdictions serving institutions of higher education;
          ``(8) develop standardized formats and models for mutual aid 
        agreements and memoranda of understanding between campus 
        security agencies and other public safety organizations and 
        mental health agencies; and
          ``(9) report annually to Congress and the Attorney General on 
        activities performed by the Center during the previous 12 
        months.
  ``(c) Coordination With Available Resources.--In establishing the 
Center, the Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing 
Services shall--
          ``(1) consult with the Secretary of Homeland Security, the 
        Secretary of Education, and the Attorney General of each State; 
        and
          ``(2) coordinate the establishment and operation of the 
        Center with campus public safety resources that may be 
        available within the Department of Homeland Security and the 
        Department of Education.
  ``(d) Definition of Institution of Higher Education.--In this 
section, the term `institution of higher education' has the meaning 
given the term in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
U.S.C. 1001).''.
  (b) Justice Program Consolidations.--Effective 30 days after the date 
of enactment of this section, the Office of Dispute Resolution of the 
Department of Justice and the jurisdiction and employees of such office 
shall be--
          (1) transferred to the Office of Legal Policy of the 
        Department of Justice; and
          (2) funded through the general administration appropriation 
        of the Office of Legal Policy.

                 TITLE IV--VIOLENCE REDUCTION PRACTICES

SEC. 401. STUDY CONDUCTED BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND 
                    PREVENTION.

  Section 402(c) of the Violence Against Women and Department of 
Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 280b-4(c)) is amended by 
striking ``$2,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2007 through 2011'' 
and inserting ``$1,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2013 through 
2017''.

SEC. 402. SAVING MONEY AND REDUCING TRAGEDIES THROUGH PREVENTION 
                    GRANTS.

  (a) SMART Prevention.--Section 41303 of the Violence Against Women 
Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14043d-2) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 41303. SAVING MONEY AND REDUCING TRAGEDIES THROUGH PREVENTION 
                    (SMART PREVENTION).

  ``(a) Grants Authorized.--The Attorney General, in consultation with 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of 
Education, is authorized to award grants for the purpose of preventing 
domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by 
taking a comprehensive approach that focuses on youth, children exposed 
to violence, and men as leaders and influencers of social norms.
  ``(b) Use of Funds.--Funds provided under this section may be used 
for the following purposes:
          ``(1) Teen dating violence awareness and prevention.--To 
        develop, maintain, or enhance programs that change attitudes 
        and behaviors around the acceptability of domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and provide 
        education and skills training to young individuals and 
        individuals who influence young individuals. The prevention 
        program may use evidence-based, evidence-informed, or 
        innovative strategies and practices focused on youth. Such a 
        program should include--
                  ``(A) evidence-based age education on domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, 
                and sexual coercion, as well as healthy relationship 
                skills, in school, in the community, or in health care 
                settings;
                  ``(B) community-based collaboration and training for 
                those with influence on youth, such as parents, 
                teachers, coaches, health care providers, faith-
                leaders, older teens, and mentors;
                  ``(C) education and outreach to change environmental 
                factors contributing to domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and
                  ``(D) policy development targeted to prevention, 
                including school-based policies and protocols.
          ``(2) Children exposed to violence and abuse.--To develop, 
        maintain or enhance programs designed to prevent future 
        incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, and stalking by preventing, reducing and responding to 
        children's exposure to violence in the home. Such programs may 
        include--
                  ``(A) providing services for children exposed to 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or 
                stalking, including direct counseling or advocacy, and 
                support for the non-abusing parent; and
                  ``(B) training and coordination for educational, 
                after-school, and childcare programs on how to safely 
                and confidentially identify children and families 
                experiencing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking and properly refer children 
                exposed and their families to services and violence 
                prevention programs.
          ``(3) Engaging men as leaders and role models.--To develop, 
        maintain or enhance programs that work with men to prevent 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking by helping men to serve as role models and social 
        influencers of other men and youth at the individual, school, 
        community or statewide levels.
  ``(c) Eligible Entities.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
this section, an entity shall be--
          ``(1) a victim service provider, community-based 
        organization, tribe or tribal organization, or other nonprofit, 
        nongovernmental organization that has a history of effective 
        work preventing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, or stalking and expertise in the specific area for 
        which they are applying for funds; or
          ``(2) a partnership between a victim service provider, 
        community-based organization, tribe or tribal organization, or 
        other nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that has a 
        history of effective work preventing domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking and at least one of the 
        following that has expertise in serving children exposed to 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
        stalking, youth domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, or stalking prevention, or engaging men to prevent 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
        stalking:
                  ``(A) A public, charter, tribal, or nationally 
                accredited private middle or high school, a school 
                administered by the Department of Defense under section 
                2164 of title 10, United States Code or section 1402 of 
                the Defense Dependents' Education Act of 1978, a group 
                of schools, or a school district.
                  ``(B) A local community-based organization, 
                population-specific organization, or faith-based 
                organization that has established expertise in 
                providing services to youth.
                  ``(C) A community-based organization, population-
                specific organization, university or health care 
                clinic, faith-based organization, or other nonprofit, 
                nongovernmental organization.
                  ``(D) A nonprofit, nongovernmental entity providing 
                services for runaway or homeless youth affected by 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                stalking.
                  ``(E) Health care entities eligible for reimbursement 
                under title XVIII of the Social Security Act, including 
                providers that target the special needs of children and 
                youth.
                  ``(F) Any other agencies, population-specific 
                organizations, or nonprofit, nongovernmental 
                organizations with the capacity to provide necessary 
                expertise to meet the goals of the program.
  ``(d) Grantee Requirements.--
          ``(1) In general.--Applicants for grants under this section 
        shall prepare and submit to the Director an application at such 
        time, in such manner, and containing such information as the 
        Director may require that demonstrates the capacity of the 
        applicant and partnering organizations to undertake the 
        project.
          ``(2) Policies and procedures.--Applicants under this section 
        shall establish and implement policies, practices, and 
        procedures that are consistent with the best practices 
        developed under section 402 of the Violence Against Women and 
        Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 
        280b-4) and--
                  ``(A) include appropriate referral systems to direct 
                any victim identified during program activities to 
                highly qualified follow-up care;
                  ``(B) protect the confidentiality and privacy of 
                adult and youth victim information, particularly in the 
                context of parental or third-party involvement and 
                consent, mandatory reporting duties, and working with 
                other service providers;
                  ``(C) ensure that all individuals providing 
                prevention programming through a program funded under 
                this section have completed or will complete sufficient 
                training in connection with domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault or stalking; and
                  ``(D) document how prevention programs are 
                coordinated with service programs in the community.
          ``(3) Preference.--In selecting grant recipients under this 
        section, the Attorney General shall give preference to 
        applicants that--
                  ``(A) include outcome-based evaluation; and
                  ``(B) identify any other community, school, or State-
                based efforts that are working on domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking prevention 
                and explain how the grantee or partnership will add 
                value, coordinate with other programs, and not 
                duplicate existing efforts.
  ``(e) Definitions and Grant Conditions.--In this section, the 
definitions and grant conditions provided for in section 40002 shall 
apply.
  ``(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section, $15,000,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2013 through 2017.
  ``(g) Allotment.--
          ``(1) In general.--Not less than 25 percent of the total 
        amounts appropriated under this section in each fiscal year 
        shall be used for each set of purposes described in paragraphs 
        (1), (2), and (3) of subsection (b).
          ``(2) Indian tribes.--Not less than 10 percent of the total 
        amounts appropriated under this section in each fiscal year 
        shall be made available for grants to Indian tribes or tribal 
        organizations.''.
  (b) Repeals.--The following provisions are repealed:
          (1) Sections 41304 and 41305 of the Violence Against Women 
        Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14043d-3 and 14043d-4).
          (2) Section 403 of the Violence Against Women and Department 
        of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 14045c).

 TITLE V--STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM'S RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC 
        VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING

SEC. 501. CONSOLIDATION OF GRANTS TO STRENGTHEN THE HEALTH CARE 
                    SYSTEM'S RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING 
                    VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING.

  (a) Grants.--Section 399P of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 
280g-4) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 399P. GRANTS TO STRENGTHEN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM'S RESPONSE TO 
                    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, 
                    AND STALKING.

  ``(a) In General.--The Secretary shall award grants for--
          ``(1) the development or enhancement and implementation of 
        interdisciplinary training for health professionals, public 
        health staff, and allied health professionals;
          ``(2) the development or enhancement and implementation of 
        education programs for medical, nursing, dental, and other 
        health profession students and residents to prevent and respond 
        to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking; and
          ``(3) the development or enhancement and implementation of 
        comprehensive statewide strategies to improve the response of 
        clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, and other health 
        settings (including behavioral and mental health programs) to 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking.
  ``(b) Use of Funds.--
          ``(1) Required uses.--Amounts provided under a grant under 
        this section shall be used to--
                  ``(A) fund interdisciplinary training and education 
                programs under paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a) 
                that--
                          ``(i) are designed to train medical, 
                        psychology, dental, social work, nursing, and 
                        other health profession students, interns, 
                        residents, fellows, or current health care 
                        providers to identify and provide health care 
                        services (including mental or behavioral health 
                        care services and referrals to appropriate 
                        community services) to individuals who are or 
                        who have been victims of domestic violence, 
                        dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking; 
                        and
                          ``(ii) plan and develop clinical training 
                        components for integration into approved 
                        internship, residency, and fellowship training 
                        or continuing medical or other health education 
                        training that address physical, mental, and 
                        behavioral health issues, including protective 
                        factors, related to domestic violence, dating 
                        violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other 
                        forms of violence and abuse, focus on reducing 
                        health disparities and preventing violence and 
                        abuse, and include the primacy of victim safety 
                        and confidentiality; and
                  ``(B) design and implement comprehensive strategies 
                to improve the response of the health care system to 
                domestic or sexual violence in clinical and public 
                health settings, hospitals, clinics, and other health 
                settings (including behavioral and mental health), 
                under subsection (a)(3) through--
                          ``(i) the implementation, dissemination, and 
                        evaluation of policies and procedures to guide 
                        health professionals and public health staff in 
                        identifying and responding to domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                        stalking, including strategies to ensure that 
                        health information is maintained in a manner 
                        that protects the patient's privacy and safety, 
                        and safely uses health information technology 
                        to improve documentation, identification, 
                        assessment, treatment, and follow-up care;
                          ``(ii) the development of on-site access to 
                        services to address the safety, medical, and 
                        mental health needs of patients by increasing 
                        the capacity of existing health care 
                        professionals and public health staff to 
                        address domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, and stalking, or by contracting 
                        with or hiring domestic or sexual assault 
                        advocates to provide such services or to model 
                        other services appropriate to the geographic 
                        and cultural needs of a site;
                          ``(iii) the development of measures and 
                        methods for the evaluation of the practice of 
                        identification, intervention, and documentation 
                        regarding victims of domestic violence, dating 
                        violence, sexual assault, and stalking, 
                        including the development and testing of 
                        quality improvement measurements; and
                          ``(iv) the provision of training and followup 
                        technical assistance to health care 
                        professionals, and public health staff, and 
                        allied health professionals to identify, 
                        assess, treat, and refer clients who are 
                        victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, or stalking, including using 
                        tools and training materials already developed.
          ``(2) Permissible uses.--
                  ``(A) Child and elder abuse.--To the extent 
                consistent with the purpose of this section, a grantee 
                may use amounts received under this section to address, 
                as part of a comprehensive programmatic approach 
                implemented under the grant, issues relating to child 
                or elder abuse.
                  ``(B) Rural areas.--Grants funded under paragraphs 
                (1) and (2) of subsection (a) may be used to offer to 
                rural areas community-based training opportunities 
                (which may include the use of distance learning 
                networks and other available technologies needed to 
                reach isolated rural areas) for medical, nursing, and 
                other health profession students and residents on 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
                stalking, and, as appropriate, other forms of violence 
                and abuse.
                  ``(C) Other uses.--Grants funded under subsection 
                (a)(3) may be used for--
                          ``(i) the development of training modules and 
                        policies that address the overlap of child 
                        abuse, domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, and stalking and elder abuse, 
                        as well as childhood exposure to domestic and 
                        sexual violence;
                          ``(ii) the development, expansion, and 
                        implementation of sexual assault forensic 
                        medical examination or sexual assault nurse 
                        examiner programs;
                          ``(iii) the inclusion of the health effects 
                        of lifetime exposure to violence and abuse as 
                        well as related protective factors and 
                        behavioral risk factors in health professional 
                        training schools, including medical, dental, 
                        nursing, social work, and mental and behavioral 
                        health curricula, and allied health service 
                        training courses; or
                          ``(iv) the integration of knowledge of 
                        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, and stalking into health care 
                        accreditation and professional licensing 
                        examinations, such as medical, dental, social 
                        work, and nursing boards, and where 
                        appropriate, other allied health exams.
  ``(c) Requirements for Grantees.--
          ``(1) Confidentiality and safety.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Grantees under this section shall 
                ensure that all programs developed with grant funds 
                address issues of confidentiality and patient safety 
                and comply with applicable confidentiality and 
                nondisclosure requirements under section 40002(b)(2) of 
                the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and the Family 
                Violence Prevention and Services Act, and that faculty 
                and staff associated with delivering educational 
                components are fully trained in procedures that will 
                protect the immediate and ongoing security and 
                confidentiality of the patients, patient records, and 
                staff. Such grantees shall consult entities with 
                demonstrated expertise in the confidentiality and 
                safety needs of victims of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, and stalking on the 
                development and adequacy of confidentially and security 
                procedures, and provide documentation of such 
                consultation.
                  ``(B) Advance notice of information disclosure.--
                Grantees under this section shall provide to patients 
                advance notice about any circumstances under which 
                information may be disclosed, such as mandatory 
                reporting laws, and shall give patients the option to 
                receive information and referrals without affirmatively 
                disclosing abuse.
          ``(2) Limitation on administrative expenses.--A grantee shall 
        use not more than 10 percent of the amounts received under a 
        grant under this section for administrative expenses.
          ``(3) Preference.--In selecting grant recipients under this 
        section, the Secretary shall give preference to applicants 
        based on the strength of their evaluation strategies, with 
        priority given to outcome-based evaluations.
          ``(4) Application.--
                  ``(A) Subsection (a)(1) and (2) grantees.--An entity 
                desiring a grant under paragraph (1) or (2) of 
                subsection (a) shall submit an application to the 
                Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing 
                such information and assurances as the Secretary may 
                require, including--
                          ``(i) documentation that the applicant 
                        represents a team of entities working 
                        collaboratively to strengthen the response of 
                        the health care system to domestic violence, 
                        dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, 
                        and which includes at least one of each of--
                                  ``(I) an accredited school of 
                                allopathic or osteopathic medicine, 
                                psychology, nursing, dentistry, social 
                                work, or other health field;
                                  ``(II) a health care facility or 
                                system; or
                                  ``(III) a government or nonprofit 
                                entity with a history of effective work 
                                in the fields of domestic violence, 
                                dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                                stalking; and
                          ``(ii) strategies for the dissemination and 
                        sharing of curricula and other educational 
                        materials developed under the grant, if any, 
                        with other interested health professions 
                        schools and national resource repositories for 
                        materials on domestic violence, dating 
                        violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
                  ``(B) Subsection (a)(3) grantees.--An entity desiring 
                a grant under subsection (a)(3) shall submit an 
                application to the Secretary at such time, in such 
                manner, and containing such information and assurances 
                as the Secretary may require, including--
                          ``(i) documentation that all training, 
                        education, screening, assessment, services, 
                        treatment, and any other approach to patient 
                        care will be informed by an understanding of 
                        violence and abuse victimization and trauma-
                        specific approaches that will be integrated 
                        into prevention, intervention, and treatment 
                        activities;
                          ``(ii) strategies for the development and 
                        implementation of policies to prevent and 
                        address domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, and stalking over the lifespan 
                        in health care settings;
                          ``(iii) a plan for consulting with State and 
                        tribal domestic violence or sexual assault 
                        coalitions, national nonprofit victim advocacy 
                        organizations, State or tribal law enforcement 
                        task forces (where appropriate), and 
                        population-specific organizations with 
                        demonstrated expertise in addressing domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                        stalking;
                          ``(iv) with respect to an application for a 
                        grant under which the grantee will have contact 
                        with patients, a plan, developed in 
                        collaboration with local victim service 
                        providers, to respond appropriately to and make 
                        correct referrals for individuals who disclose 
                        that they are victims of domestic violence, 
                        dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or 
                        other types of violence, and documentation 
                        provided by the grantee of an ongoing 
                        collaborative relationship with a local victim 
                        service provider; and
                          ``(v) with respect to an application for a 
                        grant proposing to fund a program described in 
                        subsection (b)(2)(C)(ii), a certification that 
                        any sexual assault forensic medical examination 
                        and sexual assault nurse examiner programs 
                        supported with such grant funds will adhere to 
                        the guidelines set forth by the Attorney 
                        General.
  ``(d) Eligible Entities.--
          ``(1) In general.--To be eligible to receive funding under 
        paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (a), an entity shall be--
                  ``(A) a nonprofit organization with a history of 
                effective work in the field of training health 
                professionals with an understanding of, and clinical 
                skills pertinent to, domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and lifetime 
                exposure to violence and abuse;
                  ``(B) an accredited school of allopathic or 
                osteopathic medicine, psychology, nursing, dentistry, 
                social work, or allied health;
                  ``(C) a health care provider membership or 
                professional organization, or a health care system; or
                  ``(D) a State, tribal, territorial, or local entity.
          ``(2) Subsection (a)(3) grantees.--To be eligible to receive 
        funding under subsection (a)(3), an entity shall be--
                  ``(A) a State department (or other division) of 
                health, a State, tribal, or territorial domestic 
                violence or sexual assault coalition or victim service 
                provider, or any other nonprofit, nongovernmental 
                organization with a history of effective work in the 
                fields of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking, and health care, including 
                physical or mental health care; or
                  ``(B) a local victim service provider, a local 
                department (or other division) of health, a local 
                health clinic, hospital, or health system, or any other 
                community-based organization with a history of 
                effective work in the field of domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking and health 
                care, including physical or mental health care.
  ``(e) Technical Assistance.--
          ``(1) In general.--Of the funds made available to carry out 
        this section for any fiscal year, the Secretary may make grants 
        or enter into contracts to provide technical assistance with 
        respect to the planning, development, and operation of any 
        program, activity or service carried out pursuant to this 
        section. Not more than 8 percent of the funds appropriated 
        under this section in each fiscal year may be used to fund 
        technical assistance under this subsection.
          ``(2) Availability of materials.--The Secretary shall make 
        publicly available materials developed by grantees under this 
        section, including materials on training, best practices, and 
        research and evaluation.
          ``(3) Reporting.--The Secretary shall publish a biennial 
        report on--
                  ``(A) the distribution of funds under this section; 
                and
                  ``(B) the programs and activities supported by such 
                funds.
  ``(f) Research and Evaluation.--
          ``(1) In general.--Of the funds made available to carry out 
        this section for any fiscal year, the Secretary may use not 
        more than 20 percent to make a grant or enter into a contract 
        for research and evaluation of--
                  ``(A) grants awarded under this section; and
                  ``(B) other training for health professionals and 
                effective interventions in the health care setting that 
                prevent domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual 
                assault across the lifespan, prevent the health effects 
                of such violence, and improve the safety and health of 
                individuals who are currently being victimized.
          ``(2) Research.--Research authorized in paragraph (1) may 
        include--
                  ``(A) research on the effects of domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, and childhood exposure 
                to domestic violence, dating violence, or sexual 
                assault on health behaviors, health conditions, and 
                health status of individuals, families, and 
                populations, including underserved populations;
                  ``(B) research to determine effective health care 
                interventions to respond to and prevent domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking;
                  ``(C) research on the impact of domestic, dating, and 
                sexual violence, childhood exposure to such violence, 
                and stalking on the health care system, health care 
                utilization, health care costs, and health status; and
                  ``(D) research on the impact of adverse childhood 
                experiences on adult experience with domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and adult 
                health outcomes, including how to reduce or prevent the 
                impact of adverse childhood experiences through the 
                health care setting.
  ``(g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2013 through 2017.
  ``(h) Definitions.--Except as otherwise provided in this section, the 
definitions in section 40002 of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 
apply to this section.''.
  (b) Repeals.--The following provisions are repealed:
          (1) Chapter 11 of subtitle B of the Violence Against Women 
        Act of 1994 (relating to research on effective interventions to 
        address violence; 42 U.S.C. 13973; as added by section 505 of 
        Public Law 109--162 (119 Stat. 3028)) .
          (2) Section 758 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 
        294h).

TITLE VI--SAFE HOMES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, 
                      SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING

SEC. 601. HOUSING PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING 
                    VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING.

  (a) Amendment.--Subtitle N of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 
(42 U.S.C. 14043e et seq.) is amended--
          (1) by inserting after the subtitle heading the following:

                     ``CHAPTER 1--GRANT PROGRAMS'';

          (2) in section 41402 (42 U.S.C. 14043e-1), in the matter 
        preceding paragraph (1), by striking ``subtitle'' and inserting 
        ``chapter'';
          (3) in section 41403 (42 U.S.C. 14043e-2), in the matter 
        preceding paragraph (1), by striking ``subtitle'' and inserting 
        ``chapter''; and
          (4) by adding at the end the following:

                      ``CHAPTER 2--HOUSING RIGHTS

``SEC. 41411. HOUSING PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, 
                    DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING.

  ``(a) Definitions.--In this chapter:
          ``(1) Affiliated individual.--The term `affiliated 
        individual' means, with respect to an individual--
                  ``(A) a spouse, parent, brother, sister, or child of 
                that individual, or an individual to whom that 
                individual stands in loco parentis; or
                  ``(B) any individual, tenant, or lawful occupant 
                living in the household of that individual.
          ``(2) Appropriate agency.--The term `appropriate agency' 
        means, with respect to a covered housing program, the Executive 
        department (as defined in section 101 of title 5, United States 
        Code) that carries out the covered housing program.
          ``(3) Covered housing program.--The term `covered housing 
        program' means--
                  ``(A) the program under section 202 of the Housing 
                Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 1701q);
                  ``(B) the program under section 811 of the Cranston-
                Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 
                8013);
                  ``(C) the program under subtitle D of title VIII of 
                the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act 
                (42 U.S.C. 12901 et seq.);
                  ``(D) each of the programs under title IV of the 
                McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11360 
                et seq.);
                  ``(E) the program under subtitle A of title II of the 
                Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 
                U.S.C. 12741 et seq.);
                  ``(F) the program under paragraph (3) of section 
                221(d) of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1715l(d)) 
                for insurance of mortgages that bear interest at a rate 
                determined under the proviso under paragraph (5) of 
                such section 221(d);
                  ``(G) the program under section 236 of the National 
                Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1715z-1);
                  ``(H) the programs under sections 6 and 8 of the 
                United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437d and 
                1437f);
                  ``(I) rural housing assistance provided under 
                sections 514, 515, 516, 533, and 538 of the Housing Act 
                of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1484, 1485, 1486, 1490m, and 1490p-
                2); and
                  ``(J) the low-income housing tax credit program under 
                section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
  ``(b) Prohibited Basis for Denial or Termination of Assistance or 
Eviction.--
          ``(1) In general.--An applicant for or tenant of housing 
        assisted under a covered housing program may not be denied 
        admission to, denied assistance under, terminated from 
        participation in, or evicted from the housing program or 
        housing on the basis that the applicant or tenant is or has 
        been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, or stalking, if the applicant or tenant otherwise 
        qualifies for admission, assistance, participation, or 
        occupancy.
          ``(2) Construction of lease terms.--An incident of actual or 
        threatened domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
        or stalking shall not be construed as--
                  ``(A) a serious or repeated violation of a lease for 
                housing assisted under a covered housing program by the 
                victim or threatened victim of such incident; or
                  ``(B) good cause for terminating the assistance, 
                tenancy, or occupancy rights to housing assisted under 
                a covered housing program of the victim or threatened 
                victim of such incident.
          ``(3) Termination on the basis of criminal activity.--
                  ``(A) Denial of assistance, tenancy, and occupancy 
                rights prohibited.--No person may deny assistance, 
                tenancy, or occupancy rights to housing assisted under 
                a covered housing program to a tenant solely on the 
                basis of criminal activity directly relating to 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                stalking that is engaged in by a member of the 
                household of the tenant or any guest or other person 
                under the control of the tenant, if the tenant or an 
                affiliated individual of the tenant is the victim or 
                threatened victim of such domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
                  ``(B) Bifurcation.--
                          ``(i) In general.--Notwithstanding 
                        subparagraph (A), a public housing agency or 
                        owner or manager of housing assisted under a 
                        covered housing program may bifurcate a lease 
                        for the housing in order to evict, remove, or 
                        terminate assistance to any individual who is a 
                        tenant or lawful occupant of the housing and 
                        who engages in criminal activity directly 
                        relating to domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, or stalking against an 
                        affiliated individual or other individual, 
                        without evicting, removing, terminating 
                        assistance to, or otherwise penalizing a victim 
                        of such criminal activity who is also a tenant 
                        or lawful occupant of the housing.
                          ``(ii) Effect of eviction on other tenants.--
                        If a public housing agency or owner or manager 
                        of housing assisted under a covered housing 
                        program evicts, removes, or terminates 
                        assistance to an individual under clause (i), 
                        and the individual is the sole tenant eligible 
                        to receive assistance under a covered housing 
                        program, the public housing agency or owner or 
                        manager of housing assisted under the covered 
                        housing program shall provide any remaining 
                        tenant an opportunity to establish eligibility 
                        for the covered housing program. If a tenant 
                        described in the preceding sentence cannot 
                        establish eligibility, the public housing 
                        agency or owner or manager of the housing shall 
                        provide the tenant a reasonable time, as 
                        determined by the appropriate agency, to find 
                        new housing or to establish eligibility for 
                        housing under another covered housing program.
                  ``(C) Rules of construction.--Nothing in subparagraph 
                (A) shall be construed--
                          ``(i) to limit the authority of a public 
                        housing agency or owner or manager of housing 
                        assisted under a covered housing program, when 
                        notified of a court order, to comply with a 
                        court order with respect to--
                                  ``(I) the rights of access to or 
                                control of property, including civil 
                                protection orders issued to protect a 
                                victim of domestic violence, dating 
                                violence, sexual assault, or stalking; 
                                or
                                  ``(II) the distribution or possession 
                                of property among members of a 
                                household in a case;
                          ``(ii) to limit any otherwise available 
                        authority of a public housing agency or owner 
                        or manager of housing assisted under a covered 
                        housing program to evict or terminate 
                        assistance to a tenant for any violation of a 
                        lease not premised on the act of violence in 
                        question against the tenant or an affiliated 
                        person of the tenant, if the public housing 
                        agency or owner or manager does not subject an 
                        individual who is or has been a victim of 
                        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, or stalking to a more demanding 
                        standard than other tenants in determining 
                        whether to evict or terminate;
                          ``(iii) to limit the authority to terminate 
                        assistance to a tenant or evict a tenant from 
                        housing assisted under a covered housing 
                        program if a public housing agency or owner or 
                        manager of the housing can demonstrate that an 
                        actual and imminent threat to other tenants or 
                        individuals employed at or providing service to 
                        the property would be present if the assistance 
                        is not terminated or the tenant is not evicted; 
                        or
                          ``(iv) to supersede any provision of any 
                        Federal, State, or local law that provides 
                        greater protection than this section for 
                        victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, or stalking.
  ``(c) Documentation.--
          ``(1) Request for documentation.--If an applicant for, or 
        tenant of, housing assisted under a covered housing program 
        represents to a public housing agency or owner or manager of 
        the housing that the individual is entitled to protection under 
        subsection (b), the public housing agency or owner or manager 
        may request, in writing, that the applicant or tenant submit to 
        the public housing agency or owner or manager a form of 
        documentation described in paragraph (3).
          ``(2) Failure to provide certification.--
                  ``(A) In general.--If an applicant or tenant does not 
                provide the documentation requested under paragraph (1) 
                within 14 business days after the tenant receives a 
                request in writing for such certification from a public 
                housing agency or owner or manager of housing assisted 
                under a covered housing program, nothing in this 
                chapter may be construed to limit the authority of the 
                public housing agency or owner or manager to--
                          ``(i) deny admission by the applicant or 
                        tenant to the covered program;
                          ``(ii) deny assistance under the covered 
                        program to the applicant or tenant;
                          ``(iii) terminate the participation of the 
                        applicant or tenant in the covered program; or
                          ``(iv) evict the applicant, the tenant, or a 
                        lawful occupant that commits violations of a 
                        lease.
                  ``(B) Extension.--A public housing agency or owner or 
                manager of housing may extend the 14-day deadline under 
                subparagraph (A) at its discretion.
          ``(3) Form of documentation.--A form of documentation 
        described in this paragraph is--
                  ``(A) a certification form approved by the 
                appropriate agency that--
                          ``(i) states that an applicant or tenant is a 
                        victim of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, or stalking;
                          ``(ii) states that the incident of domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                        stalking that is the ground for protection 
                        under subsection (b) meets the requirements 
                        under subsection (b); and
                          ``(iii) includes the name of the individual 
                        who committed the domestic violence, dating 
                        violence, sexual assault, or stalking, if the 
                        name is known and safe to provide;
                  ``(B) a document that--
                          ``(i) is signed by--
                                  ``(I) an employee, agent, or 
                                volunteer of a victim service provider, 
                                an attorney, a medical professional, or 
                                a mental health professional from whom 
                                an applicant or tenant has sought 
                                assistance relating to domestic 
                                violence, dating violence, sexual 
                                assault, or stalking, or the effects of 
                                the abuse; and
                                  ``(II) the applicant or tenant; and
                          ``(ii) states under penalty of perjury that 
                        the individual described in clause (i)(I) 
                        believes that the incident of domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                        stalking that is the ground for protection 
                        under subsection (b) meets the requirements 
                        under subsection (b);
                  ``(C) a record of a Federal, State, tribal, 
                territorial, or local law enforcement agency, court, or 
                administrative agency; or
                  ``(D) at the discretion of a public housing agency or 
                owner or manager of housing assisted under a covered 
                housing program, a statement or other evidence provided 
                by an applicant or tenant.
          ``(4) Confidentiality.--Any information submitted to a public 
        housing agency or owner or manager under this subsection, 
        including the fact that an individual is a victim of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking shall be 
        maintained in confidence by the public housing agency or owner 
        or manager and may not be entered into any shared database or 
        disclosed to any other entity or individual, except to the 
        extent that the disclosure is--
                  ``(A) requested or consented to by the individual in 
                writing;
                  ``(B) required for use in an eviction proceeding 
                under subsection (b); or
                  ``(C) otherwise required by applicable law.
          ``(5) Documentation not required.--Nothing in this subsection 
        shall be construed to require a public housing agency or owner 
        or manager of housing assisted under a covered housing program 
        to request that an individual submit documentation of the 
        status of the individual as a victim of domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
          ``(6) Compliance not sufficient to constitute evidence of 
        unreasonable act.--Compliance with subsection (b) by a public 
        housing agency or owner or manager of housing assisted under a 
        covered housing program based on documentation received under 
        this subsection, shall not be sufficient to constitute evidence 
        of an unreasonable act or omission by the public housing agency 
        or owner or manager or an employee or agent of the public 
        housing agency or owner or manager. Nothing in this paragraph 
        shall be construed to limit the liability of a public housing 
        agency or owner or manager of housing assisted under a covered 
        housing program for failure to comply with subsection (b).
          ``(7) Response to conflicting certification.--If a public 
        housing agency or owner or manager of housing assisted under a 
        covered housing program receives documentation under this 
        subsection that contains conflicting information, the public 
        housing agency or owner or manager may require an applicant or 
        tenant to submit third-party documentation, as described in 
        subparagraph (B), (C), or (D) of paragraph (3).
          ``(8) Preemption.--Nothing in this subsection shall be 
        construed to supersede any provision of any Federal, State, or 
        local law that provides greater protection than this subsection 
        for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, or stalking.
  ``(d) Notification.--
          ``(1) Development.--The Secretary of Housing and Urban 
        Development shall develop a notice of the rights of individuals 
        under this section, including the right to confidentiality and 
        the limits thereof, and include such notice in documents 
        required by law to be provided to tenants assisted under a 
        covered housing program.
          ``(2) Provision.--The applicable public housing agency or 
        owner or manager of housing assisted under a covered housing 
        program shall provide the notice developed under paragraph (1) 
        to an applicant for or tenant of housing assisted under a 
        covered housing program--
                  ``(A) at the time the applicant is denied residency 
                in a dwelling unit assisted under the covered housing 
                program;
                  ``(B) at the time the individual is admitted to a 
                dwelling unit assisted under the covered housing 
                program; and
                  ``(C) in multiple languages, consistent with guidance 
                issued by the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
                Development in accordance with Executive Order 13166 
                (42 U.S.C. 2000d-1 note; relating to access to services 
                for persons with limited English proficiency).
  ``(e) Emergency Relocation and Transfers.--Each appropriate agency 
shall develop a model emergency relocation and transfer plan for 
voluntary use by public housing agencies and owners or managers of 
housing assisted under a covered housing program that--
          ``(1) allows tenants who are victims of domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to relocate or 
        transfer to another available and safe dwelling unit assisted 
        under a covered housing program and retain their status as 
        tenants under the covered housing program if--
                  ``(A) the tenant expressly requests to move;
                  ``(B)(i) the tenant reasonably believes that the 
                tenant is threatened with imminent harm from further 
                violence if the tenant remains within the same dwelling 
                unit assisted under a covered housing program; or
                  ``(ii) the sexual assault, domestic violence, dating 
                violence, or stalking occurred on the premises during 
                the 90-day period preceding the request to move; and
                  ``(C) the tenant has provided documentation as 
                described in subparagraph (A), (B), (C) or (D) of 
                subsection (c)(3) if requested by a public housing 
                agency or owner or manager;
          ``(2) incorporates reasonable confidentiality measures to 
        ensure that the public housing agency or owner or manager does 
        not disclose the location of the dwelling unit of a tenant to a 
        person that commits an act of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking against the tenant;
          ``(3) describes how the appropriate agency will coordinate 
        relocations or transfers between dwelling units assisted under 
        a covered housing program;
          ``(4) takes into consideration the existing rules and 
        regulations of the covered housing program;
          ``(5) is tailored to the specific type of the covered housing 
        program based on the volume and availability of dwelling units 
        under the control or management of the public housing agency, 
        owner, or manager; and
          ``(6) provides guidance for use in situations in which it is 
        not feasible for an individual public housing agency, owner, or 
        manager to effectuate a transfer.
  ``(f) Policies and Procedures for Emergency Transfer.--The Secretary 
of Housing and Urban Development shall establish policies and 
procedures under which a victim requesting an emergency transfer under 
subsection (e) may receive, subject to the availability of tenant 
protection vouchers for assistance under section 8(o)(16) of the United 
States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)(16)), assistance under 
such section.
  ``(g) Implementation.--The appropriate agency with respect to each 
covered housing program shall implement this section, as this section 
applies to the covered housing program.''.
  (b) Conforming Amendments.--
          (1) Section 6.--Section 6 of the United States Housing Act of 
        1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437d) is amended--
                  (A) in subsection (c)--
                          (i) by striking paragraph (3); and
                          (ii) by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) 
                        as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively;
                  (B) in subsection (l)--
                          (i) in paragraph (5), by striking ``, and 
                        that an incident'' and all that follows through 
                        ``victim of such violence''; and
                          (ii) in paragraph (6), by striking ``; except 
                        that'' and all that follows through 
                        ``stalking.''; and
                  (C) by striking subsection (u).
          (2) Section 8.--Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 
        1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f) is amended--
                  (A) in subsection (c), by striking paragraph (9);
                  (B) in subsection (d)(1)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``and 
                        that an applicant'' and all that follows 
                        through ``assistance or admission''; and
                          (ii) in subparagraph (B)--
                                  (I) in clause (ii), by striking ``, 
                                and that an incident'' and all that 
                                follows through ``victim of such 
                                violence''; and
                                  (II) in clause (iii), by striking ``, 
                                except that:'' and all that follows 
                                through ``stalking.'';
                  (C) in subsection (f)--
                          (i) in paragraph (6), by adding ``and'' at 
                        the end;
                          (ii) in paragraph (7), by striking the 
                        semicolon at the end and inserting a period; 
                        and
                          (iii) by striking paragraphs (8), (9), (10), 
                        and (11);
                  (D) in subsection (o)--
                          (i) in paragraph (6)(B), by striking the last 
                        sentence;
                          (ii) in paragraph (7)--
                                  (I) in subparagraph (C), by striking 
                                ``and that an incident'' and all that 
                                follows through ``victim of such 
                                violence''; and
                                  (II) in subparagraph (D), by striking 
                                ``; except that'' and all that follows 
                                through ``stalking.''; and
                          (iii) by striking paragraph (20); and
                  (E) by striking subsection (ee).
          (3) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this Act, or the 
        amendments made by this Act, shall be construed--
                  (A) to limit the rights or remedies available to any 
                person under section 6 or 8 of the United States 
                Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437d and 1437f), as in 
                effect on the day before the date of enactment of this 
                Act;
                  (B) to limit any right, remedy, or procedure 
                otherwise available under any provision of part 5, 91, 
                880, 882, 883, 884, 886, 891, 903, 960, 966, 982, or 
                983 of title 24, Code of Federal Regulations, that--
                          (i) was issued under the Violence Against 
                        Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization 
                        Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-162; 119 Stat. 
                        2960) or an amendment made by that Act; and
                          (ii) provides greater protection for victims 
                        of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, and stalking than this Act or the 
                        amendments made by this Act; or
                  (C) to disqualify an owner, manager, or other 
                individual from participating in or receiving the 
                benefits of the low-income housing tax credit program 
                under section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
                because of noncompliance with the provisions of this 
                Act or the amendments made by this Act.

SEC. 602. TRANSITIONAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR VICTIMS OF 
                    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, 
                    AND STALKING.

  Chapter 11 of subtitle B of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 
(42 U.S.C. 13975; as added by section 611 of Public Law 108-21 (117 
Stat. 693)) is amended--
          (1) in the chapter heading, by striking ``CHILD VICTIMS OF 
        DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING, OR SEXUAL ASSAULT'' and inserting 
        ``VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL 
        ASSAULT, OR STALKING''; and
          (2) in section 40299 (42 U.S.C. 13975)--
                  (A) in the header, by striking ``child victims of 
                domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault'' and 
                inserting ``victims of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking'';
                  (B) in subsection (a)(1), by striking ``fleeing'';
                  (C) by striking subsection (f); and
                  (D) in subsection (g)--
                          (i) in paragraph (1), by striking 
                        ``$40,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2007 
                        through 2011'' and inserting ``$35,000,000 for 
                        each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017''; and
                          (ii) in paragraph (3)--
                                  (I) in subparagraph (A), by striking 
                                ``eligible'' and inserting 
                                ``qualified''; and
                                  (II) by adding at the end the 
                                following:
                  ``(D) Qualified application defined.--In this 
                paragraph, the term `qualified application' means an 
                application that--
                          ``(i) has been submitted by an eligible 
                        applicant;
                          ``(ii) does not propose any significant 
                        activities that may compromise victim safety;
                          ``(iii) reflects an understanding of the 
                        dynamics of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, or stalking; and
                          ``(iv) does not propose prohibited 
                        activities, including mandatory services for 
                        victims, background checks of victims, or 
                        clinical evaluations to determine eligibility 
                        for services.''.

SEC. 603. ADDRESSING THE HOUSING NEEDS OF VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, 
                    DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING.

  Subtitle N of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 
14043e et seq.) is amended--
          (1) in section 41404(i) (42 U.S.C. 14043e-3(i)), by striking 
        ``$10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011'' and 
        inserting ``$4,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 
        2017''; and
          (2) in section 41405(g) (42 U.S.C. 14043e-4(g)), by striking 
        ``$10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011'' and 
        inserting ``$4,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 
        2017''.

          TITLE VII--ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE

SEC. 701. NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON WORKPLACE RESPONSES TO ASSIST 
                    VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

  Section 41501(e) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 
14043f(e)) is amended by striking ``fiscal years 2007 through 2011'' 
and inserting ``fiscal years 2013 through 2017''.

                   TITLE VIII--IMMIGRATION PROVISIONS

SEC. 801. FRAUD PREVENTION INITIATIVES.

  (a) Credible Evidence Considered.--Section 240A(b)(2) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1229b) is amended by striking 
subparagraph (D) and inserting the following:
                  ``(D) Credible evidence considered.--In acting on 
                applications under this paragraph, the Attorney General 
                shall consider any credible evidence relevant to the 
                application, including credible evidence submitted by a 
                national of the United States or an alien lawfully 
                admitted for permanent residence accused of the conduct 
                described in subparagraph (A)(i).''.
  (b) Application of Special Rule for Battered Spouse, Parent, or 
Child.--Section 204(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)) is amended--
          (1) in subparagraph (A)(iii), by inserting after subclause 
        (II) the following:
                                  ``(III)(aa) Upon filing, each 
                                petition under this clause shall be 
                                transferred to a local office of United 
                                States Citizenship and Immigration 
                                Services and assigned to an 
                                investigative officer for adjudication 
                                and final determination of eligibility.
                                  ``(bb) During the adjudication of 
                                each petition under this paragraph, an 
                                investigative officer from a local 
                                office of United States Citizenship and 
                                Immigration Services shall conduct an 
                                in-person interview of the alien who 
                                filed the petition. The investigative 
                                officer may also gather other evidence 
                                and interview other witnesses, 
                                including the accused United States 
                                citizen or lawful permanent resident, 
                                if they consent to be interviewed.
                                  ``(cc) All interviews under this 
                                clause shall be conducted under oath 
                                and subject to applicable penalties for 
                                perjury.
                                  ``(dd) Upon the conclusion of the 
                                adjudication process under this 
                                subparagraph, the investigative officer 
                                shall issue a final written 
                                determination to approve or deny the 
                                petition. The investigative officer 
                                shall not approve the petition unless 
                                the officer finds, in writing and with 
                                particularity, that all requirements 
                                under this paragraph, including proof 
                                that the alien is a victim of the 
                                conduct described in clause 
                                (iii)(I)(bb), have been proven by clear 
                                and convincing evidence.
                                  ``(IV) During the adjudication of a 
                                petition under this clause--
                                          ``(aa) the petition shall not 
                                        be granted unless the petition 
                                        is supported by clear and 
                                        convincing evidence; and
                                          ``(bb) all credible evidence 
                                        submitted by an accused 
                                        national of the United States 
                                        or alien lawfully admitted for 
                                        permanent residence shall be 
                                        considered.
                                  ``(V)(aa) During the adjudication of 
                                a petition under this paragraph, the 
                                investigative officer at the local 
                                office of United States Citizenship and 
                                Immigration Services shall determine 
                                whether any Federal, State, 
                                territorial, tribal, or local law 
                                enforcement agency has undertaken an 
                                investigation or prosecution of the 
                                abusive conduct alleged by the 
                                petitioning alien.
                                  ``(bb) If an investigation or 
                                prosecution was commenced, the 
                                investigative officer shall--
                                          ``(AA) obtain as much 
                                        information as possible about 
                                        the investigation or 
                                        prosecution; and
                                          ``(BB) consider that 
                                        information as part of the 
                                        adjudication of the petition.
                                  ``(cc) If an investigation or 
                                prosecution is pending, the 
                                adjudication of the petition shall be 
                                stayed pending the conclusion of the 
                                investigation or prosecution. If no 
                                investigation has been undertaken or if 
                                a prosecutor's office has not commenced 
                                a prosecution after the matter was 
                                referred to it, that fact shall be 
                                considered by the investigative officer 
                                as part of the adjudication of the 
                                petition.
                                  ``(VI)(aa) If an investigative 
                                officer makes a written finding that 
                                the petitioning alien made a material 
                                misrepresentation on a petition, during 
                                an interview, or during any other 
                                aspect of the adjudication--
                                          ``(AA) the alien's petition 
                                        shall be denied and the alien 
                                        shall be removed from the 
                                        country on an expedited basis;
                                          ``(BB) the alien shall be 
                                        permanently ineligible for any 
                                        lawful immigration status or 
                                        benefits;
                                          ``(CC) any public assistance 
                                        or other public benefits 
                                        received by the alien or the 
                                        alien's beneficiaries shall be 
                                        immediately discontinued; and
                                          ``(DD) the alien and the 
                                        alien's beneficiaries shall not 
                                        be eligible for any programs or 
                                        initiatives undertaken by the 
                                        Department of Homeland Security 
                                        or any other agency or 
                                        department to delay or exempt 
                                        removal, including deferred 
                                        action.
                                  ``(bb) Upon receiving any evidence of 
                                any material misrepresentation on a 
                                petition, during an interview, or 
                                during any other aspect of the 
                                adjudication, the appropriate officer 
                                of United States Citizenship and 
                                Immigration Services and the Secretary 
                                of Homeland Security shall--
                                          ``(AA) deny the petition and 
                                        process the alien for expedited 
                                        removal, pursuant to item 
                                        (aa)(AA); and
                                          ``(BB) refer the matter and 
                                        all evidence to the Federal 
                                        Bureau of Investigation for a 
                                        criminal investigation.
                                  ``(VII) If a petition filed under 
                                this paragraph is denied, any 
                                obligations under an underlying 
                                affidavit of support previously filed 
                                by the accused national of the United 
                                States or alien lawfully admitted for 
                                permanent residence shall be 
                                terminated.'';
          (2) in subparagraph (A)(iv), by adding at the end the 
        following: ``The petition shall be adjudicated according to the 
        procedures that apply to self-petitioners under clause 
        (iii).'';
          (3) in subparagraph (A)(vii), by adding at the end the 
        following: ``The petition shall be adjudicated according to the 
        procedures that apply to self-petitioners under clause 
        (iii).'';
          (4) in subparagraph (B)(ii), by inserting after subclause 
        (II) the following:
                                  ``(III)(aa) Upon filing, each 
                                petition under this clause shall be 
                                transferred to a local office of United 
                                States Citizenship and Immigration 
                                Services and assigned to an 
                                investigative officer for adjudication 
                                and final determination of eligibility.
                                  ``(bb) During the adjudication of 
                                each petition under this paragraph, an 
                                investigative officer from a local 
                                office of United States Citizenship and 
                                Immigration Services shall conduct an 
                                in-person interview of the alien who 
                                filed the petition. The investigative 
                                officer may also gather other evidence 
                                and interview other witnesses, 
                                including the accused United States 
                                citizen or lawful permanent resident, 
                                if they consent to be interviewed.
                                  ``(cc) All interviews under this 
                                clause shall be conducted under oath 
                                and subject to applicable penalties for 
                                perjury.
                                  ``(dd) Upon the conclusion of the 
                                adjudication process under this 
                                subparagraph, the investigative officer 
                                shall issue a final written 
                                determination to approve or deny the 
                                petition. The investigative officer 
                                shall not approve the petition unless 
                                the officer finds, in writing and with 
                                particularity, that all requirements 
                                under this paragraph, including proof 
                                that the alien is a victim of the 
                                conduct described in clause 
                                (ii)(I)(bb), have been proven by clear 
                                and convincing evidence.
                                  ``(IV) During the adjudication of a 
                                petition under this clause--
                                          ``(aa) the petition shall not 
                                        be granted unless the petition 
                                        is supported by clear and 
                                        convincing evidence; and
                                          ``(bb) all credible evidence 
                                        submitted by an accused 
                                        national of the United States 
                                        or alien lawfully admitted for 
                                        permanent residence shall be 
                                        considered.
                                  ``(V)(aa) During the adjudication of 
                                a petition under this clause, the 
                                investigative officer at the local 
                                office of United States Citizenship and 
                                Immigration Services shall determine 
                                whether any Federal, State, 
                                territorial, tribal, or local law 
                                enforcement agency has undertaken an 
                                investigation or prosecution of the 
                                abusive conduct alleged by the 
                                petitioning alien.
                                  ``(bb) If an investigation or 
                                prosecution was commenced, the 
                                investigative officer shall--
                                          ``(AA) obtain as much 
                                        information as possible about 
                                        the investigation or 
                                        prosecution; and
                                          ``(BB) consider that 
                                        information as part of the 
                                        adjudication of the petition.
                                  ``(cc) If an investigation or 
                                prosecution is pending, the 
                                adjudication of the petition shall be 
                                stayed pending the conclusion of the 
                                investigation or prosecution. If no 
                                investigation has been undertaken or if 
                                a prosecutor's office has not commenced 
                                a prosecution after the matter was 
                                referred to it, that fact shall be 
                                considered by the investigative officer 
                                as part of the adjudication of the 
                                petition.
                                  ``(VI)(aa) If an investigative 
                                officer makes a written finding that 
                                the petitioning alien made a material 
                                misrepresentation on a petition, during 
                                an interview, or during any other 
                                aspect of the adjudication--
                                          ``(AA) the alien's petition 
                                        shall be denied and the alien 
                                        shall be removed from the 
                                        country on an expedited basis;
                                          ``(BB) the alien shall be 
                                        permanently ineligible for any 
                                        lawful immigration status or 
                                        benefits;
                                          ``(CC) any public assistance 
                                        or other public benefits 
                                        received by the alien or the 
                                        alien's beneficiaries shall be 
                                        immediately discontinued; and
                                          ``(DD) the alien and the 
                                        alien's beneficiaries shall not 
                                        be eligible for any programs or 
                                        initiatives undertaken by the 
                                        Department of Homeland Security 
                                        or any other agency or 
                                        department to delay or exempt 
                                        removal, including deferred 
                                        action.
                                  ``(bb) Upon receiving any evidence of 
                                any material misrepresentation on a 
                                petition, during an interview, or 
                                during any other aspect of the 
                                adjudication, the appropriate officer 
                                of United States Citizenship and 
                                Immigration Services and the Secretary 
                                of Homeland Security shall--
                                          ``(AA) deny the petition and 
                                        process the alien for expedited 
                                        removal, pursuant to subclause 
                                        (VI)(aa)(AA); and
                                          ``(BB) refer the matter and 
                                        all evidence to the Federal 
                                        Bureau of Investigation for a 
                                        criminal investigation.
                                  ``(VII) If a petition filed under 
                                this clause is denied, any obligations 
                                under an underlying affidavit of 
                                support previously filed by the accused 
                                national of the United States or alien 
                                lawfully admitted for permanent 
                                residence shall be terminated.''; and
          (5) in subparagraph (B)(iii), by adding at the end the 
        following: ``The petition shall be adjudicated according to the 
        procedures that apply to self-petitioners under clause (ii).''.

SEC. 802. CLARIFICATION OF THE REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO U VISAS.

  Section 214(p)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1184(p)(1)) is amended as follows:
          (1) By striking ``The petition'' and inserting the following:
                  ``(A) In general.--The petition''.
          (2) By adding at the end the following:
                  ``(B) Certification requirements.--Each certification 
                submitted under subparagraph (A) shall confirm under 
                oath that--
                          ``(i) the criminal activity is actively under 
                        investigation or a prosecution has been 
                        commenced; and
                          ``(ii) the petitioner has provided to law 
                        enforcement information that will assist in 
                        identifying the perpetrator of the criminal 
                        activity or the perpetrator's identity is 
                        known.
                  ``(C) Requirement for certification.--No application 
                for a visa under section 101(a)(15)(U) may be granted 
                unless accompanied by the certification as described in 
                this paragraph.''.

SEC. 803. PROTECTIONS FOR A FIANCEE OR FIANCE OF A CITIZEN.

  (a) In General.--Section 214 of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
(8 U.S.C. 1184) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (d)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``crime.'' and 
                inserting ``crime described in paragraph (3)(B) and 
                information on any permanent protection or restraining 
                order issued against the petitioner related to any 
                specified crime described in paragraph (3)(B)(i).''; 
                and
                  (B) in paragraph (3)(B)(i), by striking ``abuse, and 
                stalking.'' and inserting ``abuse, stalking, or an 
                attempt to commit any such crime.''; and
          (2) in subsection (r)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``crime.'' and 
                inserting ``crime described in paragraph (5)(B) and 
                information on any permanent protection or restraining 
                order issued against the petitioner related to any 
                specified crime described in subsection (5)(B)(i).''; 
                and
                  (B) in paragraph (5)(B)(i), by striking ``abuse, and 
                stalking.'' and inserting ``abuse, stalking, or an 
                attempt to commit any such crime.''.
  (b) Provision of Information to K Nonimmigrants.--Section 833 of the 
International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 (8 U.S.C. 1375a) 
is amended in subsection (b)(1)(A), by striking ``or'' after ``orders'' 
and inserting ``and''.

SEC. 804. REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE BROKERS.

  (a) Implementation of the International Marriage Broker Act of 
2005.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this 
Act, the Attorney General shall submit to Congress a report that 
includes the name of the component of the Department of Justice 
responsible for prosecuting violations of the International Marriage 
Broker Act of 2005 (subtitle D of Public Law 109-162; 119 Stat. 3066) 
and the amendments made by this title.
  (b) Regulation of International Marriage Brokers.--Section 833(d) of 
the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 (8 U.S.C. 
1375a(d)) is amended as follows:
          (1) By amending paragraph (1) to read as follows:
          ``(1) Prohibition on marketing of or to children.--
                  ``(A) In general.--An international marriage broker 
                shall not provide any individual or entity with 
                personal contact information, photograph, or general 
                information about the background or interests of any 
                individual under the age of 18.
                  ``(B) Compliance.--To comply with the requirements of 
                subparagraph (A), an international marriage broker 
                shall--
                          ``(i) obtain a valid copy of each foreign 
                        national client's birth certificate or other 
                        proof of age document issued by an appropriate 
                        government entity;
                          ``(ii) indicate on such certificate or 
                        document the date it was received by the 
                        international marriage broker;
                          ``(iii) retain the original of such 
                        certificate or document for 5 years after such 
                        date of receipt; and
                          ``(iv) produce such certificate or document 
                        upon request to an appropriate authority 
                        charged with the enforcement of this 
                        paragraph.''.
          (2) In paragraph (2)(B)(ii), by striking ``or stalking.'' and 
        inserting ``stalking, or an attempt to commit any such 
        crime.''.

SEC. 805. GAO REPORT.

  (a) Requirement for Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States 
shall submit to the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate and the 
Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives a report 
regarding the adjudication of petitions and applications under section 
101(a)(15)(U) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1101(a)(15)(U)) and the self-petitioning process for VAWA self-
petitioners (as that term is defined in section 101(a)(51) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(51)).
  (b) Contents.--The report required by subsection (a) shall--
          (1) assess the efficiency and reliability of the process for 
        reviewing such petitions and applications, including whether 
        the process includes adequate safeguards against fraud and 
        abuse; and
          (2) identify possible improvements to the adjudications of 
        petitions and applications in order to reduce fraud and abuse.

SEC. 806. TEMPORARY NATURE OF U VISA STATUS.

  (a) In General.--Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
(8 U.S.C. 1255) is amended by striking subsection (m).
  (b) Duration of Nonimmigrant Status.--Section 214(p)(6) of such Act 
(8 U.S.C. 1184(p)(6)) is amended by striking ``Such alien's 
nonimmigrant status shall be extended beyond the 4-year period 
authorized under this section if the alien is eligible for relief under 
section 245(m) and is unable to obtain such relief because regulations 
have not been issued to implement such section and shall be extended 
during the pendency of an application for adjustment of status under 
section 245(m).''.
  (c) Surviving Relative Consideration for Certain Petitions and 
Applications.--Section 204(l)(2)(E) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 
1154(l)(2)(E)) is amended by striking ``or in `U' nonimmigrant status 
as described in section 101(a)(15)(U)(ii);'' and inserting a semicolon.
  (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall apply 
to applications for adjustment of status submitted on or after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, and to previously filed applications that 
are pending on the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 807. ANNUAL REPORT ON IMMIGRATION APPLICATIONS MADE BY VICTIMS OF 
                    ABUSE.

  Not later than December 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, the 
Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to the Committee on the 
Judiciary of the Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House 
of Representatives a report that includes the following:
          (1) The number of aliens who--
                  (A) submitted an application for nonimmigrant status 
                under paragraph (15)(T)(i), (15)(U)(i), or (51) of 
                section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
                (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)) during the preceding fiscal year;
                  (B) were granted such nonimmigrant status during such 
                fiscal year; or
                  (C) were denied such nonimmigrant status during such 
                fiscal year.
          (2) The mean amount of time and median amount of time to 
        adjudicate an application for such nonimmigrant status during 
        such fiscal year.
          (3) The mean amount of time and median amount of time between 
        the receipt of an application for such nonimmigrant status and 
        the issuance of work authorization to an eligible applicant 
        during the preceding fiscal year.
          (4) The number of aliens granted continued presence in the 
        United States under section 107(c)(3) of the Trafficking 
        Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7105(c)(3)) during 
        the preceding fiscal year.
          (5) A description of any actions being taken to reduce the 
        adjudication and processing time, while ensuring the safe and 
        competent processing, of an application described in paragraph 
        (1) or a request for continued presence referred to in 
        paragraph (4).
          (6) The actions being taken to combat fraud and to ensure 
        program integrity.
          (7) Each type of criminal activity by reason of which an 
        alien received nonimmigrant status under section 101(a)(15)(U) 
        of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C 1101(a)(15)(U)) 
        during the preceding fiscal year and the number of occurrences 
        of that criminal activity that resulted in such aliens 
        receiving such status.

SEC. 808. PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN OF VAWA SELF-PETITIONERS.

  Section 204(l)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1154(l)(2)) is amended--
          (1) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``or'' at the end;
          (2) by redesignating subparagraph (F) as subparagraph (G); 
        and
          (3) by inserting after subparagraph (E) the following:
                  ``(F) a child of an alien who filed a pending or 
                approved petition for classification or application for 
                adjustment of status or other benefit specified in 
                section 101(a)(51) as a VAWA self-petitioner; or''.

SEC. 809. PUBLIC CHARGE.

  Section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1182(a)(4)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(E) Special rule for qualified alien victims.--
                Subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) shall not apply to an 
                alien who--
                          ``(i) is a VAWA self-petitioner;
                          ``(ii) is an applicant for, or is granted, 
                        nonimmigrant status under section 
                        101(a)(15)(U); or
                          ``(iii) is a qualified alien described in 
                        section 431(c) of the Personal Responsibility 
                        and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 
                        (8 U.S.C. 1641(c)).''.

SEC. 810. AGE-OUT PROTECTION FOR U VISA APPLICANTS.

  Section 214(p) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1184(p)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
          ``(7) Age determinations.--
                  ``(A) Children.--An unmarried alien who seeks to 
                accompany, or follow to join, a parent granted status 
                under section 101(a)(15)(U)(i), and who was under 21 
                years of age on the date on which such parent 
                petitioned for such status, shall continue to be 
                classified as a child for purposes of section 
                101(a)(15)(U)(ii), if the alien attains 21 years of age 
                after such parent's petition was filed but while it was 
                pending.
                  ``(B) Principal aliens.--An alien described in clause 
                (i) of section 101(a)(15)(U) shall continue to be 
                treated as an alien described in clause (ii)(I) of such 
                section if the alien attains 21 years of age after the 
                alien's application for status under such clause (i) is 
                filed but while it is pending.''.

SEC. 811. HARDSHIP WAIVERS.

  (a) In General.--Section 216(c)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality 
Act (8 U.S.C. 1186a(c)(4)) is amended--
          (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking the comma at the end and 
        inserting a semicolon;
          (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``(1), or'' and 
        inserting ``(1); or'';
          (3) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end 
        and inserting a semicolon and ``or''; and
          (4) by inserting after subparagraph (C) the following:
                  ``(D) the alien meets the requirements under section 
                204(a)(1)(A)(iii)(II)(aa)(BB) and following the 
                marriage ceremony was battered by or subject to extreme 
                cruelty perpetrated by the alien's intended spouse and 
                was not at fault in failing to meet the requirements of 
                paragraph (1).''.
  (b) Technical Corrections.--Section 216(c)(4) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1186a(c)(4)), as amended by subsection (a), 
is further amended--
          (1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
        ``The Attorney General, in the Attorney General's'' and 
        inserting ``The Secretary of Homeland Security, in the 
        Secretary's''; and
          (2) in the undesignated paragraph at the end--
                  (A) in the first sentence, by striking ``Attorney 
                General'' and inserting ``Secretary of Homeland 
                Security'';
                  (B) in the second sentence, by striking ``Attorney 
                General'' and inserting ``Secretary'';
                  (C) in the third sentence, by striking ``Attorney 
                General.'' and inserting ``Secretary.''; and
                  (D) in the fourth sentence, by striking ``Attorney 
                General'' and inserting ``Secretary''.

SEC. 812. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION FOR NATIONAL SECURITY PURPOSE.

  (a) Information Sharing.--Section 384(b) of the Illegal Immigration 
Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1367(b)) is 
amended--
          (1) in paragraph (1)--
                  (A) by inserting ``Secretary of Homeland Security or 
                the'' before ``Attorney General may''; and
                  (B) by inserting ``Secretary's or the'' before 
                ``Attorney General's discretion'';
          (2) in paragraph (2)--
                  (A) by inserting ``Secretary of Homeland Security or 
                the'' before ``Attorney General may'';
                  (B) by inserting ``Secretary or the'' before 
                ``Attorney General for''; and
                  (C) by inserting ``in a manner that protects the 
                confidentiality of such information'' after ``law 
                enforcement purpose'';
          (3) in paragraph (5), by striking ``Attorney General is'' and 
        inserting ``Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney 
        General are''; and
          (4) by adding at the end a new paragraph as follows:
          ``(8) Notwithstanding subsection (a)(2), the Secretary of 
        Homeland Security, the Secretary of State, or the Attorney 
        General may provide in the discretion of either such Secretary 
        or the Attorney General for the disclosure of information to 
        national security officials to be used solely for a national 
        security purpose in a manner that protects the confidentiality 
        of such information.''.
  (b) Guidelines.--Subsection (d) (as added by section 817(4) of the 
Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 
2005) of section 384 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant 
Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1367(d)) is amended by inserting 
``and severe forms of trafficking in persons or criminal activity 
listed in section 101(a)(15)(U) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
(8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(u))'' after ``domestic violence''.
  (c) Implementation.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland 
Security shall provide the guidance required by section 384(d) of the 
Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 
U.S.C. 1367(d)), consistent with the amendments made by subsections (a) 
and (b).
  (d) Clerical Amendment.--Section 384(a)(1) of the Illegal Immigration 
Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 is amended by striking 
``241(a)(2)'' in the matter following subparagraph (F) and inserting 
``237(a)(2)''.

SEC. 813. GAO REPORT ON REQUIREMENTS TO COOPERATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT 
                    OFFICIALS.

  (a) Requirement for Report.--Not later than three years after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
States shall submit a report to the Committee on the Judiciary of the 
Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of 
Representatives a report regarding the adjudication of petitions and 
applications under section 101(a)(15)(U) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(U)).
  (b) Contents.--The report required by subsection (a) shall--
          (1) assess the effectiveness of the requirements set out in 
        Section 802 of this Act in ensuring that potential U visa 
        recipients aid in the investigation, apprehension, and 
        prosecution of criminals;
          (2) determine the effect of the requirements set out in 
        Section 802 of this Act, on the number of U visas issued 
        annually; and
          (3) determine the effect of the requirements set out in 
        Section 802 of this Act, on the number of individuals seeking U 
        visas.

SEC. 814. CONSIDERATION OF OTHER EVIDENCE.

  Section 237(a)(2)(E)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
U.S.C. 1227(a)(2)(E)(i)) is amended by adding at the end the following: 
``If the conviction records do not conclusively establish whether a 
crime of domestic violence constitutes a crime of violence (as defined 
in section 16 of title 18, United States Code), the Attorney General 
may consider any other evidence that the Attorney General determines to 
be reliable in making this determination, including sentencing reports 
and police reports.''.

                   TITLE IX--SAFETY FOR INDIAN WOMEN

SEC. 901. GRANTS TO INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS.

  Section 2015(a) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-10(a)) is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``sex trafficking,'' after 
        ``sexual assault,'';
          (2) in paragraph (4), by inserting ``sex trafficking,'' after 
        ``sexual assault,'';
          (3) in paragraph (5), by striking ``and stalking'' and all 
        that follows and inserting ``sexual assault, sex trafficking, 
        and stalking;'';
          (4) in paragraph (7)--
                  (A) by inserting ``sex trafficking,'' after ``sexual 
                assault,'' each place it appears; and
                  (B) by striking ``and'' at the end;
          (5) in paragraph (8)--
                  (A) by inserting ``sex trafficking,'' after 
                ``stalking,''; and
                  (B) by striking the period at the end and inserting a 
                semicolon; and
          (6) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(9) provide services to address the needs of youth who are 
        victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
        sex trafficking, or stalking and the needs of children exposed 
        to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
        stalking, including support for the nonabusing parent or the 
        caretaker of the child; and
          ``(10) develop and promote legislation and policies that 
        enhance best practices for responding to violent crimes against 
        Indian women, including the crimes of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking.''.

SEC. 902. GRANTS TO INDIAN TRIBAL COALITIONS.

  Section 2001(d) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg(d)) is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (1)--
                  (A) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``and'' at the 
                end;
                  (B) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at 
                the end and inserting ``; and''; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(D) developing and promoting State, local, or 
                tribal legislation and policies that enhance best 
                practices for responding to violent crimes against 
                Indian women, including the crimes of domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, 
                and sex trafficking.''; and
          (2) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking ``individuals or''.

SEC. 903. CONSULTATION.

  Section 903 of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice 
Reauthorization Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 14045d) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a)--
                  (A) by striking ``and the Violence Against Women Act 
                of 2000'' and inserting ``, the Violence Against Women 
                Act of 2000''; and
                  (B) by inserting ``, and the Violence Against Women 
                Reauthorization Act of 2012'' before the period at the 
                end;
          (2) in subsection (b)--
                  (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``Secretary of the Department of Health and 
                Human Services'' and inserting ``Secretary of Health 
                and Human Services, the Secretary of the Interior,''; 
                and
                  (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and stalking'' 
                and inserting ``stalking, and sex trafficking''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(c) Annual Report.--The Attorney General shall submit to Congress 
an annual report on the annual consultations required under subsection 
(a) that--
          ``(1) contains the recommendations made under subsection (b) 
        by Indian tribes during the year covered by the report;
          ``(2) describes actions taken during the year covered by the 
        report to respond to recommendations made under subsection (b) 
        during the year or a previous year; and
          ``(3) describes how the Attorney General will work in 
        coordination and collaboration with Indian tribes, the 
        Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of 
        the Interior to address the recommendations made under 
        subsection (b).
  ``(d) Notice.--Not later than 120 days before the date of a 
consultation under subsection (a), the Attorney General shall notify 
tribal leaders of the date, time, and location of the consultation.''.

SEC. 904. ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH ON VIOLENCE AGAINST INDIAN WOMEN.

  (a) In General.--Section 904(a) of the Violence Against Women and 
Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-10 
note) is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (1)--
                  (A) by striking ``The National'' and inserting ``Not 
                later than 2 years after the date of enactment of the 
                Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012, the 
                National''; and
                  (B) by inserting ``and in Native villages (as defined 
                in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 
                (43 U.S.C. 1602))'' before the period at the end;
          (2) in paragraph (2)(A)--
                  (A) in clause (iv), by striking ``and'' at the end;
                  (B) in clause (v), by striking the period at the end 
                and inserting ``; and''; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following:
                          ``(vi) sex trafficking.'';
          (3) in paragraph (4), by striking ``this Act'' and inserting 
        ``the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012''; and
          (4) in paragraph (5), by striking ``this section $1,000,000 
        for each of fiscal years 2007 and 2008'' and inserting ``this 
        subsection $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 and 2014''.
  (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 905(b)(2) of the 
Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 
2005 (28 U.S.C. 534 note) is amended by striking ``fiscal years 2007 
through 2011'' and inserting ``fiscal years 2013 through 2017''.

SEC. 905. ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRIBAL 
                    LIAISONS.

  (a) Appointment.--The Attorney General is authorized and encouraged 
to appoint the Assistant United States Attorney Tribal Liaison 
appointed in each judicial district that includes Indian country to 
also serve as a domestic violence tribal liaison.
  (b) Duties.--The duties of a domestic violence tribal liaison 
appointed under this section shall include the following:
          (1) Encouraging and assisting in arrests and Federal 
        prosecution for crimes, including misdemeanor crimes, of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking that occur in Indian country.
          (2) Conducting training sessions for tribal law enforcement 
        officers and other individuals and entities responsible for 
        responding to crimes in Indian country to ensure that such 
        officers, individuals, and entities understand their arrest 
        authority over non-Indian offenders.
          (3) Developing multidisciplinary teams to combat domestic and 
        sexual violence offenses against Indians by non-Indians.
          (4) Consulting and coordinating with tribal justice officials 
        and victims' advocates to address any backlog in the 
        prosecution of crimes, including misdemeanor crimes, of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking that occur in Indian country.
          (5) Developing working relationships and maintaining 
        communication with tribal leaders, tribal community and 
        victims' advocates, and tribal justice officials to gather 
        information from, and share appropriate information with, 
        tribal justice officials.
  (c) Indian Country.--In this section, the term ``Indian country'' has 
the meaning given such term in section 1151 of title 18.
  (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.

                      TITLE X--CRIMINAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 1001. CRIMINAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE.

  (a) Sexual Abuse of a Minor or Ward.--Section 2243(b) of title 18, 
United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
  ``(b) Of a Ward.--
          ``(1) Offenses.--It shall be unlawful for any person to 
        knowingly engage, or knowingly attempt to engage, in a sexual 
        act with another person who is--
                  ``(A) in official detention or supervised by, or 
                otherwise under the control of, the United States--
                          ``(i) during arrest;
                          ``(ii) during pretrial release;
                          ``(iii) while in official detention or 
                        custody; or
                          ``(iv) while on probation, supervised 
                        release, or parole;
                  ``(B) under the professional custodial, supervisory, 
                or disciplinary control or authority of the person 
                engaging or attempting to engage in the sexual act; and
                  ``(C) at the time of the sexual act--
                          ``(i) in the special maritime and territorial 
                        jurisdiction of the United States;
                          ``(ii) in a Federal prison, or in any prison, 
                        institution, or facility in which persons are 
                        held in custody by direction of, or pursuant to 
                        a contract or agreement with, the United 
                        States; or
                          ``(iii) under supervision or other control by 
                        the United States, or by direction of, or 
                        pursuant to a contract or agreement with, the 
                        United States.
          ``(2) Penalties.--Whoever violates paragraph (1)(A) shall--
                  ``(A) be fined under this title, imprisoned for not 
                more than 15 years, or both; and
                  ``(B) if, in the course of committing the violation 
                of paragraph (1), the person engages in conduct that 
                would constitute an offense under section 2241 or 2242 
                if committed in the special maritime and territorial 
                jurisdiction of the United States, be subject to the 
                penalties provided for under section 2241 or 2242, 
                respectively.''.
  (b) Penalties for Sexual Abuse.--
          (1) In general.--Chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, 
        is amended by adding at the end the following:

``Sec. 250. Penalties for sexual abuse

  ``(a) Offense.--It shall be unlawful for any person, in the course of 
committing an offense under this chapter or under section 901 of the 
Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3631) to engage in conduct that would 
constitute an offense under chapter 109A if committed in the special 
maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
  ``(b) Penalties.--A person that violates subsection (a) shall be 
subject to the penalties under the provision of chapter 109A that would 
have been violated if the conduct was committed in the special maritime 
and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, unless a greater 
penalty is otherwise authorized by law.''.
          (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 13 
        of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the 
        end the following:

``250. Penalties for sexual abuse.''.

SEC. 1002. SEXUAL ABUSE IN CUSTODIAL SETTINGS.

  (a) Suits by Prisoners.--Section 7(e) of the Civil Rights of 
Institutionalized Persons Act (42 U.S.C. 1997e(e)) is amended by 
inserting before the period at the end the following: ``or the 
commission of a sexual act (as defined in section 2246 of title 18, 
United States Code)''.
  (b) United States as Defendant.--Section 1346(b)(2) of title 28, 
United States Code, is amended by inserting before the period at the 
end the following: ``or the commission of a sexual act (as defined in 
section 2246 of title 18)''.
  (c) Adoption and Effect of National Standards.--Section 8 of the 
Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (42 U.S.C. 15607) is amended--
          (1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (e); and
          (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:
  ``(c) Applicability to Detention Facilities Operated by the 
Department of Homeland Security.--
          ``(1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
        enactment of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 
        2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall publish a final 
        rule adopting national standards for the detection, prevention, 
        reduction, and punishment of rape and sexual assault in 
        facilities that maintain custody of aliens detained for a 
        violation of the immigrations laws of the United States.
          ``(2) Applicability.--The standards adopted under paragraph 
        (1) shall apply to detention facilities operated by the 
        Department of Homeland Security and to detention facilities 
        operated under contract with, or pursuant to an 
        intergovernmental service agreement with, the Department.
          ``(3) Compliance.--The Secretary of Homeland Security shall--
                  ``(A) assess compliance with the standards adopted 
                under paragraph (1) on a regular basis; and
                  ``(B) include the results of the assessments in 
                performance evaluations of facilities completed by the 
                Department of Homeland Security.
          ``(4) Considerations.--In adopting standards under paragraph 
        (1), the Secretary of Homeland Security shall give due 
        consideration to the recommended national standards provided by 
        the Commission under section 7(e).
  ``(d) Applicability to Custodial Facilities Operated by the 
Department of Health and Human Services.--
          ``(1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
        enactment of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 
        2012, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall publish 
        a final rule adopting national standards for the detection, 
        prevention, reduction, and punishment of rape and sexual 
        assault in facilities that maintain custody of unaccompanied 
        alien children (as defined in section 462(g) of the Homeland 
        Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 279(g))).
          ``(2) Applicability.--The standards adopted under paragraph 
        (1) shall apply to facilities operated by the Department of 
        Health and Human Services and to facilities operated under 
        contract with the Department.
          ``(3) Compliance.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services 
        shall--
                  ``(A) assess compliance with the standards adopted 
                under paragraph (1) on a regular basis; and
                  ``(B) include the results of the assessments in 
                performance evaluations of facilities completed by the 
                Department of Health and Human Services.
          ``(4) Considerations.--In adopting standards under paragraph 
        (1), the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall give due 
        consideration to the recommended national standards provided by 
        the Commission under section 7(e).''.

SEC. 1003. CRIMINAL PROVISION RELATING TO STALKING, INCLUDING 
                    CYBERSTALKING.

  (a) In General.--Section 2261A of title 18, United States Code, is 
amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 2261A. STALKING.

  ``(a) Whoever uses the mail, any interactive computer service, or any 
facility of interstate or foreign commerce to engage in a course of 
conduct or travels in interstate or foreign commerce or within the 
special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, or 
enters or leaves Indian country, with the intent to kill, injure, 
harass, or intimidate another person, or place another person under 
surveillance with the intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate 
such person and in the course of, or as a result of, such travel or 
course of conduct--
          ``(1) places that person in reasonable fear of the death of, 
        or serious bodily injury to such person, a member of their 
        immediate family (as defined in section 115), or their spouse 
        or intimate partner; or
          ``(2) causes or attempts to cause serious bodily injury or 
        serious emotional distress to such person, a member of their 
        immediate family (as defined in section 115), or their spouse 
        or intimate partner;
shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
  ``(b) The punishment for an offense under this section is the same as 
that for an offense under section 2261, except that if--
          ``(1) the offense involves conduct in violation of a 
        protection order; or
          ``(2) the victim of the offense is under the age of 18 years 
        or over the age of 65 years, the offender has reached the age 
        of 18 years at the time the offense was committed, and the 
        offender knew or should have known that the victim was under 
        the age of 18 years or over the age of 65 years;
the maximum term of imprisonment that may be imposed is increased by 5 
years over the term of imprisonment otherwise provided for that offense 
in section 2261''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The item relating to section 2261A in the 
table of sections at the beginning of chapter 110A of title 18, United 
States Code, is amended to read as follows:

``2261A. Stalking.''.

SEC. 1004. AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL ASSAULT STATUTE.

  (a) In General.--Section 113 of title 18, United States Code, is 
amended--
          (1) in subsection (a)--
                  (A) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the 
                following:
          ``(1) Assault with intent to commit murder or a violation of 
        section 2241 or 2242, by a fine under this title, imprisonment 
        for not more than 20 years, or both.'';
                  (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``felony under 
                chapter 109A'' and inserting ``violation of section 
                2241 or 2242'';
                  (C) in paragraph (3), by striking ``and without just 
                cause or excuse,'';
                  (D) in paragraph (4), by striking ``six months'' and 
                inserting ``1 year'';
                  (E) in paragraph (5), by striking ``1 year'' and 
                inserting ``5 years'';
                  (F) in paragraph (7)--
                          (i) by striking ``substantial bodily injury 
                        to an individual who has not attained the age 
                        of 16 years'' and inserting ``substantial 
                        bodily injury to a spouse or intimate partner, 
                        a dating partner, or an individual who has not 
                        attained the age of 16 years''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``fine'' and inserting ``a 
                        fine''; and
                  (G) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(8) Assault of a spouse, intimate partner, or dating 
        partner by strangling, suffocating, or attempting to strangle 
        or suffocate, by a fine under this title, imprisonment for not 
        more than 10 years, or both.''; and
          (2) in subsection (b)--
                  (A) by striking ``(b) As used in this subsection--'' 
                and inserting the following:
  ``(b) In this section--'';
                  (B) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking ``and'' at the 
                end;
                  (C) in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the 
                end and inserting a semicolon; and
                  (D) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(3) the terms `dating partner' and `spouse or intimate 
        partner' have the meanings given those terms in section 2266;
          ``(4) the term `strangling' means knowingly or recklessly 
        impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of a 
        person by applying pressure to the throat or neck, regardless 
        of whether that conduct results in any visible injury or 
        whether there is any intent to kill or protractedly injure the 
        victim; and
          ``(5) the term `suffocating' means knowingly or recklessly 
        impeding the normal breathing of a person by covering the mouth 
        of the person, the nose of the person, or both, regardless of 
        whether that conduct results in any visible injury or whether 
        there is any intent to kill or protractedly injure the 
        victim.''.
  (b) Indian Major Crimes.--Section 1153(a) of title 18, United States 
Code, is amended by striking ``assault with intent to commit murder, 
assault with a dangerous weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily 
injury (as defined in section 1365 of this title)'' and inserting ``a 
felony assault under section 113''.

SEC. 1005. MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE.

  Section 2241 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a), in the undesignated matter following 
        paragraph (2), by striking ``any term of years or life'' and 
        inserting ``not less than 10 years or imprisoned for life''; 
        and
          (2) in subsection (b), in the undesignated matter following 
        paragraph (2), by striking ``any term of years or life'' and 
        inserting ``not less than 5 years or imprisoned for life''.

                          Purpose and Summary

    H.R. 4970 reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act 
(VAWA) grant programs administered by the Department of Justice 
and the Department of Health and Human Services for fiscal 
years 2013 through 2017. VAWA established essential programs 
that support efforts to prevent and prosecute the crimes of 
domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and 
stalking, and to provide assistance and services to the victims 
of these crimes. Over the years, its reach has been expanded to 
help both the young and the elderly. VAWA's programs support 
the work of victim advocates, attorneys, counselors, law 
enforcement personnel, prosecutors, health care providers, and 
emergency shelters.

                Background and Need for the Legislation

                       DOJ AND HHS GRANT PROGRAMS

    VAWA was enacted as Title IV of the Violent Crime Control 
and Law Enforcement Act (P.L. 103-322) in 1994. VAWA addresses 
violence against women by establishing within the Department of 
Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) a number of grant programs for state, local and Indian 
tribal governments. Among other provisions, the Act encourages 
collaboration among law enforcement, judicial personnel, and 
public and private sector providers to victims of domestic and 
sexual violence. It also addresses the needs of victims of 
domestic and sexual violence who are elderly, disabled, 
children, youth, and individuals of ethnic and racial 
communities, including Native Americans. Congress has 
reauthorized the VAWA grant programs twice in 2000 and 2006. 
The VAWA grant programs authorized in 2006 expired at the end 
of FY 2011.
    The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) was created in 
1995 to provide financial and technical assistance to 
communities in order to develop programs, policies, and 
practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, 
sexual assault, and stalking.
    In 2002, Congress established OVW as a separate office 
within DOJ. The goals of OVW are to provide Federal leadership 
in developing the nation's capacity to reduce violence against 
women; and to administer justice for and strengthen services to 
victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
and stalking. Since its creation in 1995, OVW has awarded over 
$4.7 billion in grants and cooperative agreements. According to 
the OVW, in 2011, the office awarded 832 grants totaling over 
$453 million.
    DOJ received $412.5 million in appropriations for Fiscal 
Year 2012 for its VAWA grant programs.\1\ OVW administers three 
formula-based and 14 discretionary grant programs. The 
Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors (STOP) Grant Program, 
the largest formula grant program authorized by VAWA, provides 
funds for effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies 
to address violent crimes against women, and the development 
and improvement of advocacy and services in cases involving 
violent crimes against women. The Sexual Assault Victims 
Services Program or SASP provides intervention and support 
services to victims of sexual assault. The State Coalitions 
Grant Program, a subset of the SASP program, provides support 
to rape crisis centers and other victim services.
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    \1\In FY 2009, FY 2010, and FY 2011, OVW was allocated management 
and administration funding through a separate Department of Justice 
Salaries and Expense Appropriation. M&A; expenses include staff salaries 
and benefits, travel and training expenses, space, telecommunications 
and other necessary expenses to support the mission of OVW. In FY 2012, 
OVW's management and administration (M&A;) expenses are not expressly 
provided for in the Appropriations Act; the joint explanatory statement 
noted that M&A; should be supported with program funding. As part of 
their 2013 Budget Justification, OVW reported that $18,186,000 were 
allocated for M&A; in FY 2012.
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    VAWA includes a number of discretionary grant programs to 
support victims and hold perpetrators accountable through 
promoting a coordinated community response. Funding is provided 
to local, state and tribal governments, courts, non-profit 
organizations, community-based organizations, institutes of 
higher education, and state and tribal coalitions in support of 
direct services, crisis intervention, transitional housing, 
legal assistance to victims, court improvement, and training 
for law enforcement and courts. These entities also work with 
specific populations, such as elder victims, persons with 
disabilities, college students, teens, and culturally-specific 
populations.
    HHS received $187.3 million for Fiscal Year 2012 for its 
grant programs established under VAWA, the majority of which 
are allocated for Domestic Violence Shelters and the Family 
Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).\2\ HHS grants 
also provide support for the National Domestic Violence Hotline 
and a number of Centers for Disease Control programs to address 
domestic violence and rape prevention.
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    \2\The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), first 
authorized in 1984, is the only Federal funding source dedicated 
directly to domestic violence shelters and programs. FVPSA expired in 
2008. In 2010, Congress passed a bill to reauthorize FVPSA as part of 
the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) reauthorization 
through fiscal year 2015.
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    H.R. 4970 reauthorizes these important programs for 5 
years. The funding levels mirror those contained in companion 
legislation, S. 1925, approved by the Senate on April 26, 2012. 
H.R. 4970 incorporates the vast majority of the program reforms 
and improvements contained in S. 1925 including consolidation 
of a number of court-training, youth-targeted, and health-
related programs and streamlined grant application procedures.
    H.R. 4970 provides additional resources for sexual assault 
investigations, prosecutions, and victim services to bring 
those resources in proportion with victimization rate. The bill 
provides a 20 percent set-aside for sexual assault programs 
funded under the STOP program and a 25 percent set-aside for 
sexual assault programs funded under the discretionary Arrest 
program. The bill increases sexual assault prevention and 
education funding for territories and the District of Columbia 
through improved formulas for the SASP and Rape Prevention and 
Education (RPE) programs. The bill also requires that 75% of 
funding under the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 
is dedicated to testing rape kits to reduce the backlog. Under 
current law, only 40% of funding is used to actually test these 
kits.
    H.R. 4970 improves emergency and transitional housing 
services for victims. In certain cases, it is important for 
victims of domestic violence to be transferred or relocated for 
their protection. VAWA housing provisions cover a wide variety 
of housing programs, administered by multiple agencies with 
widely different requirements. Properties owned by the private 
sector are generally separate legal entities (e.g. Section 8 
project-based assisted housing and Low Income Housing Tax 
Credit properties). Even where the same person or business 
enterprise is a partner in two properties, they are considered 
separate properties.
    Private owners and managers are not able to transfer 
residents between properties, and are not in a position to 
assist individuals in making alternative housing choices. 
Public Housing authorities, however, generally operate multiple 
properties and can move tenants fairly easily from one property 
to another. For Section 8 voucher recipients, the portability 
feature of the program already permits the voucher holder to 
move on their own.
    S. 1925 requires the housing provider to assume 
responsibility for these transfers for victims of domestic 
violence. This is simply not workable or realistic in all types 
of housing programs. It is burdensome for the owners, who may 
not even have the authority to assume this responsibility. H.R. 
4970 makes this provision voluntary rather than mandatory.
    Opponents of H.R. 4970 criticize its omission of specific 
language referencing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender 
(LGBT) community. Adding ``gender identity'' and ``sexual 
orientation'' as a factor for VAWA grants is a significant 
change in focus from current law. There is nothing in current 
law or H.R. 4970 that prevents LGBT victims of domestic 
violence from receiving federally-funded resources. There is 
little data to support providing protected status to the LGBT 
community. The study relied upon by our colleagues in the 
Senate, admittedly the first of its kind, had less than a 7% 
response rate. Of those that did respond, their chief complaint 
was the lack of data collection on LGBT victims. If a study 
whose respondents' chief complaint is that more information is 
needed, then more research should be conducted before Congress 
legislates a solution in search of a problem. LGBT individuals 
experience domestic violence at the same rate as heterosexual 
individuals. If the rate of violence is the same, then the 
availability of funding for services to victims should be the 
same, and that's what this bill does.

                GRANT ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY

    Audits of DOJ-administered VAWA grants in recent years 
identified instances of waste, abuse and fraudulent use of 
grant funds. The DOJ Inspector General (IG) has frequently 
questioned OVW grantees' use of sizeable portions of the grants 
they received.
    Between 2005 and 2011, the DOJ IG conducted at least 26 
audits of OVW grant recipients. The audit reports detail a 
series of violations of grant requirements ranging from very 
significant amounts of unsupported or unallowable expenditures, 
to sloppy or non-existent required record keeping and failure 
to file reports accurately and in a timely manner.
    Some specific examples of the DOJ IG's more recent and 
significant findings touching upon many of OVW's grant programs 
include:

         LAn August 2011 audit of the Boston, 
        Massachusetts-based Jane Doe, Inc., also known as the 
        Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and 
        Domestic Violence, which received four OVW grants. The 
        mission of Jane Doe is to bring together organizations 
        and people committed to ending domestic violence and 
        sexual assault. The goals of the four Federal grant-
        funded programs were to: develop and operate a computer 
        system to track domestic violence and sexual assault 
        incidents within Massachusetts; produce a newsletter 
        and administer a website to increase Jane Doe's state-
        wide voice; conduct training via the Jane Doe Training 
        Institute; coordinate training for police officers and 
        prosecutors; and hire and retain staff to stimulate 
        economic recovery. The IG audit concluded that Jane Doe 
        had engaged in: unsupported and unallowable personnel 
        expenditures; unallowable or unreasonable non-personnel 
        grant expenditures; and ineffective contractor 
        monitoring. The IG questioned as unallowable or 
        unsupportable $638,000 in grant expenditures, or about 
        47% of the $1,341,000 awarded.

         LA July 2010 audit of the Wilmington, 
        Delaware-based Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. 
        (CLASI), which received a grant (and two supplements) 
        pursuant to the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant 
        Program. The purpose of the grant was to provide legal 
        services to victims of domestic violence, sexual 
        assault, and/or stalking. The IG found that nearly 
        $830,000 of the $890,000 grant received by CLASI 
        constituted either unsupported or unallowable 
        expenditures.\3\
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    \3\In a December 7, 2011 letter to Congressman Poe responding to 
his earlier inquiry about OVW's grant management capabilities, the 
Department attempted to explain why this grantee had not misspent any 
of the grant funds it had received. However, the Department made no 
effort to explain why OVW had not discovered the problems with the 
management of this grant before the IG in the course of its own grant 
oversight.

         LA March 2009 audit of a grant awarded to 
        Asotin County, Washington to fund the efforts of 
        Asotin's Coordinated Community Response Task Force to 
        review mandatory arrest policies and ensure best 
        practices are utilized by law enforcement in the pro-
        active investigation of domestic violence occurrences 
        and the violation of protective orders. The grant was 
        administered by the Asotin County Sheriff's Office. The 
        IG questioned as unsupportable or unallowable 
        expenditures $477,000 of the $681,000 grant received by 
        Asotin County.\4\
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         LAn April 2010 audit of 16 DOJ grants and 
        cooperative agreements\5\ made to the National District 
        Attorneys Association (NDAA). Of the 16 grants, 
        totaling over $16.3 million, 13 were made by various 
        offices within OJP, and three totaling over $4.75 
        million were made by OVW. The audit found that the NDAA 
        did not meet important DOJ grant reporting, expenditure 
        tracking and cost allocation requirements. The audit 
        report also found that the NDAA submitted inaccurate 
        financial status reports to OJP and OVW. Further, the 
        NDAA did not follow standard accounting practices and 
        did not maintain adequate internal controls to ensure 
        compliance with grant requirements. With respect to the 
        three OVW grants, the IG found over $998,000 in 
        questionable or unallowable expenditures.\6\
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    \5\According to the DOJ IG, cooperative agreements are subject to 
the same rules and regulations as grants. Therefore, for purposes of 
its audit report, cooperative agreements and grants are used 
interchangeably.
    \6\The IG also found over $3 million of questionable or unallowable 
changes to the 13 OJP grants.

    Since 2005, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has 
issued five reports related to DOJ grant program management and 
oversight, often recommending the need for improvements, 
accountability and simplification and streamlining of 
processes. A sixth GAO report will be available in June 2012. 
The GAO found in FY10 that DOJ offered 56 different grant 
programs in the area of victim assistance. OVW accounted for 15 
of those grant programs while the rest were offered by OJP. 
Total victim assistance grants amounted to $872 million.\7\ 
However, OVW and OJP do not share common oversight in the areas 
of assessment of internal control processes, oversight of 
monitoring activities, program assessments, grants management 
training and grants management reports.
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    \7\Government Accountability Office, 2012 Annual Report: 
Opportunities to Reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve 
Savings, and Enhance Revenue, GAO-12-342SP, at 112 (February 2012).
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    ``OVW officials stated they intended to require that 
applicants for all of OVW's programs identify other Federal 
funding they are receiving beginning in fiscal year 2012. While 
this is a positive step, there is no indication that this 
information would be shared with other granting agencies or 
whether other granting agencies are considering implementing a 
similar practice.''\8\
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    Based on ongoing work, GAO anticipates recommending that 
the Attorney General conduct an assessment to better understand 
the extent to which its grant programs overlap with one another 
and determine if grant programs may be consolidated to mitigate 
the risk of unnecessary duplication.
    H.R. 4970 brings greater accountability to VAWA grant 
administration and ensures that more taxpayer money is spent on 
victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault 
and stalking than on Washington bureaucrats. To achieve these 
goals, this bill requires that the Inspectors General of DOJ 
and HHS conduct an annual audit of at least 10 per cent of all 
VAWA grant recipients. The bill prohibits the use of grant 
funds to lobby Congress, the administration or state 
legislatures regarding the awarding of grant funds and limits 
the use of funds for OVW salaries and administrative expenses 
to 5 percent of the annual authorization.
    The 2006 VAWA reauthorization created the Office of Audit, 
Assessment and Management or OAAM to improve and enhance 
programmatic oversight for grants administered by DOJ. But the 
2006 bill did not expressly include VAWA grants within OAAM 
auditing. Section 4 of H.R. 4970 does just that, ensuring that 
VAWA grants are subjected to the same oversight as other grants 
within DOJ.
    H.R. 4970 also requires the Attorney General, in 
consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, 
to improve the coordination of grants within the Department. 
There are numerous grant programs in the various grant-making 
offices that are redundant, duplicative, or overlap with one 
another. The Government Accountability Office issued a report 
in February that found that DOJ should improve how it targets 
nearly $3.9 billion in spending to reduce the risk of 
potential, unnecessary duplication across the more than 11,000 
grant awards it makes annually.\9\ This provision is an 
important first step to reduce unnecessary waste of taxpayer 
dollars and improve the efficiency of grant administration.
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   IMMIGRATION REFORMS TO REDUCE FRAUD, PROTECT THE TRUE VICTIMS OF 
 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND ASSIST POLICE AND PROSECUTORS IN INVESTIGATING 
                    CRIMES AND PROSECUTING CRIMINALS

VAWA Self-Petitions
    The Immigration and Nationality Act (``INA'') allows U.S. 
citizens to petition for their alien spouses, minor sons and 
daughters and parents for permanent residence.\10\ Permanent 
residents may petition for their alien spouses and minor 
children.\11\ Such aliens who are victims of battery or extreme 
cruelty by their U.S. citizen spouses, parents or children, or 
permanent resident spouses or parents may apply on their own--
``self-petition''--for classification as permanent 
residents.\12\
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    \10\See sections 201(b)(2)(A)(i) and 204(a)(1)(A)(i) of the INA.
    \11\See sections 203(a)(2) and 204(a)(1)(B)(i)(I) of the INA.
    \12\See section 204(a)(1)(A)(iii), (iv) and (vii) and section 
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    Unfortunately, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
(``USCIS'') must deal with falsified claims of domestic abuse 
by self-petitioners, often after the initial petition filed by 
their sponsoring spouse has been denied for failure to 
demonstrate a valid marriage. The U.S. citizen or permanent 
resident spouse may have been a willing participant in the 
fraudulent marriage or may have entered into it under the 
illusion it was legitimate. Following the denial, the alien 
spouse then claims abuse and seeks to self-petition--
confidentiality protections for domestic violence victims 
prevent the U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse from 
presenting evidence that counters the alien's claims of 
abuse.\13\
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    \13\See section 1367(a)(2) of the INA.
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    Also, as soon as a self-petition is filed, the adjudication 
is moved to the domestic violence unit at USCIS's Vermont 
Service Center (``VSC'').\14\ The self-petitioner is never 
interviewed--the VSC is in a remote location and it bases its 
decision primarily on documents submitted by the self-
petitioner. The U.S. citizen is never interviewed--the 
confidentiality protection prohibits this.
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    \14\See memo from the Office of Programs, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service, to Regional Directors, District Directors, 
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    An example of fraud in the self-petition process involves a 
self-petition that the VSC approved in 2006. Regarding the 
alleged abuse, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of 
New York ruled in 2008 that:

        [T]he Supreme Court [of New York] found, with support 
        in the record, that the mother, on at least one 
        occasion, had filed false charges of physical abuse 
        against the father. Indeed the record was clear that 
        the mother made numerous false charges against the 
        father. There were four incidents of physical abuse 
        accusations by the mother against the father, in August 
        2004, December 2004, January 2005, and December 2005. 
        All of the Family Court petitions, when filed, 
        apparently were withdrawn or dismissed. All of the 
        mother's reports to child protective authorities were 
        investigated and determined to be ``unfounded.'' 
        Moreover, expert medical testimony in the record 
        strongly suggests that, regarding the January 2005 
        alleged incident, the mother manufactured proof of 
        physical injury to herself.\15\
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    \15\Mohen v. Mohen, 11 N.Y.3d 710; 900 N.E.2d 555; 872 N.Y.S.2d 72 
(2008).

    American citizen Julie Poner has testified before the 
Senate Judiciary Committee about how she was victimized by the 
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self-petition process:

        Facing deportation for marriage fraud . . . my [alien] 
        husband, a former professional hockey player, at 6 
        feet, 2 inches tall and over 200 pounds, self-
        petitioned as a battered and abused spouse. It was at 
        this point that all communication I'd had with the two 
        [government] trial attorneys stopped, because once an 
        immigrant files [a self petition] they are protected by 
        the Federal Government. Immigration officials are 
        prohibited from entering into a discussion with the 
        American named in the claim.
        .  .  .  .

        ``Over the years I have talked with countless men and 
        women who have similar stories to tell, American 
        citizens who have lost access to their children, their 
        homes, their jobs, and in some cases their freedom 
        because of false allegations of abuse. Currently there 
        are no safeguards in place to prevent fraud or to 
        prevent an immigrant from fabricating tales of spousal 
        abuse. . . . No one from a local USCIS Service Center 
        investigates or conducts a face-to-face interview with 
        the immigrant. The only evidence considered is what is 
        submitted by the self-petitioning immigrant, and the 
        entire process is handled via paperwork in the Vermont 
        Service Center. . . . [C]laims of battery and abuse go 
        unchallenged . . . . [T]he immigrant is presumed to be 
        the victim. . . .\16\
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    \16\The Violence against Women Act: Building on 17 Years of 
Accomplishments: Hearing Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 
112th Cong. 13 (2011).

    In order to ensure that fraudulent self-petitions are 
identified, section 801 of the bill provides that 1) all 
credible evidence relevant to the petitions are to be 
considered by the adjudicator, including that provided by the 
alleged abusive U.S. citizens or permanent residents, 2) 
petitions are to be adjudicated by the local office of USCIS, 
which shall conduct in-person interviews of the aliens who 
filed the petitions and may conduct interviews of the alleged 
abusive U.S. citizens or permanent residents and of other 
persons, if they consent to be interviewed, and 3) in order to 
approve a petition, the local USCIS must find that all 
statutory requirements, including that the aliens were victims 
of abuse, have been proven by clear and convincing evidence. A 
self-petitioning alien's whereabouts will not be disclosed to 
the alleged abusive U.S. citizen or permanent resident. 
Finally, where the self-petitioning alien made material 
misrepresentations in the petition, interview, or elsewhere, 
the alien's application shall be denied, the alien shall be 
removed from the country and be permanently ineligible for any 
lawful immigration status and the FBI shall be notified.
    The required interviews of self-petitioning aliens and the 
discretionary interviews of the alleged abusive U.S. citizens 
or permanent residents are absolutely essential to combat 
fraud. There is no substitute for an in-person interview in 
order to get to the truth.\17\ There is no substitute to 
hearing both sides of a dispute to get at the truth--American 
courts and American juries could not effectively operate any 
other way. Julie Poner testified as to the necessity of 
interviews. ``We respectfully ask that you please . . . 
require[] a local USCIS agent to conduct a proper and thorough 
investigation into these types of cases which would include 
access to interview both spouses in the process.''\18\ Any 
potential inconvenience is abated by moving the adjudication 
process out of the VSC and into local USCIS offices.
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    \17\While it is true that interviews of successful self-petitioners 
do occur at the later stage of applications for adjustment of status to 
permanent residence. However, the adjustment of status adjudicator does 
not revisit the VAWA self-petition to determine if it was fraudulent. 
They only determine whether the requirements for adjustment of status 
have been met.
    \18\The Violence against Women Act: Building on 17 Years of 
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    USCIS' own model shows that dispersed adjudication officers 
can be trained effectively to handle sensitive applications and 
victims of trauma. Asylum officers stationed around the country 
are trained to make determinations as to whether aliens have 
suffered persecution or have reasonable fears that they will 
suffer persecution. Asylees have undergone traumatic 
experiences such as the murder of their friends and family, 
rape, torture and other violence. These issues are just as 
sensitive and complex as those found in domestic violence self-
petition cases.
U Visas
    U visas are temporary visas given to illegal immigrants who 
have been victims of crimes (or attempted crimes) in the U.S., 
including offenses such as murder, domestic violence, 
involuntary servitude, felonious assault, obstruction of 
justice and perjury.\19\
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    \19\See sec. 101(a)(15)(U) of the INA.
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    The annual limitation on the award of U visas is 
10,000.\20\ However, this limitation does not apply to the 
derivative family members of U visa recipients--the spouses and 
minor children of U visa recipients are themselves eligible for 
U visas, as are the minor siblings and parents of U visa 
recipients who are minors.\21\ Since the issuance of the first 
U visa in fiscal year 2009, almost 50,000 illegal immigrants 
have received U visas.\22\ The number of U visa petitions has 
been increasing dramatically year by year. In fiscal year 2009, 
U visa petitions were submitted for 10,937 illegal immigrants. 
In 2010, petitions were submitted for 17,160 illegal 
immigrants; in 2011, petitions were submitted for 26,801. So 
far in 2012, petitions have been filed for 12,192 illegal 
immigrants--at this rate, the total will approach 36,576 by the 
end of the fiscal year.\23\
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    \20\See sec. 214(p)(2)(A) of the INA.
    \21\See sec. 214(p)(2)(B) of the INA.
    \22\Information provided by USCIS.
    \23\Id.
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    The U visa program was created in order to allow illegal 
immigrant victims of crime to stay in the country in order to 
assist with the apprehension and prosecution of criminal 
perpetrators.\24\ However, this primary rationale has been 
poorly served by the current U visa program because in order to 
receive U visas, illegal immigrants are not required to 
actually provide assistance to police and prosecutors, only to 
be ``likely'' to be helpful.\25\ This has limited the ability 
of law enforcement officials and prosecutors to investigate and 
prosecute criminals.
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    \24\See sec. 1513(a)(2) of title V of division B of Pub. L. No. 
106-386 (2005).
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    Therefore, section 802 of the bill makes clear that in 
order for an illegal immigrant to be eligible for a U visa, a 
law enforcement official must certify that the criminal 
activity is actively under investigation or a prosecution has 
commenced, and the petitioner has provided law enforcement with 
information that will assist in identifying the perpetrator of 
the criminal activity (unless the perpetrator's identity is 
already known). These provisions will ensure that U visas 
remain the tools for which they were designed--to assist law 
enforcement in solving crimes and prosecuting criminals.
    As the primary justification for U visas is to make illegal 
immigrants available to assist law enforcement in the 
investigation and prosecution of crimes, temporary U visas are 
sufficient for this purpose. Aliens with U visas can stay in 
the U.S. as long as law enforcement considers necessary to 
assist in criminal investigations and prosecutions.\26\
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    However, current law allows U visa recipients to receive 
permanent residence after 3 years in U visa status in the U.S. 
if USCIS finds that the aliens' continued presence in the U.S. 
is justified on humanitarian grounds, to ensure family unity, 
or is otherwise in the public interest.\27\ USCIS grants 97% of 
such requests for permanent residence.\28\ This is not fair to 
the American people. Neither is the provision of a special 
pathway to citizenship fair to all those millions of immigrants 
and prospective immigrants who have played by the rules. And it 
makes a mockery of our generous legal immigration system. Thus, 
section 806 of the bill eliminates this special access to 
permanent residence.
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    \27\See sec. 245(m)(1) of the INA.
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Deportation for Aliens Convicted of Domestic Violence
    In 1996, Congress made it a deportable offense for ``[a]ny 
alien [to be] convicted of a crime of domestic violence. . . 
.''\29\ The Immigration and Nationality Act defines the term 
``crime of domestic violence'' to be any crime of violence (as 
defined in section 16 of title 18 of the U.S. Code) committed 
by a current or former spouse or certain other family 
members.\30\
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    \29\See sec. 350 of division C of Pub. L. No. 104-208 (1996), found 
at sec. 237(a)(2)(E)(i) of the INA.
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    Section 16 in turn defines a crime of violence as ``an 
offense that has as an element the use, attempted use, or 
threatened use of physical force against the person or property 
of another . . . or any other offense that is a felony and 
that, by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical 
force against the person or property of another may be used in 
the course of committing the offense.''
    As a result of a number of Supreme Court decisions, many 
aliens who such commit domestic violence can frustrate their 
deportations. In the 2010 decision of Johnson v. U.S.,\31\ the 
Court ruled that the term ``physical force'' must mean 
``violent force--that is, force capable of causing physical 
pain or injury to another person.''\32\ The Court stated:
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    \31\130 S. Ct. 1265 (2010).
    \32\Id. at 1271 (emphasis in original).

        [T]he government asserts that our interpretation will 
        make it more difficult to remove . . . an alien 
        convicted of a ``crime of domestic violence.'' . . . 
        The Government contends it will be harder to obtain 
        removal based upon battery convictions that, like those 
        in Florida, do not require the use of violent physical 
        force. The dissent likewise anticipates that in the 
        States it has identified . . . as having generic 
        felony-battery statutes that cover both violent force 
        and unwanted physical contact, our decision will render 
        convictions under those statutes . . . ``outside the 
        scope of [deportation].''\33\
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    As Justice Alito argued in dissent:

        Cases of spousal and child abuse are frequently 
        prosecuted under generally applicable assault and 
        battery statutes . . . and . . . the assault and 
        battery statutes of almost half the States apply both 
        to cases involving the use of violent force and cases 
        involving offensive touching. . . . [I]f the Court's 
        interpretation of the term ``physical force'' is 
        applied to [the deportation for domestic violence 
        statute], many convicted spousal and child abusers will 
        escape removal. . . .\34\
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    \34\Id. at 1278 (Alito, J., dissenting).

    This is exactly what has happened. The Board of Immigration 
Appeals has since ruled that aliens cannot be deported simply 
by virtue of convictions for domestic violence offenses that 
don't specify the level of physical violence used.\35\
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    The Supreme Court in Johnson did state that ``a court [may] 
determine which statutory phrase was the basis for the 
conviction by consulting the trial record--including charging 
documents, plea agreements, transcripts of plea colloquies, 
findings of fact and conclusions of law from a bench trial, and 
jury instructions and verdict forms.''\36\
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    However, as Justice Alito stated in dissent, it will 
``often be impossible'' for the government to produce trial 
records showing that the offender's conduct involved the use of 
violent force, as ``charging documents frequently simply track 
the language of the statute, and jury instructions often do not 
require juries to draw distinctions based on the type of force 
that the defendant employed.''\37\ And in the 2005 decision of 
Shepard v. U.S., the Supreme Court interpreted a particular 
statute to not allow a judge to look to documents such as 
police reports or complaint applications in similar 
scenarios.\38\
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    In response, section 814 of the bill allows immigration 
judges to consider all evidence they find reliable in making a 
determination as to whether an alien batterer used sufficient 
violent force to justify deportation under the INA. They will 
be able to use documents like police reports and sentencing 
reports, which they cannot use currently.

           RESOURCES TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE AGAINST INDIAN WOMEN

    Title IX of H.R. 4970 reauthorizes two grant programs to 
Indian tribal governments and tribal coalitions specifically 
targeted at curbing domestic violence, sexual assault, dating 
violence, and stalking in Indian country. Title IX also 
includes a report to Congress from DOJ on its annual 
consultation with Indian tribal governments on the 
administration VAWA program in Indian country. This title also 
expands an ongoing study of violence committed against Indian 
women to include women in Alaska Native Villages and sex 
trafficking crimes.
    Opponents of H.R. 4970 criticize the legislation for 
omitting two unconstitutional provisions approved by the Senate 
in S. 1925. Unfortunately, proponents of these provisions are 
willing to place election-year politics above the rule of law. 
S. 1925 grants Indian Tribal governments jurisdiction to issue 
civil protection orders against and prosecute non-Indians for 
domestic violence and dating violence offenses against Indians 
occurring within Indian Country.
    Current law allows Indian tribes to issue civil protection 
orders against and prosecute crimes committed by any Indian 
(even if not a member of the prosecuting tribe) in the Indian 
Country of that tribe, but it does not allow the tribes to 
issue protection orders against or criminally prosecute non-
Indians.
    Indian tribes are not foreign nations but rather ``domestic 
dependent nations'' within the United States. Indian tribes are 
not parties to the U.S. Constitution and derive neither powers 
nor obligations from it. Tribes are therefore not subject to 
the government limitations enumerated in the Constitution, 
either directly via the Bill of Rights or through the 
Incorporation Clause of the 14th Amendment. The Supreme Court, 
in Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe (435 U.S. 191 (1978)), 
held the tribes do not have inherent sovereignty to try non-
Indians.
    It is an unsettled question of constitutional law whether 
Congress has the authority under the Indian Commerce Clause to 
recognize inherent tribal sovereignty over non-Indians. As the 
Congressional Research Service notes, Congress may ``not have 
authority to subject citizens to inherent tribal criminal 
authority.''\39\ However, ``it is possible that the courts 
would uphold tribal authority to try [non-Indian] defendants as 
a delegation of Federal authority.''\40\
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    \39\Congressional Research Service, Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction 
over Non-Indians in VAWA and the SAVE Act, CRS R42488, at 7 (May 2012).
    \40\Id.
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    If Congress acts to delegate its authority to Indian 
tribes, then tribes would be required to provide defendants 
full constitutional rights. If, instead, Congress acts to 
recognize the tribes' ``inherent'' sovereign authority, then 
the Constitution does not apply. Criminal defendants would 
therefore have to rely upon statutory protections under the 
Indian Civil Rights Act (ICRA), enacted in 1968, and the Tribal 
Law and Order Act (TLOA), enacted in 2010. S. 1925 achieves its 
goal of tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian defendants by 
recognizing ``inherent'' sovereign authority rather than by 
delegating Federal authority. Therefore, only ICRA and TLOA 
apply.
    ICRA and TLOA protections are similar to the Bill of 
Rights, but not identical. Moreover, the Supreme Court noted in 
Nevada v. Hicks (533 U.S. 353 (2001)), that ``there is a 
definite trend by tribal courts toward the view that they have 
leeway in interpreting the ICRA's due process and equal 
protection clauses and need not follow the U.S. Supreme Court 
precedents jot-for-jot.''
    Therefore, tribes have discretion as to whether or how to 
implement the statutory rights in ICRA and TLOA. If signed into 
law, this would be the first time that Indian Tribal 
governments have civil and criminal jurisdiction over non-
Indians and there are legitimate Constitutional concerns. Non-
Indians tried within the Indian Tribal government system would 
not be guaranteed their full constitutional rights, including 
their right to court-appointed counsel and their right to trial 
by an impartial trial by a jury of their peers. Even DOJ 
acknowledges that under this proposal, a defendant tried and 
punished in the tribal court would have ``no direct right of 
appeal to a Federal court''\41\ meaning they could not assert a 
denial of a right except through a habeas corpus petition.
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    \41\Letter from Mr. Ronald Weich, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. 
Dept. of Justice, to the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., President, 
U.S. Senate, Attachment 2 at 8 (July 2011).
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    Habeas relief is inadequate. Defendants would have no right 
to challenge a constitutional violation pre-trial, such as the 
sufficiency of probable cause to arrest and try the defendant, 
or the ability to exclude from trial evidence obtained in 
violation of the 4th amendment. Therefore, illegitimate 
prosecutions based on illegally-obtained evidence can proceed 
with only an ``after-the-fact'' remedy. Habeas relief would 
also require the non-Indian defendant to exhaust all tribal 
appeals before pursuing habeas relief in Federal court.
    The civil jurisdiction provision of S. 1925 also raises due 
process concerns. The Supreme Court has held that due process 
requires that a defendant have ``minimum contacts'' with a 
jurisdiction ``such that the maintenance of the suit [in the 
jurisdiction] does not offend traditional notions of fair play 
and substantial justice.''
    The justification for why these provisions are necessary is 
also questionable. Proponents of these provisions tout 
unverifiable statistics about the rate of non-Indian violence 
against Indian women on Indian land, claiming that 88 percent 
of the perpetrators of violence against Indians are non-
Indians. The two principal reports relied on by proponents of 
the tribal jurisdictional changes in S. 1925 were prepared by 
the Bureau of Justice Statistics. A 1999 BJS study found that 
70 percent of all crimes against Indians were committed by non-
Indian offenders. A second BJS study, published in 2004, found 
that 66 percent of crimes against Indians were committed by a 
non-Indian.
    But a published 2008 study by the South Dakota Attorney 
General (SDAG) demonstrates the inaccuracy of this data.\42\ 
According to the SDAG study, these two reports suffered two 
design flaws. First, the researchers ``ignored Federal case 
data . . . on American Indian crime.''\43\ The Attorney General 
noted this was a ``serious error of omission.''\44\ Second, 
researchers relied primarily upon data from the National Crime 
Victim Survey rather than the Uniform Crime Report. When the 
SDAG recalculated South Dakota data using both state and 
Federal crime data for intentional homicide and forcible rape, 
the results were dramatically different than those of the BJS 
studies.
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    \42\Larry Long et al., Understanding Contextual Differences in 
American Indian Criminal Justice, 32 Amer. Indian Culture & Research J. 
4, 41 (2008).
    \43\Id. at 45.
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    While the BJS studies claimed that the rate of Indian 
homicides by non-Indian offenders was 42 percent, the SDAG 
study found that the rate of Indian homicides by Indian 
offenders was 92 percent. The BJS studies claimed that the rate 
of Indian rape or sexual assault by non-Indian offenders ranged 
between 80 and 88 percent (1999 = 82 percent white offenders, 6 
percent black offenders; 2004 = 4 out of 5 offenders non-
Indian). The SDAG data showed that 69 percent of these crimes 
were, in fact, intra-racial.
    In 2011, the FBI's Indian Country Crimes Unit conducted a 
``snapshot'' study of crimes reported within six FBI Safe 
Trails Task Force locations over a 60-day period on ten 
different reservations around the country. Over 30,000 calls 
were analyzed. Of these, 650 were domestic violence-related. Of 
those 650, four (4) calls involved an identified non-Indian 
offender.
    Over the last year, the FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs 
(BIA) have begun reviewing 20 years' worth of crime reports 
across 6 different reservations as part of the President's High 
Priority Performance Goal (HPPG) Initiative. Based on the 
review of tens of thousands of reports, the rate of non-Indian 
domestic violence against Indian victims is consistent with the 
FBI's ``snapshot'' study. It is the BIA's opinion that non-
native domestic violence offenders represent a very small 
percentage of domestic violence-reported crimes in Indian 
Country.
    In meetings with committee staff, both the Justice 
Department and Indian tribe representatives acknowledge that 
the non-Indian DV offender statistics previously relied upon as 
justification for granting tribes criminal jurisdiction of non-
Indian defendants are flawed. But they ``assume'' that domestic 
violence is occurring within inter-racial relationships in 
Indian country.
    The data demonstrates that the vast majority of domestic 
violence in Indian country is intra-racial. In an effort to 
target additional resources to combat violence against Indian 
women, we were pleased to work with the gentleman from 
Virginia, Mr. Scott, on an amendment unanimously approved in 
markup. This provision provides additional resources to 
investigate and prosecute domestic violence in Indian Country. 
The amendment expands the duties of the Assistant United States 
Attorney Tribal Liaisons to provide greater focus on domestic 
violence in Indian country. These domestic violence tribal 
liaisons are required to encourage and assist in arrests and 
prosecutions of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
assault, and stalking, including misdemeanor offenses, that 
occur in Indian country; provide training for tribal law 
enforcement officers; and work to address any backlog of these 
crimes that occur in Indian country.

                      ENHANCED CRIMINAL PENALTIES

    Title X of H.R. 4970 enhances penalties for sexual abuse, 
stalking and sexual assault. The bill expands existing offense 
of sexual abuse of a minor or ward to prohibit a person who has 
supervisory or custodial authority over a person who is under 
arrest, on pretrial release, on probation, or otherwise under 
supervision pending further judicial proceedings from engaging 
in sexual activity with the person who is under his or her 
supervisory or custodial authority.
    The penalties for criminal civil rights violations 
involving sexual abuse are made consistent with the penalties 
for sexual abuse in other Federal statutes. Currently, civil 
rights violations involving sexual abuse are punished only as 
misdemeanors, even though the same sexual misconduct would 
result in serious felony penalties under other Federal statutes 
if it occurred on Federal land or was within other Federal 
jurisdiction. The bill also provides that if in the course of 
committing a civil rights violation enumerated in Chapter 13 of 
Title 18 of the United States Code (including section 901 of 
the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3631)), a person engages in 
conduct that would constitute a sexual abuse offense under 
Chapter 109A of title 18 of the United States Code, will be 
subject to the applicable penalties under that chapter.
    H.R. 4970 increases Federal assault penalties and rewrites 
the Federal stalking statute, 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2261A, and adds 
additional penalties for stalking against vulnerable victims or 
in violation of a protection order. The bill also adds 
mandatory penalties under the Federal aggravated sexual abuse 
statute. The current penalty for this offense is ``any term of 
years or life, or both.'' H.R. 4970 imposes a 10 year mandatory 
penalty for forcible rape and a 5 year mandatory penalty for 
rape committed by other means, i.e., rendering a person 
unconscious or inducing incapacitation by a drug or intoxicant.

                                Hearings

    The Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism and National Security held a hearing on the Office on 
Violence Against Women on February 16, 2012. Testimony was 
received from Susan Carbon, Director of the Department of 
Justice's Office on Violence Against Women. The Committee on 
the Judiciary held no legislative hearings on H.R. 4970.

                        Committee Consideration

    On May 8, 2012, the Committee met in open session and 
ordered the bill H.R. 4970 favorably reported with an 
amendment, by a rollcall vote of 17 to 15, a quorum being 
present.

                            Committee Votes

    In compliance with clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the Committee advises that the 
following rollcall votes occurred during the Committee's 
consideration of H.R. 4970.

    1. An amendment offered by Mr. Poe to strike the provision 
requiring U visa applicants to have reported criminal activity 
they were victim of within 60 days of its occurrence and 
requiring that the statute of limitations for prosecuting an 
offense based on the criminal activity had not lapsed. Approved 
30-0.

                             ROLLCALL NO. 1
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 Ayes     Nays   Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mr. Smith, Chairman..........................       X
Mr. Sensenbrenner, Jr........................
Mr. Coble....................................       X
Mr. Gallegly.................................       X
Mr. Goodlatte................................       X
Mr. Lungren..................................       X
Mr. Chabot...................................       X
Mr. Issa.....................................       X
Mr. Pence....................................
Mr. Forbes...................................       X
Mr. King.....................................       X
Mr. Franks...................................       X
Mr. Gohmert..................................
Mr. Jordan...................................
Mr. Poe......................................       X
Mr. Chaffetz.................................       X
Mr. Griffin..................................       X
Mr. Marino...................................       X
Mr. Gowdy....................................       X
Mr. Ross.....................................       X
Ms. Adams....................................       X
Mr. Quayle...................................
Mr. Amodei...................................       X

Mr. Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member.............       X
Mr. Berman...................................       X
Mr. Nadler...................................
Mr. Scott....................................       X
Mr. Watt.....................................       X
Ms. Lofgren..................................       X
Ms. Jackson Lee..............................       X
Ms. Waters...................................       X
Mr. Cohen....................................
Mr. Johnson, Jr..............................
Mr. Pierluisi................................       X
Mr. Quigley..................................       X
Ms. Chu......................................
Mr. Deutch...................................       X
Ms. Sanchez..................................       X
Mr. Polis....................................       X
                                              --------------------------
    Total....................................      30        0
------------------------------------------------------------------------


    2. An amendment offered by Ms. Lofgren and Mr. Berman to 
replace the immigration title of the bill with language from 
the immigration title of S. 1925. Defeated 12-17.

                             ROLLCALL NO. 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 Ayes     Nays   Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mr. Smith, Chairman..........................                X
Mr. Sensenbrenner, Jr........................                X
Mr. Coble....................................                X
Mr. Gallegly.................................
Mr. Goodlatte................................                X
Mr. Lungren..................................                X
Mr. Chabot...................................                X
Mr. Issa.....................................                X
Mr. Pence....................................
Mr. Forbes...................................
Mr. King.....................................                X
Mr. Franks...................................                X
Mr. Gohmert..................................
Mr. Jordan...................................                X
Mr. Poe......................................       X
Mr. Chaffetz.................................                X
Mr. Griffin..................................
Mr. Marino...................................                X
Mr. Gowdy....................................                X
Mr. Ross.....................................                X
Ms. Adams....................................                X
Mr. Quayle...................................                X
Mr. Amodei...................................                X

Mr. Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member.............       X
Mr. Berman...................................       X
Mr. Nadler...................................       X
Mr. Scott....................................       X
Mr. Watt.....................................       X
Ms. Lofgren..................................       X
Ms. Jackson Lee..............................
Ms. Waters...................................       X
Mr. Cohen....................................
Mr. Johnson, Jr..............................       X
Mr. Pierluisi................................       X
Mr. Quigley..................................       X
Ms. Chu......................................       X
Mr. Deutch...................................
Ms. Sanchez..................................
Mr. Polis....................................
                                              --------------------------
    Total....................................      12       17
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    3. An amendment offered by Mr. Nadler, Mr. Polis, and Mr. 
Quigley to add a purpose area to the STOP Grants authorized 
under Part T of Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968. Defeated 12-15.

                             ROLLCALL NO. 3
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 Ayes     Nays   Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mr. Smith, Chairman..........................                X
Mr. Sensenbrenner, Jr........................                X
Mr. Coble....................................                X
Mr. Gallegly.................................
Mr. Goodlatte................................
Mr. Lungren..................................                X
Mr. Chabot...................................                X
Mr. Issa.....................................
Mr. Pence....................................
Mr. Forbes...................................                X
Mr. King.....................................
Mr. Franks...................................                X
Mr. Gohmert..................................
Mr. Jordan...................................                X
Mr. Poe......................................                X
Mr. Chaffetz.................................
Mr. Griffin..................................                X
Mr. Marino...................................                X
Mr. Gowdy....................................                X
Mr. Ross.....................................
Ms. Adams....................................                X
Mr. Quayle...................................                X
Mr. Amodei...................................                X

Mr. Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member.............       X
Mr. Berman...................................
Mr. Nadler...................................       X
Mr. Scott....................................       X
Mr. Watt.....................................       X
Ms. Lofgren..................................       X
Ms. Jackson Lee..............................       X
Ms. Waters...................................       X
Mr. Cohen....................................       X
Mr. Johnson, Jr..............................
Mr. Pierluisi................................       X
Mr. Quigley..................................       X
Ms. Chu......................................
Mr. Deutch...................................       X
Ms. Sanchez..................................       X
Mr. Polis....................................
                                              --------------------------
    Total....................................      12       15
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    4. An amendment offered by Mr. Quigley, Mr. Polis, and Mr. 
Nadler to amend the definition of ``underserved populations'' 
in Section 3. Defeated 13-16.

                             ROLLCALL NO. 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 Ayes     Nays   Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mr. Smith, Chairman..........................                X
Mr. Sensenbrenner, Jr........................                X
Mr. Coble....................................                X
Mr. Gallegly.................................
Mr. Goodlatte................................                X
Mr. Lungren..................................                X
Mr. Chabot...................................                X
Mr. Issa.....................................
Mr. Pence....................................
Mr. Forbes...................................
Mr. King.....................................                X
Mr. Franks...................................                X
Mr. Gohmert..................................
Mr. Jordan...................................                X
Mr. Poe......................................
Mr. Chaffetz.................................                X
Mr. Griffin..................................
Mr. Marino...................................                X
Mr. Gowdy....................................                X
Mr. Ross.....................................                X
Ms. Adams....................................                X
Mr. Quayle...................................                X
Mr. Amodei...................................                X

Mr. Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member.............       X
Mr. Berman...................................
Mr. Nadler...................................
Mr. Scott....................................       X
Mr. Watt.....................................       X
Ms. Lofgren..................................       X
Ms. Jackson Lee..............................       X
Ms. Waters...................................       X
Mr. Cohen....................................       X
Mr. Johnson, Jr..............................       X
Mr. Pierluisi................................       X
Mr. Quigley..................................       X
Ms. Chu......................................
Mr. Deutch...................................       X
Ms. Sanchez..................................       X
Mr. Polis....................................       X
                                              --------------------------
    Total....................................      13       16
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    5. An amendment offered by Ms. Jackson-Lee to authorize 
audits of untested rape kits under the DNA Analysis Backlog 
Elimination Act of 2000. Defeated 12-16.

                             ROLLCALL NO. 5
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 Ayes     Nays   Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mr. Smith, Chairman..........................                X
Mr. Sensenbrenner, Jr........................                X
Mr. Coble....................................                X
Mr. Gallegly.................................
Mr. Goodlatte................................                X
Mr. Lungren..................................                X
Mr. Chabot...................................
Mr. Issa.....................................
Mr. Pence....................................                X
Mr. Forbes...................................                X
Mr. King.....................................                X
Mr. Franks...................................                X
Mr. Gohmert..................................
Mr. Jordan...................................                X
Mr. Poe......................................
Mr. Chaffetz.................................                X
Mr. Griffin..................................                X
Mr. Marino...................................                X
Mr. Gowdy....................................                X
Mr. Ross.....................................
Ms. Adams....................................                X
Mr. Quayle...................................
Mr. Amodei...................................                X

Mr. Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member.............       X
Mr. Berman...................................
Mr. Nadler...................................
Mr. Scott....................................
Mr. Watt.....................................       X
Ms. Lofgren..................................       X
Ms. Jackson Lee..............................       X
Ms. Waters...................................       X
Mr. Cohen....................................       X
Mr. Johnson, Jr..............................       X
Mr. Pierluisi................................       X
Mr. Quigley..................................       X
Ms. Chu......................................
Mr. Deutch...................................       X
Ms. Sanchez..................................       X
Mr. Polis....................................       X
                                              --------------------------
    Total....................................      12       16
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    6. An amendment offered by Mr. Deutch, Ms. Chu, and Mr. 
Polis to strike section 801, amending the self-petition process 
for permanent residence. Defeated 11-17.

                             ROLLCALL NO. 6
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 Ayes     Nays   Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mr. Smith, Chairman..........................                X
Mr. Sensenbrenner, Jr........................                X
Mr. Coble....................................                X
Mr. Gallegly.................................                X
Mr. Goodlatte................................                X
Mr. Lungren..................................                X
Mr. Chabot...................................                X
Mr. Issa.....................................                X
Mr. Pence....................................
Mr. Forbes...................................                X
Mr. King.....................................                X
Mr. Franks...................................                X
Mr. Gohmert..................................                X
Mr. Jordan...................................
Mr. Poe......................................       X
Mr. Chaffetz.................................                X
Mr. Griffin..................................                X
Mr. Marino...................................                X
Mr. Gowdy....................................                X
Mr. Ross.....................................
Ms. Adams....................................                X
Mr. Quayle...................................
Mr. Amodei...................................

Mr. Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member.............       X
Mr. Berman...................................
Mr. Nadler...................................
Mr. Scott....................................       X
Mr. Watt.....................................       X
Ms. Lofgren..................................       X
Ms. Jackson Lee..............................       X
Ms. Waters...................................
Mr. Cohen....................................
Mr. Johnson, Jr..............................       X
Mr. Pierluisi................................       X
Mr. Quigley..................................
Ms. Chu......................................
Mr. Deutch...................................       X
Ms. Sanchez..................................       X
Mr. Polis....................................       X
                                              --------------------------
    Total....................................      11       17
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    7. An amendment by Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Lofgren and Mr. 
Polis to strike section 801, amending the self-petition process 
for permanent residence, sections 802 and 806, amending the U 
visa program, and section 813, calling for a GAO report on the 
U visa program. Defeated 10-15.

                             ROLLCALL NO. 7
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 Ayes     Nays   Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mr. Smith, Chairman..........................                X
Mr. Sensenbrenner, Jr........................       X
Mr. Coble....................................                X
Mr. Gallegly.................................                X
Mr. Goodlatte................................
Mr. Lungren..................................
Mr. Chabot...................................                X
Mr. Issa.....................................                X
Mr. Pence....................................
Mr. Forbes...................................                X
Mr. King.....................................                X
Mr. Franks...................................                X
Mr. Gohmert..................................                X
Mr. Jordan...................................                X
Mr. Poe......................................
Mr. Chaffetz.................................                X
Mr. Griffin..................................
Mr. Marino...................................                X
Mr. Gowdy....................................                X
Mr. Ross.....................................                X
Ms. Adams....................................                X
Mr. Quayle...................................
Mr. Amodei...................................

Mr. Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member.............       X
Mr. Berman...................................
Mr. Nadler...................................
Mr. Scott....................................       X
Mr. Watt.....................................
Ms. Lofgren..................................       X
Ms. Jackson Lee..............................       X
Ms. Waters...................................
Mr. Cohen....................................       X
Mr. Johnson, Jr..............................
Mr. Pierluisi................................       X
Mr. Quigley..................................
Ms. Chu......................................
Mr. Deutch...................................       X
Ms. Sanchez..................................       X
Mr. Polis....................................       X
                                              --------------------------
    Total....................................      10       15
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    8. An amendment by Mr. Pierluisi and Ms. Jackson Lee to 
allocate additional U visas. Defeated 11-12.

                             ROLLCALL NO. 8
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 Ayes     Nays   Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mr. Smith, Chairman..........................                X
Mr. Sensenbrenner, Jr........................                X
Mr. Coble....................................
Mr. Gallegly.................................                X
Mr. Goodlatte................................                X
Mr. Lungren..................................                X
Mr. Chabot...................................                X
Mr. Issa.....................................
Mr. Pence....................................
Mr. Forbes...................................                X
Mr. King.....................................                X
Mr. Franks...................................                X
Mr. Gohmert..................................
Mr. Jordan...................................
Mr. Poe......................................
Mr. Chaffetz.................................
Mr. Griffin..................................
Mr. Marino...................................                X
Mr. Gowdy....................................
Mr. Ross.....................................                X
Ms. Adams....................................                X
Mr. Quayle...................................
Mr. Amodei...................................

Mr. Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member.............       X
Mr. Berman...................................
Mr. Nadler...................................
Mr. Scott....................................       X
Mr. Watt.....................................
Ms. Lofgren..................................       X
Ms. Jackson Lee..............................       X
Ms. Waters...................................
Mr. Cohen....................................       X
Mr. Johnson, Jr..............................       X
Mr. Pierluisi................................       X
Mr. Quigley..................................       X
Ms. Chu......................................
Mr. Deutch...................................       X
Ms. Sanchez..................................       X
Mr. Polis....................................       X
                                              --------------------------
    Total....................................      11       12
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    9. An amendment offered by Mr. Polis, Mr. Nadler, Mr. 
Quigley, Ms. Waters, and Ms. Chu to amend the nondiscrimination 
grant condition in Section 3. Defeated 14-18.

                             ROLLCALL NO. 9
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                                                 Ayes     Nays   Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mr. Smith, Chairman..........................                X
Mr. Sensenbrenner, Jr........................                X
Mr. Coble....................................
Mr. Gallegly.................................                X
Mr. Goodlatte................................                X
Mr. Lungren..................................                X
Mr. Chabot...................................                X
Mr. Issa.....................................                X
Mr. Pence....................................
Mr. Forbes...................................                X
Mr. King.....................................                X
Mr. Franks...................................                X
Mr. Gohmert..................................
Mr. Jordan...................................                X
Mr. Poe......................................                X
Mr. Chaffetz.................................
Mr. Griffin..................................                X
Mr. Marino...................................                X
Mr. Gowdy....................................                X
Mr. Ross.....................................                X
Ms. Adams....................................                X
Mr. Quayle...................................
Mr. Amodei...................................                X

Mr. Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member.............       X
Mr. Berman...................................       X
Mr. Nadler...................................
Mr. Scott....................................       X
Mr. Watt.....................................       X
Ms. Lofgren..................................       X
Ms. Jackson Lee..............................       X
Ms. Waters...................................       X
Mr. Cohen....................................       X
Mr. Johnson, Jr..............................       X
Mr. Pierluisi................................       X
Mr. Quigley..................................       X
Ms. Chu......................................
Mr. Deutch...................................       X
Ms. Sanchez..................................       X
Mr. Polis....................................       X
                                              --------------------------
    Total....................................      14       18
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    10. Motion to report H.R. 4970, as amended, favorably to 
the House. Motion agreed to, 17-15.

                             ROLLCALL NO. 10
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                                                 Ayes     Nays   Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mr. Smith, Chairman..........................       X
Mr. Sensenbrenner, Jr........................       X
Mr. Coble....................................
Mr. Gallegly.................................       X
Mr. Goodlatte................................       X
Mr. Lungren..................................       X
Mr. Chabot...................................       X
Mr. Issa.....................................       X
Mr. Pence....................................
Mr. Forbes...................................       X
Mr. King.....................................       X
Mr. Franks...................................       X
Mr. Gohmert..................................
Mr. Jordan...................................       X
Mr. Poe......................................                X
Mr. Chaffetz.................................
Mr. Griffin..................................       X
Mr. Marino...................................       X
Mr. Gowdy....................................       X
Mr. Ross.....................................       X
Ms. Adams....................................       X
Mr. Quayle...................................
Mr. Amodei...................................       X

Mr. Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member.............                X
Mr. Berman...................................                X
Mr. Nadler...................................
Mr. Scott....................................                X
Mr. Watt.....................................                X
Ms. Lofgren..................................                X
Ms. Jackson Lee..............................                X
Ms. Waters...................................                X
Mr. Cohen....................................                X
Mr. Johnson, Jr..............................                X
Mr. Pierluisi................................                X
Mr. Quigley..................................                X
Ms. Chu......................................
Mr. Deutch...................................                X
Ms. Sanchez..................................                X
Mr. Polis....................................                X
                                              --------------------------
    Total....................................      17       15
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                      Committee Oversight Findings

    In compliance with clause 3(c)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, the Committee advises that the 
findings and recommendations of the Committee, based on 
oversight activities under clause 2(b)(1) of rule X of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, are incorporated in the 
descriptive portions of this report.

               New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives is inapplicable because this legislation does 
not provide new budgetary authority or increased tax 
expenditures.

               Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate

    In compliance with clause 3(c)(3) of rule XIII of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, the Committee sets forth, with 
respect to the bill, H.R. 4970, the following estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                      Washington, DC, May 11, 2012.
Hon. Lamar Smith, Chairman,
Committee on the Judiciary,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 4970, the 
``Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012.''
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Mark 
Grabowicz, who can be reached at 226-2860.
            Sincerely,
                                      Douglas W. Elmendorf,
                                                  Director.

Enclosure

cc:
        Honorable John Conyers, Jr.
        Ranking Member




         H.R. 4970--Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act 
                                of 2012.

 As ordered reported by the House Committee on the Judiciary on May 8, 
                                 2012.




                                SUMMARY

    H.R. 4970 would authorize the appropriation of close to 
$660 million annually over the 2013-2017 period for programs in 
the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health 
and Human Services (HHS) to combat violence against women. In 
addition, H.R. 4970 would establish new Federal crimes and 
broaden the coverage of existing crimes relating to violence 
against women. Finally, the bill would reduce the number of 
individuals with legal permanent resident (LPR) status, which 
would effectively decrease direct spending in a number of 
programs.
    Assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, CBO 
estimates that implementing H.R. 4970 would cost about $2.2 
billion over the 2013-2017 period. Enacting the legislation 
would affect direct spending and revenues; therefore, pay-as-
you-go procedures apply. CBO estimates that enacting the bill 
would reduce direct spending by $429 million (including $33 
million that would be classified as off-budget savings) and 
increase revenues by $7 million over the 2013-2022 period.
    CBO has not reviewed a provision in section 3 of H.R. 4970 
for intergovernmental or private-sector mandates since that 
provision prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, 
religion, national origin, sex, or disability. Section 4 of the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) excludes from the 
application of that act any legislative provision that 
establishes or enforces statutory rights prohibiting such 
discrimination.
    Other provisions of H.R. 4970 would impose no 
intergovernmental mandates as defined in UMRA. The bill would, 
however, impose private-sector mandates as defined in UMRA on 
brokers of international marriage and certain supervisors over 
persons under official control of the United States. CBO 
estimates that the cost of those mandates would fall well below 
the annual threshold established in UMRA ($146 million in 2012, 
adjusted annually for inflation).

                ESTIMATED COST TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    The estimated budgetary impact of H.R. 4970 is shown in the 
following table. The costs of this legislation fall within 
budget functions 500 (education, training, employment, and 
social services), 550 (health), 570 (Medicare), 600 (income 
security), 650 (social security), 750 (administration of 
justice), and 800 (general government).

                                     By Fiscal Year, in Millions of Dollars
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                     2013   2014   2015   2016   2017  2013-2017
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CHANGES IN SPENDING SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATION
DOJ Programs
  Authorization Level                                                 589    589    589    589    589     2,945
  Estimated Outlays                                                   130    306    424    512    589     1,961

HHS Program
  Authorization Level                                                  65     65     65     65     65       325
  Estimated Outlays                                                    24     54     61     63     63       265

Other Programs
  Estimated Authorization Level                                         3      2      1      1      1         8
  Estimated Outlays                                                     3      2      1      1      1         8

  Total Changes
    Estimated Authorization Level                                     657    656    655    655    655     3,278
    Estimated Outlays                                                 157    362    486    576    653     2,234

CHANGES IN DIRECT SPENDING\1\

Estimated Budget Authority                                              0     -5     -9    -14    -19       -47
Estimated Outlays                                                       0     -5     -9    -14    -19       -47
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note: DOJ = Department of Justice; HHS = Department of Health and Human Services.
1. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4970 would reduce direct spending by $429 million over the 2013-2022 period.
  Included in that estimated decrease in direct spending is $33 million that would be recorded as a change in
  off-budget spending. Enacting the bill also would increase revenues by $7 million over the 2013-2022 period.

                           BASIS OF ESTIMATE

    For this estimate, CBO assumes that the bill will be 
enacted in 2012, that the necessary amounts will be provided 
each year, and that spending will follow historical patterns 
for similar activities.
Spending Subject to Appropriation
    H.R. 4970 would authorize the appropriation of $589 million 
annually over the 2013-2017 period for DOJ to make grants to 
State, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit 
organizations for programs to reduce violence against women. 
Activities authorized by the bill include legal assistance for 
victims, outreach services for victims of rural domestic 
violence, and training for investigators and prosecutors of 
sexual assault crimes. CBO estimates that implementing those 
programs would cost about $2 billion over the 2013-2017 period.
    H.R. 4970 also would authorize the appropriation of $65 
million annually over the 2013-2017 period for several grant 
programs administered by HHS. The legislation would authorize 
grants for rape prevention and education programs, programs to 
educate health professionals who address domestic violence and 
other crimes, and collaborative grants to assist homeless 
victims. CBO estimates that implementing those programs would 
cost $265 million over the 2013-2017 period.
    In addition, H.R. 4970 would require DOJ, the Department of 
Homeland Security, and the Government Accountability Office to 
carry out certain studies concerning efforts to combat violence 
against women. Based on the cost of similar activities, CBO 
estimates that those studies would cost about $8 million to 
complete over the 2013-2017 period.
    CBO projects that enacting the bill would reduce the number 
of students eligible for Pell grants, the bulk of which are 
funded through annual appropriations. Assuming appropriations 
are reduced by the estimated amounts and provide for a maximum 
discretionary award level of $4,860 (as in the most recently 
enacted appropriations act), CBO estimates the bill would 
reduce discretionary costs by a negligible amount over the 
2013-2017 period and by $2 million over the 2013-2022 period. 
As discussed below under the heading, ``Assistance for Higher 
Education,'' the bill also would affect direct spending for 
Pell grants.
Direct Spending
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4970 would decrease direct 
spending by $429 million and increase revenues by $7 million 
over the 2013-2022 period. Section 806 would eliminate the 
separate track to legal permanent resident status currently 
available to holders of U visas. CBO estimates that a total of 
117,000 U visa holders that would have obtained LPR status 
under current law would no longer be able to obtain this status 
under this bill. (U visas are issued to people who were victims 
of specified crimes and who are assisting or are expected to 
assist law enforcement officials in the investigation and 
prosecution of those crimes.)

    Medicaid. By eliminating the path by which individuals 
issued nonimmigrant U visas can adjust to LPR status and later 
naturalize, H.R. 4970 would decrease the number of adults and 
their dependent children who would be eligible to enroll in 
Medicaid and receive full Medicaid benefits after being in the 
country for five years. In addition, fewer people would receive 
emergency services from Medicaid under the bill. CBO estimates 
that decreasing the number of people eligible for Medicaid 
services under H.R. 4970 would reduce direct spending by $169 
million over the 2013-2022 period.

    Exchange Subsidies. Eliminating the path through which U 
visa holders can obtain LPR status would decrease the number of 
people eligible to receive subsidies for health insurance 
through the insurance ``exchanges'' created by the Affordable 
Care Act, starting in 2014. Legal permanent residents can be 
eligible for exchange subsidies if they meet income 
requirements and do not have access to certain other sources of 
health insurance coverage. H.R. 4970 would reduce the number of 
legal permanent residents relative to current law, and would 
therefore result in budgetary savings. CBO and the staff of the 
Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate that the outlay 
portion of the decrease in premium and cost-sharing subsidies 
for health insurance offered through exchanges under H.R. 4970 
would be about $162 million over the 2013-2022 period.\1\ 
(There is also an effect on revenues as discussed below under 
the heading, ``Revenues.'')
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    \1\Subsidies for health insurance premiums are structured as 
refundable tax credits; the portions of such credits that exceed 
taxpayers' liabilities are classified as outlays, while the portions 
that reduce tax payments are reflected in the budget as reductions in 
revenues.

    Nutrition. By reducing the number of people with LPR 
status, H.R. 4970 would reduce the number of people eligible 
for benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
Program (SNAP) and the child nutrition programs. Under current 
law, adults who obtain legal permanent resident status are 
eligible for SNAP after a five-year waiting period, assuming 
that they meet the program's eligibility requirements, though 
children born in the United States and LPRs under the age of 18 
are eligible immediately. In addition, foreign-born children 
are eligible for child nutrition programs, such as school lunch 
and breakfast, regardless of their immigration status. CBO 
estimates that, under the bill, direct spending on those 
nutrition programs would decline by $52 million over the 2013-
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2022 period.

    Social Security and Medicare. Few of the U visa holders 
affected by H.R. 4970 would have been able to work long enough 
to become eligible for Social Security retirement benefits or 
age-based Medicare during the 2013-2022 period, but many could 
have become eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance 
and, consequently, disability-based Medicare over that period. 
Based on information from the Current Population Survey (CPS), 
CBO projects that under the bill, about 600 fewer people would 
receive Social Security benefits (primarily for disability 
insurance) by 2022. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4970 would 
reduce (off-budget) Social Security outlays by $33 million and 
(on-budget) Medicare outlays by $11 million over the 2013-2022 
period.

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Based on information 
from the CPS, CBO projects that under current law fewer than 50 
U visa holders affected by H.R. 4970 would have naturalized and 
received SSI benefits based on old age or disability during the 
2013-2022 period. In addition, CBO expects that around 1 
percent of the citizen-children who would have been born in the 
United States to those visa holders affected by H.R. 4970 would 
have qualified for SSI as the result of birth defects or other 
severe disabilities. In total, CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 
4970 would reduce SSI outlays by $1 million over the 2013-2022 
period.

    Assistance for Higher Education. CBO also projects that the 
bill would reduce the number of students eligible for Pell 
grants. Though most Pell grant funding is discretionary, CBO 
estimates enacting the bill would decrease direct spending by 
$1 million over the 2013-2022 period for the mandatory portion 
of the Pell Grant program. (The bill would have an 
insignificant effect on direct spending for student loans.)
Revenues
    CBO and JCT estimate that enacting H.R. 4970 would increase 
revenues by $7 million over the 2013-2022 period. That estimate 
is the revenue portion of the decrease in premium and cost-
sharing subsidies for health insurance offered through 
exchanges that would occur by decreasing the number of LPRs 
under H.R. 4970, discussed above under the heading, ``Exchange 
Subsidies.''
    H.R. 4970 also would establish new Federal crimes and 
broaden the coverage of existing crimes relating to violence 
against women. Enacting the bill could increase collections of 
criminal fines (which are recorded in the budget as revenues) 
for violations of the bill's provisions. CBO estimates that any 
additional collections would not be significant because of the 
relatively small number of additional cases likely to be 
affected. Criminal fines are recorded as revenues, deposited in 
the Crime Victims Fund, and subsequently spent without further 
appropriation.

                      PAY-AS-YOU-GO CONSIDERATIONS

    The Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 establishes budget-
reporting and enforcement procedures for legislation affecting 
on-budget direct spending or revenues. The net changes in 
outlays and revenues that are subject to those pay-as-you-go 
procedures are shown in the following table.

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CBO Estimate of Pay-As-You-Go Effects for H.R. 4970 as ordered reported 
by the House Committee on the Judiciary on May 8, 2012
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                                                         By Fiscal Year, in Millions of Dollars
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                                                               2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019   2020   2021   2022  2013-2017  2013-2022
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NET INCREASE OR DECREASE (-) IN THE ON-BUDGET DEFICIT
Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Impact                                    0     -5     -9    -14    -17    -29    -50    -69    -93   -116       -45       -403

Memorandum:
  Changes in Outlays                                              0     -4     -9    -13    -17    -29    -49    -68    -91   -114       -44       -396
  Changes in Revenues                                             0      0      0      0      1      1      1      1      1      2         1          7
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Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.

              INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND PRIVATE-SECTOR IMPACT

    CBO has not reviewed a provision in section 3 of H.R. 4970 
for intergovernmental or private-sector mandates since that 
provision prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, 
religion, national origin, sex, or disability. Section 4 of 
UMRA excludes from the application of that act any legislative 
provision that establishes or enforces statutory rights 
prohibiting such discrimination.
    Other provisions of H.R. 4970 would impose no 
intergovernmental mandates as defined in UMRA. The proposed 
changes to the U visa program would reduce the number of 
individuals eligible for Medicaid assistance. Since a portion 
of Medicaid is paid for by State governments, CBO estimates 
that State spending on the program would decline by about $104 
million over the 2013-2022 period. The bill would authorize the 
appropriation of about $3.3 billion over the 2013-2017 period 
for a variety of new and existing programs to assist law 
enforcement, public service providers, institutions of higher 
education, and housing agencies. Public and private entities 
would benefit from those programs. Any increased costs to those 
entities as a result of complying with grant requirements would 
be incurred voluntarily as conditions of receiving Federal 
assistance.
    The bill would impose private-sector mandates as defined in 
UMRA by increasing reporting requirements for international 
marriage brokers and prohibiting certain activities for 
individuals that hold a supervisory role over persons under 
official control of the United States. Because the requirements 
would be small changes from existing requirements, CBO 
estimates that the incremental costs of those mandates on the 
private sector would fall well below the annual threshold 
established in UMRA ($146 million in 2012, adjusted annually 
for inflation).

                         PREVIOUS CBO ESTIMATE

    On March 29, 2012, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for S. 
1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011, 
as reported by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on 
February 7, 2012. We estimated that implementing that 
legislation would cost about $2.2 billion over the 2012-2017 
period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts. In 
addition, CBO estimated that enacting S. 1925 would increase 
direct spending by $108 million and decrease revenues by $3 
million over the 2012-2022 period.

                         ESTIMATE PREPARED BY:

Federal Costs: Mark Grabowicz (DHS), Stephanie Cameron (HHS), 
    Jonathan Morancy (visas), Kirstin Nelson (Medicaid), Sarah 
    Anders (exchange subsidies), Justin Humphrey (higher 
    education), Kathleen FitzGerald and Emily Holcombe 
    (nutrition), David Rafferty (Medicare, Social Security, and 
    Supplemental Security Income)
Impact on State, Local, and Tribal Governments: Melissa Merrell
Impact on the Private Sector: Marin Randall

                         ESTIMATE APPROVED BY:

    Peter H. Fontaine
    Assistant Director for Budget Analysis

                    Performance Goals and Objectives

    The Committee states that pursuant to clause 3(c)(4) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, H.R. 
4970 reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act grants 
administered by Department of Justice and the Department of 
Health and Human Services for Fiscal Years 2013 to 2017, amends 
certain sections of Title 18, United States Code, relating to 
protecting alien victims of domestic violence and assisting 
police and prosecutors in investigating crimes and prosecuting 
criminals.

                          Advisory on Earmarks

    In accordance with clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, H.R. 4970 does not contain any 
congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff 
benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of Rule XXI.

                      Section-by-Section Analysis

    The following discussion describes the bill as reported by 
the Committee.
Section 1. Short Title.
    This section cites the short title of the bill at the 
``Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2012.''
Section 2. Table of Contents.
    This section provides the table of contents for the bill.
Section 3. Universal Definitions and Grant Conditions.
    This section provides technical corrections to existing 
definitions and universal definitions for all VAWA programs, 
including: ``Alaska native village,'' ``child,'' ``culturally 
specific services,'' ``culturally specific,'' ``homeless,'' 
``personally identifying information or personal information,'' 
``population specific organization,'' ``population specific 
services,'' ``rape crisis center,'' ``sex trafficking,'' 
``sexual assault,'' ``tribal coalition,'' ``underserved 
populations,'' ``unit of local government,'' ``victim 
services,'' ``victim service provider,'' and ``youth.''
    This section also revises the grant conditions that apply 
to all VAWA programs, including: providers of legal assistance 
must be sufficiently trained or experienced in providing such 
assistance to victims consistent with the requirements in the 
Legal Assistance to Victims program; restrictions on disclosure 
of victims' confidential and personally identifying 
information; provides grantees with the ability to advocate for 
state, local or tribal model codes or legislation to better 
respond to the needs of victims; and updates the anti-
discrimination provision for VAWA grantees.
Section 4. Accountability Provisions.
    This section requires VAWA audits to be performed by the 
Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management (OAAM) in DOJ, 
requires grantees to identify other sources of Federal grant 
funding in their applications, and requires the Attorney 
General to improve the coordination between the grant-making 
offices to reduce duplication and overlap.
    This section imposes new accountability requirements on 
DOJ, HHS and VAWA grantees, including: requires the DOJ and HHS 
IGs to conduct an annual audit of no fewer than 10 percent of 
all VAWA grant recipients; excludes the award of funds for 2 
fiscal years to grantees found to have an unresolved audit 
finding for 1 year; requires DOJ to deposit into the General 
Fund of the Treasury the equivalent of monies awarded to a 
grantee barred by an IG finding and seek to recoup the funds 
from the grantee; prohibits the use of grant funds to lobby 
DOJ, Congress or state or local governments regarding the award 
of grant funding, a grantee found to be in violation of this 
prohibition must repay the grant in full and is prohibited from 
receiving another grant under this Act for 5 years; prohibits 
the award of grant funds to nonprofit organizations that hold 
money in offshore accounts for the purposes of avoiding Federal 
taxes; limits the use of funds for salaries and administrative 
expenses to 5 percent of funds authorized under the Act; and 
prohibits the use of funds to host or support any expenditure 
for conferences unless such conference receives prior written 
approval by the Deputy Attorney General, appropriate Assistant 
Attorney General or the Deputy Secretary of Health and Human 
Services.
Section 5. Effective Date.
    This section provides an effective date for Titles I, II, 
III, IV, VII, and sections 3, 602, 901, and 902 of the first 
day of the fiscal year following date of enactment unless 
otherwise specified in the Act.

    TITLE I--ENHANCING JUDICIAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS TO COMBAT 
                         VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Section 101. STOP Grants.
    This section reauthorizes the STOP (Services -Training--
Officers--Prosecutors) grant program for 5 years. The 
authorized funding for STOP is reduced from $225 million to 
$222 million. The STOP grant is the primary VAWA formula grant 
program to state and local governments to address the crimes of 
domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and 
stalking. Each state, U.S. territory, and the District of 
Columbia receives grants according to a statutory formula. 
Recipients can then subgrant these funds to state agencies, 
state and local courts, units of local government, tribal 
governments, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services 
providers. This section increases the emphasis on training and 
enforcement of crimes of sexual violence, adds the offense of 
stalking to grant purpose areas, promotes efforts to reduce 
rape kit backlogs, and includes a 20 percent set-aside for 
sexual assault programs. Although VAWA's focus on violence 
against women appropriately reflects the disproportionate 
number of women who experience severe forms of domestic and 
sexual violence, men are also the victims of these crimes.
    This section streamlines the application process for the 
STOP program, which currently requires states to provide 
extensive documentation that is of little use to OVW in 
monitoring the use of funds, and instead requires the state to 
develop a comprehensive implementation plan addressing how it 
will spend the funds received.
Section 102. Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforce Protection 
        Orders.
    This section reauthorizes the Arrest program for 5 years. 
The authorized funding for Arrest is reduced from $75 million 
to $73 million. The Arrest program is the primary discretionary 
grant to help state, local, and tribal governments and agencies 
investigate and prosecute instances of domestic violence, 
dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This section 
increases the emphasis on sexual assault offenses by promoting 
the implementation of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner programs, 
Forensic Examiner programs, Sexual Assault Response Teams, and 
programs to reduce rape kit backlogs. This section sets aside 
25 percent of the available amounts for sexual assault 
offenses.
    This section modifies the requirement that state and local 
government grant recipients certify that they test sex 
offenders for HIV at the request of the victim within 48 hours 
of information or indictment and provide the results of the 
testing to the victim. Grantees that cannot certify in this 
manner lose 5 percent of the funding from their grant. Current 
law makes no allowance for jurisdictions that must exceed the 
48-hour limit when offenders are not in custody or otherwise 
easily accessible. This section clarifies that the test be 
performed within 48 hours of the offender being in custody or 
served with the information or indictment.
    This section clarifies the provision that requires grantees 
to certify that they do not charge victims for costs associated 
with the modification, enforcement or dismissal of a protection 
order.
Section 103. Legal Assistance for Victims.
    This section reauthorizes the Legal Assistance for Victims 
program for 5 years. The authorized funding for LAV is reduced 
from $65 million to $57 million. This section expands the 
training requirements for eligible entities to ensure that they 
have the relevant expertise in providing legal assistance to 
victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
or stalking. Those without such expertise may provide 
assistance only if they complete appropriate training in this 
area of law and also practice while partnered with a legal 
assistance provider with demonstrated expertise. This section 
allows grantees to recruit, train, and mentor pro bono 
attorneys and law students.
Section 104. Consolidated Grants to Support Families in the Justice 
        System.
    This section consolidates two programs that train judges 
and court personnel regarding the intersection between domestic 
violence and family court proceedings and promotes safe 
supervised visitation for families in cases involving domestic 
violence and sexual assault. The single grant program created 
by this consolidation is authorized for 5 years. The 
authorization is reduced from $25 million to $22 million.
Section 105. Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program.
    This section reauthorizes the Court-Appointed Special 
Advocate program for 5 years. The program provides assistance 
to child victims of abuse or neglect. A new annual reporting 
requirement is added. Authorized funding for this program 
remains at $12 million.
Section 106. Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Grant.
    This section removes the existing Outreach to Underserved 
Populations grant program, which focused exclusively on public 
information campaigns, and replaces it with a program offering 
services to adult and youth victims in underserved communities. 
Outreach, education, prevention, and intervention strategies 
remain an allowable purpose for the grant funding. The current 
$2,000,000 authorization levels for this program does not 
change, but is augmented with a 2-percent set-aside from funds 
appropriated to the STOP and Arrest programs.
Section 107. Culturally-Specific Services Grant.
    This section removes the term ``linguistically'' which has 
caused confusion about the purpose of the program. Many 
entities that provide culturally specific programming but not 
linguistically specific programming mistakenly believed they 
would not be eligible. This change clarifies that the program 
is not limited to linguistically specific services. Funding for 
this program does not change and continues to be drawn from 
set-asides from the Arrest, LAV, Rural, Elder, and Disabilities 
programs.
Section 108. Reduction in Rape Kit Backlog.
    This section amends the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination 
Act of 2000 to require that not less than 75 percent of the 
grant amounts awarded be spent on analyzing untested DNA 
evidence from crime scenes, or enhancing the capacity of labs 
to do so.
Section 109. Assistance to Victims of Sexual Assault.
    This section reauthorizes grants to assist probation and 
parole officers and other personnel who work with released sex 
offenders. Authorized funding for this program remains at $5 
million.
Section 110. Child Abuse Training Programs for Judicial Personnel and 
        Practitioners.
    This section reauthorizes grants to provide judicial and 
legal professionals with training and technical assistance to 
address the unique challenges facing juvenile and family 
courts. Authorized funding for this program remains at $2.3 
million.

 TITLE II--IMPROVING SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING 
                 VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING

Section 201. Sexual Assault Services Program.
    The Sexual Assault Services Program provides assistance to 
victims of sexual assault. SASP provides grants to states and 
territories, tribes, state sexual assault coalitions, tribal 
coalitions, and culturally specific organizations, without 
regard to the age of the victim. This section implements a new 
funding formula whereby each State, territory and the District 
of Columbia receive a minimum allocation of .75% of funds 
appropriated. The authorized funding for SASP is reduced from 
$50 million to $40 million for each of the fiscal years 2013 
through 2017.
Section 202. Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, 
        Stalking, and Child Abuse Enforcement Assistance.
    The Rural Grant Program addresses the unique challenges 
faced by victims of domestic violence and dating violence in 
rural jurisdictions. It encourages cooperation among law 
enforcement and victim service providers, among others, to 
investigate criminal incidents and provide treatment, 
education, and prevention strategies. This section strengthens 
responses to sexual assault through the inclusion of additional 
purpose areas. It also incorporates the use of 
multidisciplinary teams to address and prevent domestic and 
dating violence homicide. This section also provides for legal 
assistance and other victim services as well as programs to 
address rape kit backlogs. The authorized funding for the Rural 
Grant Program is reduced from $55 million to $50 million for 
each of the fiscal years 2013 through 2017.
Section 203. Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with 
        Disabilities Grant.
    The Disability grant program addresses the gaps in abuse 
suffered by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
and stalking victims with disabilities. This section 
reauthorizes the program and adds the use of evidence-based 
indicators to assess the risk of domestic and dating violence 
homicide. The authorized funding for the Disability grant 
program is reduced from $10 million to $9 million.
Section 204. Training and Services to End Violence Against Women in 
        Later Life Grant.
    This section strikes the existing Elder Abuse grant program 
and replaces it with a more comprehensive response to this 
problem. The program funds grantees to train law enforcement 
and prosecutors in recognizing and responding to elder abuse 
and provide services for victims of elder abuse. This section 
adds that entities may also educate and train health care 
providers, faith-based leaders, and conduct outreach activities 
to ensure that victims of elder abuse receive appropriate 
assistance. This section instructs the Attorney General to 
consult the Secretary of HHS to ensure that the Elder Abuse 
grants administered by DOJ do not duplicate those administered 
by HHS. The authorized funding for the Elder Abuse grant 
program is reduced from $10 million to $9 million.

   TITLE III--SERVICES, PROTECTION, AND JUSTICE FOR YOUNG VICTIMS OF 
                                VIOLENCE

Section 301. Rape Prevention Education Grant.
    The RPE grant program supports the efforts of rape crisis 
centers, sexual assault coalitions, and other nonprofit 
organizations to educate and increase awareness on how to 
prevent sexual assaults. Funding is distributed to states based 
on population. The authorized funding for RPE is reduced from 
$80 million to $50 million for each of the fiscal years 2013 
through 2017.
Section 302. Creating Hope through Outreach, Options, Services, and 
        Education for Children and Youth.
    This section, along with section 402, consolidates eight 
existing grants to provide services for children and youth 
victims, such as counseling, mentoring, and legal assistance, 
as well as training and assistance to personnel at middle and 
high schools who can help victims. Grantees may be victim 
service providers and community-based organizations that are 
encouraged to partner with state, tribal, and local 
governments, and other agencies that work with children and 
youth. This section also requires the grant funds made 
available be used to provide evidence-based programs and 
training. The authorized funding for this consolidated grant 
program is $15 million, a $15 million reduction from the $30 
million authorized by the individual programs.
Section 303. Grants to Combat Violent Crimes on Campuses.
    The Campus program encourages institutions of higher 
education to partner with community-based organizations to 
adopt comprehensive, coordinated responses to domestic 
violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This 
section clarifies that a grantee must address the following 
four components to meet minimum requirements during the grant 
period: (1) implementing a coordinated community response both 
internal to and external to the campus; (2) providing 
prevention education for all incoming students; (3) providing 
training on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault 
and stalking for campus law enforcement; and (4) providing 
training on such crimes to members of the campus judicial 
board. The authorized funding for the Campus program is reduced 
from $15 million to $12 million.
Section 304. National Center for Campus Public Safety.
    This section authorizes the Director of the Office of 
Community Oriented Policing Services to establish and operate a 
National Center for Campus Public Safety to (1) train IHE 
public safety agencies and their collaborative partners; (2) 
foster relevant research; (3) collect, coordinate, and 
disseminate information and best practices regarding campus 
safety; (4) develop protocols to prevent, protect against, 
respond to, and recover from natural and man-made emergencies 
that threaten the campus community; and (5) increase 
cooperation between IHEs and the law enforcement, mental 
health, and other agencies and jurisdictions that serve them. 
This section authorizes the Director to award grants to IHEs 
and other nonprofit organizations for activities that will 
assist the Center in performing its functions. In establishing 
the Center, the Director of the COPS Office shall coordinate 
with the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of 
Education, and the Attorney General of each state, and 
coordinate the establishment and operation of the Center with 
campus public safety resources that may be available within DHS 
and the Department of Education.

                 TITLE IV--VIOLENCE REDUCTION PRACTICES

Section 401. Study Conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and 
        Prevention.
    This section reauthorizes funding to the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide grants to 
academic institutions and organizations to conduct research 
that examine best practices for reducing and preventing 
domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
stalking. The authorized funding for this research is reduced 
from $2 million to $1 million.
Section 402. Saving Money and Reducing Tragedies through Prevention 
        Grant.
    This section consolidates four programs into one grant 
aimed at prevention. The new SMART grant provides funds for 
three primary purposes: (1) raising awareness and changing 
attitudes about teen dating violence; (2) preventing, reducing, 
and responding to children's exposure to violence at home; and 
(3) helping men to serve as role models in preventing domestic 
violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This 
section reduces the authorization from $37 million to $15 
million.

  TITLE V--STRENGTHENING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM'S RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC 
        VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING

Section 501. Consolidated Grants to Strengthen the Healthcare System's 
        Response to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, 
        and Stalking.
    This section consolidates three existing VAWA programs 
related to the healthcare system's response to domestic 
violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and 
creates a comprehensive updated program that focuses on grants 
for developing interdisciplinary training for health 
professionals and education programs for health students. It 
also encourages the development of comprehensive strategies to 
improve the response of hospitals, clinics, and other public 
health facilities to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
assault, and stalking. A grantee may be a nonprofit 
organization, a healthcare provider, an accredited healthcare 
school, or a state, local, or tribal governmental entity. 
Grantees are also required to comply with relevant 
confidentiality and nondisclosure requirements. The authorized 
funding for this consolidated program is $10 million, a $3 
million reduction from the $13 million authorized for the 
individual programs.

TITLE VI--SAFE HOMES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, 
                      SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING

Section 601. Housing protections of victims of domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
    The 2005 reauthorization of VAWA added protections that 
prevented applicants from being evicted from or denied 
admission to certain housing programs because they were 
victims. This section modifies these protections to extend the 
housing protections to victims of sexual assault. The VAWA 
housing protections are extended to nine Federal programs that 
are not covered currently, including the McKinney-Vento Act, 
which provides housing for the homeless, the HOME Improvement 
Partnership Program, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, and the 
Rural Housing Services program. There are no funds authorized 
for this section.
Section 602. Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of 
        Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and 
        Stalking.
    This section reauthorizes the Transitional Housing 
Assistance program for 5 years. The authorized funding for 
Transitional Housing is lowered from $40 million to $35 
million. The program provides transitional housing services 
that move individuals into permanent housing and for victims 
for whom emergency shelter services are unavailable or 
insufficient. This section clarifies that a qualified applicant 
is one whose policies protect victim safety, reflect an 
understanding of the dynamics of the four covered crimes, and 
do not include prohibited activities such as background checks 
or clinical evaluations to determine eligibility for services.
Section 603. Addressing the Housing needs of victims of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
    This section reauthorizes two VAWA housing programs for 5 
years. The authorized funding for each program is reduced from 
$10 million to $4 million. The first program awards grant funds 
to entities that assist victims who are currently homeless or 
at risk of becoming homeless by designing and implementing new 
activities, services, and programs to increase their stability 
and self-sufficiency. The second program provides grants to 
promote full and equal access to housing by adult and youth 
victims.

               TITLE VII--ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR VICTIMS 
                              OF VIOLENCE

Section 701. National Resource Center on Workplace Responses to assist 
        victims of domestic and sexual violence.
    This section reauthorizes funding for the operation of the 
National Resource Center on Workplace Responses, which provides 
information and assistance to employers to aid in efforts to 
develop and implement responses to domestic and sexual 
violence. The authorized funding for the National Resource 
Center is maintained at $1 million.

                   TITLE VIII--IMMIGRATION PROVISIONS

Section 801. Fraud Prevention Initiatives.
    Under section 240A(b)(2)(A) of the INA, illegal immigrants 
can apply for ``cancellation of removal'' and to become 
permanent residents if they have been battered or subjected to 
extreme cruelty by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse 
or parent, have lived in the U.S. for 3 years, have been of 
good moral character and if their removal would result in 
extreme hardship to the alien, the alien's child, or the 
alien's parent. Subsection (a) of section 801 of the bill 
clarifies that in acting on such a cancellation application, an 
immigration judge shall consider any credible evidence, 
including that submitted by the U.S. citizen or permanent 
resident accused of the abuse. Section 801(a) supersedes 
section 1367(a)(2) of title 8 of the U.S. Code as after-enacted 
legislation, but only to the extent necessary carry out section 
801(a).
    Under section 204(a) of the INA, U.S. citizens and 
permanent residents can petition for alien spouses to receive 
permanent residence. In instances where the aliens (or the 
aliens' children) have been battered or subjected to extreme 
cruelty, the aliens can petition for permanent residence on 
their own--they can ``self-petition''. Abused children of 
citizens and permanent residents and abused parents of U.S. 
citizens can also self-petition for permanent residence. 
Subsection (b) of section 801 provides that such self-petitions 
are to be adjudicated by local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services (``USCIS'') offices and that the offices shall 
interview in-person the self-petitioning aliens and may 
interview the U.S. citizens or permanent residents accused of 
abuse and other persons if they consent to be interviewed. All 
interviews shall be conducted under oath and or subject to 
applicable penalties for perjury. The offices can also gather 
other evidence. All credible evidence provided by the U.S. 
citizens or permanent residents accused of abuse shall be 
considered by the local office. Section 801(b) supersedes 
section 1367(a)(2) as after-enacted legislation, but only to 
the extent necessary carry out section 801(b).
    Subsection (b) additionally provides that the local USCIS 
office shall not approve a self-petition unless it finds in 
writing and with particularity that all requirements of section 
204(a)(1) of the INA have been proven by clear and convincing 
evidence (including that the self-petitioning alien was a 
victim of battery or extreme cruelty). It also provides that 
the local USCIS office shall determine whether any Federal, 
State, territorial, tribal, or local law enforcement agency has 
undertaken an investigation or prosecution of the abusive 
conduct alleged by the self-petitioning alien. If so, the local 
office shall obtain as much information as possible about the 
investigation or prosecution and shall consider that 
information in adjudicating the self-petition. Again, section 
201(b) supersedes section 1367(a)(2) of title 8 of the U.S. 
Code as after-enacted legislation, but only to the extent 
necessary carry out section 801(b). If an investigation or 
prosecution is pending, adjudication of the self-petition shall 
be stayed pending the conclusion of the investigation or 
prosecution. If no investigation or prosecution has been 
undertaken, the local office shall take this into consideration 
in adjudicating the self-petition.
    Subsection (b) also provides that if the local office makes 
a written finding that the self-petitioning alien has made a 
material misrepresentation on their petition, during an 
interview, or during any other aspect of the adjudication of 
the self-petition, the self-petition shall be denied and the 
alien shall be removed from the U.S. on an expedited basis (and 
not be eligible for any delay or exemption from removal), shall 
be permanently ineligible for any lawful immigration status or 
benefits, and shall have any public benefits terminated (along 
with those of the alien's beneficiaries). Also, if the local 
office has received any evidence of a material 
misrepresentation, the office shall refer the matter and all 
evidence to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    Subsection (b) also provides that if a self-petition has 
been denied, any obligation under an affidavit of support 
previously filed by the U.S. citizen or permanent resident 
accused of abuse shall be terminated.
Section 802. Clarification of the Requirements Applicable to U Visas.
    U visas are temporary visas available to illegal immigrants 
who are victims of certain specified criminal activity in the 
U.S. To be eligible, a Federal, State, or local law enforcement 
official, prosecutor, judge or other official investigating the 
crime, or certain Department of Homeland Security officials, 
must certify that the alien has been, is, or is likely to be 
helpful in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal 
activity. Section 802 of the bill requires the certification 
provided by an alien along with the U visa petition confirm 
under oath that such criminal activity is actively under 
investigation or a prosecution has commenced and that an alien 
seeking a U visa has actually provided law enforcement with 
information that will assist in identifying the responsible 
criminals (unless their identity is already known).
Section 803. Protections for a Fiancee or Fiance of a Citizen.
    Section 214(d) of the INA provides that before the State 
Department can issue a temporary visa to the fiance (``K-1'') 
or spouse (``K-2'') of a U.S. citizen, the petition filed by 
the citizen must include information on any specified crimes 
for which the citizen has been convicted. Section 803 of the 
bill provides that the petition also must contain information 
on convictions for attempts to commit these crimes and on any 
permanent protection or restraining orders issued against the 
citizen.
Section 804. Regulation of International Marriage Brokers.
    Section 1375a of title 8 of the U.S. Code, the 
``International Marriage Broker Act of 2005 (``IMBA''),'' 
prohibits international marriage brokers from providing anyone 
with the personal contact information, photographs, or general 
information about the background or interests of any persons 
under the age of 18 and more generally requires that certain 
information be provided to alien applicants for K-1 or K-2 
visas.
    Subsection (a) of section 804 of the bill requires the 
Attorney General to report to Congress on the name of the 
component of the Justice Department responsible for prosecuting 
violations of the IMBA.
    Subsection (b) of section 804 amends IMBA to require that 
an international marriage broker obtain, retain for a specified 
period, and produce upon the request of the Department of 
Justice the birth certificate or other proof of age document of 
each foreign national client.
    Under IMBA, international marriage brokers must collect 
certifications by their U.S. clients including information on 
any arrests or conviction in the U.S. for certain specified 
crimes. Section 804(b) also requires the provision of 
information on arrests or convictions for attempts to commit 
such crimes.
Section 805. GAO Report.
    The Government Accountability Office shall prepare a report 
to Congress on the approval processes for U visa petitions and 
self-petitions for permanent residence filed by battered aliens 
in order to assess safeguards against fraud and abuse.
Section 806. Temporary Nature of U Visa Status.
    Section 245(m) of the INA provides that the Department of 
Homeland Security can grant U visa recipients the status of 
permanent residents if they have had U visas for 3 years and 
their continued presence in the U.S. would be justified on 
humanitarian grounds, to ensure family unity, or was otherwise 
in the public interest. Section 806 of the bill rescinds this 
authority to grant permanent residence to U visa recipients, 
and applies to applications for adjustment of status submitted 
on or after the date of enactment of this bill and to 
previously filed applications that are pending on the date of 
enactment.
Section 807. Annual Report on Immigration Applications Made by Victims 
        of Abuse.
    The Department of Homeland Security shall report to 
Congress each year on the U visa program, the T visa program 
(for victims of trafficking) and the self-petition process for 
battered aliens, including information on processing times and 
efforts to reduce processing times while ensuring safe and 
competent processing and while combating fraud and ensuring 
program integrity, and information on each type of criminal 
activity by reason of which aliens received U visas.
Section 808. Protection for Children of VAWA Self-Petitioners.
    Section 808 of the bill provides that if a self-petitioner 
dies, the minor children of the alien can still have their 
derivative petitions for permanent residence adjudicated.
Section 809. Public Charge.
    Section 809 of the bill provides that the public charge 
ground of inadmissibility (section 212(a)(4) of the INA) shall 
not apply to self-petitioners, aliens who have applied for or 
been granted U visas, and certain other battered aliens.
Section 810. Age-Out Protection for U Visa Applicants.
    The minor sons and daughters of U visa recipients are 
eligible for U visas on a derivative basis. Section 810 
provides that if they turn 21 while their U visa petitions are 
being adjudicated shall retain their status as minors for 
purpose of eligibility.
Section 811. Hardship Waivers.
    Pursuant to section 216 of the INA, 2 years after an alien 
spouse of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident receives 
conditional permanent residence, USCIS determines whether the 
marriage is ongoing and was not entered into fraudulently and 
if so removes the conditional status of the permanent 
residence. The two spouses must jointly file a petition to seek 
removal of the conditional status and appear for an interview. 
USCIS has the discretion to remove the conditional status 
without the necessity for a joint petition and interview if 
extreme hardship would result should the alien be removed, the 
marriage ended in divorce or the alien was battered or 
subjected to extreme cruelty. Section 811 of the bill extends 
USCIS's discretion to cases of aliens who were battered or 
subject to extreme cruelty after unknowingly entering into 
bigamous marriages.
Section 812. Information Sharing for National Security Purpose.
    Section 1367(a)(2) of title 8 of the U.S. Code provides 
that officials of the Departments of Justice, State and 
Homeland Security may not permit use by or disclosure to anyone 
(other than officials of these agencies for legitimate agency 
purposes) of any information which relates to aliens who are 
the beneficiaries of applications for U and T visas, self-
petitions for permanent residence, applicants for cancellation 
of removal as battered aliens, and for certain other 
immigration benefits. Section 1367(b) of title 8 of the U.S. 
Code provides for certain exceptions to this prohibition, 
including for the provision of information to law enforcement 
officials for law enforcement purposes.
    Subsection (a) of section 812 of the bill adds to the 
waivers in section 1367(b) by providing a waiver for the 
Departments of Justice, State and Homeland Security, allowing 
them to provide for the disclosure of information to national 
security officials to be used solely for a national security 
purpose in a manner that protects the confidentiality of such 
information.
    Subsection (b) of section 812 requires that within 180 days 
of enactment, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security 
to provide guidance to employees who have access to the 
information protected by section 1367(a) of title regarding the 
requirements of the section, including provisions to protect 
victims of domestic violence from harm that could result from 
inappropriate disclosure. Section 812(b) clarifies that 
guidance should also be provided regarding protecting victims 
of trafficking in persons and specified criminal activity from 
the harms of inappropriate disclosure.
Section 813. GAO Report on Requirements to Cooperate With Law 
        Enforcement Officials.
    Section 813 of the bill provides that the Government 
Accountability Office shall issue a report to Congress on the 
adjudication of U visa petitions in order to assess the 
effectiveness of the reforms made by section 802 in ensuring 
that potential U visa recipients aid in the investigation of 
crimes and apprehension and prosecution of criminals and the 
effect such reforms have on the number of persons seeking and 
receiving U visas.
Section 814. Consideration of other Evidence
    Section 237(a)(2)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
provides a ground of deportation for any alien who has been 
convicted of a crime of domestic violence. A crime of domestic 
means any crime of violence as defined in section 16 of title 8 
of the U.S. Code committed against certain family members.
    Section 814 of the bill provides that in determining 
whether the domestic abuse an alien has been convicted of meets 
the definition of crime of violence in circumstances where the 
conviction records do not conclusively answer the question, the 
Department of Justice may consider any other evidence that it 
determines to be reliable in making the determination, 
including sentencing reports and police reports.

                   TITLE IX--SAFETY FOR INDIAN WOMEN

Section 901. Grants to Indian Tribal Governments.
    This section improves an existing grant program targeted at 
curbing domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and 
stalking in Indian country, by extending its coverage to sex 
trafficking crimes. It also adds two purpose areas to the 
program. The first allows grant money to go toward developing 
and promoting best practices for responding to domestic 
violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and 
stalking in Indian country. The second allows grant money to go 
toward providing services to address the needs of youth in 
Indian country who are victims of domestic violence, dating 
violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, or stalking and the 
needs of children exposed to domestic violence, dating 
violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Section 902. Grants to Indian Tribal Coalitions.
    This section improves the existing tribal coalition grant 
program, by incorporating a purpose area that would allow grant 
money to go toward developing and promoting policies that 
promote best practices for responding to domestic violence, 
dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking.
Section 903. Consultation.
    Current law requires the Attorney General to consult 
annually with Indian tribal governments on the Federal 
administration of programs funded by VAWA. This section 
requires the Attorney General to report to Congress on the 
annual consultations, and on the administration's 
recommendations for administering tribal funds and programs, 
enhancing the safety of Indian women, and strengthening the 
Federal response to such violent crimes.
Section 904. Analysis and Research on Violence Against Indian Women.
    This section expands a study of violence committed against 
Indian women to include women in Alaska Native Villages and sex 
trafficking crimes. Authorized funding for the study is 
maintained at $1 million. This section also maintains the $1 
million authorization for tribal sex offender registries.
Section 905. Assistant United States Attorney Domestic Violence Tribal 
        Liaisons.
    This section authorizes the Attorney General to expand the 
duties of existing Assistant U.S. Attorney Tribal Liaisons to 
afford greater focus to domestic violence in Indian country.

                      TITLE X--CRIMINAL PROVISIONS

Section 1001. Criminal Provisions Relating to Sexual Abuse.
    This section prohibits a person who has supervisory or 
custodial authority over a person who is under arrest, on 
pretrial release, on probation, or otherwise under supervision 
pending further judicial proceedings from engaging in sexual 
activity with the person who is under his or her supervisory or 
custodial authority. Current law only prohibits such sexual 
activity with a person in official detention, yet the same 
imbalance of power and potential for abuse of authority exists 
in the supervised release context. This section would prohibit 
such conduct if it occurs in the special maritime and 
territorial jurisdiction of the United States or if the person 
engaging in the sexual activity was exercising Federal 
supervisory or custodial authority. This section also makes the 
penalties for criminal civil rights violations involving sexual 
abuse consistent with the penalties for sexual abuse in other 
Federal statutes. Currently, civil rights violations involving 
sexual abuse are punished only as misdemeanors, even though the 
same sexual misconduct would garner serious felony penalties 
under other Federal statutes if it occurred on Federal land or 
was within other Federal jurisdiction.
Section 1002. Sexual Abuse in Custodial Settings.
    The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) required the 
Attorney General to adopt national standards for the detection, 
prevention, reduction, and punishment of rape and sexual 
assault in Federal facilities. When PREA was introduced, all 
immigration detention facilities were under the authority of 
the Department of Justice. When the Homeland Security Act of 
2002 was enacted, adult immigration authority was transferred 
to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the authority 
for detaining unaccompanied minors was transferred to the 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This section 
fulfills the congressional intent of PREA by extending its 
requirements for national standards to DHS and HHS.
Section 1003. Criminal Provision Relating to Stalking, including 
        Cyberstalking.
    This section updates the Federal anti-stalking statute to 
capture more modern forms of communication that perpetrators 
use to stalk their victims.
Section 1004. Amendments to the Federal Assault Statute.
    This section amends the Federal Criminal Code to provide a 
10-year offense for assaulting a spouse, intimate partner, or 
dating partner by strangling or suffocating; a 5-year offense 
for assaulting a spouse, intimate partner, or dating partner 
resulting in substantial bodily injury; and a 1-year offense 
for assaulting a person by striking, beating or wounding. These 
changes will enable Federal prosecutors to more effectively 
combat three types of assault frequently committed against 
women in Indian country and to appropriately address the 
gradual escalation of seriousness often associated with 
domestic violence offenses.
Section 1005. Mandatory Minimum Sentence.
    This section amends section 2241 of title 18 regarding 
aggravated sexual abuse offenses to amend the penalty from 
``any term of years or life'' to not less than 10 years for 
offenses committed by force or threat of force and not less 
than 5 years for offenses committed by other means.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italics, existing law in which no change 
is proposed is shown in roman):

                   VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 1994

TITLE IV--VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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SEC. 40002. DEFINITIONS AND GRANT PROVISIONS.

    (a) Definitions.--In this title:
            (1) Alaska native village.--The term ``Alaska 
        Native village'' has the same meaning given such term 
        in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 
        1601 et seq.).
            (2) Child.--The term ``child'' means a person who 
        is under 11 years of age.
            [(2)] (3) Child abuse and neglect.--The term 
        ``child abuse and neglect'' means any recent act or 
        failure to act on the part of a parent or caregiver 
        with intent to cause death, serious physical or 
        emotional harm, sexual abuse, or exploitation, or an 
        act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk 
        of serious harm to an unemancipated minor. This 
        definition shall not be construed to mean that failure 
        to leave an abusive relationship, in the absence of 
        other action constituting abuse or neglect, is itself 
        abuse or neglect.
            (4) Child maltreatment.--The term ``child 
        maltreatment'' means the physical or psychological 
        abuse or neglect of a child or youth, including sexual 
        assault and abuse.
            [(3)] (5) Community-based organization.--The term 
        ``community-based organization'' means [an 
        organization] a nonprofit, nongovernmental, or tribal 
        organization that serves a specific geographic 
        community that--
                    (A) * * *

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            [(1)] (6) Courts.--The term ``courts'' means any 
        civil or criminal, tribal, and Alaska Native Village, 
        Federal, State, local or territorial court having 
        jurisdiction to address domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault or stalking, including 
        immigration, family, juvenile, and dependency courts, 
        and the judicial officers serving in those courts, 
        including judges, magistrate judges, commissioners, 
        justices of the peace, or any other person with 
        decisionmaking authority.
            [(5)] (7) Court-based and court-related 
        personnel.--The term ``court-based'' and ``court-
        related personnel'' mean persons working in the court, 
        whether paid or volunteer, including--
                    (A) * * *

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            (8) Culturally specific.--The term ``culturally 
        specific'' (except when used as part of the term 
        ``culturally specific services'') means primarily 
        composed of racial and ethnic minority groups (as 
        defined in section 1707(g) of the Public Health Service 
        Act (42 U.S.C. 300u-6(g))).
            (9) Culturally specific services.--The term 
        ``culturally specific services'' means community-based 
        services and resources that are culturally relevant and 
        linguistically specific to culturally specific 
        communities.
            [(7)] (10) Dating partner.--The term ``dating 
        partner'' refers to a person who is or has been in a 
        social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature 
        with the abuser, and where the existence of such a 
        relationship shall be determined based on a 
        consideration of--
                    (A) * * *

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            [(8)] (11) Dating violence.--The term ``dating 
        violence'' means violence committed by a person--
                    (A) * * *

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            [(6)] (12) Domestic violence.--The term ``domestic 
        violence'' includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of 
        violence committed by a current or former spouse or 
        intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom 
        the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is 
        cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as 
        a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly 
        situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic 
        or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving 
        grant monies, or by any other person against an adult 
        or youth victim who is protected from that person's 
        acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the 
        jurisdiction.
            [(9)] (13) Elder abuse.--The term ``elder abuse'' 
        means any action against a person who is 50 years of 
        age or older that constitutes the willful--
                    (A) * * *

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            (14) Homeless, homeless individual, homeless 
        person.--The terms ``homeless'', ``homeless 
        individual'', and ``homeless person''--
                    (A) mean an individual who lacks a fixed, 
                regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and
                    (B) includes--
                            (i) an individual who--
                                    (I) is sharing the housing 
                                of other persons due to loss of 
                                housing, economic hardship, or 
                                a similar reason;
                                    (II) is living in a motel, 
                                hotel, trailer park, or 
                                campground due to the lack of 
                                alternative adequate 
                                accommodations;
                                    (III) is living in an 
                                emergency or transitional 
                                shelter;
                                    (IV) is abandoned in a 
                                hospital; or
                                    (V) is awaiting foster care 
                                placement;
                            (ii) an individual who has a 
                        primary nighttime residence that is a 
                        public or private place not designed 
                        for or ordinarily used as a regular 
                        sleeping accommodation for human 
                        beings; or
                            (iii) migratory children (as 
                        defined in section 1309 of the 
                        Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
                        of 1965; 20 U.S.C. 6399) who qualify as 
                        homeless under this section because the 
                        children are living in circumstances 
                        described in this paragraph.
            [(10)] (15) Indian.--The term ``Indian'' means a 
        member of an Indian tribe.
            [(11)] (16) Indian country.--The term ``Indian 
        country'' has the same meaning given such term in 
        section 1151 of title 18, United States Code.
            [(12)] (17) Indian housing.--The term ``Indian 
        housing'' means housing assistance described in the 
        Native American Housing Assistance and Self-
        Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq., as 
        amended).
            [(14)] (18) Indian law enforcement.--The term 
        ``Indian law enforcement'' means the departments or 
        individuals under the direction of the Indian tribe 
        that maintain public order.
            [(13)] (19) Indian tribe.--The term ``Indian 
        tribe'' means a tribe, band, pueblo, nation, or other 
        organized group or community of Indians, including any 
        Alaska Native village or regional or village 
        corporation (as defined in, or established pursuant to, 
        the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 
        et seq.)), that is recognized as eligible for the 
        special programs and services provided by the United 
        States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
            [(15)] (20) Law enforcement.--The term ``law 
        enforcement'' means a public agency charged with 
        policing functions, including any of its component 
        bureaus (such as governmental victim services 
        programs), including those referred to in section 3 of 
        the Indian Enforcement Reform Act (25 U.S.C. 2802).
            [(16) Legal assistance.--The term ``legal 
        assistance'' includes assistance to adult and youth 
        victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, and stalking in--
                    [(A) family, tribal, territorial, 
                immigration, employment, administrative agency, 
                housing matters, campus administrative or 
                protection or stay away order proceedings, and 
                other similar matters; and
                    [(B) criminal justice investigations, 
                prosecutions and post-trial matters (including 
                sentencing, parole, and probation) that impact 
                the victim's safety and privacy.
            [(17) Linguistically and culturally specific 
        services.--The term ``linguistically and culturally 
        specific services'' means community-based services that 
        offer full linguistic access and culturally specific 
        services and resources, including outreach, 
        collaboration, and support mechanisms primarily 
        directed toward underserved communities.
            [(18) Personally identifying information or 
        personal information.--The term ``personally 
        identifying information'' or ``personal information'' 
        means individually identifying information for or about 
        an individual including information likely to disclose 
        the location of a victim of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including--
                    [(A) a first and last name;
                    [(B) a home or other physical address;
                    [(C) contact information (including a 
                postal, e-mail or Internet protocol address, or 
                telephone or facsimile number);
                    [(D) a social security number; and
                    [(E) any other information, including date 
                of birth, racial or ethnic background, or 
                religious affiliation, that, in combination 
                with any of subparagraphs (A) through (D), 
                would serve to identify any individual.]
            (21) Legal assistance.--The term ``legal 
        assistance''--
                    (A) includes assistance to adult and youth 
                victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, and stalking in--
                            (i) family, tribal, territorial, 
                        immigration, employment, administrative 
                        agency, housing matters, campus 
                        administrative or protection or stay 
                        away order proceedings, and other 
                        similar matters; and
                            (ii) criminal justice 
                        investigations, prosecutions and post-
                        trial matters (including sentencing, 
                        parole, and probation) that impact the 
                        victim's safety and privacy; and
                    (B) may include services and assistance to 
                victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, or stalking who are also 
                victims of severe forms of trafficking in 
                persons as defined by section 103 of the 
                Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 
                U.S.C. 7102);
        except that intake or referral, without other action, 
        does not constitute legal assistance.
            (22) Personally identifying information or personal 
        information.--The term ``personally identifying 
        information'' or ``personal information'' means 
        individually identifying information for or about an 
        individual, including information likely to disclose 
        the location of a victim of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking, regardless of 
        whether the information is encoded, encrypted, hashed, 
        or otherwise protected, including--
                    (A) a first and last name;
                    (B) a home or other physical address;
                    (C) contact information (including a 
                postal, e-mail or Internet protocol address, or 
                telephone or facsimile number);
                    (D) a social security number, driver 
                license number, passport number, or student 
                identification number; and
                    (E) any other information, including date 
                of birth, racial or ethnic background, or 
                religious affiliation, that would serve to 
                identify any individual.
            (23) Population specific organization.--The term 
        ``population specific organization'' means a nonprofit, 
        nongovernmental organization that primarily serves 
        members of a specific underserved population and has 
        demonstrated experience and expertise providing 
        targeted services to members of that specific 
        underserved population.
            (24) Population specific services.--The term 
        ``population specific services'' means victim services 
        that--
                    (A) address the safety, health, economic, 
                legal, housing, workplace, immigration, 
                confidentiality, or other needs of victims of 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking; and
                    (B) are designed primarily for, and are 
                targeted to, a specific underserved population.
            [(19)] (25) Prosecution.--The term ``prosecution'' 
        means any public agency charged with direct 
        responsibility for prosecuting criminal offenders, 
        including such agency's component bureaus (such as 
        governmental victim [services] assistance programs).
            [(20)] (26) Protection order or restraining 
        order.--The term ``protection order'' or ``restraining 
        order'' includes--
                    (A) * * *

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            (27) Rape crisis center.--The term ``rape crisis 
        center'' means--
                    (A) a nonprofit, nongovernmental, or tribal 
                organization that provides intervention and 
                related assistance, as specified in section 
                41601(b)(2)(C), to victims of sexual assault 
                without regard to the age of the victims; or
                    (B) a governmental entity that--
                            (i) is located in a State other 
                        than a Territory;
                            (ii) provides intervention and 
                        related assistance, as specified in 
                        section 41601(b)(2)(C), to victims of 
                        sexual assault without regard to the 
                        age of the victims;
                            (iii) is not a law enforcement 
                        agency or other entity that is part of 
                        the criminal justice system; and
                            (iv) offers a level of 
                        confidentiality to victims that is 
                        comparable to a nonprofit entity that 
                        provides similar victim services.
            [(21)] (28) Rural area and rural community.--The 
        term ``rural area'' and ``rural community'' mean--
                    (A) any area or community, respectively, no 
                part of which is within an area designated as a 
                standard metropolitan statistical area by the 
                Office of Management and Budget; [or]
                    (B) any area or community, respectively, 
                that is--
                            (i) * * *
                            (ii) located in a rural census 
                        tract[.]; or
                    (C) any federally recognized Indian tribe.
            [(22)] (29) Rural state.--The term ``rural State'' 
        means a State that has a population density of [52] 57 
        or fewer persons per square mile or a State in which 
        the largest county has fewer than [150,000] 250,000 
        people, based on the most recent decennial census.
            (30) Sex trafficking.--The term ``sex trafficking'' 
        means any conduct proscribed by section 1591 of title 
        18, United States Code, whether or not the conduct 
        occurs in interstate or foreign commerce or within the 
        special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the 
        United States.
            [(23) Sexual assault.--The term ``sexual assault'' 
        means any conduct proscribed by chapter 109A of title 
        18, United States Code, whether or not the conduct 
        occurs in the special maritime and territorial 
        jurisdiction of the United States or in a Federal 
        prison and includes both assaults committed by 
        offenders who are strangers to the victim and assaults 
        committed by offenders who are known or related by 
        blood or marriage to the victim.]
            (31) Sexual assault.--The term ``sexual assault'' 
        means any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by 
        Federal, tribal, or State law, including when the 
        victim lacks capacity to consent.
            [(24)] (32) Stalking.--The term ``stalking'' means 
        engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific 
        person that would cause a reasonable person to--
                    (A) * * *

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            [(25)] (33) State.--The term ``State'' means each 
        of the several States and the District of Columbia, and 
        except as otherwise provided, the Commonwealth of 
        Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, 
        and the Northern Mariana Islands.
            [(26)] (34) State domestic violence coalition.--The 
        term ``State domestic violence coalition'' means a 
        program determined by the Administration for Children 
        and Families under sections 302 and 311 of the Family 
        Violence Prevention and Services Act.
            [(27)] (35) State sexual assault coalition.--The 
        term ``State sexual assault coalition'' means a program 
        determined by the Center for Injury Prevention and 
        Control of the Centers for Disease Control and 
        Prevention under the Public Health Service Act (42 
        U.S.C. 280b et seq.).
            [(28)] (36) Territorial domestic violence or sexual 
        assault coalition.--The term ``territorial domestic 
        violence or sexual assault coalition'' means a program 
        addressing domestic or sexual violence that is--
                    (A) * * *

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            [(29) Tribal coalition.--The term ``tribal 
        coalition'' means--
                    [(A) an established nonprofit, 
                nongovernmental tribal coalition addressing 
                domestic violence and sexual assault against 
                American Indian or Alaskan Native women; or
                    [(B) individuals or organizations that 
                propose to incorporate as nonprofit, 
                nongovernmental tribal coalitions to address 
                domestic violence and sexual assault against 
                American Indian or Alaska Native women.]
            (37) Tribal coalition.--The term ``tribal 
        coalition'' means an established nonprofit, 
        nongovernmental Indian organization, Alaska Native 
        organization, or a Native Hawaiian organization that--
                    (A) provides education, support, and 
                technical assistance to member Indian service 
                providers in a manner that enables those member 
                providers to establish and maintain culturally 
                appropriate services, including shelter and 
                rape crisis services, designed to assist Indian 
                women and the dependents of those women who are 
                victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, and stalking; and
                    (B) is comprised of board and general 
                members that are representative of--
                            (i) the member service providers 
                        described in subparagraph (A); and
                            (ii) the tribal communities in 
                        which the services are being provided.
            [(30)] (38) Tribal government.--The term ``tribal 
        government'' means--
                    (A) * * *

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            [(31)] (39) Tribal nonprofit organization.--The 
        term ``tribal nonprofit organization'' means--
                    (A) * * *

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            [(32)] (40) Tribal organization.--The term ``tribal 
        organization'' means--
                    (A) * * *

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            [(33) Underserved populations.--The term 
        ``underserved populations'' includes populations 
        underserved because of geographic location, underserved 
        racial and ethnic populations, populations underserved 
        because of special needs (such as language barriers, 
        disabilities, alienage status, or age), and any other 
        population determined to be underserved by the Attorney 
        General or by the Secretary of Health and Human 
        Services, as appropriate.]
            (41) Underserved populations.--The term 
        ``underserved populations'' means populations who face 
        barriers to accessing and using victim services, and 
        includes populations underserved because of geographic 
        location or religion, underserved racial and ethnic 
        populations, populations underserved because of special 
        needs (such as language barriers, disabilities, 
        alienage status, or age), and any other population 
        determined to be underserved by the Attorney General or 
        the Secretary of Health and Human Services, as 
        appropriate.
            (42) Unit of local government.--The term ``unit of 
        local government'' means any city, county, township, 
        town, borough, parish, village, or other general 
        purpose political subdivision of a State.
            [(34)] (43) Victim advocate.--The term ``victim 
        advocate'' means a person, whether paid or serving as a 
        volunteer, who provides services to victims of domestic 
        violence, sexual assault, stalking, or dating violence 
        under the auspices or supervision of a victim services 
        program.
            [(35)] (44) Victim assistant.--The term ``victim 
        assistant'' means a person, whether paid or serving as 
        a volunteer, who provides services to victims of 
        domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or dating 
        violence under the auspices or supervision of a court 
        or a law enforcement or prosecution agency.
            (45) Victim service provider.--The term ``victim 
        service provider'' means a nonprofit, nongovernmental 
        or tribal organization or rape crisis center, including 
        a State sexual assault coalition or tribal coalition, 
        that--
                    (A) assists domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking victims, 
                including domestic violence shelters, faith-
                based organizations, and other organizations; 
                and
                    (B) has a documented history of effective 
                work concerning domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
            [(36) Victim services or victim service provider.--
        The term ``victim services'' or ``victim service 
        provider'' means a nonprofit, nongovernmental 
        organization that assists domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking victims, 
        including rape crisis centers, domestic violence 
        shelters, faith-based organizations, and other 
        organizations, with a documented history of effective 
        work concerning domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, or stalking.]
            (46) Victim services.--The term ``victim 
        services''--
                    (A) means services provided to victims of 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking, including telephonic or 
                web-based hotlines, legal advocacy, economic 
                advocacy, emergency and transitional shelter, 
                accompaniment and advocacy through medical, 
                civil or criminal justice, immigration, and 
                social support systems, crisis intervention, 
                short-term individual and group support 
                services, information and referrals, culturally 
                specific services, population specific 
                services, and other related supportive 
                services; and
                    (B) may include services and assistance to 
                victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, or stalking who are also 
                victims of severe forms of trafficking in 
                persons as defined by section 103 of the 
                Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 
                U.S.C. 7102).
            [(37) Youth.--The term ``youth'' means teen and 
        young adult victims of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking.]
            (47) Youth.--The term ``youth'' means a person who 
        is 11 to 24 years of age.
    (b) Grant Conditions.--
            (1) * * *
            (2) Nondisclosure of confidential or private 
        information.--
                    (A) * * *
                    (B) Nondisclosure.--Subject to 
                subparagraphs (C) and (D), grantees and 
                subgrantees shall not--
                            [(i) disclose any personally 
                        identifying information or individual 
                        information collected in connection 
                        with services requested, utilized, or 
                        denied through grantees' and 
                        subgrantees' programs; or
                            [(ii) reveal individual client 
                        information without the informed, 
                        written, reasonably time-limited 
                        consent of the person (or in the case 
                        of an unemancipated minor, the minor 
                        and the parent or guardian or in the 
                        case of persons with disabilities, the 
                        guardian) about whom information is 
                        sought, whether for this program or any 
                        other Federal, State, tribal, or 
                        territorial grant program, except that 
                        consent for release may not be given by 
                        the abuser of the minor, person with 
                        disabilities, or the abuser of the 
                        other parent of the minor.]
                            (i) disclose, reveal, or release 
                        any personally identifying information 
                        or individual information collected in 
                        connection with services requested, 
                        utilized, or denied through grantees' 
                        and subgrantees' programs, regardless 
                        of whether the information has been 
                        encoded, encrypted, hashed, or 
                        otherwise protected; or
                            (ii) disclose, reveal, or release 
                        individual client information without 
                        the informed, written, reasonably time-
                        limited consent of the person (or in 
                        the case of an unemancipated minor, the 
                        minor and the parent or guardian or in 
                        the case of legal incapacity, a court-
                        appointed guardian) about whom 
                        information is sought, whether for this 
                        program or any other Federal, State, 
                        tribal, or territorial grant program, 
                        except that--
                                    (I) consent for release may 
                                not be given by the abuser of 
                                the minor, incapacitated 
                                person, or the abuser of the 
                                other parent of the minor; and
                                    (II) if a minor or a person 
                                with a legally appointed 
                                guardian is permitted by law to 
                                receive services without the 
                                parent's or guardian's consent, 
                                such minor or person with a 
                                guardian may release 
                                information without additional 
                                consent.

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                    [(D) Information sharing.--Grantees and 
                subgrantees may share--
                            [(i) nonpersonally identifying data 
                        in the aggregate regarding services to 
                        their clients and nonpersonally 
                        identifying demographic information in 
                        order to comply with Federal, State, 
                        tribal, or territorial reporting, 
                        evaluation, or data collection 
                        requirements;
                            [(ii) court-generated information 
                        and law-enforcement generated 
                        information contained in secure, 
                        governmental registries for protection 
                        order enforcement purposes; and
                            [(iii) law enforcement- and 
                        prosecution-generated information 
                        necessary for law enforcement and 
                        prosecution purposes.]
                    (D) Information sharing.--
                            (i) In general.--Grantees and 
                        subgrantees may share--
                                    (I) nonpersonally 
                                identifying data in the 
                                aggregate regarding services to 
                                their clients and nonpersonally 
                                identifying demographic 
                                information in order to comply 
                                with Federal, State, tribal, or 
                                territorial reporting, 
                                evaluation, or data collection 
                                requirements;
                                    (II) court-generated 
                                information and law 
                                enforcement-generated 
                                information contained in 
                                secure, governmental registries 
                                for protection order 
                                enforcement purposes; and
                                    (III) law enforcement-
                                generated and prosecution-
                                generated information necessary 
                                for law enforcement, 
                                intelligence, national 
                                security, or prosecution 
                                purposes.
                            (ii) Limitations.--Grantees and 
                        subgrantees may not--
                                    (I) require an adult, 
                                youth, or child victim of 
                                domestic violence, dating 
                                violence, sexual assault, or 
                                stalking to provide a consent 
                                to release his or her 
                                personally identifying 
                                information as a condition of 
                                eligibility for the services 
                                provided by the grantee or 
                                subgrantee; or
                                    (II) share any personally 
                                identifying information in 
                                order to comply with Federal 
                                reporting, evaluation, or data 
                                collection requirements, 
                                whether for this program or any 
                                other Federal grant program.
                    (E) Statutorily mandated reports of abuse 
                or neglect.--Nothing in this paragraph 
                prohibits a grantee or subgrantee from 
                reporting suspected abuse or neglect, as those 
                terms are defined by law, when specifically 
                mandated by the State or tribe involved.
                    [(E)] (F) Oversight.--Nothing in this 
                paragraph shall prevent the Attorney General 
                from disclosing grant activities authorized in 
                this Act to the chairman and ranking members of 
                the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of 
                Representatives and the Committee on the 
                Judiciary of the Senate exercising 
                Congressional oversight authority. All 
                disclosures shall protect confidentiality and 
                omit personally identifying information, 
                including location information about 
                individuals.
                    (G) Confidentiality assessment and 
                assurances.--Grantees and subgrantees shall 
                certify their compliance with the 
                confidentiality and privacy provisions required 
                under this section.
            [(3) Approved activities.--In carrying out the 
        activities under this title, grantees and subgrantees 
        may collaborate with and provide information to 
        Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial public 
        officials and agencies to develop and implement 
        policies to reduce or eliminate domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.]
            (3) Approved activities.--In carrying out the 
        activities under this title, grantees and subgrantees 
        may collaborate with and provide information to 
        Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial public 
        officials and agencies to develop and implement 
        policies, and develop and promote State, local, or 
        tribal legislation or model codes, designed to reduce 
        or eliminate domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, and stalking.

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            (7) Evaluation.--Federal agencies disbursing funds 
        under this title shall set aside up to 3 percent of 
        such funds in order to conduct--
                    (A) * * *

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        Final reports of such evaluations shall be made 
        publically available on the website of the disbursing 
        agency.

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            (12) Delivery of legal assistance.--Any grantee or 
        subgrantee providing legal assistance with funds 
        awarded under this title shall comply with the 
        eligibility requirements in section 1201(d) of the 
        Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-
        6(d)).
            (13) Civil rights.--
                    (A) Nondiscrimination.--No person in any 
                State shall on the basis of actual or perceived 
                race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or 
                disability be excluded from participation in, 
                be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to 
                discrimination under, any program or activity 
                funded in whole or in part with funds made 
                available under the Violence Against Women Act 
                of 1994 (title IV of Public Law 103-322; 108 
                Stat. 1902), the Violence Against Women Act of 
                2000 (division B of Public Law 106-386; 114 
                Stat. 1491), the Violence Against Women and 
                Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 
                2005 (title IX of Public Law 109-162; 119 Stat. 
                3080), the Violence Against Women 
                Reauthorization Act of 2012, or any other 
                program or activity funded in whole or in part 
                with funds appropriated for grants, cooperative 
                agreements, and other assistance administered 
                by the Office on Violence Against Women.
                    (B) Reasonable accommodation.--Nothing in 
                this paragraph shall prevent consideration of 
                an individual's gender for purposes of a 
                program or activity described in subparagraph 
                (A) if the grantee involved determines that 
                gender segregation or gender-specific 
                programming is necessary to the essential 
                operation of such program or activity. In such 
                a case, alternative reasonable accommodations 
                are sufficient to meet the requirements of this 
                paragraph.
                    (C) Application.--The provisions of 
                paragraphs (2) through (4) of section 809(c) of 
                title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
                Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3789d(c)) shall 
                apply to violations of subparagraph (A).
                    (D) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this 
                paragraph shall be construed, interpreted, or 
                applied to supplant, displace, preempt, or 
                otherwise diminish the responsibilities and 
                liabilities of grantees under other Federal or 
                State civil rights law, whether statutory or 
                common.
            (14) Requirement for evidence-based programs.--Any 
        educational programming, training, or public awareness 
        communications regarding domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking that are funded 
        under this title must be evidence-based.
    (c) Accountability.--All grants awarded under this title 
shall be subject to the following accountability provisions:
            (1) Audit requirement.--Beginning in fiscal year 
        2013, and in each fiscal year thereafter, the Inspector 
        General of the Department of Justice or the Inspector 
        General of the Department of Health and Human Services, 
        as applicable, shall conduct an audit of not fewer than 
        10 percent of all grantees under this title to prevent 
        waste, fraud, and abuse of funds by such grantees.
            (2) Mandatory exclusion.--A grantee described in 
        paragraph (1) that is found by the Inspector General of 
        the Department of Justice or the Inspector General of 
        the Department of Health and Human Services, as 
        applicable, to have an unresolved audit finding (as 
        defined in paragraph (5)) shall not be eligible to 
        receive grant funds under this title during the 2 
        fiscal years beginning after the 12-month period 
        described in such paragraph.
            (3) Reimbursement.--If an entity is awarded grant 
        funds under this title during any period in which the 
        entity is prohibited from receiving funds under 
        paragraph (2), the head of the Federal agency 
        administering a grant program under this title shall--
                    (A) deposit into the General Fund of the 
                Treasury an amount equal to the grant funds 
                that were improperly awarded to the grantee; 
                and
                    (B) seek to recoup the costs of the 
                repayment to the Fund from the entity that was 
                erroneously awarded such grant funds.
            (4) Unresolved audit finding defined.--In this 
        subsection, the term ``unresolved audit finding'' 
        means, with respect to a grantee described in paragraph 
        (1), an audit report finding, statement, or 
        recommendation by the Inspector General of the 
        Department of Justice or the Inspector General of the 
        Department of Health and Human Service, as applicable, 
        that the grantee has utilized grant funds for an 
        unauthorized expenditure or otherwise unallowable cost 
        that is not closed or resolved within 12 months from 
        the date of an initial notification of the finding, 
        statement, or recommendation.
            (5) Nonprofit organization requirements.--
                    (A) Definition.--For purposes of this 
                paragraph, the term ``nonprofit organization'' 
                means an organization that is described in 
                section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 
                of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under 
                section 501(a) of such Code.
                    (B) Prohibition.--The Attorney General 
                shall not award a grant under any grant program 
                under this title to a nonprofit organization 
                that holds money in offshore accounts for the 
                purpose of avoiding paying the tax described in 
                section 511(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
                1986.
            (6) Administrative expenses.--Unless otherwise 
        explicitly provided in authorizing legislation, not 
        more than 5.0 percent of the amounts authorized to be 
        appropriated under this title may be used by the 
        Attorney General for salaries and administrative 
        expenses of the Office on Violence Against Women.
            (7) Conference expenditures.--
                    (A) Limitation.--No amounts authorized to 
                be appropriated to the Department of Justice or 
                Department of Health and Human Services under 
                this title may be used by the Attorney General, 
                the Secretary of Health and Human Services, or 
                by any individual or organization awarded funds 
                under this title, to host or support any 
                expenditure for conferences, unless in the case 
                of the Department of Justice, the Deputy 
                Attorney General or the appropriate Assistant 
                Attorney General, or in the case of the 
                Department of Health and Human Services the 
                Deputy Secretary, provides prior written 
                authorization that the funds may be expended to 
                host or support any expenditure for such a 
                conference.
                    (B) Written approval.--Written 
                authorization under subparagraph (A) shall 
                include a written estimate of all costs 
                associated with the conference, including the 
                cost of all food and beverages, audio/visual 
                equipment, honoraria for speakers, and any 
                entertainment.
                    (C) Report.--The Deputy Attorney General 
                and Deputy Secretary of Health and Human 
                Services shall submit an annual report to the 
                Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on 
                Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the 
                Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary and 
                the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the 
                House of Representatives on all conference 
                expenditures approved and denied during the 
                fiscal year for which the report is submitted.
            (8) Prohibition on lobbying activity.--
                    (A) In general.--Amounts authorized to be 
                appropriated under this title may not be 
                utilized by any grantee or subgrantee to lobby 
                any representative of the Federal Government 
                (including the Department of Justice) or a 
                State, local, or tribal government regarding 
                the award of grant funding.
                    (B) Penalty.--If the Attorney General 
                determines that any grantee or subgrantee 
                receiving funds under this title has violated 
                subparagraph (A), the Attorney General shall--
                            (i) require the grantee or 
                        subgrantee to repay such funds in full; 
                        and
                            (ii) prohibit the grantee or 
                        subgrantee from receiving any funds 
                        under this title for not less than 5 
                        years.
            (9) Annual certification.--Beginning in the first 
        fiscal year beginning after the date of the enactment 
        of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 
        2012, the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of 
        Justice Programs, the Director of the Office on 
        Violence Against Women, and the Deputy Secretary for 
        Health and Human Services shall submit to the Committee 
        on the Judiciary and the Committee on Appropriations of 
        the Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary and the 
        Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
        Representatives a certification for such year that--
                    (A) all audits issued by the Office of the 
                Inspector General under paragraph (1) have been 
                completed and reviewed by the Assistant 
                Attorney General for the Office of Justice 
                Programs;
                    (B) all mandatory exclusions required under 
                paragraph (2) have been issued;
                    (C) all reimbursements required under 
                paragraph (3) have been made; and
                    (D) includes a list of any grantees and 
                subgrantees excluded during the previous year 
                under paragraph (2).

Subtitle A--Safe Streets for Women

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CHAPTER 5--ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

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SEC. 40152. TRAINING PROGRAMS.

    (a) * * *

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    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
to be appropriated [to carry out this section $3,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.] to carry out this 
section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.

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Subtitle B--Safe Homes for Women

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    CHAPTER 10--RURAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE ENFORCEMENT

SEC. 40295. RURAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, 
                    STALKING, AND CHILD ABUSE ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE.

    (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are--
            (1) to identify, assess, and appropriately respond 
        to child, youth, and adult victims of domestic 
        violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking 
        in rural communities, by encouraging collaboration 
        among--
                    (A) * * *

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                    (H) health care providers, including sexual 
                assault forensic examiners;

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    (b) Grants Authorized.--The Attorney General, acting 
through the Director of the Office on Violence Against Women 
(referred to in this section as the ``Director''), may award 
grants to States, Indian tribes, local governments, and 
nonprofit, public or private entities, including tribal 
nonprofit organizations, to carry out programs serving rural 
areas or rural communities that address domestic violence, 
dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by--
            (1) implementing, expanding, and establishing 
        cooperative efforts and projects among law enforcement 
        officers, prosecutors, [victim advocacy groups] victim 
        service providers, and other related parties to 
        investigate and prosecute incidents of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking, including developing multidisciplinary teams 
        focusing on high-risk cases with the goal of preventing 
        domestic and dating violence homicides;
            (2) providing treatment, counseling, advocacy, [and 
        other long- and short-term assistance] legal 
        assistance, and other long-term and short-term victim 
        services and population specific services to adult and 
        minor victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, and stalking in rural communities, 
        including assistance in immigration matters; [and]
            (3) working in cooperation with the community to 
        develop education and prevention strategies directed 
        toward such issues[.]; and
            (4) to develop, expand, or strengthen programs 
        addressing sexual assault, including sexual assault 
        forensic examiner programs, Sexual Assault Response 
        Teams, law enforcement training, and programs 
        addressing rape kit backlogs.

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    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            (1) In general.--There are authorized to be 
        appropriated [$55,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 
        2007 through 2011] $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 
        2013 through 2017 to carry out this section.

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 CHAPTER 11--TRANSITIONAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR [CHILD VICTIMS 
OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING, OR SEXUAL ASSAULT] VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC 
         VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, OR STALKING

SEC. 40299. TRANSITIONAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR [CHILD VICTIMS 
                    OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING, OR SEXUAL ASSAULT] 
                    VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, 
                    SEXUAL ASSAULT, OR STALKING.

    (a) In General.--The Attorney General, acting in 
consultation with the Director of the Violence Against Women 
Office of the Department of Justice, the Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, and the Department of Health and Human 
Services, shall award grants under this section to States, 
units of local government, Indian tribes, and other 
organizations, including domestic violence and sexual assault 
victim service providers, domestic violence and sexual assault 
coalitions, other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations, or 
community-based and culturally specific organizations, that 
have a documented history of effective work concerning domestic 
violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking 
(referred to in this section as the ``recipient'') to carry out 
programs to provide assistance to minors, adults, and their 
dependents--
            (1) who are homeless, or in need of transitional 
        housing or other housing assistance, as a result of 
        [fleeing] a situation of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking; and

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    [(f) Report to Congress.--
            [(1) Reporting requirement.--The Attorney General, 
        with the Director of the Violence Against Women Office, 
        shall prepare and submit to the Committee on the 
        Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the 
        Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate a report that 
        contains a compilation of the information contained in 
        the report submitted under subsection (e) of this 
        section not later than 1 month after the end of each 
        even-numbered fiscal year.
            [(2) Availability of report.--In order to 
        coordinate efforts to assist the victims of domestic 
        violence, the Attorney General, in coordination with 
        the Director of the Violence Against Women Office, 
        shall transmit a copy of the report submitted under 
        paragraph (1) to--
                    [(A) the Office of Community Planning and 
                Development at the United States Department of 
                Housing and Urban Development; and
                    [(B) the Office of Women's Health at the 
                United States Department of Health and Human 
                Services.]
    (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            (1) In general.--There are authorized to be 
        appropriated to carry out this section [$40,000,000 for 
        each of the fiscal years 2007 through 2011] $35,000,000 
        for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.

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            (3) Minimum amount.--
                    (A) In general.--Except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B), unless all [eligible] 
                qualified applications submitted by any States, 
                units of local government, Indian tribes, or 
                organizations within a State for a grant under 
                this section have been funded, that State, 
                together with the grantees within the State 
                (other than Indian tribes), shall be allocated 
                in each fiscal year, not less than 0.75 percent 
                of the total amount appropriated in the fiscal 
                year for grants pursuant to this section.

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                    (D) Qualified application defined.--In this 
                paragraph, the term ``qualified application'' 
                means an application that--
                            (i) has been submitted by an 
                        eligible applicant;
                            (ii) does not propose any 
                        significant activities that may 
                        compromise victim safety;
                            (iii) reflects an understanding of 
                        the dynamics of domestic violence, 
                        dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                        stalking; and
                            (iv) does not propose prohibited 
                        activities, including mandatory 
                        services for victims, background checks 
                        of victims, or clinical evaluations to 
                        determine eligibility for services.

  CHAPTER 11--RESEARCH ON EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE 
                             AGAINST WOMEN

[SEC. 40297. RESEARCH ON EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE 
                    SETTING.

    [(a) Purpose.--The Secretary, acting through the Director 
of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the 
Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 
shall award grants and contracts to fund research on effective 
interventions in the health care setting that prevent domestic 
violence, dating violence, and sexual assault across the 
lifespan and that prevent the health effects of such violence 
and improve the safety and health of individuals who are 
currently being victimized.
    [(b) Use of Funds.--Research conducted with amounts 
received under a grant or contract under this section shall 
include the following:
            [(1) With respect to the authority of the Centers 
        for Disease Control and Prevention--
                    [(A) research on the effects of domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                childhood exposure to domestic, dating, or 
                sexual violence, on health behaviors, health 
                conditions, and the health status of 
                individuals, families, and populations;
                    [(B) research and testing of best messages 
                and strategies to mobilize public and health 
                care provider action concerning the prevention 
                of domestic, dating, or sexual violence; and
                    [(C) measure the comparative effectiveness 
                and outcomes of efforts under this Act to 
                reduce violence and increase women's safety.
            [(2) With respect to the authority of the Agency 
        for Healthcare Research and Quality--
                    [(A) research on the impact on the health 
                care system, health care utilization, health 
                care costs, and health status of domestic 
                violence, dating violence, and childhood 
                exposure to domestic and dating violence, 
                sexual violence and stalking and childhood 
                exposure; and
                    [(B) research on effective interventions 
                within primary care and emergency health care 
                settings and with health care settings that 
                include clinical partnerships within community 
                domestic violence providers for adults and 
                children exposed to domestic or dating 
                violence.
    [(c) Use of Data.--Research funded under this section shall 
be utilized by eligible entities under section 399O of the 
Public Health Service Act.
    [(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section, $5,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.]

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Subtitle H--Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation, Including Domestic 
Violence and Sexual Assault Against Older or Disabled Individuals

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[SEC. 40802. ENHANCED TRAINING AND SERVICES TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST AND 
                    ABUSE OF WOMEN LATER IN LIFE.

    [(a) Grants Authorized.--The Attorney General, through the 
Director of the Office on Violence Against Women, may award 
grants, which may be used for--
            [(1) training programs to assist law enforcement, 
        prosecutors, governmental agencies, victim assistants, 
        and relevant officers of Federal, State, tribal, 
        territorial, and local courts in recognizing, 
        addressing, investigating, and prosecuting instances of 
        elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
        stalking against victims who are 50 years of age or 
        older;
            [(2) providing or enhancing services for victims of 
        elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
        stalking, who are 50 years of age or older;
            [(3) creating or supporting multidisciplinary 
        collaborative community responses to victims of elder 
        abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking, who are 50 years of age or older; and
            [(4) conducting cross-training for victim service 
        organizations, governmental agencies, courts, law 
        enforcement, and nonprofit, nongovernmental 
        organizations serving victims of elder abuse, neglect, 
        and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking, who are 50 
        years of age or older.
    [(b) Eligible Entities.--An entity shall be eligible to 
receive a grant under this section if the entity is--
            [(1) a State;
            [(2) a unit of local government;
            [(3) an Indian tribal government or tribal 
        organization; or
            [(4) a nonprofit and nongovernmental victim 
        services organization with demonstrated experience in 
        assisting elderly women or demonstrated experience in 
        addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, and stalking.
    [(c) Underserved Populations.--In awarding grants under 
this section, the Director shall ensure that services are 
culturally and linguistically relevant and that the needs of 
underserved populations are being addressed.]

SEC. 40802. GRANT FOR TRAINING AND SERVICES TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST 
                    WOMEN IN LATER LIFE.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) The term ``eligible entity'' means an entity 
        that--
                    (A) is--
                            (i) a State;
                            (ii) a unit of local government;
                            (iii) a tribal government or tribal 
                        organization;
                            (iv) a population specific 
                        organization with demonstrated 
                        experience in assisting individuals in 
                        later life;
                            (v) a victim service provider; or
                            (vi) a State, tribal, or 
                        territorial domestic violence or sexual 
                        assault coalition; and
                    (B) is partnered with--
                            (i) a law enforcement agency;
                            (ii) an office of a prosecutor;
                            (iii) a victim service provider; or
                            (iv) a nonprofit program or 
                        government agency with demonstrated 
                        experience in assisting individuals in 
                        later life.
            (2) The term ``elder abuse'' means domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking 
        committed against individuals in later life.
            (3) The term ``individual in later life'' means an 
        individual who is 60 years of age or older.
    (b) Grant Program.--
            (1) Grants authorized.--The Attorney General may 
        make grants to eligible entities to carry out the 
        activities described in paragraph (2). In awarding such 
        grants, the Attorney General shall consult with the 
        Secretary of Health and Human Services to ensure that 
        the activities funded under this section are not 
        duplicative with the activities funded under the elder 
        abuse prevention programs of the Department of Health 
        and Human Services.
            (2) Mandatory and permissible activities.--
                    (A) Mandatory activities.--An eligible 
                entity receiving a grant under this section 
                shall use the funds received under the grant 
                to--
                            (i) provide training programs to 
                        assist law enforcement agencies, 
                        prosecutors, agencies of States or 
                        units of local government, population 
                        specific organizations, victim service 
                        providers, victim advocates, and 
                        relevant officers in Federal, tribal, 
                        State, territorial, and local courts in 
                        recognizing and addressing instances of 
                        elder abuse;
                            (ii) provide or enhance services 
                        for victims of elder abuse;
                            (iii) establish or support 
                        multidisciplinary collaborative 
                        community responses to victims of elder 
                        abuse; and
                            (iv) conduct cross-training for law 
                        enforcement agencies, prosecutors, 
                        agencies of States or units of local 
                        government, attorneys, health care 
                        providers, population specific 
                        organizations, faith-based advocates, 
                        victim service providers, and courts to 
                        better serve victims of elder abuse.
                    (B) Permissible activities.--An eligible 
                entity receiving a grant under this section may 
                use not more than 10 percent of the funds 
                received under the grant to--
                            (i) provide training programs to 
                        assist attorneys, health care 
                        providers, faith-based leaders, or 
                        other community-based organizations in 
                        recognizing and addressing instances of 
                        elder abuse; or
                            (ii) conduct outreach activities 
                        and awareness campaigns to ensure that 
                        victims of elder abuse receive 
                        appropriate assistance.
            (3) Underserved populations.--In making grants 
        under this section, the Attorney General shall give 
        priority to proposals providing culturally specific or 
        population specific services.
            (4) Authorization of appropriations.--There is 
        authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section 
        $9,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.

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[Subtitle J--Violence Against Women Act Court Training and Improvements

[SEC. 41001. SHORT TITLE.

    [This subtitle may be cited as the ``Violence Against Women 
Act Court Training and Improvements Act of 2005''.

[SEC. 41002. PURPOSE.

    [The purpose of this subtitle is to enable the Attorney 
General, though the Director of the Office on Violence Against 
Women, to award grants to improve court responses to adult and 
youth domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
stalking to be used for--
            [(1) improved internal civil and criminal court 
        functions, responses, practices, and procedures;
            [(2) education for court-based and court-related 
        personnel on issues relating to victims' needs, 
        including safety, security, privacy, confidentiality, 
        and economic independence, as well as information about 
        perpetrator behavior and best practices for holding 
        perpetrators accountable;
            [(3) collaboration and training with Federal, 
        State, tribal, territorial, and local public agencies 
        and officials and nonprofit, nongovernmental 
        organizations to improve implementation and enforcement 
        of relevant Federal, State, tribal, territorial, and 
        local law;
            [(4) enabling courts or court-based or court-
        related programs to develop new or enhance current--
                    [(A) court infrastructure (such as 
                specialized courts, dockets, intake centers, or 
                interpreter services);
                    [(B) community-based initiatives within the 
                court system (such as court watch programs, 
                victim assistants, or community-based 
                supplementary services);
                    [(C) offender management, monitoring, and 
                accountability programs;
                    [(D) safe and confidential information-
                storage and -sharing databases within and 
                between court systems;
                    [(E) education and outreach programs to 
                improve community access, including enhanced 
                access for underserved populations; and
                    [(F) other projects likely to improve court 
                responses to domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and
            [(5) providing technical assistance to Federal, 
        State, tribal, territorial, or local courts wishing to 
        improve their practices and procedures or to develop 
        new programs.

[SEC. 41003. GRANT REQUIREMENTS.

    [Grants awarded under this subtitle shall be subject to the 
following conditions:
            [(1) Eligible grantees.--Eligible grantees may 
        include--
                    [(A) Federal, State, tribal, territorial, 
                or local courts or court-based programs; and
                    [(B) national, State, tribal, territorial, 
                or local private, nonprofit organizations with 
                demonstrated expertise in developing and 
                providing judicial education about domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                stalking.
            [(2) Conditions of eligibility.--To be eligible for 
        a grant under this section, applicants shall certify in 
        writing that--
                    [(A) any courts or court-based personnel 
                working directly with or making decisions about 
                adult or youth parties experiencing domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking have completed or will complete 
                education about domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
                    [(B) any education program developed under 
                section 41002 has been or will be developed 
                with significant input from and in 
                collaboration with a national, tribal, State, 
                territorial, or local victim services provider 
                or coalition; and
                    [(C) the grantee's internal organizational 
                policies, procedures, or rules do not require 
                mediation or counseling between offenders and 
                victims physically together in cases where 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking is an issue.

[SEC. 41004. NATIONAL EDUCATION CURRICULA.

    [(a) In General.--The Attorney General, through the 
Director of the Office on Violence Against Women, shall fund 
efforts to develop a national education curriculum for use by 
State and national judicial educators to ensure that all courts 
and court personnel have access to information about relevant 
Federal, State, territorial, or local law, promising practices, 
procedures, and policies regarding court responses to adult and 
youth domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
stalking.
    [(b) Eligible Entities.--Any curricula developed under this 
section--
            [(1) shall be developed by an entity or entities 
        having demonstrated expertise in developing judicial 
        education curricula on issues relating to domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking; or
            [(2) if the primary grantee does not have 
        demonstrated expertise with such issues, shall be 
        developed by the primary grantee in partnership with an 
        organization having such expertise.

[SEC. 41005. TRIBAL CURRICULA.

    [(a) In General.--The Attorney General, through the Office 
on Violence Against Women, shall fund efforts to develop 
education curricula for tribal court judges to ensure that all 
tribal courts have relevant information about promising 
practices, procedures, policies, and law regarding tribal court 
responses to adult and youth domestic violence, dating 
violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
    [(b) Eligible Entities.--Any curricula developed under this 
section--
            [(1) shall be developed by a tribal organization 
        having demonstrated expertise in developing judicial 
        education curricula on issues relating to domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking; or
            [(2) if the primary grantee does not have such 
        expertise, the curricula shall be developed by the 
        primary grantee through partnership with organizations 
        having such expertise.

[SEC. 41006. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    [(a) In General.--There is authorized to be appropriated to 
carry out this subtitle $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 
2007 to 2011.
    [(b) Availability.--Funds appropriated under this section 
shall remain available until expended and may only be used for 
the specific programs and activities described in this 
subtitle.
    [(c) Set Aside.--
            [(1) In general.--Not less than 10 percent of the 
        total amount available under this section for each 
        fiscal year shall be available for grants under the 
        program authorized by section 2015 of the Omnibus Crime 
        Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-
        10).
            [(2) Applicability of part.--The requirements of 
        this section shall not apply to funds allocated for the 
        program described in paragraph (1).]

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   Subtitle L--Services, Education, Protection and Justice for Young 
                          Victims of Violence

[SEC. 41201. SERVICES TO ADVOCATE FOR AND RESPOND TO YOUTH.

    [(a) Grants Authorized.--The Attorney General, in 
consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, 
shall award grants to eligible entities to conduct programs to 
serve youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
sexual assault, and stalking. Amounts appropriated under this 
section may only be used for programs and activities described 
under subsection (c).
    [(b) Eligible Grantees.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
under this section, an entity shall be--
            [(1) a nonprofit, nongovernmental entity, the 
        primary purpose of which is to provide services to teen 
        and young adult victims of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking;
            [(2) a community-based organization specializing in 
        intervention or violence prevention services for youth;
            [(3) an Indian Tribe or tribal organization 
        providing services primarily to tribal youth or tribal 
        victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault or stalking; or
            [(4) a nonprofit, nongovernmental entity providing 
        services for runaway or homeless youth affected by 
        domestic or sexual abuse.
    [(c) Use of Funds.--
            [(1) In general.--An entity that receives a grant 
        under this section shall use amounts provided under the 
        grant to design or replicate, and implement, programs 
        and services, using domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, and stalking intervention models to 
        respond to the needs of youth who are victims of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or 
        stalking.
            [(2) Types of programs.--Such a program--
                    [(A) shall provide direct counseling and 
                advocacy for youth and young adults, who have 
                experienced domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault or stalking;
                    [(B) shall include linguistically, 
                culturally, and community relevant services for 
                underserved populations or linkages to existing 
                services in the community tailored to the needs 
                of underserved populations;
                    [(C) may include mental health services for 
                youth and young adults who have experienced 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking;
                    [(D) may include legal advocacy efforts on 
                behalf of youth and young adults with respect 
                to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault or stalking;
                    [(E) may work with public officials and 
                agencies to develop and implement policies, 
                rules, and procedures in order to reduce or 
                eliminate domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, and stalking against youth and 
                young adults; and
                    [(F) may use not more than 25 percent of 
                the grant funds to provide additional services 
                and resources for youth, including childcare, 
                transportation, educational support, and 
                respite care.
    [(d) Awards Basis.--
            [(1) Grants to indian tribes.--Not less than 7 
        percent of funds appropriated under this section in any 
        year shall be available for grants to Indian Tribes or 
        tribal organizations.
            [(2) Administration.--The Attorney General shall 
        not use more than 2.5 percent of funds appropriated 
        under this section in any year for administration, 
        monitoring, and evaluation of grants made available 
        under this section.
            [(3) Technical assistance.--Not less than 5 percent 
        of funds appropriated under this section in any year 
        shall be available to provide technical assistance for 
        programs funded under this section.
    [(e) Term.--The Attorney General shall make the grants 
under this section for a period of 3 fiscal years.
    [(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section, $15,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

[SEC. 41202. ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR YOUTH.

    [(a) Purpose.--It is the purpose of this section to 
encourage cross training and collaboration between the courts, 
domestic violence and sexual assault service providers, youth 
organizations and service providers, violence prevention 
programs, and law enforcement agencies, so that communities can 
establish and implement policies, procedures, and practices to 
protect and more comprehensively and effectively serve young 
victims of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, 
and stalking who are between the ages of 12 and 24, and to 
engage, where necessary, other entities addressing the safety, 
health, mental health, social service, housing, and economic 
needs of young victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
sexual assault, and stalking, including community-based 
supports such as schools, local health centers, community 
action groups, and neighborhood coalitions.
    [(b) Grant Authority.--
            [(1) In general.--The Attorney General, through the 
        Director of the Office on Violence Against Women (in 
        this section referred to as the ``Director''), shall 
        make grants to eligible entities to carry out the 
        purposes of this section.
            [(2) Grant periods.--Grants shall be awarded under 
        this section for a period of 2 fiscal years.
            [(3) Eligible entities.--To be eligible for a grant 
        under this section, a grant applicant shall establish a 
        collaboration that--
                    [(A) shall include a victim service 
                provider that has a documented history of 
                effective work concerning domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking 
                and the effect that those forms of abuse have 
                on young people;
                    [(B) shall include a court or law 
                enforcement agency partner; and
                    [(C) may include--
                            [(i) batterer intervention programs 
                        or sex offender treatment programs with 
                        specialized knowledge and experience 
                        working with youth offenders;
                            [(ii) community-based youth 
                        organizations that deal specifically 
                        with the concerns and problems faced by 
                        youth, including programs that target 
                        teen parents and underserved 
                        communities;
                            [(iii) schools or school-based 
                        programs designed to provide prevention 
                        or intervention services to youth 
                        experiencing problems;
                            [(iv) faith-based entities that 
                        deal with the concerns and problems 
                        faced by youth;
                            [(v) healthcare entities eligible 
                        for reimbursement under title XVIII of 
                        the Social Security Act, including 
                        providers that target the special needs 
                        of youth;
                            [(vi) education programs on HIV and 
                        other sexually transmitted diseases 
                        that are designed to target teens;
                            [(vii) Indian Health Service, 
                        tribal child protective services, the 
                        Bureau of Indian Affairs, or the 
                        Federal Bureau of Investigations; or
                            [(viii) law enforcement agencies of 
                        the Bureau of Indian Affairs providing 
                        tribal law enforcement.
    [(c) Uses of Funds.--An entity that receives a grant under 
this section shall use the funds made available through the 
grant for cross-training and collaborative efforts--
            [(1) addressing domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, and stalking, assessing and analyzing 
        currently available services for youth and young adult 
        victims, determining relevant barriers to such services 
        in a particular locality, and developing a community 
        protocol to address such problems collaboratively;
            [(2) to establish and enhance linkages and 
        collaboration between--
                    [(A) domestic violence and sexual assault 
                service providers; and
                    [(B) where applicable, law enforcement 
                agencies, courts, Federal agencies, and other 
                entities addressing the safety, health, mental 
                health, social service, housing, and economic 
                needs of young victims of abuse, including 
                community-based supports such as schools, local 
                health centers, community action groups, and 
                neighborhood coalitions--
                            [(i) to respond effectively and 
                        comprehensively to the varying needs of 
                        young victims of abuse;
                            [(ii) to include linguistically, 
                        culturally, and community relevant 
                        services for underserved populations or 
                        linkages to existing services in the 
                        community tailored to the needs of 
                        underserved populations; and
                            [(iii) to include where appropriate 
                        legal assistance, referral services, 
                        and parental support;
            [(3) to educate the staff of courts, domestic 
        violence and sexual assault service providers, and, as 
        applicable, the staff of law enforcement agencies, 
        Indian child welfare agencies, youth organizations, 
        schools, healthcare providers, and other community 
        prevention and intervention programs to responsibly 
        address youth victims and perpetrators of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking;
            [(4) to identify, assess, and respond appropriately 
        to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, 
        or stalking against teens and young adults and meet the 
        needs of young victims of violence; and
            [(5) to provide appropriate resources in juvenile 
        court matters to respond to dating violence, domestic 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking and ensure 
        necessary services dealing with the health and mental 
        health of victims are available.
    [(d) Grant Applications.--To be eligible for a grant under 
this section, the entities that are members of the applicant 
collaboration described in subsection (b)(3) shall jointly 
submit an application to the Director at such time, in such 
manner, and containing such information as the Director may 
require.
    [(e) Priority.--In awarding grants under this section, the 
Director shall give priority to entities that have submitted 
applications in partnership with community organizations and 
service providers that work primarily with youth, especially 
teens, and who have demonstrated a commitment to coalition 
building and cooperative problem solving in dealing with 
problems of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, 
and stalking in teen populations.
    [(f) Distribution.--In awarding grants under this section--
            [(1) not less than 10 percent of funds appropriated 
        under this section in any year shall be available to 
        Indian tribal governments to establish and maintain 
        collaborations involving the appropriate tribal justice 
        and social services departments or domestic violence or 
        sexual assault service providers, the purpose of which 
        is to provide culturally appropriate services to 
        American Indian women or youth;
            [(2) the Director shall not use more than 2.5 
        percent of funds appropriated under this section in any 
        year for monitoring and evaluation of grants made 
        available under this section;
            [(3) the Attorney General of the United States 
        shall not use more than 2.5 percent of funds 
        appropriated under this section in any year for 
        administration of grants made available under this 
        section; and
            [(4) up to 8 percent of funds appropriated under 
        this section in any year shall be available to provide 
        technical assistance for programs funded under this 
        section.
    [(g) Dissemination of Information.--Not later than 12 
months after the end of the grant period under this section, 
the Director shall prepare, submit to Congress, and make widely 
available, including through electronic means, summaries that 
contain information on--
            [(1) the activities implemented by the recipients 
        of the grants awarded under this section; and
            [(2) related initiatives undertaken by the Director 
        to promote attention to dating violence, domestic 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking and their impact 
        on young victims by--
                    [(A) the staffs of courts;
                    [(B) domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, and stalking victim service 
                providers; and
                    [(C) law enforcement agencies and community 
                organizations.
    [(h) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section, $5,000,000 in 
each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

[SEC. 41203. GRANTS FOR TRAINING AND COLLABORATION ON THE INTERSECTION 
                    BETWEEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD MALTREATMENT.

    [(a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to support 
efforts by child welfare agencies, domestic violence or dating 
violence victim services providers, courts, law enforcement, 
and other related professionals and community organizations to 
develop collaborative responses and services and provide cross-
training to enhance community responses to families where there 
is both child maltreatment and domestic violence.
    [(b) Grants Authorized.--The Secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services (in this section referred to as the 
``Secretary''), through the Family and Youth Services Bureau, 
and in consultation with the Office on Violence Against Women, 
shall award grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities 
for the purposes and in the manner described in this section.
    [(c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011. Funds appropriated 
under this section shall remain available until expended. Of 
the amounts appropriated to carry out this section for each 
fiscal year, the Secretary shall--
            [(1) use not more than 3 percent for evaluation, 
        monitoring, site visits, grantee conferences, and other 
        administrative costs associated with conducting 
        activities under this section;
            [(2) set aside not more than 7 percent for grants 
        to Indian tribes to develop programs addressing child 
        maltreatment and domestic violence or dating violence 
        that are operated by, or in partnership with, a tribal 
        organization; and
            [(3) set aside up to 8 percent for technical 
        assistance and training to be provided by organizations 
        having demonstrated expertise in developing 
        collaborative community and system responses to 
        families in which there is both child maltreatment and 
        domestic violence or dating violence, which technical 
        assistance and training may be offered to jurisdictions 
        in the process of developing community responses to 
        families in which children are exposed to child 
        maltreatment and domestic violence or dating violence, 
        whether or not they are receiving funds under this 
        section.
    [(d) Underserved Populations.--In awarding grants under 
this section, the Secretary shall consider the needs of 
underserved populations.
    [(e) Grant Awards.--The Secretary shall award grants under 
this section for periods of not more than 2 fiscal years.
    [(f) Uses of Funds.--Entities receiving grants under this 
section shall use amounts provided to develop collaborative 
responses and services and provide cross-training to enhance 
community responses to families where there is both child 
maltreatment and domestic violence or dating violence. Amounts 
distributed under this section may only be used for programs 
and activities described in subsection (g).
    [(g) Programs and Activities.--The programs and activities 
developed under this section shall--
            [(1) encourage cross training, education, service 
        development, and collaboration among child welfare 
        agencies, domestic violence victim service providers, 
        and courts, law enforcement agencies, community-based 
        programs, and other entities, in order to ensure that 
        such entities have the capacity to and will identify, 
        assess, and respond appropriately to--
                    [(A) domestic violence or dating violence 
                in homes where children are present and may be 
                exposed to the violence;
                    [(B) domestic violence or dating violence 
                in child protection cases; and
                    [(C) the needs of both the child and 
                nonabusing parent;
            [(2) establish and implement policies, procedures, 
        programs, and practices for child welfare agencies, 
        domestic violence victim service providers, courts, law 
        enforcement agencies, and other entities, that are 
        consistent with the principles of protecting and 
        increasing the immediate and long-term safety and well 
        being of children and non-abusing parents and 
        caretakers;
            [(3) increase cooperation and enhance linkages 
        between child welfare agencies, domestic violence 
        victim service providers, courts, law enforcement 
        agencies, and other entities to provide more 
        comprehensive community-based services (including 
        health, mental health, social service, housing, and 
        neighborhood resources) to protect and to serve both 
        child and adult victims;
            [(4) identify, assess, and respond appropriately to 
        domestic violence or dating violence in child 
        protection cases and to child maltreatment when it co-
        occurs with domestic violence or dating violence;
            [(5) analyze and change policies, procedures, and 
        protocols that contribute to overrepresentation of 
        certain populations in the court and child welfare 
        system; and
            [(6) provide appropriate referrals to community-
        based programs and resources, such as health and mental 
        health services, shelter and housing assistance for 
        adult and youth victims and their children, legal 
        assistance and advocacy for adult and youth victims, 
        assistance for parents to help their children cope with 
        the impact of exposure to domestic violence or dating 
        violence and child maltreatment, appropriate 
        intervention and treatment for adult perpetrators of 
        domestic violence or dating violence whose children are 
        the subjects of child protection cases, programs 
        providing support and assistance to underserved 
        populations, and other necessary supportive services.
    [(h) Grantee Requirements.--
            [(1) Applications.--Under this section, an entity 
        shall prepare and submit to the Secretary an 
        application at such time, in such manner, and 
        containing such information as the Secretary may 
        require, consistent with the requirements described 
        herein. The application shall--
                    [(A) ensure that communities impacted by 
                these systems or organizations are adequately 
                represented in the development of the 
                application, the programs and activities to be 
                undertaken, and that they have a significant 
                role in evaluating the success of the project;
                    [(B) describe how the training and 
                collaboration activities will enhance or ensure 
                the safety and economic security of families 
                where both child maltreatment and domestic 
                violence or dating violence occurs by providing 
                appropriate resources, protection, and support 
                to the victimized parents of such children and 
                to the children themselves; and
                    [(C) outline methods and means 
                participating entities will use to ensure that 
                all services are provided in a developmentally, 
                linguistically and culturally competent manner 
                and will utilize community-based supports and 
                resources.
            [(2) Eligible entities.--To be eligible for a grant 
        under this section, an entity shall be a collaboration 
        that--
                    [(A) shall include a State or local child 
                welfare agency or Indian Tribe;
                    [(B) shall include a domestic violence or 
                dating violence victim service provider;
                    [(C) shall include a law enforcement agency 
                or Bureau of Indian Affairs providing tribal 
                law enforcement;
                    [(D) may include a court; and
                    [(E) may include any other such agencies or 
                private nonprofit organizations and faith-based 
                organizations, including community-based 
                organizations, with the capacity to provide 
                effective help to the child and adult victims 
                served by the collaboration.

[SEC. 41204. GRANTS TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, 
                    SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING IN MIDDLE AND HIGH 
                    SCHOOLS.

    [(a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
``Supporting Teens through Education and Protection Act of 
2005'' or the ``STEP Act''.
    [(b) Grants Authorized.--The Attorney General, through the 
Director of the Office on Violence Against Women, is authorized 
to award grants to middle schools and high schools that work 
with domestic violence and sexual assault experts to enable the 
schools--
            [(1) to provide training to school administrators, 
        faculty, counselors, coaches, healthcare providers, 
        security personnel, and other staff on the needs and 
        concerns of students who experience domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and the 
        impact of such violence on students;
            [(2) to develop and implement policies in middle 
        and high schools regarding appropriate, safe responses 
        to, and identification and referral procedures for, 
        students who are experiencing or perpetrating domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, 
        including procedures for handling the requirements of 
        court protective orders issued to or against students 
        or school personnel, in a manner that ensures the 
        safety of the victim and holds the perpetrator 
        accountable;
            [(3) to provide support services for students and 
        school personnel, such as a resource person who is 
        either on-site or on-call, and who is an expert 
        described in subsections (i)(2) and (i)(3), for the 
        purpose of developing and strengthening effective 
        prevention and intervention strategies for students and 
        school personnel experiencing domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault or stalking;
            [(4) to provide developmentally appropriate 
        educational programming to students regarding domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking, and the impact of experiencing domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking 
        on children and youth by adapting existing curricula 
        activities to the relevant student population;
            [(5) to work with existing mentoring programs and 
        develop strong mentoring programs for students, 
        including student athletes, to help them understand and 
        recognize violence and violent behavior, how to prevent 
        it and how to appropriately address their feelings; and
            [(6) to conduct evaluations to assess the impact of 
        programs and policies assisted under this section in 
        order to enhance the development of the programs.
    [(c) Award Basis.--The Director shall award grants and 
contracts under this section on a competitive basis.
    [(d) Policy Dissemination.--The Director shall disseminate 
to middle and high schools any existing Department of Justice, 
Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of 
Education policy guidance and curricula regarding the 
prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
assault, and stalking, and the impact of the violence on 
children and youth.
    [(e) Nondisclosure of Confidential or Private 
Information.--In order to ensure the safety of adult, youth, 
and minor victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
assault, or stalking and their families, grantees and 
subgrantees shall protect the confidentiality and privacy of 
persons receiving services. Grantees and subgrantees pursuant 
to this section shall not disclose any personally identifying 
information or individual information collected in connection 
with services requested, utilized, or denied through grantees' 
and subgrantees' programs. Grantees and subgrantees shall not 
reveal individual client information without the informed, 
written, reasonably time-limited consent of the person (or in 
the case of unemancipated minor, the minor and the parent or 
guardian, except that consent for release may not be given by 
the abuser of the minor or of the other parent of the minor) 
about whom information is sought, whether for this program or 
any other Tribal, Federal, State or Territorial grant program. 
If release of such information is compelled by statutory or 
court mandate, grantees and subgrantees shall make reasonable 
attempts to provide notice to victims affected by the 
disclosure of information. If such personally identifying 
information is or will be revealed, grantees and subgrantees 
shall take steps necessary to protect the privacy and safety of 
the persons affected by the release of the information. 
Grantees may share non-personally identifying data in the 
aggregate regarding services to their clients and non-
personally identifying demographic information in order to 
comply with Tribal, Federal, State or Territorial reporting, 
evaluation, or data collection requirements. Grantees and 
subgrantees may share court-generated information contained in 
secure, governmental registries for protection order 
enforcement purposes.
    [(f) Grant Term and Allocation.--
            [(1) Term.--The Director shall make the grants 
        under this section for a period of 3 fiscal years.
            [(2) Allocation.--Not more than 15 percent of the 
        funds available to a grantee in a given year shall be 
        used for the purposes described in subsection (b)(4), 
        (b)(5), and (b)(6).
    [(g) Distribution.--
            [(1) In general.--Not less than 5 percent of funds 
        appropriated under subsection (l) in any year shall be 
        available for grants to tribal schools, schools on 
        tribal lands or schools whose student population is 
        more than 25 percent Native American.
            [(2) Administration.--The Director shall not use 
        more than 5 percent of funds appropriated under 
        subsection (l) in any year for administration, 
        monitoring and evaluation of grants made available 
        under this section.
            [(3) Training, technical assistance, and data 
        collection.--Not less than 5 percent of funds 
        appropriated under subsection (l) in any year shall be 
        available to provide training, technical assistance, 
        and data collection for programs funded under this 
        section.
    [(h) Application.--To be eligible to be awarded a grant or 
contract under this section for any fiscal year, a middle or 
secondary school, in consultation with an expert as described 
in subsections (i)(2) and (i)(3), shall submit an application 
to the Director at such time and in such manner as the Director 
shall prescribe.
    [(i) Eligible Entities.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
under this section, an entity shall be a partnership that--
            [(1) shall include a public, charter, tribal, or 
        nationally accredited private middle or high school, a 
        school administered by the Department of Defense under 
        10 U.S.C. 2164 or 20 U.S.C. 921, a group of schools, or 
        a school district;
            [(2) shall include a domestic violence victim 
        service provider that has a history of working on 
        domestic violence and the impact that domestic violence 
        and dating violence have on children and youth;
            [(3) shall include a sexual assault victim service 
        provider, such as a rape crisis center, program serving 
        tribal victims of sexual assault, or coalition or other 
        nonprofit nongovernmental organization carrying out a 
        community-based sexual assault program, that has a 
        history of effective work concerning sexual assault and 
        the impact that sexual assault has on children and 
        youth; and
            [(4) may include a law enforcement agency, the 
        State, Tribal, Territorial or local court, nonprofit 
        nongovernmental organizations and service providers 
        addressing sexual harassment, bullying or gang-related 
        violence in schools, and any other such agencies or 
        nonprofit nongovernmental organizations with the 
        capacity to provide effective assistance to the adult, 
        youth, and minor victims served by the partnership.
    [(j) Priority.--In awarding grants under this section, the 
Director shall give priority to entities that have submitted 
applications in partnership with relevant courts or law 
enforcement agencies.
    [(k) Reporting and Dissemination of Information.--
            [(1) Reporting.--Each of the entities that are 
        members of the applicant partnership described in 
        subsection (i), that receive a grant under this section 
        shall jointly prepare and submit to the Director every 
        18 months a report detailing the activities that the 
        entities have undertaken under the grant and such 
        additional information as the Director shall require.
            [(2) Dissemination of information.--Within 9 months 
        of the completion of the first full grant cycle, the 
        Director shall publicly disseminate, including through 
        electronic means, model policies and procedures 
        developed and implemented in middle and high schools by 
        the grantees, including information on the impact the 
        policies have had on their respective schools and 
        communities.
    [(l) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            [(1) In general.--There is authorized to be 
        appropriated to carry out this section, $5,000,000 for 
        each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.
            [(2) Availability.--Funds appropriated under 
        paragraph (1) shall remain available until expended.]

SEC. 41201. CREATING HOPE THROUGH OUTREACH, OPTIONS, SERVICES, AND 
                    EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (CHOOSE CHILDREN 
                    AND YOUTH).

    (a) Grants Authorized.--The Attorney General, working in 
collaboration with the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
and the Secretary of Education, shall award grants to enhance 
the safety of youth and children who are victims of, or exposed 
to, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
stalking and to prevent future violence.
    (b) Program Purposes.--Funds provided under this section 
may be used for the following program purpose areas:
            (1) Services to advocate for and respond to 
        youth.--To develop, expand, and strengthen victim 
        interventions and services that target youth who are 
        victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, and stalking. Services may include victim 
        services, counseling, advocacy, mentoring, educational 
        support, transportation, legal assistance in civil, 
        criminal and administrative matters, such as family law 
        cases, housing cases, child welfare proceedings, campus 
        administrative proceedings, and civil protection order 
        proceedings, services to address sex trafficking, 
        population specific services, and other activities that 
        support youth in finding safety, stability, and justice 
        and in addressing the emotional, cognitive, and 
        physical effects of trauma on youth. Funds may be used 
        to--
                    (A) assess and analyze available services 
                for youth victims of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, and stalking, 
                determining relevant barriers to such services 
                in a particular locality, and developing a 
                community protocol to address such problems 
                collaboratively;
                    (B) develop and implement policies, 
                practices, and procedures to effectively 
                respond to domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, or stalking against youth; or
                    (C) provide technical assistance and 
                training to enhance the ability of school 
                personnel, victim service providers, child 
                protective service workers, staff of law 
                enforcement agencies, prosecutors, court 
                personnel, individuals who work in after school 
                programs, medical personnel, social workers, 
                mental health personnel, and workers in other 
                programs that serve children and youth to 
                improve their ability to appropriately respond 
                to the needs of children and youth who are 
                victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, and stalking, as well as 
                homeless youth, and to properly refer such 
                children, youth, and their families to 
                appropriate services.
            (2) Supporting youth through education and 
        protection.--To enable secondary or elementary schools 
        that serve students in any of grades five through 
        twelve and institutions of higher education to--
                    (A) provide training to school personnel, 
                including health care providers and security 
                personnel, on the needs of students who are 
                victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, or stalking;
                    (B) develop and implement age-appropriate 
                prevention and intervention policies in 
                accordance with State law in secondary or 
                elementary schools that serve students in any 
                of grades five through twelve, including 
                appropriate responses to, and identification 
                and referral procedures for, students who are 
                experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, 
                and procedures for handling the requirements of 
                court protective orders issued to or against 
                students;
                    (C) provide support services for student 
                victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, or stalking, such as a resource 
                person who is either on-site or on-call;
                    (D) provide evidence-based educational 
                programs for students regarding domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking; or
                    (E) develop strategies to increase 
                identification, support, referrals, and 
                prevention programs for youth who are at high 
                risk of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, or stalking.
    (c) Eligible Applicants.--
            (1) In general.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
        under this section, an entity shall be--
                    (A) a victim service provider, tribal 
                nonprofit organization, population specific 
                organization, or community-based organization 
                with a demonstrated history of effective work 
                addressing the needs of youth, including 
                runaway or homeless youth, who are victims of 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking; or
                    (B) a victim service provider that is 
                partnered with an entity that has a 
                demonstrated history of effective work 
                addressing the needs of youth.
            (2) Partnerships.--
                    (A) Education.--To be eligible to receive a 
                grant for the purposes described in subsection 
                (b)(2), an entity described in paragraph (1) 
                shall be partnered with an elementary school or 
                secondary school (as such terms are defined in 
                section 9101 of the Elementary and Secondary 
                Education Act of 1965), charter school (as 
                defined in section 5210 of such Act), a school 
                that is operated or supported by the Bureau of 
                Indian Education, or a legally operating 
                private school, a school administered by the 
                Department of Defense under section 2164 of 
                title 10, United States Code, or section 1402 
                of the Defense Dependents' Education Act of 
                1978, a group of such schools, a local 
                educational agency (as defined in section 
                9101(26) of the Elementary and Secondary 
                Education Act of 1965), or an institution of 
                higher education (as defined in section 101(a) 
                of the Higher Education Act of 1965).
                    (B) Other partnerships.--All applicants 
                under this section are encouraged to work in 
                partnership with organizations and agencies 
                that work with the relevant youth population. 
                Such entities may include--
                            (i) a State, tribe, unit of local 
                        government, or territory;
                            (ii) a population specific or 
                        community-based organization;
                            (iii) batterer intervention 
                        programs or sex offender treatment 
                        programs with specialized knowledge and 
                        experience working with youth 
                        offenders; or
                            (iv) any other agencies or 
                        nonprofit, nongovernmental 
                        organizations with the capacity to 
                        provide effective assistance to the 
                        adult, youth, and child victims served 
                        by the partnership.
    (d) Grantee Requirements.--Applicants for grants under this 
section shall establish and implement policies, practices, and 
procedures that--
            (1) require and include appropriate referral 
        systems for child and youth victims;
            (2) protect the confidentiality and privacy of 
        child and youth victim information, particularly in the 
        context of parental or third-party involvement and 
        consent, mandatory reporting duties, and working with 
        other service providers with priority on victim safety 
        and autonomy;
            (3) ensure that all individuals providing 
        intervention or prevention programs to children or 
        youth through a program funded under this section have 
        completed, or will complete, sufficient training in 
        connection with domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, and stalking; and
            (4) ensure that parents are informed of the 
        programs funded under this program that are being 
        offered at their child's school.
    (e) Priority.--The Attorney General shall prioritize grant 
applications under this section that coordinate with prevention 
programs in the community.
    (f) Definitions and Grant Conditions.--In this section, the 
definitions and grant conditions provided for in section 40002 
shall apply.
    (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section, $15,000,000 for 
each of the fiscal years 2013 through 2017.
    (h) Allotment.--
            (1) In general.--Not less than 50 percent of the 
        total amount appropriated under this section for each 
        fiscal year shall be used for the purposes described in 
        subsection (b)(1).
            (2) Indian tribes.--Not less than 10 percent of the 
        total amount appropriated under this section for each 
        fiscal year shall be made available for grants under 
        the program authorized by section 2015 of the Omnibus 
        Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 
        3796gg-10).

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  Subtitle M--Strengthening America's Families by Preventing Violence 
Against Women and Children

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[SEC. 41303. GRANTS TO ASSIST CHILDREN AND YOUTH EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE.

    [(a) Grants Authorized.--
            [(1) In general.--The Attorney General, acting 
        through the Director of the Office on Violence Against 
        Women, and in collaboration with the Department of 
        Health and Human Services, is authorized to award 
        grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities for 
        the purpose of mitigating the effects of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking 
        on children exposed to such violence, and reducing the 
        risk of future victimization or perpetration of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking.
            [(2) Term.--The Director shall make grants under 
        this section for a period of 2 fiscal years.
            [(3) Award basis.--The Director shall award 
        grants--
                    [(A) considering the needs of underserved 
                populations;
                    [(B) awarding not less than 10 percent of 
                such amounts to Indian tribes for the funding 
                of tribal projects from the amounts made 
                available under this section for a fiscal year;
                    [(C) awarding up to 8 percent for the 
                funding of technical assistance programs from 
                the amounts made available under this section 
                for a fiscal year; and
                    [(D) awarding not less than 66 percent to 
                programs described in subsection (c)(1) from 
                the amounts made available under this section 
                for a fiscal year.
    [(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.
    [(c) Use of Funds.--The funds appropriated under this 
section shall be used for--
            [(1) programs that provide services for children 
        exposed to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, or stalking, which may include direct 
        counseling, advocacy, or mentoring, and must include 
        support for the nonabusing parent or the child's 
        caretaker; or
            [(2) training, coordination, and advocacy for 
        programs that serve children and youth (such as Head 
        Start, child care, and after-school programs) on how to 
        safely and confidentially identify children and 
        families experiencing domestic violence and properly 
        refer them to programs that can provide direct services 
        to the family and children, and coordination with other 
        domestic violence or other programs serving children 
        exposed to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, or stalking that can provide the training and 
        direct services referenced in this subsection.
    [(d) Eligible Entities.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
under this section, an entity shall be a--
            [(1) a victim service provider, tribal nonprofit 
        organization or community-based organization that has a 
        documented history of effective work concerning 
        children or youth exposed to domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including 
        programs that provide culturally specific services, 
        Head Start, childcare, faith-based organizations, after 
        school programs, and health and mental health 
        providers; or
            [(2) a State, territorial, or tribal, or local unit 
        of government agency that is partnered with an 
        organization described in paragraph (1).
    [(e) Grantee Requirements.--Under this section, an entity 
shall--
            [(1) prepare and submit to the Director an 
        application at such time, in such manner, and 
        containing such information as the Director may 
        require; and
            [(2) at a minimum, describe in the application the 
        policies and procedures that the entity has or will 
        adopt to--
                    [(A) enhance or ensure the safety and 
                security of children who have been or are being 
                exposed to violence and their nonabusing 
                parent, enhance or ensure the safety and 
                security of children and their nonabusing 
                parent in homes already experiencing domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                stalking; and
                    [(B) ensure linguistically, culturally, and 
                community relevant services for underserved 
                communities.

[SEC. 41304. DEVELOPMENT OF CURRICULA AND PILOT PROGRAMS FOR HOME 
                    VISITATION PROJECTS.

    [(a) Grants Authorized.--
            [(1) In general.--The Attorney General, acting 
        through the Director of the Office on Violence Against 
        Women, and in collaboration with the Department of 
        Health and Human Services, shall award grants on a 
        competitive basis to home visitation programs, in 
        collaboration with victim service providers, for the 
        purposes of developing and implementing model policies 
        and procedures to train home visitation service 
        providers on addressing domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking in families 
        experiencing violence, or at risk of violence, to 
        reduce the impact of that violence on children, 
        maintain safety, improve parenting skills, and break 
        intergenerational cycles of violence.
            [(2) Term.--The Director shall make the grants 
        under this section for a period of 2 fiscal years.
            [(3) Award basis.--The Director shall--
                    [(A) consider the needs of underserved 
                populations;
                    [(B) award not less than 7 percent of such 
                amounts for the funding of tribal projects from 
                the amounts made available under this section 
                for a fiscal year; and
                    [(C) award up to 8 percent for the funding 
                of technical assistance programs from the 
                amounts made available under this section for a 
                fiscal year.
    [(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section $7,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.
    [(c) Eligible Entities.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
under this section, an entity shall be a national, Federal, 
State, local, territorial, or tribal--
            [(1) home visitation program that provides services 
        to pregnant women and to young children and their 
        parent or primary caregiver that are provided in the 
        permanent or temporary residence or in other familiar 
        surroundings of the individual or family receiving such 
        services; or
            [(2) victim services organization or agency in 
        collaboration with an organization or organizations 
        listed in paragraph (1).
    [(d) Grantee Requirements.--Under this section, an entity 
shall--
            [(1) prepare and submit to the Director an 
        application at such time, in such manner, and 
        containing such information as the Director may 
        require; and
            [(2) describe in the application the policies and 
        procedures that the entity has or will adopt to--
                    [(A) enhance or ensure the safety and 
                security of children and their nonabusing 
                parent in homes already experiencing domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                stalking;
                    [(B) ensure linguistically, culturally, and 
                community relevant services for underserved 
                communities;
                    [(C) ensure the adequate training by 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault or stalking victim service providers of 
                home visitation grantee program staff to--
                            [(i) safely screen for and/or 
                        recognize domestic violence, dating 
                        violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
                            [(ii) understand the impact of 
                        domestic violence or sexual assault on 
                        children and protective actions taken 
                        by a nonabusing parent or caretaker in 
                        response to violence against anyone in 
                        the household; and
                            [(iii) link new parents with 
                        existing community resources in 
                        communities where resources exist; and
                    [(D) ensure that relevant State and local 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, and stalking victim service providers 
                and coalitions are aware of the efforts of 
                organizations receiving grants under this 
                section, and are included as training partners, 
                where possible.

[SEC. 41305. ENGAGING MEN AND YOUTH IN PREVENTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, 
                    DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING.

    [(a) Grants Authorized.--
            [(1) In general.--The Attorney General, acting 
        through the Director of the Office on Violence Against 
        Women, and in collaboration with the Department of 
        Health and Human Services, shall award grants on a 
        competitive basis to eligible entities for the purpose 
        of developing or enhancing programs related to engaging 
        men and youth in preventing domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking by helping them 
        to develop mutually respectful, nonviolent 
        relationships.
            [(2) Term.--The Director shall make grants under 
        this section for a period of 2 fiscal years.
            [(3) Award basis.--The Director shall award 
        grants--
                    [(A) considering the needs of underserved 
                populations;
                    [(B) awarding not less than 10 percent of 
                such amounts for the funding of Indian tribes 
                from the amounts made available under this 
                section for a fiscal year; and
                    [(C) awarding up to 8 percent for the 
                funding of technical assistance for grantees 
                and non-grantees working in this area from the 
                amounts made available under this section for a 
                fiscal year.
    [(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.
    [(c) Use of Funds.--
            [(1) Programs.--The funds appropriated under this 
        section shall be used by eligible entities--
                    [(A) to develop or enhance community-based 
                programs, including gender-specific programs in 
                accordance with applicable laws that--
                            [(i) encourage children and youth 
                        to pursue nonviolent relationships and 
                        reduce their risk of becoming victims 
                        or perpetrators of domestic violence, 
                        dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                        stalking; and
                            [(ii) that include at a minimum--
                                    [(I) information on 
                                domestic violence, dating 
                                violence, sexual assault, 
                                stalking, or child sexual abuse 
                                and how they affect children 
                                and youth; and
                                    [(II) strategies to help 
                                participants be as safe as 
                                possible; or
                    [(B) to create public education campaigns 
                and community organizing to encourage men and 
                boys to work as allies with women and girls to 
                prevent violence against women and girls 
                conducted by entities that have experience in 
                conducting public education campaigns that 
                address domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, or stalking.
            [(2) Media limits.--No more than 40 percent of 
        funds received by a grantee under this section may be 
        used to create and distribute media materials.
    [(d) Eligible Entities.--
            [(1) Relationships.--Eligible entities under 
        subsection (c)(1)(A) are--
                    [(A) nonprofit, nongovernmental domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                stalking victim service providers or 
                coalitions;
                    [(B) community-based child or youth 
                services organizations with demonstrated 
                experience and expertise in addressing the 
                needs and concerns of young people;
                    [(C) a State, territorial, tribal, or unit 
                of local governmental entity that is partnered 
                with an organization described in subparagraph 
                (A) or (B); or
                    [(D) a program that provides culturally 
                specific services.
            [(2) Awareness campaign.--Eligible entities under 
        subsection (c)(1)(B) are--
                    [(A) nonprofit, nongovernmental 
                organizations or coalitions that have a 
                documented history of creating and 
                administering effective public education 
                campaigns addressing the prevention of domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault or 
                stalking; or
                    [(B) a State, territorial, tribal, or unit 
                of local governmental entity that is partnered 
                with an organization described in subparagraph 
                (A).
    [(e) Grantee Requirements.--Under this section, an entity 
shall--
            [(1) prepare and submit to the Director an 
        application at such time, in such manner, and 
        containing such information as the Director may 
        require; and
            [(2) eligible entities pursuant to subsection 
        (c)(1)(A) shall describe in the application the 
        policies and procedures that the entity has or will 
        adopt to--
                    [(A) enhance or ensure the safety and 
                security of children and youth already 
                experiencing domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking in their 
                lives;
                    [(B) ensure linguistically, culturally, and 
                community relevant services for underserved 
                communities;
                    [(C) inform participants about laws, 
                services, and resources in the community, and 
                make referrals as appropriate; and
                    [(D) ensure that State and local domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking victim service providers and 
                coalitions are aware of the efforts of 
                organizations receiving grants under this 
                section.]

SEC. 41303. SAVING MONEY AND REDUCING TRAGEDIES THROUGH PREVENTION 
                    (SMART PREVENTION).

    (a) Grants Authorized.--The Attorney General, in 
consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
and the Secretary of Education, is authorized to award grants 
for the purpose of preventing domestic violence, dating 
violence, sexual assault, and stalking by taking a 
comprehensive approach that focuses on youth, children exposed 
to violence, and men as leaders and influencers of social 
norms.
    (b) Use of Funds.--Funds provided under this section may be 
used for the following purposes:
            (1) Teen dating violence awareness and 
        prevention.--To develop, maintain, or enhance programs 
        that change attitudes and behaviors around the 
        acceptability of domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, and stalking and provide education and 
        skills training to young individuals and individuals 
        who influence young individuals. The prevention program 
        may use evidence-based, evidence-informed, or 
        innovative strategies and practices focused on youth. 
        Such a program should include--
                    (A) evidence-based age education on 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, stalking, and sexual coercion, as well 
                as healthy relationship skills, in school, in 
                the community, or in health care settings;
                    (B) community-based collaboration and 
                training for those with influence on youth, 
                such as parents, teachers, coaches, health care 
                providers, faith-leaders, older teens, and 
                mentors;
                    (C) education and outreach to change 
                environmental factors contributing to domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking; and
                    (D) policy development targeted to 
                prevention, including school-based policies and 
                protocols.
            (2) Children exposed to violence and abuse.--To 
        develop, maintain or enhance programs designed to 
        prevent future incidents of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking by preventing, 
        reducing and responding to children's exposure to 
        violence in the home. Such programs may include--
                    (A) providing services for children exposed 
                to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault or stalking, including direct 
                counseling or advocacy, and support for the 
                non-abusing parent; and
                    (B) training and coordination for 
                educational, after-school, and childcare 
                programs on how to safely and confidentially 
                identify children and families experiencing 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking and properly refer 
                children exposed and their families to services 
                and violence prevention programs.
            (3) Engaging men as leaders and role models.--To 
        develop, maintain or enhance programs that work with 
        men to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, and stalking by helping men to serve as 
        role models and social influencers of other men and 
        youth at the individual, school, community or statewide 
        levels.
    (c) Eligible Entities.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
under this section, an entity shall be--
            (1) a victim service provider, community-based 
        organization, tribe or tribal organization, or other 
        nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that has a 
        history of effective work preventing domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking and 
        expertise in the specific area for which they are 
        applying for funds; or
            (2) a partnership between a victim service 
        provider, community-based organization, tribe or tribal 
        organization, or other nonprofit, nongovernmental 
        organization that has a history of effective work 
        preventing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, or stalking and at least one of the following 
        that has expertise in serving children exposed to 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
        stalking, youth domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, or stalking prevention, or engaging men 
        to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, or stalking:
                    (A) A public, charter, tribal, or 
                nationally accredited private middle or high 
                school, a school administered by the Department 
                of Defense under section 2164 of title 10, 
                United States Code or section 1402 of the 
                Defense Dependents' Education Act of 1978, a 
                group of schools, or a school district.
                    (B) A local community-based organization, 
                population-specific organization, or faith-
                based organization that has established 
                expertise in providing services to youth.
                    (C) A community-based organization, 
                population-specific organization, university or 
                health care clinic, faith-based organization, 
                or other nonprofit, nongovernmental 
                organization.
                    (D) A nonprofit, nongovernmental entity 
                providing services for runaway or homeless 
                youth affected by domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
                    (E) Health care entities eligible for 
                reimbursement under title XVIII of the Social 
                Security Act, including providers that target 
                the special needs of children and youth.
                    (F) Any other agencies, population-specific 
                organizations, or nonprofit, nongovernmental 
                organizations with the capacity to provide 
                necessary expertise to meet the goals of the 
                program.
    (d) Grantee Requirements.--
            (1) In general.--Applicants for grants under this 
        section shall prepare and submit to the Director an 
        application at such time, in such manner, and 
        containing such information as the Director may require 
        that demonstrates the capacity of the applicant and 
        partnering organizations to undertake the project.
            (2) Policies and procedures.--Applicants under this 
        section shall establish and implement policies, 
        practices, and procedures that are consistent with the 
        best practices developed under section 402 of the 
        Violence Against Women and Department of Justice 
        Reauthorization Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 280b-4) and--
                    (A) include appropriate referral systems to 
                direct any victim identified during program 
                activities to highly qualified follow-up care;
                    (B) protect the confidentiality and privacy 
                of adult and youth victim information, 
                particularly in the context of parental or 
                third-party involvement and consent, mandatory 
                reporting duties, and working with other 
                service providers;
                    (C) ensure that all individuals providing 
                prevention programming through a program funded 
                under this section have completed or will 
                complete sufficient training in connection with 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault or stalking; and
                    (D) document how prevention programs are 
                coordinated with service programs in the 
                community.
            (3) Preference.--In selecting grant recipients 
        under this section, the Attorney General shall give 
        preference to applicants that--
                    (A) include outcome-based evaluation; and
                    (B) identify any other community, school, 
                or State-based efforts that are working on 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking prevention and explain how 
                the grantee or partnership will add value, 
                coordinate with other programs, and not 
                duplicate existing efforts.
    (e) Definitions and Grant Conditions.--In this section, the 
definitions and grant conditions provided for in section 40002 
shall apply.
    (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section, $15,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.
    (g) Allotment.--
            (1) In general.--Not less than 25 percent of the 
        total amounts appropriated under this section in each 
        fiscal year shall be used for each set of purposes 
        described in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subsection 
        (b).
            (2) Indian tribes.--Not less than 10 percent of the 
        total amounts appropriated under this section in each 
        fiscal year shall be made available for grants to 
        Indian tribes or tribal organizations.

    Subtitle N--Addressing the Housing Needs of Victims of Domestic 
        Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

                       CHAPTER 1--GRANT PROGRAMS

SEC. 41402. PURPOSE.

    The purpose of this [subtitle] chapter is to reduce 
domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
stalking, and to prevent homelessness by--
            (1) * * *

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SEC. 41403. DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this [subtitle] chapter--
            (1) * * *

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            [(6) the terms ``homeless'', ``homeless 
        individual'', and ``homeless person''--
                    [(A) mean an individual who lacks a fixed, 
                regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and
                    [(B) includes--
                            [(i) an individual who--
                                    [(I) is sharing the housing 
                                of other persons due to loss of 
                                housing, economic hardship, or 
                                a similar reason;
                                    [(II) is living in a motel, 
                                hotel, trailer park, or 
                                campground due to the lack of 
                                alternative adequate 
                                accommodations;
                                    [(III) is living in an 
                                emergency or transitional 
                                shelter;
                                    [(IV) is abandoned in a 
                                hospital; or
                                    [(V) is awaiting foster 
                                care placement;
                            [(ii) an individual who has a 
                        primary nighttime residence that is a 
                        public or private place not designed 
                        for or ordinarily used as a regular 
                        sleeping accommodation for human 
                        beings; or
                            [(iii) migratory children (as 
                        defined in section 1309 of the 
                        Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
                        of 1965; 20 U.S.C. 6399) who qualify as 
                        homeless under this section because the 
                        children are living in circumstances 
                        described in this paragraph;]
            (6) the terms ``homeless'', ``homeless 
        individual'', and ``homeless person'' have the meanings 
        given such terms in section 40002(a);

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SEC. 41404. COLLABORATIVE GRANTS TO INCREASE THE LONG-TERM STABILITY OF 
                    VICTIMS.

    (a) * * *

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    (i) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
to be appropriated [$10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 
through 2011] $4,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 
2017 to carry out the provisions of this section.

SEC. 41405. GRANTS TO COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN PUBLIC AND 
                    ASSISTED HOUSING.

    (a) * * *

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    (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
to be appropriated [$10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 
through 2011] $4,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 
2017 to carry out the provisions of this section.

                       CHAPTER 2--HOUSING RIGHTS

SEC. 41411. HOUSING PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, 
                    DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING.

    (a) Definitions.--In this chapter:
            (1) Affiliated individual.--The term ``affiliated 
        individual'' means, with respect to an individual--
                    (A) a spouse, parent, brother, sister, or 
                child of that individual, or an individual to 
                whom that individual stands in loco parentis; 
                or
                    (B) any individual, tenant, or lawful 
                occupant living in the household of that 
                individual.
            (2) Appropriate agency.--The term ``appropriate 
        agency'' means, with respect to a covered housing 
        program, the Executive department (as defined in 
        section 101 of title 5, United States Code) that 
        carries out the covered housing program.
            (3) Covered housing program.--The term ``covered 
        housing program'' means--
                    (A) the program under section 202 of the 
                Housing Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 1701q);
                    (B) the program under section 811 of the 
                Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing 
                Act (42 U.S.C. 8013);
                    (C) the program under subtitle D of title 
                VIII of the Cranston-Gonzalez National 
                Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12901 et 
                seq.);
                    (D) each of the programs under title IV of 
                the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 
                U.S.C. 11360 et seq.);
                    (E) the program under subtitle A of title 
                II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable 
                Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12741 et seq.);
                    (F) the program under paragraph (3) of 
                section 221(d) of the National Housing Act (12 
                U.S.C. 1715l(d)) for insurance of mortgages 
                that bear interest at a rate determined under 
                the proviso under paragraph (5) of such section 
                221(d);
                    (G) the program under section 236 of the 
                National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1715z-1);
                    (H) the programs under sections 6 and 8 of 
                the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 
                U.S.C. 1437d and 1437f);
                    (I) rural housing assistance provided under 
                sections 514, 515, 516, 533, and 538 of the 
                Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1484, 1485, 
                1486, 1490m, and 1490p-2); and
                    (J) the low-income housing tax credit 
                program under section 42 of the Internal 
                Revenue Code of 1986.
    (b) Prohibited Basis for Denial or Termination of 
Assistance or Eviction.--
            (1) In general.--An applicant for or tenant of 
        housing assisted under a covered housing program may 
        not be denied admission to, denied assistance under, 
        terminated from participation in, or evicted from the 
        housing program or housing on the basis that the 
        applicant or tenant is or has been a victim of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, 
        if the applicant or tenant otherwise qualifies for 
        admission, assistance, participation, or occupancy.
            (2) Construction of lease terms.--An incident of 
        actual or threatened domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking shall not be 
        construed as--
                    (A) a serious or repeated violation of a 
                lease for housing assisted under a covered 
                housing program by the victim or threatened 
                victim of such incident; or
                    (B) good cause for terminating the 
                assistance, tenancy, or occupancy rights to 
                housing assisted under a covered housing 
                program of the victim or threatened victim of 
                such incident.
            (3) Termination on the basis of criminal 
        activity.--
                    (A) Denial of assistance, tenancy, and 
                occupancy rights prohibited.--No person may 
                deny assistance, tenancy, or occupancy rights 
                to housing assisted under a covered housing 
                program to a tenant solely on the basis of 
                criminal activity directly relating to domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                stalking that is engaged in by a member of the 
                household of the tenant or any guest or other 
                person under the control of the tenant, if the 
                tenant or an affiliated individual of the 
                tenant is the victim or threatened victim of 
                such domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking.
                    (B) Bifurcation.--
                            (i) In general.--Notwithstanding 
                        subparagraph (A), a public housing 
                        agency or owner or manager of housing 
                        assisted under a covered housing 
                        program may bifurcate a lease for the 
                        housing in order to evict, remove, or 
                        terminate assistance to any individual 
                        who is a tenant or lawful occupant of 
                        the housing and who engages in criminal 
                        activity directly relating to domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, or stalking against an 
                        affiliated individual or other 
                        individual, without evicting, removing, 
                        terminating assistance to, or otherwise 
                        penalizing a victim of such criminal 
                        activity who is also a tenant or lawful 
                        occupant of the housing.
                            (ii) Effect of eviction on other 
                        tenants.--If a public housing agency or 
                        owner or manager of housing assisted 
                        under a covered housing program evicts, 
                        removes, or terminates assistance to an 
                        individual under clause (i), and the 
                        individual is the sole tenant eligible 
                        to receive assistance under a covered 
                        housing program, the public housing 
                        agency or owner or manager of housing 
                        assisted under the covered housing 
                        program shall provide any remaining 
                        tenant an opportunity to establish 
                        eligibility for the covered housing 
                        program. If a tenant described in the 
                        preceding sentence cannot establish 
                        eligibility, the public housing agency 
                        or owner or manager of the housing 
                        shall provide the tenant a reasonable 
                        time, as determined by the appropriate 
                        agency, to find new housing or to 
                        establish eligibility for housing under 
                        another covered housing program.
                    (C) Rules of construction.--Nothing in 
                subparagraph (A) shall be construed--
                            (i) to limit the authority of a 
                        public housing agency or owner or 
                        manager of housing assisted under a 
                        covered housing program, when notified 
                        of a court order, to comply with a 
                        court order with respect to--
                                    (I) the rights of access to 
                                or control of property, 
                                including civil protection 
                                orders issued to protect a 
                                victim of domestic violence, 
                                dating violence, sexual 
                                assault, or stalking; or
                                    (II) the distribution or 
                                possession of property among 
                                members of a household in a 
                                case;
                            (ii) to limit any otherwise 
                        available authority of a public housing 
                        agency or owner or manager of housing 
                        assisted under a covered housing 
                        program to evict or terminate 
                        assistance to a tenant for any 
                        violation of a lease not premised on 
                        the act of violence in question against 
                        the tenant or an affiliated person of 
                        the tenant, if the public housing 
                        agency or owner or manager does not 
                        subject an individual who is or has 
                        been a victim of domestic violence, 
                        dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                        stalking to a more demanding standard 
                        than other tenants in determining 
                        whether to evict or terminate;
                            (iii) to limit the authority to 
                        terminate assistance to a tenant or 
                        evict a tenant from housing assisted 
                        under a covered housing program if a 
                        public housing agency or owner or 
                        manager of the housing can demonstrate 
                        that an actual and imminent threat to 
                        other tenants or individuals employed 
                        at or providing service to the property 
                        would be present if the assistance is 
                        not terminated or the tenant is not 
                        evicted; or
                            (iv) to supersede any provision of 
                        any Federal, State, or local law that 
                        provides greater protection than this 
                        section for victims of domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, or stalking.
    (c) Documentation.--
            (1) Request for documentation.--If an applicant 
        for, or tenant of, housing assisted under a covered 
        housing program represents to a public housing agency 
        or owner or manager of the housing that the individual 
        is entitled to protection under subsection (b), the 
        public housing agency or owner or manager may request, 
        in writing, that the applicant or tenant submit to the 
        public housing agency or owner or manager a form of 
        documentation described in paragraph (3).
            (2) Failure to provide certification.--
                    (A) In general.--If an applicant or tenant 
                does not provide the documentation requested 
                under paragraph (1) within 14 business days 
                after the tenant receives a request in writing 
                for such certification from a public housing 
                agency or owner or manager of housing assisted 
                under a covered housing program, nothing in 
                this chapter may be construed to limit the 
                authority of the public housing agency or owner 
                or manager to--
                            (i) deny admission by the applicant 
                        or tenant to the covered program;
                            (ii) deny assistance under the 
                        covered program to the applicant or 
                        tenant;
                            (iii) terminate the participation 
                        of the applicant or tenant in the 
                        covered program; or
                            (iv) evict the applicant, the 
                        tenant, or a lawful occupant that 
                        commits violations of a lease.
                    (B) Extension.--A public housing agency or 
                owner or manager of housing may extend the 14-
                day deadline under subparagraph (A) at its 
                discretion.
            (3) Form of documentation.--A form of documentation 
        described in this paragraph is--
                    (A) a certification form approved by the 
                appropriate agency that--
                            (i) states that an applicant or 
                        tenant is a victim of domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, or stalking;
                            (ii) states that the incident of 
                        domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, or stalking that is the 
                        ground for protection under subsection 
                        (b) meets the requirements under 
                        subsection (b); and
                            (iii) includes the name of the 
                        individual who committed the domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, or stalking, if the name is 
                        known and safe to provide;
                    (B) a document that--
                            (i) is signed by--
                                    (I) an employee, agent, or 
                                volunteer of a victim service 
                                provider, an attorney, a 
                                medical professional, or a 
                                mental health professional from 
                                whom an applicant or tenant has 
                                sought assistance relating to 
                                domestic violence, dating 
                                violence, sexual assault, or 
                                stalking, or the effects of the 
                                abuse; and
                                    (II) the applicant or 
                                tenant; and
                            (ii) states under penalty of 
                        perjury that the individual described 
                        in clause (i)(I) believes that the 
                        incident of domestic violence, dating 
                        violence, sexual assault, or stalking 
                        that is the ground for protection under 
                        subsection (b) meets the requirements 
                        under subsection (b);
                    (C) a record of a Federal, State, tribal, 
                territorial, or local law enforcement agency, 
                court, or administrative agency; or
                    (D) at the discretion of a public housing 
                agency or owner or manager of housing assisted 
                under a covered housing program, a statement or 
                other evidence provided by an applicant or 
                tenant.
            (4) Confidentiality.--Any information submitted to 
        a public housing agency or owner or manager under this 
        subsection, including the fact that an individual is a 
        victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, or stalking shall be maintained in confidence 
        by the public housing agency or owner or manager and 
        may not be entered into any shared database or 
        disclosed to any other entity or individual, except to 
        the extent that the disclosure is--
                    (A) requested or consented to by the 
                individual in writing;
                    (B) required for use in an eviction 
                proceeding under subsection (b); or
                    (C) otherwise required by applicable law.
            (5) Documentation not required.--Nothing in this 
        subsection shall be construed to require a public 
        housing agency or owner or manager of housing assisted 
        under a covered housing program to request that an 
        individual submit documentation of the status of the 
        individual as a victim of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
            (6) Compliance not sufficient to constitute 
        evidence of unreasonable act.--Compliance with 
        subsection (b) by a public housing agency or owner or 
        manager of housing assisted under a covered housing 
        program based on documentation received under this 
        subsection, shall not be sufficient to constitute 
        evidence of an unreasonable act or omission by the 
        public housing agency or owner or manager or an 
        employee or agent of the public housing agency or owner 
        or manager. Nothing in this paragraph shall be 
        construed to limit the liability of a public housing 
        agency or owner or manager of housing assisted under a 
        covered housing program for failure to comply with 
        subsection (b).
            (7) Response to conflicting certification.--If a 
        public housing agency or owner or manager of housing 
        assisted under a covered housing program receives 
        documentation under this subsection that contains 
        conflicting information, the public housing agency or 
        owner or manager may require an applicant or tenant to 
        submit third-party documentation, as described in 
        subparagraph (B), (C), or (D) of paragraph (3).
            (8) Preemption.--Nothing in this subsection shall 
        be construed to supersede any provision of any Federal, 
        State, or local law that provides greater protection 
        than this subsection for victims of domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
    (d) Notification.--
            (1) Development.--The Secretary of Housing and 
        Urban Development shall develop a notice of the rights 
        of individuals under this section, including the right 
        to confidentiality and the limits thereof, and include 
        such notice in documents required by law to be provided 
        to tenants assisted under a covered housing program.
            (2) Provision.--The applicable public housing 
        agency or owner or manager of housing assisted under a 
        covered housing program shall provide the notice 
        developed under paragraph (1) to an applicant for or 
        tenant of housing assisted under a covered housing 
        program--
                    (A) at the time the applicant is denied 
                residency in a dwelling unit assisted under the 
                covered housing program;
                    (B) at the time the individual is admitted 
                to a dwelling unit assisted under the covered 
                housing program; and
                    (C) in multiple languages, consistent with 
                guidance issued by the Secretary of Housing and 
                Urban Development in accordance with Executive 
                Order 13166 (42 U.S.C. 2000d-1 note; relating 
                to access to services for persons with limited 
                English proficiency).
    (e) Emergency Relocation and Transfers.--Each appropriate 
agency shall develop a model emergency relocation and transfer 
plan for voluntary use by public housing agencies and owners or 
managers of housing assisted under a covered housing program 
that--
            (1) allows tenants who are victims of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking 
        to relocate or transfer to another available and safe 
        dwelling unit assisted under a covered housing program 
        and retain their status as tenants under the covered 
        housing program if--
                    (A) the tenant expressly requests to move;
                    (B)(i) the tenant reasonably believes that 
                the tenant is threatened with imminent harm 
                from further violence if the tenant remains 
                within the same dwelling unit assisted under a 
                covered housing program; or
                    (ii) the sexual assault, domestic violence, 
                dating violence, or stalking occurred on the 
                premises during the 90-day period preceding the 
                request to move; and
                    (C) the tenant has provided documentation 
                as described in subparagraph (A), (B), (C) or 
                (D) of subsection (c)(3) if requested by a 
                public housing agency or owner or manager;
            (2) incorporates reasonable confidentiality 
        measures to ensure that the public housing agency or 
        owner or manager does not disclose the location of the 
        dwelling unit of a tenant to a person that commits an 
        act of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, or stalking against the tenant;
            (3) describes how the appropriate agency will 
        coordinate relocations or transfers between dwelling 
        units assisted under a covered housing program;
            (4) takes into consideration the existing rules and 
        regulations of the covered housing program;
            (5) is tailored to the specific type of the covered 
        housing program based on the volume and availability of 
        dwelling units under the control or management of the 
        public housing agency, owner, or manager; and
            (6) provides guidance for use in situations in 
        which it is not feasible for an individual public 
        housing agency, owner, or manager to effectuate a 
        transfer.
    (f) Policies and Procedures for Emergency Transfer.--The 
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall establish 
policies and procedures under which a victim requesting an 
emergency transfer under subsection (e) may receive, subject to 
the availability of tenant protection vouchers for assistance 
under section 8(o)(16) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 
(42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)(16)), assistance under such section.
    (g) Implementation.--The appropriate agency with respect to 
each covered housing program shall implement this section, as 
this section applies to the covered housing program.

                  Subtitle O--National Resource Center

SEC. 41501. GRANT FOR NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON WORKPLACE RESPONSES 
                    TO ASSIST VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

    (a) * * *

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    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section $1,000,000 for 
each of [fiscal years 2007 through 2011] fiscal years 2013 
through 2017.

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                  Subtitle P--Sexual Assault Services

SEC. 41601. SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES PROGRAM.

    (a) * * *
    (b) Grants to States and Territories.--
            (1) Grants authorized.--The Attorney General shall 
        award grants to States and territories to support the 
        establishment, maintenance, and expansion of rape 
        crisis centers and [other programs and projects to 
        assist those victimized by sexual assault.] other 
        nongovernmental or tribal programs and projects to 
        assist individuals who have been victimized by sexual 
        assault, without regard to the age of the individual.
            (2) Allocation and use of funds.--
                    (A) * * *
                    (B) Grant funds.--Any funds received by a 
                State or territory under this subsection that 
                are not used for administrative costs shall be 
                used to provide grants to rape crisis centers 
                and other [nonprofit, nongovernmental 
                organizations for programs and activities] 
                nongovernmental or tribal programs and 
                activities within such State or territory that 
                provide direct intervention and related 
                assistance.
                    (C) Intervention and related assistance.--
                Intervention and related assistance under 
                subparagraph (B) may include--
                            (i) * * *

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                            (v) community-based, 
                        [linguistically and] culturally 
                        specific services and support 
                        mechanisms, including outreach 
                        activities for underserved communities; 
                        and

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            (4) Minimum amount.--The Attorney General shall 
        allocate to each State and territory not less than 
        [1.50 percent] 0.75 percent of the total amount 
        appropriated in a fiscal year for grants under this 
        section[, except that the United States Virgin Islands, 
        American Samoa, Guam, the District of Columbia, Puerto 
        Rico, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
        Islands shall each be allocated 0.125 percent of the 
        total appropriations]. The remaining funds shall be 
        allotted to each State and each territory in an amount 
        that bears the same ratio to such remaining funds as 
        the population of such State and such territory bears 
        to the population of all the States and the 
        territories. The District of Columbia shall be treated 
        as a territory for purposes of calculating its 
        allocation under [the preceding formula] this 
        paragraph.

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    (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            (1) In general.--There are authorized to be 
        appropriated [$50,000,000 to remain available until 
        expended for each of the fiscal years 2007 through 
        2011] $40,000,000 to remain available until expended 
        for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017 to carry out 
        the provisions of this section.

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           OMNIBUS CRIME CONTROL AND SAFE STREETS ACT OF 1968



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                  TITLE I--JUSTICE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT

Part A--Office of Justice Programs

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SEC. 109. OFFICE OF AUDIT, ASSESSMENT, AND MANAGEMENT.

    (a) * * *
    (b) Covered Programs.--The programs referred to in 
subsection (a) are the following:
            (1) * * *

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            (3) Any program or activity funded in whole or in 
        part with funds made available under the Violence 
        Against Women Act of 1994 (title IV of Public Law 103-
        322; 108 Stat. 1902), the Violence Against Women Act of 
        2000 (division B of Public Law 106-386; 114 Stat. 
        1491), the Violence Against Women and Department of 
        Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (title IX of Public 
        Law 109-162; 119 Stat. 3080), the Violence Against 
        Women Reauthorization Act of 2012, or any other program 
        or activity funded in whole or in part with funds 
        appropriated for grants, cooperative agreements, and 
        other assistance administered by the Office on Violence 
        Against Women.
            [(3)] (4) Any other grant program carried out by 
        the Department of Justice that the Attorney General 
        considers appropriate.

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                            Part J--Funding

                    AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

    Sec. 1001. (a)(1) * * *

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    (18) There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out 
part T [$225,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 through 
2011] $222,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.
    (19) There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out 
part U [$75,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011] 
$73,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017. Funds 
appropriated under this paragraph shall remain available until 
expended.[.]

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         Part T--Grants To Combat Violent Crimes Against Women

SEC. 2001. PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM AND GRANTS.

    (a) * * *
    (b) Purposes for Which Grants May Be Used.--Grants under 
this part shall provide personnel, training, technical 
assistance, data collection and other [equipment] resources for 
the more widespread apprehension, prosecution, and adjudication 
of persons committing violent crimes against women, for the 
protection and safety of victims, and specifically, for the 
purposes of--
            (1) training law enforcement officers, judges, 
        other court personnel, and prosecutors to more 
        effectively identify and respond to violent crimes 
        against women, including the crimes of [sexual assault, 
        domestic violence, and dating violence] domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking;
            (2) developing, training, or expanding units of law 
        enforcement officers, judges, other court personnel, 
        and prosecutors specifically targeting violent crimes 
        against women, including the crimes of [sexual assault 
        and domestic violence] domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
            (3) developing and implementing more effective 
        police, court, and prosecution policies, protocols, 
        orders, and services specifically devoted to 
        preventing, identifying, and responding to violent 
        crimes against women, including the crimes of [sexual 
        assault and domestic violence] domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well 
        as the appropriate treatment of victims;
            (4) developing, installing, or expanding data 
        collection and communication systems, including 
        computerized systems, linking police, prosecutors, and 
        courts or for the purpose of identifying, classifying, 
        and tracking arrests, protection orders, violations of 
        protection orders, prosecutions, and convictions for 
        violent crimes against women, including the crimes of 
        [sexual assault and domestic violence] domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking;
            (5) developing, enlarging, or strengthening victim 
        services and legal assistance programs, including 
        [sexual assault and domestic violence] domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking 
        programs, developing or improving delivery of victim 
        services to underserved populations, providing 
        specialized domestic violence court advocates in courts 
        where a significant number of protection orders are 
        granted, and increasing reporting and reducing 
        attrition rates for cases involving violent crimes 
        against women, [including crimes of sexual assault, 
        domestic violence, and dating violence;] including 
        crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, and stalking;
            [(6) developing, enlarging, or strengthening 
        programs addressing stalking;]
            [(7)] (6) developing, enlarging, or strengthening 
        programs addressing the needs and circumstances of 
        Indian tribes in dealing with violent crimes against 
        women, including the crimes of [sexual assault and 
        domestic violence] domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, and stalking;
            [(8)] (7) supporting formal and informal statewide, 
        multidisciplinary efforts, to the extent not supported 
        by State funds, to coordinate the response of State law 
        enforcement agencies, prosecutors, courts, victim 
        services agencies, and other State agencies and 
        departments, to violent crimes against women, including 
        the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, [and 
        dating violence] dating violence, and stalking;
            [(9)] (8) training of sexual assault forensic 
        medical personnel examiners in the collection and 
        preservation of evidence, analysis, prevention, and 
        providing expert testimony and treatment of trauma 
        related to sexual assault;
            [(10)] (9) developing, enlarging, or strengthening 
        programs to assist law enforcement, prosecutors, 
        courts, and others to address the needs and 
        circumstances of older and disabled women who are 
        victims of [domestic violence or sexual assault] 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
        stalking, including recognizing, investigating, and 
        prosecuting instances of [such violence or assault] 
        such violence, assault, or stalking and targeting 
        outreach and support, counseling, and other victim 
        services to such older and disabled individuals;
            [(11)] (10) providing assistance to victims of 
        domestic violence and sexual assault in immigration 
        matters;
            [(12)] (11) maintaining core victim services and 
        criminal justice initiatives, while supporting 
        complementary new initiatives and emergency services 
        for victims and their families;
            [(13)] (12) supporting the placement of special 
        victim assistants (to be known as ``Jessica Gonzales 
        Victim Assistants'') in local law enforcement agencies 
        to serve as liaisons between victims of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking 
        and personnel in local law enforcement agencies in 
        order to improve the enforcement of protection orders. 
        Jessica Gonzales Victim Assistants shall have expertise 
        in domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
        or stalking and may undertake the following 
        activities--
                    (A) developing, in collaboration with 
                prosecutors, courts, and victim service 
                providers, standardized response policies for 
                local law enforcement agencies, including 
                [triage protocols to ensure that dangerous or 
                potentially lethal cases are identified and 
                prioritized] the use of evidence-based 
                indicators to assess the risk of domestic and 
                dating violence homicide and prioritize 
                dangerous or potentially lethal cases;

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                    (D) taking other appropriate action to 
                assist or secure the safety of the person 
                seeking enforcement of a protection order; 
                [and]
            [(14) to provide] (13) providing funding to law 
        enforcement agencies, [nonprofit nongovernmental] 
        victim services providers, and State, tribal, 
        territorial, and local governments[,] (which funding 
        stream shall be known as the Crystal Judson Domestic 
        Violence Protocol Program) to promote--
                    (A)  * * *
                    (B) the implementation of protocols within 
                law enforcement agencies to ensure consistent 
                and effective responses to the commission of 
                domestic violence by personnel within such 
                agencies (such as the model policy promulgated 
                by the International Association of Chiefs of 
                Police (``Domestic Violence by Police Officers: 
                A Policy of the IACP, Police Response to 
                Violence Against Women Project'' July 2003)); 
                and
                    (C) the development of such protocols in 
                collaboration with State, tribal, territorial 
                and local victim service providers and domestic 
                violence coalitions[.];
            (14) developing and promoting State, local, or 
        tribal legislation and policies that enhance best 
        practices for responding to domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
            (15) developing, implementing, or enhancing Sexual 
        Assault Response Teams, or other similar coordinated 
        community responses to sexual assault;
            (16) developing and strengthening policies, 
        protocols, best practices, and training for law 
        enforcement agencies and prosecutors relating to the 
        investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases 
        and the appropriate treatment of victims;
            (17) developing, enlarging, or strengthening 
        programs addressing sexual assault against men, women, 
        and youth in correctional and detention settings;
            (18) identifying and conducting inventories of 
        backlogs of sexual assault evidence collection kits and 
        developing protocols and policies for responding to and 
        addressing such backlogs, including protocols and 
        policies for notifying and involving victims; and
            (19) with not more than 5 percent of the total 
        amount allocated to a State for this part, developing, 
        enhancing, or strengthening prevention and educational 
        programming to address domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Any law enforcement, State, tribal, territorial, or local 
government agency receiving funding under the Crystal Judson 
Domestic Violence Protocol Program under [paragraph (14)]  
paragraph (13) shall on an annual basis, receive additional 
training on the topic of incidents of domestic violence 
committed by law enforcement personnel from domestic violence 
and sexual assault nonprofit organizations and, after a period 
of 2 years, provide a report of the adopted protocol to the 
Department of Justice, including a summary of progress in 
implementing such protocol.

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    (d) Tribal Coalition Grants.--
            (1) Purpose.--The Attorney General shall award 
        grants to tribal domestic violence and sexual assault 
        coalitions for purposes of--
                    (A) * * *
                    (B) enhancing the response to violence 
                against American Indian and Alaska Native women 
                at the tribal, Federal, and State levels; [and]
                    (C) identifying and providing technical 
                assistance to coalition membership and tribal 
                communities to enhance access to essential 
                services to American Indian women victimized by 
                domestic and sexual violence[.]; and
                    (D) developing and promoting State, local, 
                or tribal legislation and policies that enhance 
                best practices for responding to violent crimes 
                against Indian women, including the crimes of 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, stalking, and sex trafficking.
            (2) Grants to tribal coalitions.--The Attorney 
        General shall award grants under paragraph (1) to--
                    (A) * * *
                    (B) [individuals or] organizations that 
                propose to incorporate as nonprofit, 
                nongovernmental tribal coalitions to address 
                domestic violence and sexual assault against 
                American Indian and Alaska Native women.

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SEC. 2007. STATE GRANTS.

    (a) General Grants.--The Attorney General may make grants 
to States, for use by States, State and local courts (including 
juvenile courts), units of local government, [nonprofit 
nongovernmental victim services programs] victim service 
providers, and Indian tribal governments for the purposes 
described in section 2001(b).
    (b) Amounts.--Of the amounts appropriated for the purposes 
of this part--
            (1) * * *

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            (6) the remaining funds shall be available for 
        grants to applicants in each State in an amount that 
        bears the same ratio to the amount of remaining funds 
        as the population of the State bears to the population 
        of all of the States that results from a distribution 
        among the States on the basis of each State's 
        population in relation to the population of all States 
        [(not including populations of Indian tribes)].
    (c) Qualification.--Upon satisfying the terms of subsection 
(d), any State shall be qualified for funds provided under this 
part upon certification that--
            (1) * * *
            [(2) grantees and subgrantees shall develop a plan 
        for implementation and shall consult and coordinate 
        with nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services 
        programs, including sexual assault and domestic 
        violence victim services programs and describe how the 
        State will address the needs of underserved 
        populations;]
            (2) grantees and subgrantees shall develop a plan 
        for implementation and may consult and coordinate 
        with--
                    (A) the State sexual assault coalition;
                    (B) the State domestic violence coalition;
                    (C) the law enforcement entities within the 
                State;
                    (D) prosecution offices;
                    (E) State and local courts;
                    (F) tribal governments or tribal coalitions 
                in those States with State or federally 
                recognized Indian tribes;
                    (G) representatives from underserved 
                populations;
                    (H) victim service providers;
                    (I) population specific organizations; and
                    (J) other entities that the State or the 
                Attorney General identifies as necessary for 
                the planning process;
            (3) grantees shall coordinate the State 
        implementation plan described in paragraph (2) with the 
        State plans described in section 307 of the Family 
        Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10407) 
        and the plans described in the Victims of Crime Act of 
        1984 (42 U.S.C. 10601 et seq.) and section 393A of the 
        Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280b-1b); and
            [(3)] (4) of the amount granted--
                    (A) not less than 25 percent shall be 
                allocated for law enforcement [and not less 
                than 25 percent shall be allocated for 
                prosecutors];
                    (B) not less than 25 percent shall be 
                allocated for prosecutors;
                    (C) for each fiscal year beginning on or 
                after the date that is 2 years after the date 
                of enactment of the Violence Against Women 
                Reauthorization Act of 2012, not less than 20 
                percent shall be allocated for programs or 
                projects that meaningfully address sexual 
                assault, including stranger rape, acquaintance 
                rape, alcohol or drug-facilitated rape, and 
                rape within the context of an intimate partner 
                relationship;
                    [(B)] (D) not less than 30 percent shall be 
                allocated for victims services of which at 
                least 10 percent shall be distributed to 
                [culturally specific community-based] 
                population specific organizations; and
                    [(C)] (E) not less than 5 percent shall be 
                allocated for State and local courts (including 
                juvenile courts)[; and].
            [(4) any Federal funds received under this part 
        shall be used to supplement, not supplant, non-Federal 
        funds that would otherwise be available for activities 
        funded under this subtitle.]
    [(d) Application Requirements.--The application 
requirements provided in section 513 shall apply to grants made 
under this part. In addition, each application submitted by a 
State shall include the certifications of qualification 
required by subsection (c), including documentation from 
nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services programs, describing 
their participation in developing the plan required by 
subsection (c)(2). In addition, each application submitted by a 
State or tribal government shall include--
            [(1) documentation from the prosecution, law 
        enforcement, court, and victim services programs to be 
        assisted, demonstrating--
                    [(A) need for the grant funds;
                    [(B) intended use of the grant funds;
                    [(C) expected results from the use of grant 
                funds; and
                    [(D) demographic characteristics of the 
                populations to be served, including age, 
                marital status, disability, race, ethnicity and 
                language background;
            [(2) proof of compliance with the requirements for 
        the payment of forensic medical exams provided in 
        section 2010; and
            [(3) proof of compliance with the requirements for 
        paying filing and service fees for domestic violence 
        cases provided in section 2011; and
            [(4) documentation showing that tribal, 
        territorial, State or local prosecution, law 
        enforcement, and courts have consulted with tribal, 
        territorial, State, or local victim service programs 
        during the course of developing their grant 
        applications in order to ensure that proposed services, 
        activities and equipment acquisitions are designed to 
        promote the safety, confidentiality, and economic 
        independence of victims of domestic violence, sexual 
        assault, stalking, and dating violence.]
    (d) Application Requirements.--An application for a grant 
under this part shall include--
            (1) the certifications of qualification required 
        under subsection (c);
            (2) proof of compliance with the requirements for 
        the payment of forensic medical exams and judicial 
        notification, described in section 2010;
            (3) proof of compliance with the requirements for 
        paying fees and costs relating to domestic violence and 
        protection order cases described in section 2011;
            (4) proof of compliance with the requirements 
        prohibiting polygraph examinations of victims of sexual 
        assault described in section 2013;
            (5) an implementation plan required under 
        subsection (i); and
            (6) any other documentation that the Attorney 
        General may require.
    (e) Disbursement.--
            (1) * * *
            (2) Regulations.--In disbursing monies under this 
        part, the Attorney General shall issue regulations to 
        ensure that States will--
                    (A) give priority to areas of varying 
                geographic size with the greatest showing of 
                need based on the availability of existing 
                [domestic violence and sexual assault] domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking programs in the population and 
                geographic area to be served in relation to the 
                availability of such programs in other such 
                populations and geographic areas;

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                    (D) recognize and meaningfully respond to 
                the needs of underserved populations and ensure 
                that monies set aside to fund [linguistically 
                and culturally] population specific services 
                and activities for underserved populations are 
                distributed equitably among those populations.
            (3) Conditions.--In disbursing grants under this 
        part, the Attorney General may impose reasonable 
        conditions on grant awards disbursed after the date of 
        enactment of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization 
        Act of 2012 to ensure that the States meet statutory, 
        regulatory, and other programs requirements.
    (f) Federal Share.--The Federal share of a grant made under 
this subtitle may not exceed 75 percent of the total costs of 
the projects described in the application submitted[.], except 
that, for purposes of this subsection, the costs of the 
projects for victim services or tribes for which there is an 
exemption under section 40002(b)(1) of the Violence Against 
Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13925(b)(1)) shall not count 
toward the total costs of the projects.

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    (i) Implementation Plans.--A State applying for a grant 
under this part shall--
            (1) develop an implementation plan in consultation 
        with representatives of the entities listed in 
        subsection (c)(2), that identifies how the State will 
        use the funds awarded under this part; and
            (2) submit to the Attorney General as part of the 
        application submitted in accordance with subsection 
        (d)--
                    (A) the implementation plan developed under 
                paragraph (1);
                    (B) documentation from each member of the 
                planning committee with respect to the member's 
                participation in the planning process;
                    (C) documentation from the prosecution, law 
                enforcement, court, and victim services 
                programs to be assisted, describing--
                            (i) the need for the grant funds;
                            (ii) the intended use of the grant 
                        funds;
                            (iii) the expected result of the 
                        grant funds; and
                            (iv) the demographic 
                        characteristics of the populations to 
                        be served, including age, disability, 
                        race, ethnicity, and language 
                        background;
                    (D) a description of how the State will 
                ensure that any subgrantees will consult with 
                victim service providers during the course of 
                developing their grant applications to ensure 
                that the proposed activities are designed to 
                promote the safety, confidentiality, and 
                economic independence of victims;
                    (E) demographic data on the distribution of 
                underserved populations within the State and a 
                description of how the State will meet the 
                needs of underserved populations, including the 
                minimum allocation for population specific 
                services required under subsection (c)(4)(C);
                    (F) a description of how the State plans to 
                meet the requirements pursuant to regulations 
                issued under subsection (e)(2);
                    (G) goals and objectives for reducing 
                domestic and dating violence-related homicides 
                within the State; and
                    (H) any other information requested by the 
                Attorney General.
    (j) Reallocation of Funds.--A State may use any returned or 
remaining funds for any authorized purpose under this part if--
            (1) funds from a subgrant awarded under this part 
        are returned to the State; or
            (2) the State does not receive sufficient eligible 
        applications to award the full funding within the 
        allocations under subsection (c)(4).

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SEC. 2010. RAPE EXAM PAYMENTS.

    (a) Restriction of Funds.--
            [(1) In general.--A State, Indian tribal 
        government, or unit of local government, shall not be 
        entitled to funds under this part unless the State, 
        Indian tribal government, unit of local government, or 
        another governmental entity incurs the full out-of-
        pocket cost of forensic medical exams described in 
        subsection (b) for victims of sexual assault.]
            (1) In general.--A State, Indian tribal government, 
        or unit of local government shall not be entitled to 
        funds under this subchapter unless the State, Indian 
        tribal government, unit of local government, or another 
        governmental entity--
                    (A) incurs the full out-of-pocket cost of 
                forensic medical exams described in subsection 
                (b) for victims of sexual assault; and
                    (B) coordinates with health care providers 
                in the region to notify victims of sexual 
                assault of the availability of rape exams at no 
                cost to the victims.

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    (b) Medical Costs.--A State, Indian tribal government, or 
unit of local government shall be deemed to incur the full out-
of-pocket cost of forensic medical exams for victims of sexual 
assault if any government entity--
            (1) provides such exams to victims free of charge 
        to the victim; or
            (2) arranges for victims to obtain such exams free 
        of charge to the victims[; or].
            [(3) reimburses victims for the cost of such exams 
        if--
                    [(A) the reimbursement covers the full cost 
                of such exams, without any deductible 
                requirement or limit on the amount of a 
                reimbursement;
                    [(B) the reimbursing governmental entity 
                permits victims to apply for reimbursement for 
                not less than one year from the date of the 
                exam;
                    [(C) the reimbursing governmental entity 
                provides reimbursement not later than 90 days 
                after written notification of the victim's 
                expense; and
                    [(D) the State, Indian tribal government, 
                unit of local government, or reimbursing 
                governmental entity provides information at the 
                time of the exam to all victims, including 
                victims with limited or no English proficiency, 
                regarding how to obtain reimbursement.]
    (c) Use of Funds.--A State or Indian tribal government may 
use Federal grant funds under this part to pay for forensic 
medical exams performed by trained examiners for victims of 
sexual assault[, except that such funds may not be used to pay 
for forensic medical exams by any State, Indian tribal 
government, or territorial government that requires victims of 
sexual assault to seek reimbursement for such exams from their 
insurance carriers.].
    [(d) Rule of Construction.--(1) In general.--in this 
section shall be construed to permit a State, Indian tribal 
government, or territorial government to require a victim of 
sexual assault to participate in the criminal justice system or 
cooperate with law enforcement in order to be provided with a 
forensic medical exam, reimbursement for charges incurred on 
account of such an exam, or both.
            [(2) Compliance period.--States, territories, and 
        Indian tribal governments shall have 3 years from the 
        date of enactment of the Violence Against Women and 
        Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 to 
        come into compliance with this subsection.]
    (d) Noncooperation.--
            (1) In general.--To be in compliance with this 
        section, a State, Indian tribal government, or unit of 
        local government shall comply with subsection (b) 
        without regard to whether the victim participates in 
        the criminal justice system or cooperates with law 
        enforcement.
            (2) Compliance period.--States, territories, and 
        Indian tribal governments shall have 3 years from the 
        date of enactment of the Violence Against Women 
        Reauthorization Act of 2012 to come into compliance 
        with this subsection.

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SEC. 2011. COSTS FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES AND PROTECTION ORDERS.

    (a) In General.--A State, Indian tribal government, or unit 
of local government, shall not be entitled to funds under this 
part unless the State, Indian tribal government, or unit of 
local government--
            (1) certifies that its laws, policies, and 
        practices do not require, in connection with the 
        prosecution of any misdemeanor or felony domestic 
        violence offense, or in connection with the filing, 
        issuance, registration, modification, enforcement, 
        dismissal, or service of a protection order, or a 
        petition for a protection order, to protect a victim of 
        [domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault] 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
        stalking, that the victim bear the costs associated 
        with the filing of criminal charges against the 
        offender, or the costs associated with the filing, 
        issuance, registration, modification, enforcement, 
        dismissal, or service of a warrant, protection order, 
        petition for a protection order, or witness subpoena, 
        whether issued inside or outside the State, tribal, or 
        local jurisdiction; or

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SEC. 2015. GRANTS TO INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS.

    (a) Grants.--The Attorney General may make grants to Indian 
tribal governments or authorized designees of Indian tribal 
governments to--
            (1) * * *
            (2) increase tribal capacity to respond to domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex 
        trafficking, and stalking crimes against Indian women;

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            (4) enhance services to Indian women victimized by 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex 
        trafficking, and stalking;
            (5) work in cooperation with the community to 
        develop education and prevention strategies directed 
        toward issues of domestic violence, dating violence, 
        [and stalking programs and to address the needs of 
        children exposed to domestic violence;] sexual assault, 
        sex trafficking, and stalking;

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            (7) provide transitional housing for victims of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex 
        trafficking, or stalking, including rental or utilities 
        payments assistance and assistance with related 
        expenses such as security deposits and other costs 
        incidental to relocation to transitional housing, and 
        support services to enable a victim of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex 
        trafficking, or stalking to locate and secure permanent 
        housing and integrate into a community; [and]
            (8) provide legal assistance necessary to provide 
        effective aid to victims of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, stalking, sex trafficking, or sexual assault 
        who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a 
        consequence of that abuse or violence, at minimal or no 
        cost to the victims[.];
            (9) provide services to address the needs of youth 
        who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, sex trafficking, or stalking and the 
        needs of children exposed to domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including 
        support for the nonabusing parent or the caretaker of 
        the child; and
            (10) develop and promote legislation and policies 
        that enhance best practices for responding to violent 
        crimes against Indian women, including the crimes of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex 
        trafficking, and stalking.

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              PART U--GRANTS TO ENCOURAGE ARREST POLICIES

SEC. 2101. GRANTS.

    (a) * * *
    (b) Grant Authority.--The Attorney General may make grants 
to eligible [States, Indian tribal governments, State, tribal, 
territorial, and local courts (including juvenile courts), or 
units of local government] grantees for the following purposes:
            (1) To implement proarrest programs and policies in 
        police departments, including policies for protection 
        order violations and enforcement of protection orders 
        across State and tribal lines.
            (2) To develop policies, educational programs, 
        protection order registries, [and training in police 
        departments to improve tracking of cases] data 
        collection systems, and training in police departments 
        to improve tracking of cases and classification of 
        complaints involving domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Policies, 
        educational programs, protection order registries, and 
        training described in this paragraph shall incorporate 
        confidentiality, and privacy protections for victims of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking.

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            (4) To coordinate computer tracking systems and 
        provide the appropriate training and education about 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking to ensure communication between police, 
        prosecutors, parole and probation officers, and both 
        criminal and family courts.
            (5) To strengthen legal advocacy service programs 
        and other victim services for victims of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking, including strengthening assistance to such 
        victims in immigration matters.
            (6) To educate [judges] Federal, State, tribal, 
        territorial, and local judges, and court-based and 
        court-related personnel in criminal and civil courts 
        (including juvenile courts) about domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to 
        improve judicial handling of such cases.

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            (8) To develop or strengthen policies and training 
        for police, prosecutors, and the judiciary in 
        recognizing, investigating, and prosecuting instances 
        of domestic violence [and sexual assault], dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking against older 
        individuals (as defined in section 102 of the Older 
        Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3002)) and individuals 
        with disabilities (as defined in section 3(2) of the 
        Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 
        12102(2))).

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            (10) To plan, develop and establish comprehensive 
        victim service and support centers, such as family 
        justice centers, designed to bring together victim 
        advocates from [non-profit, non-governmental victim 
        services organizations,] victim service providers, 
        population specific organizations, law enforcement 
        officers, prosecutors, probation officers, governmental 
        victim assistants, forensic medical professionals, 
        civil legal attorneys, chaplains, legal advocates, 
        representatives from community-based organizations and 
        other relevant public or private agencies or 
        organizations into one centralized location, in order 
        to improve safety, access to services, and 
        confidentiality for victims and families. Although 
        funds may be used to support the colocation of project 
        partners under this paragraph, funds may not support 
        construction or major renovation expenses or activities 
        that fall outside of the scope of the other statutory 
        purpose areas.

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            (14) To develop and implement training programs for 
        prosecutors and other prosecution-related personnel 
        regarding best practices to ensure offender 
        accountability, victim safety, and victim consultation 
        in cases involving domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, and stalking.
            (15) To develop or strengthen policies, protocols, 
        and training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, 
        and the judiciary in recognizing, investigating, and 
        prosecuting instances of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
            (16) To develop and promote State, local, or tribal 
        legislation and policies that enhance best practices 
        for responding to the crimes of domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, 
        including the appropriate treatment of victims.
            (17) To develop, implement, or enhance sexual 
        assault nurse examiner programs or sexual assault 
        forensic examiner programs, including the hiring and 
        training of such examiners.
            (18) To develop, implement, or enhance Sexual 
        Assault Response Teams or similar coordinated community 
        responses to sexual assault.
            (19) To develop and strengthen policies, protocols, 
        and training for law enforcement officers and 
        prosecutors regarding the investigation and prosecution 
        of sexual assault cases and the appropriate treatment 
        of victims of sexual assault.
            (20) To provide the following human 
        immunodeficiency virus services for victims of sexual 
        assault:
                    (A) Testing.
                    (B) Counseling.
                    (C) Prophylaxis.
            (21) To identify and inventory backlogs of sexual 
        assault evidence collection kits and to develop 
        protocols for responding to and addressing such 
        backlogs, including policies and protocols for 
        notifying and involving victims.
            (22) To develop multidisciplinary high-risk teams 
        focusing on reducing domestic violence and dating 
        violence homicides by--
                    (A) using evidence-based indicators to 
                assess the risk of homicide and link high-risk 
                victims to immediate crisis intervention 
                services;
                    (B) identifying and managing high-risk 
                offenders; and
                    (C) providing ongoing victim advocacy and 
                referrals to comprehensive services including 
                legal, housing, health care, and economic 
                assistance.
    (c) Eligibility.--Eligible [grantees are States] grantees 
are--
            (1) States, Indian tribal governments State and 
        local courts (including juvenile courts),[,] or units 
        of local government that--
            [(1)] (A) except for a court, certify that their 
        laws or official policies--
                    [(A)] (i) encourage or mandate arrests of 
                domestic violence offenders based on probable 
                cause that an offense has been committed; and
                    [(B)] (ii) encourage or mandate arrest of 
                domestic violence offenders who violate the 
                terms of a valid and outstanding protection 
                order;
            [(2)] (B) except for a court, demonstrate that 
        their laws, policies, or practices and their training 
        programs discourage dual arrests of offender and 
        victim;
            [(3)] (C) certify that their laws, policies, or 
        practices prohibit issuance of mutual restraining 
        orders of protection except in cases where both spouses 
        file a claim and the court makes detailed findings of 
        fact indicating that both spouses acted primarily as 
        aggressors and that neither spouse acted primarily in 
        self-defense;
            [(4)] (D) certify that their laws, policies, and 
        practices do not require, in connection with the 
        prosecution of any misdemeanor or felony domestic 
        violence offense, or in connection with the filing, 
        issuance, registration, modification, enforcement, 
        dismissal, or service of a protection order, or a 
        petition for a protection order, to protect a victim of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual 
        assault, that the victim bear the costs associated with 
        the filing of criminal charges against the offender, or 
        the costs associated with the filing, issuance, 
        registration, modification, enforcement, dismissal, or 
        service of a warrant, protection order, petition for a 
        protection order, or witness subpoena, whether issued 
        inside or outside the State, tribal, or local 
        jurisdiction; [and]
            [(5)] (E) certify that[, not later than 3 years 
        after the date of enactment of this section,] their 
        laws, policies, or practices will ensure that--
                    [(A)] (i) no law enforcement officer, 
                prosecuting officer or other government 
                official shall ask or require an adult, youth, 
                or child victim of a sex offense as defined 
                under Federal, tribal, State, territorial, or 
                local law to submit to a polygraph examination 
                or other truth telling device as a condition 
                for proceeding with the investigation of such 
                an offense; and
                    [(B)] (ii) the refusal of a victim to 
                submit to an examination described in 
                [subparagraph (A)] clause (i) shall not prevent 
                the investigation of the offense[.]; and
            (2) a State, tribal, or territorial domestic 
        violence or sexual assault coalition or a victim 
        service provider that partners with a State, Indian 
        tribal government, or unit of local government that 
        certifies that the State, Indian tribal government, or 
        unit of local government meets the requirements under 
        paragraph (1).
    (d) Speedy Notice to Victims.--A State or unit of local 
government shall not be entitled to 5 percent of the funds 
allocated under this part unless the State or unit of local 
government--
            (1) certifies that it has a law, policy, or 
        regulation that requires--
                    (A) the State or unit of local government 
                at the request of a victim to administer to a 
                defendant, against whom an information or 
                indictment is presented for a crime in which by 
                force or threat of force the perpetrator 
                compels the victim to engage in sexual 
                activity, testing for the immunodeficiency 
                virus (HIV) not later than 48 hours after the 
                date on which the information or indictment is 
                presented and the defendant is in custody or 
                has been served with the information or 
                indictment;

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            (2) gives the Attorney General assurances that [it] 
        its laws and regulations will be in compliance with 
        requirements of paragraph (1) within the later of--
                    (A) * * *

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    (f) Allocation for Tribal Coalitions.--Of the amounts 
appropriated for purposes of this part for each fiscal year, 
not less than 5 percent shall be available for grants under 
section 2001(d) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets 
Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg(d)).
    (g) Allocation for Sexual Assault.--Of the amounts 
appropriated for purposes of this part for each fiscal year, 
not less than 25 percent shall be available for projects that 
address sexual assault, including stranger rape, acquaintance 
rape, alcohol or drug-facilitated rape, and rape within the 
context of an intimate partner relationship.

SEC. 2102. APPLICATIONS.

    (a) Application.--An eligible grantee shall submit an 
application to the Attorney General that--
            (1) contains a certification by the chief executive 
        officer of the State, Indian tribal government, court, 
        or local government entity that the conditions of 
        section 2101(c) are met or will be met within the later 
        of--
                    (A) * * *

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            (4) includes documentation from [nonprofit, private 
        sexual assault and domestic violence programs] victim 
        service providers and, as appropriate, population 
        specific organizations demonstrating their 
        participation in developing the application, and 
        identifying such programs in which such groups will be 
        consulted for development and implementation.

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           PART LL--NATIONAL CENTER FOR CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY

SEC. 3021. NATIONAL CENTER FOR CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY.

    (a) Authority to Establish and Operate Center.--
            (1) In general.--The Director of the Office of 
        Community Oriented Policing Services is authorized to 
        establish and operate a National Center for Campus 
        Public Safety (referred to in this section as the 
        ``Center'').
            (2) Grant authority.--The Director of the Office of 
        Community Oriented Policing Services is authorized to 
        award grants to institutions of higher education and 
        other nonprofit organizations to assist in carrying out 
        the functions of the Center required under subsection 
        (b).
    (b) Functions of the Center.--The center shall--
            (1) provide quality education and training for 
        campus public safety agencies of institutions of higher 
        education and the agencies' collaborative partners, 
        including campus mental health agencies;
            (2) foster quality research to strengthen the 
        safety and security of institutions of higher 
        education;
            (3) serve as a clearinghouse for the identification 
        and dissemination of information, policies, procedures, 
        and best practices relevant to campus public safety, 
        including off-campus housing safety, the prevention of 
        violence against persons and property, and emergency 
        response and evacuation procedures;
            (4) develop protocols, in conjunction with the 
        Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, 
        the Secretary of Education, State, local, and tribal 
        governments and law enforcement agencies, private and 
        nonprofit organizations and associations, and other 
        stakeholders, to prevent, protect against, respond to, 
        and recover from, natural and man-made emergencies or 
        dangerous situations involving an immediate threat to 
        the health or safety of the campus community;
            (5) promote the development and dissemination of 
        effective behavioral threat assessment and management 
        models to prevent campus violence;
            (6) coordinate campus safety information (including 
        ways to increase off-campus housing safety) and 
        resources available from the Department of Justice, the 
        Department of Homeland Security, the Department of 
        Education, State, local, and tribal governments and law 
        enforcement agencies, and private and nonprofit 
        organizations and associations;
            (7) increase cooperation, collaboration, and 
        consistency in prevention, response, and problem-
        solving methods among law enforcement, mental health, 
        and other agencies and jurisdictions serving 
        institutions of higher education;
            (8) develop standardized formats and models for 
        mutual aid agreements and memoranda of understanding 
        between campus security agencies and other public 
        safety organizations and mental health agencies; and
            (9) report annually to Congress and the Attorney 
        General on activities performed by the Center during 
        the previous 12 months.
    (c) Coordination With Available Resources.--In establishing 
the Center, the Director of the Office of Community Oriented 
Policing Services shall--
            (1) consult with the Secretary of Homeland 
        Security, the Secretary of Education, and the Attorney 
        General of each State; and
            (2) coordinate the establishment and operation of 
        the Center with campus public safety resources that may 
        be available within the Department of Homeland Security 
        and the Department of Education.
    (d) Definition of Institution of Higher Education.--In this 
section, the term ``institution of higher education'' has the 
meaning given the term in section 101 of the Higher Education 
Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001).

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         SECTION 1201 OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 2000

SEC. 1201. LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS.

    (a) In General.--The purpose of this section is to enable 
the Attorney General to award grants to increase the 
availability of civil and criminal legal assistance necessary 
to provide effective aid to adult and youth victims of domestic 
violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault who are 
seeking relief in legal matters [arising as a consequence of] 
relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence, at 
minimal or no cost to the victims. Criminal legal assistance 
provided for under this section shall be limited to criminal 
matters relating to or arising out of domestic violence, sexual 
assault, dating violence, and stalking.
    (b) Definitions and Grant Conditions.--In this section, the 
definitions and grant conditions provided in section 40002 of 
the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 shall apply.
    (c) Legal Assistance for Victims Grants.--The Attorney 
General may award grants under this subsection to private 
nonprofit entities, Indian tribal governments and tribal 
organizations, territorial organizations, and publicly funded 
organizations not acting in a governmental capacity such as law 
schools, and which shall be used--
            (1) to implement, expand, and establish cooperative 
        efforts and projects between domestic violence, dating 
        violence, and sexual assault [victim services 
        organizations] victim service providers and legal 
        assistance providers to provide legal assistance for 
        victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
        stalking, and sexual assault;

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            [(3) to provide training, technical assistance, and 
        data collection to improve the capacity of grantees and 
        other entities to offer legal assistance to victims of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and 
        sexual assault.]
            (3) to implement, expand, and establish efforts and 
        projects to provide competent, supervised pro bono 
        legal assistance for victims of domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
    (d) Eligibility.--To be eligible for a grant under 
subsection (c), applicants shall certify in writing that--
            (1) any person providing legal assistance through a 
        program funded under [subsection (c) has completed or 
        will complete training in connection with domestic 
        violence, dating violence, or sexual assault and 
        related legal issues;] this section--
                    (A) has demonstrated expertise in providing 
                legal assistance or advocacy to victims of 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking in the targeted 
                population; or
                    (B)(i) is partnered with an entity or 
                person that has demonstrated expertise 
                described in subparagraph (A); and
                    (ii) has completed, or will complete, 
                training in connection with domestic violence, 
                dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault 
                and related legal issues, including training on 
                evidence-based risk factors for domestic and 
                dating violence homicide;
            (2) any training program conducted in satisfaction 
        of the requirement of paragraph (1) has been or will be 
        developed with input from and in collaboration with a 
        tribal, State, territorial, or local domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault or [stalking 
        organization] stalking victim service provider or 
        coalition, as well as appropriate tribal, State, 
        territorial, and local law enforcement officials;

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    (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            (1) In general.--There is authorized to be 
        appropriated to carry out [this section $65,000,000 for 
        each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.] this section 
        $57,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.
            (2) Allocation of funds.--
                    (A) * * *

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                    (D) Of the amount made available under this 
                subsection in each fiscal year, not more than 
                10 percent may be used for purposes described 
                in subsection (c)(3).

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       VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING AND VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT OF 2000



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DIVISION B--VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 2000

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        TITLE III--LIMITING THE EFFECTS OF VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN

[SEC. 10402. SAFE HAVENS FOR CHILDREN.

    [(a) In General.--The Attorney General, through the 
Director of the Office on Violence Against Women, may award 
grants to States, units of local government, and Indian tribal 
governments that propose to enter into or expand the scope of 
existing contracts and cooperative agreements with public or 
private nonprofit entities
            [(1) to provide supervised visitation and safe 
        visitation exchange of children by and between parents 
        in situations involving domestic violence, dating 
        violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking;
            [(2) to protect children from the trauma of 
        witnessing domestic or dating violence or experiencing 
        abduction, injury, or death during parent and child 
        visitation exchanges;
            [(3) to protect parents or caretakers who are 
        victims of domestic and dating violence from 
        experiencing further violence, abuse, and threats 
        during child visitation exchanges; and
            [(4) to protect children from the trauma of 
        experiencing sexual assault or other forms of physical 
        assault or abuse during parent and child visitation and 
        visitation exchanges.
    [(b) Considerations.--In awarding grants under subsection 
(a), the Attorney General shall take into account--
            [(1) the number of families to be served by the 
        proposed visitation programs and services;
            [(2) the extent to which the proposed supervised 
        visitation programs and services serve underserved 
        populations (as defined in section 2003 of title I of 
        the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 
        (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-2));
            [(3) with respect to an applicant for a contract or 
        cooperative agreement, the extent to which the 
        applicant demonstrates cooperation and collaboration 
        with nonprofit, nongovernmental entities in the local 
        community served, including the State or tribal 
        domestic violence coalition, State or tribal sexual 
        assault coalition, local shelters, and programs for 
        domestic violence and sexual assault victims; and
            [(4) the extent to which the applicant demonstrates 
        coordination and collaboration with State and local 
        court systems, including mechanisms for communication 
        and referral.
    [(c) Applicant Requirements.--The Attorney General shall 
award grants for contracts and cooperative agreements to 
applicants that--
            [(1) demonstrate expertise in the area of family 
        violence, including the areas of domestic violence or 
        sexual assault, as appropriate;
            [(2) ensure that any fees charged to individuals 
        for use of programs and services are based on the 
        income of those individuals, unless otherwise provided 
        by court order;
            [(3) demonstrate that adequate security measures, 
        including adequate facilities, procedures, and 
        personnel capable of preventing violence, are in place 
        for the operation of supervised visitation programs and 
        services or safe visitation exchange; and
            [(4) prescribe standards by which the supervised 
        visitation or safe visitation exchange will occur.
    [(d) Reporting.--
            [(1) In general.--Not later than 1 month after the 
        end of each even-numbered fiscal year, the Attorney 
        General shall submit to Congress a report that includes 
        information concerning--
                    [(A) the number of--
                            [(i) individuals served and the 
                        number of individuals turned away from 
                        visitation programs and services and 
                        safe visitation exchange (categorized 
                        by State);
                            [(ii) the number of individuals 
                        from underserved populations served and 
                        turned away from services; and
                            [(iii) the type of problems that 
                        underlie the need for supervised 
                        visitation or safe visitation exchange, 
                        such as domestic violence, child abuse, 
                        sexual assault, other physical abuse, 
                        or a combination of such factors;
                    [(B) the numbers of supervised visitations 
                or safe visitation exchanges ordered under this 
                section during custody determinations under a 
                separation or divorce decree or protection 
                order, through child protection services or 
                other social services agencies, or by any other 
                order of a civil, criminal, juvenile, or family 
                court;
                    [(C) the process by which children or 
                abused partners are protected during 
                visitations, temporary custody transfers, and 
                other activities for which supervised 
                visitation is established under this section;
                    [(D) safety and security problems occurring 
                during the reporting period during supervised 
                visitation under this section, including the 
                number of parental abduction cases; and
                    [(E) the number of parental abduction cases 
                in a judicial district using supervised 
                visitation programs and services under this 
                section, both as identified in criminal 
                prosecution and custody violations.
            [(2) Guidelines.--The Attorney General shall 
        establish guidelines for the collection and reporting 
        of data under this subsection.
    [(e) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            [(1) In general.--There is authorized to be 
        appropriated to carry out this section, $20,000,000 for 
        each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011. Funds 
        appropriated under this section shall remain available 
        until expended.
            [(2) Use of funds.--Of the amounts appropriated to 
        carry out this section for each fiscal year, the 
        Attorney General shall--
                    [(A) use not more than 3 percent for 
                evaluation, monitoring, site visits, grantee 
                conferences, and other administrative costs 
                associated with conducting activities under 
                this section; and
                    [(B) set aside not more than 8 percent for 
                technical assistance and training to be 
                provided by organizations having nationally 
                recognized expertise in the design of safe and 
                secure supervised visitation programs and 
                visitation exchange of children in situations 
                involving domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, or stalking.
    [(f) Allotment for Indian Tribes.--
            [(1) In general.--Not less than 10 percent of the 
        total amount available under this section for each 
        fiscal year shall be available for grants under the 
        program authorized by section 2015 of the Omnibus Crime 
        Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-
        10).
            [(2) Applicability of part.--The requirements of 
        this section shall not apply to funds allocated for the 
        program described in paragraph (1).]

SEC. 1301. COURT TRAINING AND SUPERVISED VISITATION IMPROVEMENTS.

    (a) In General.--The Attorney General may make grants to 
States, units of local government, courts (including juvenile 
courts), Indian tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, 
legal services providers, and victim services providers to 
improve the response of all aspects of the civil and criminal 
justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, 
dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or in cases 
involving allegations of child sexual abuse.
    (b) Use of Funds.--A grant under this section may be used 
to--
            (1) provide supervised visitation and safe 
        visitation exchange of children and youth by and 
        between parents in situations involving domestic 
        violence, dating violence, child sexual abuse, sexual 
        assault, or stalking;
            (2) develop and promote State, local, and tribal 
        legislation, policies, and best practices for improving 
        civil and criminal court functions, responses, 
        practices, and procedures in cases involving a history 
        of domestic violence or sexual assault, or in cases 
        involving allegations of child sexual abuse, including 
        cases in which the victim proceeds pro se;
            (3) educate court-based and court-related personnel 
        (including custody evaluators and guardians ad litem) 
        and child protective services workers on the dynamics 
        of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
        and stalking, including information on perpetrator 
        behavior, evidence-based risk factors for domestic and 
        dating violence homicide, and on issues relating to the 
        needs of victims, including safety, security, privacy, 
        and confidentiality, including cases in which the 
        victim proceeds pro se;
            (4) provide adequate resources in juvenile court 
        matters to respond to domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault (including child sexual 
        abuse), and stalking and ensure necessary services 
        dealing with the physical health and mental health of 
        victims are available;
            (5) enable courts or court-based or court-related 
        programs to develop or enhance--
                    (A) court infrastructure (such as 
                specialized courts, consolidated courts, 
                dockets, intake centers, or interpreter 
                services);
                    (B) community-based initiatives within the 
                court system (such as court watch programs, 
                victim assistants, pro se victim assistance 
                programs, or community-based supplementary 
                services);
                    (C) offender management, monitoring, and 
                accountability programs;
                    (D) safe and confidential information-
                storage and information-sharing databases 
                within and between court systems;
                    (E) education and outreach programs to 
                improve community access, including enhanced 
                access for underserved populations; and
                    (F) other projects likely to improve court 
                responses to domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
            (6) collect data and provide training and technical 
        assistance, including developing State, local, and 
        tribal model codes and policies, to improve the 
        capacity of grantees and communities to address the 
        civil justice needs of victims of domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who have 
        legal representation, who are proceeding pro se, or who 
        are proceeding with the assistance of a legal advocate; 
        and
            (7) improve training and education to assist 
        judges, judicial personnel, attorneys, child welfare 
        personnel, and legal advocates in the civil justice 
        system regarding domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, stalking, or child abuse.
    (c) Considerations.--
            (1) In general.--In making grants for purposes 
        described in paragraphs (1) through (6) of subsection 
        (b), the Attorney General shall consider--
                    (A) the number of families to be served by 
                the proposed programs and services;
                    (B) the extent to which the proposed 
                programs and services serve underserved 
                populations;
                    (C) the extent to which the applicant 
                demonstrates cooperation and collaboration with 
                nonprofit, nongovernmental entities in the 
                local community with demonstrated histories of 
                effective work on domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking, 
                including State or tribal domestic violence 
                coalitions, State or tribal sexual assault 
                coalitions, local shelters, and programs for 
                domestic violence and sexual assault victims; 
                and
                    (D) the extent to which the applicant 
                demonstrates coordination and collaboration 
                with State, tribal, and local court systems, 
                including mechanisms for communication and 
                referral.
            (2) Other grants.--In making grants under 
        subsection (b)(8) the Attorney General shall take into 
        account the extent to which the grantee has expertise 
        addressing the judicial system's handling of family 
        violence, child custody, child abuse and neglect, 
        adoption, foster care, supervised visitation, divorce, 
        and parentage.
    (d) Applicant Requirements.--The Attorney General may make 
a grant under this section to an applicant that--
            (1) demonstrates expertise in the areas of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or 
        child sexual abuse, as appropriate;
            (2) ensures that any fees charged to individuals 
        for use of supervised visitation programs and services 
        are based on the income of those individuals, unless 
        otherwise provided by court order;
            (3) if the applicant proposes to operate supervised 
        visitation programs and services or safe visitation 
        exchange, demonstrates that adequate security measures, 
        including adequate facilities, procedures, and 
        personnel capable of preventing violence, and adequate 
        standards are, or will be, in place (including the 
        development of protocols or policies to ensure that 
        confidential information is not shared with courts, law 
        enforcement agencies, or child welfare agencies unless 
        necessary to ensure the safety of any child or adult 
        using the services of a program funded under this 
        section);
            (4) certifies that the organizational policies of 
        the applicant do not require mediation or counseling 
        involving offenders and victims being physically 
        present in the same place, in cases where domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking 
        is alleged;
            (5) certifies that any person providing legal 
        assistance through a program funded under this section 
        has completed or will complete training on domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking, including child sexual abuse, and related 
        legal issues; and
            (6) certifies that any person providing custody 
        evaluation or guardian ad litem services through a 
        program funded under this section has completed or will 
        complete training, developed with input from and in 
        collaboration with a tribal, State, territorial, or 
        local domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, or stalking victim service provider or 
        coalition, on the dynamics of domestic violence and 
        sexual assault, including child sexual abuse, that 
        includes training on how to review evidence of past 
        abuse and the use of evidenced-based theories to make 
        recommendations on custody and visitation.
    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section, $22,000,000 for 
each of the fiscal years 2013 through 2017. Amounts 
appropriated pursuant to this subsection are authorized to 
remain available until expended.
    (f) Allotment for Indian Tribes.--
            (1) In general.--Not less than 10 percent of the 
        total amount available under this section for each 
        fiscal year shall be available for grants under the 
        program authorized by section 2015 of title I of the 
        Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 
        U.S.C. 3796gg-10).
            (2) Applicability of part.--The requirements of 
        this section shall not apply to funds allocated for the 
        program described in paragraph (1).

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   TITLE IV--STRENGTHENING EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO COMBAT VIOLENCE 
AGAINST WOMEN

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SEC. 1402. EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND ENHANCED SERVICES TO END VIOLENCE 
                    AGAINST AND ABUSE OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES.

    (a) * * *
    (b) Use of Funds.--Grants awarded under this section shall 
be used--
            (1) to provide personnel, training, technical 
        assistance, advocacy, intervention, risk reduction 
        (including using evidence-based indicators to assess 
        the risk of domestic and dating violence homicide) and 
        prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, 
        stalking, and sexual assault against disabled 
        individuals;

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            (4) to provide technical assistance to assist with 
        modifications to existing policies, protocols, and 
        procedures to ensure equal access to the services, 
        programs, and activities of [victim service 
        organizations] victim service providers for disabled 
        individuals;
            (5) to provide training and technical assistance on 
        the requirements of shelters and [victim services 
        organizations] victim service providers under Federal 
        antidiscrimination laws, including--
                    (A) * * *

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    (c) Eligible Entities.--
            (1) In general.--An entity shall be eligible to 
        receive a grant under this section if the entity is--
                    (A) * * *

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                    (D) a [nonprofit and nongovernmental victim 
                services organization, such as a State] victim 
                service provider, such as a State or tribal 
                domestic violence or sexual assault coalition 
                or a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization 
                serving disabled individuals.

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    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
to be appropriated [$10,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 
2007 through 2011] $9,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 
through 2017 to carry out this section.

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                       CRIME CONTROL ACT OF 1990



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TITLE II--VICTIMS OF CHILD ABUSE ACT OF 1990

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Subtitle B--Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program

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SEC. 216. PURPOSE.

    The purpose of this subtitle is to ensure that by [January 
1, 2010] January 1, 2015, a court-appointed special advocate 
shall be available to every victim of child abuse or neglect in 
the United States that needs such an advocate.

SEC. 217. STRENGTHENING OF THE COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE 
                    PROGRAM.

    (a) * * *

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    (c) Grant Criteria.--(1) * * *
    (2) In general, the grant criteria established pursuant to 
paragraph (1) shall require that a court-appointed special 
advocate program provide screening, training, and supervision 
of court-appointed special advocates in accordance with 
standards developed by the National Court-Appointed Special 
Advocate Association. Such criteria may include the 
requirements that--
            (A) a court-appointed special advocate association 
        program have a mission and purpose in keeping with the 
        mission and purpose of the National Court-Appointed 
        Special Advocate Association and that it abide by the 
        National Court-Appointed Special Advocate Association 
        [Code of Ethics] Standards for Programs;

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    (e) Reporting.--An organization that receives a grant under 
this section for a fiscal year shall submit to the 
Administrator a report regarding the use of the grant for the 
fiscal year, including a discussion of outcome performance 
measures (which shall be established by the Administrator) to 
determine the effectiveness of the programs of the organization 
in meeting the needs of children in the child welfare system.

SEC. 219. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) Authorization.--There is authorized to be appropriated 
to carry out this subtitle $12,000,000 for each of [fiscal 
years 2007 through 2011] fiscal years 2013 through 2017.

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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 
                                  2005



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    TITLE I--ENHANCING JUDICIAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS TO COMBAT 
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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[SEC. 120. GRANTS FOR OUTREACH TO UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS.

    [(a) Grants Authorized.--
            [(1) In general.--From amounts made available to 
        carry out this section, the Attorney General, acting 
        through the Director of the Office on Violence Against 
        Women, shall award grants to eligible entities 
        described in subsection (b) to carry out local, 
        regional, or national public information campaigns 
        focused on addressing adult, youth, or minor domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or 
        trafficking within tribal and underserved populations 
        and immigrant communities, including information on 
        services available to victims and ways to prevent or 
        reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, and stalking.
            [(2) Term.--The Attorney General shall award grants 
        under this section for a period of 1 fiscal year.
    [(b) Eligible Entities.--Eligible entities under this 
section are--
            [(1) nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations or 
        coalitions that represent the targeted tribal and 
        underserved populations or immigrant community that--
                    [(A) have a documented history of creating 
                and administering effective public awareness 
                campaigns addressing domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, and stalking; or
                    [(B) work in partnership with an 
                organization that has a documented history of 
                creating and administering effective public 
                awareness campaigns addressing domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking; or
            [(2) a governmental entity that demonstrates a 
        partnership with organizations described in paragraph 
        (1).
    [(c) Allocation of Funds.--Of the amounts appropriated for 
grants under this section--
            [(1) not more than 20 percent shall be used for 
        national model campaign materials targeted to specific 
        tribal and underserved populations or immigrant 
        community, including American Indian tribes and Alaskan 
        native villages for the purposes of research, testing, 
        message development, and preparation of materials; and
            [(2) the balance shall be used for not less than 10 
        State, regional, territorial, tribal, or local 
        campaigns targeting specific communities with 
        information and materials developed through the 
        national campaign or, if appropriate, new materials to 
        reach an underserved population or a particularly 
        isolated community.
    [(d) Use of Funds.--Funds appropriated under this section 
shall be used to conduct a public information campaign and 
build the capacity and develop leadership of racial, ethnic 
populations, or immigrant community members to address domestic 
violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
    [(e) Application.--An eligible entity desiring a grant 
under this section shall submit an application to the Director 
of the Office on Violence Against Women at such time, in such 
form, and in such manner as the Director may prescribe.
    [(f) Criteria.--In awarding grants under this section, the 
Attorney General shall ensure--
            [(1) reasonable distribution among eligible 
        grantees representing various underserved and immigrant 
        communities;
            [(2) reasonable distribution among State, regional, 
        territorial, tribal, and local campaigns; and
            [(3) that not more than 8 percent of the total 
        amount appropriated under this section for each fiscal 
        year is set aside for training, technical assistance, 
        and data collection.
    [(g) Reports.--Each eligible entity receiving a grant under 
this section shall submit to the Director of the Office of 
Violence Against Women a report that describes the activities 
carried out with grant funds.
    [(h) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section $2,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.
    [(i) Definitions and Grant Conditions.--In this section the 
definitions and grant conditions in section 40002 of the 
Violence Against Women Act of 1994 shall apply.]

SEC. 120. GRANTS FOR OUTREACH AND SERVICES TO UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS.

    (a) Grants Authorized.--
            (1) In general.--Of the amounts appropriated under 
        the grant programs identified in paragraph (2), the 
        Attorney General shall take 2 percent of such 
        appropriated amounts and combine them to award grants 
        to eligible entities described in subsection (b) of 
        this section to develop and implement outreach 
        strategies targeted at adult or youth victims of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
        stalking in underserved populations and to provide 
        victim services to meet the needs of adult and youth 
        victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, and stalking in underserved populations. The 
        requirements of the grant programs identified in 
        paragraph (2) shall not apply to this grant program.
            (2) Programs covered.--The programs identified in 
        this paragraph are the programs carried out under the 
        following provisions:
                    (A) Part T of title I of the Omnibus Crime 
                Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (STOP 
                grants).
                    (B) Part U of title I of the Omnibus Crime 
                Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (Grants to 
                encourage arrest policies).
    (b) Eligible Entities.--Eligible entities under this 
section are--
            (1) population specific organizations that have 
        demonstrated experience and expertise in providing 
        population specific services in the relevant 
        underserved communities, or population specific 
        organizations working in partnership with a victim 
        service provider or domestic violence or sexual assault 
        coalition;
            (2) victim service providers offering population 
        specific services for a specific underserved 
        population; or
            (3) victim service providers working in partnership 
        with a national, State, or local organization that has 
        demonstrated experience and expertise in providing 
        population specific services in the relevant 
        underserved population.
    (c) Planning Grants.--The Attorney General may use up to 20 
percent of funds available under this section to make one-time 
planning grants to eligible entities to support the planning 
and development of specially designed and targeted programs for 
adult and youth victims in one or more underserved populations, 
including--
            (1) identifying, building, and strengthening 
        partnerships with potential collaborators within 
        underserved populations, Federal, State, tribal, 
        territorial or local government entities, and public 
        and private organizations;
            (2) conducting a needs assessment of the community 
        and the targeted underserved population or populations 
        to determine what the barriers are to service access 
        and what factors contribute to those barriers, using 
        input from the targeted underserved population or 
        populations;
            (3) identifying promising prevention, outreach, and 
        intervention strategies for victims from a targeted 
        underserved population or populations; and
            (4) developing a plan, with the input of the 
        targeted underserved population or populations, for--
                    (A) implementing prevention, outreach, and 
                intervention strategies to address the barriers 
                to accessing services;
                    (B) promoting community engagement in the 
                prevention of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, and stalking within 
                the targeted underserved populations; and
                    (C) evaluating the program.
    (d) Implementation Grants.--The Attorney General shall make 
grants to eligible entities for the purpose of providing or 
enhancing population specific outreach and victim services to 
adult and youth victims in one or more underserved populations, 
including--
            (1) working with Federal, State, tribal, 
        territorial and local governments, agencies, and 
        organizations to develop or enhance population specific 
        victim services;
            (2) strengthening the capacity of underserved 
        populations to provide population specific services;
            (3) strengthening the capacity of traditional 
        victim service providers to provide population specific 
        services;
            (4) strengthening the effectiveness of criminal and 
        civil justice interventions by providing training for 
        law enforcement, prosecutors, judges and other court 
        personnel on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
        assault, or stalking in underserved populations; or
            (5) working in cooperation with an underserved 
        population to develop and implement outreach, 
        education, prevention, and intervention strategies that 
        highlight available resources and the specific issues 
        faced by victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
        sexual assault, or stalking from underserved 
        populations.
    (e) Application.--An eligible entity desiring a grant under 
this section shall submit an application to the Director of the 
Office on Violence Against Women at such time, in such form, 
and in such manner as the Director may prescribe.
    (f) Reports.--Each eligible entity receiving a grant under 
this section shall annually submit to the Director of the 
Office on Violence Against Women a report that describes the 
activities carried out with grant funds during the preceding 
fiscal year.
    (g) Definitions and Grant Conditions.--In this section the 
definitions and grant conditions in section 40002 of the 
Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13925) shall 
apply.
    (h) Authorization of Appropriations.--In addition to the 
funds identified in subsection (a)(1), there are authorized to 
be appropriated to carry out this section $2,000,000 for each 
of the fiscal years 2013 through 2017.

SEC. 121. ENHANCING CULTURALLY [AND LINGUISTICALLY] SPECIFIC SERVICES 
                    FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, 
                    SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING

    (a) Establishment.--
            (1) In general.--Of the amounts appropriated under 
        certain grant programs identified in paragraph (a)(2) 
        of this Section, the Attorney General, through the 
        Director of the Violence Against Women Office (referred 
        to in this section as the ``Director''), shall take 5 
        percent of such appropriated amounts and combine them 
        to establish a new grant program to enhance culturally 
        [and linguistically] specific services for victims of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking. Grants made under this new program shall be 
        administered by the Director. The requirements of the 
        grant programs identified in paragraph (2) shall not 
        apply to this new grant program.
            [(2) Programs covered.--The programs covered by 
        paragraph (1) are the programs carried out under the 
        following provisions:
                    [(A) Section 2101 (42 U.S.C. 3796hh), 
                Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies.
                    [(B) Section 1201 of the Violence Against 
                Women Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-6), Legal 
                Assistance for Victims.
                    [(C) Section 40295 of the Violence Against 
                Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13971), Rural 
                Domestic Violence and Child Abuser Enforcement 
                Assistance.
                    [(D) Section ___ of the Violence Against 
                Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. ___), Older 
                Battered Women.
                    [(E) Section ___ of the Violence Against 
                Women Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. ___), Disabled 
                Women Program.]
            (2) Programs covered.--The programs identified in 
        this paragraph are the programs carried out under the 
        following provisions:
                    (A) Part U of title I of the Omnibus Crime 
                Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 
                3796hh) (Grants to encourage arrest policies).
                    (B) Section 1201 of division B of the 
                Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection 
                Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-6) (Legal 
                assistance for victims).
                    (C) Section 40295 of the Violence Against 
                Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13971) (Rural 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, stalking, and child abuse enforcement 
                assistance).
                    (D) Section 40802 of the Violence Against 
                Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14041a) (Enhanced 
                training and services to end violence against 
                women later in life).
                    (E) Section 1402 of division B of the 
                Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection 
                Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-7) (Education, 
                training, and enhanced services to end violence 
                against and abuse of women with disabilities).
    (b) Purpose of Program and Grants.--
            (1) General program purpose.--The purpose of the 
        program required by this section is to promote:
                    (A) The maintenance and replication of 
                existing successful services in domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking community-based programs providing 
                culturally [and linguistically] specific 
                services and other resources.
                    (B) The development of innovative 
                culturally [and linguistically] specific 
                strategies and projects to enhance access to 
                services and resources for victims of domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking who face obstacles to using more 
                traditional services and resources.
            (2) Purposes for which grants may be used.--The 
        Director shall make grants to community-based programs 
        for the purpose of enhancing culturally [and 
        linguistically] specific services for victims of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking. Grants under the program shall support 
        community-based efforts to address distinctive cultural 
        [and linguistic] responses to domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking, including--
                    (A) working with State and local 
                governments and social service agencies to 
                develop and enhance effective strategies to 
                provide culturally [and linguistically] 
                specific services to victims of domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking;
                    (B) increasing communities' capacity to 
                provide culturally [and linguistically] 
                specific resources and support for victims of 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, and stalking crimes and their 
                families;
                    (C) strengthening criminal justice 
                interventions, by providing training for law 
                enforcement, prosecution, courts, probation, 
                and correctional facilities on culturally [and 
                linguistically] specific responses to domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking;
                    (D) enhancing traditional services to 
                victims of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, and stalking through the 
                leadership of culturally [and linguistically] 
                specific programs offering services to victims 
                of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, and stalking;
                    (E) working in cooperation with the 
                community to develop education and prevention 
                strategies highlighting culturally [and 
                linguistically] specific issues and resources 
                regarding victims of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
                    (F) providing culturally [and 
                linguistically] specific programs for children 
                exposed to domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault, and stalking;
                    (G) providing culturally [and 
                linguistically] specific resources and services 
                that address the safety, economic, housing, and 
                workplace needs of victims of domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                stalking, including emergency assistance; or
                    (H) examining the dynamics of culture and 
                its impact on victimization and healing.
            (3) Technical assistance and training.--The 
        Director shall provide technical assistance and 
        training to grantees of this and other programs under 
        this Act regarding the development and provision of 
        effective culturally [and linguistically] specific 
        community-based services by entering into cooperative 
        agreements or contracts with an organization or 
        organizations having a demonstrated expertise in and 
        whose primary purpose is addressing the development and 
        provision of culturally [and linguistically] specific 
        community-based services to victims of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking.
    (c) Eligible Entities.--Eligible entities for grants under 
this Section include--
            (1) community-based programs whose primary purpose 
        is providing culturally [and linguistically] specific 
        services to victims of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and
            (2) community-based programs whose primary purpose 
        is providing culturally [and linguistically] specific 
        services who can partner with a program having 
        demonstrated expertise in serving victims of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking.
    (d) Reporting.--The Director shall issue a biennial report 
on the distribution of funding under this section, the progress 
made in replicating and supporting increased services to 
victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
and stalking who face obstacles to using more traditional 
services and resources, and the types of culturally [and 
linguistically] accessible programs, strategies, technical 
assistance, and training developed or enhanced through this 
program.

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    (f) Evaluation.--The Director shall award a contract or 
cooperative agreement to evaluate programs under this section 
to an entity with the demonstrated expertise in and primary 
goal of providing enhanced cultural [and linguistic] access to 
services and resources for victims of domestic violence, dating 
violence, sexual assault, and stalking who face obstacles to 
using more traditional services and resources.
    (g) Non-Exclusivity.--Nothing in this Section shall be 
interpreted to exclude [linguistic and] culturally specific 
community-based programs from applying to other grant programs 
authorized under this Act.

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   TITLE III--SERVICES, PROTECTION, AND JUSTICE FOR YOUNG VICTIMS OF 
VIOLENCE

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SEC. 304. GRANTS TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIMES ON CAMPUSES.

    (a) Grants Authorized.--
            (1) In general.--The Attorney General is authorized 
        to make grants to institutions of higher education, for 
        use by such institutions or consortia consisting of 
        campus personnel, student organizations, campus 
        administrators, security personnel, and regional crisis 
        centers affiliated with the institution, to develop and 
        strengthen effective security and investigation 
        strategies to combat domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campuses, 
        [and] to develop and strengthen victim services in 
        cases involving such [crimes against women on] crimes 
        on campuses, which may include partnerships with local 
        criminal justice authorities and community-based victim 
        services agencies, and to develop and strengthen 
        prevention education and awareness programs.
            (2) Award basis.--The Attorney General shall award 
        grants and contracts under this section on a 
        competitive basis for a period of 3 years. The Attorney 
        General, through the Director of the Office on Violence 
        Against Women, shall award the grants in amounts of not 
        more than [$500,000] $300,000 for individual 
        institutions of higher education and not more than 
        $1,000,000 for consortia of such institutions.

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    (b) Use of Grant Funds.--Grant funds awarded under this 
section may be used for the following purposes:
            (1) * * *
            (2) To develop, strengthen, and implement campus 
        policies, protocols, and services that more effectively 
        identify and respond to the crimes of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual [assault and 
        stalking,] assault, and stalking, including the use of 
        technology to commit these crimes, and to train campus 
        administrators, campus security personnel, and 
        personnel serving on campus disciplinary or judicial 
        boards on such policies, protocols, and services. 
        Within 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, 
        the Attorney General shall issue and make available 
        minimum standards of training relating to domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking 
        on campus, for all campus security personnel and 
        personnel serving on campus disciplinary or judicial 
        boards.

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            (4) To develop, enlarge, or strengthen victim 
        services programs and population specific services on 
        the campuses of the institutions involved, including 
        programs providing legal, medical, or psychological 
        counseling, for victims of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and to improve 
        delivery of victim assistance on campus. To the extent 
        practicable, such an institution shall collaborate with 
        any [entities carrying out nonprofit and other victim 
        services programs, including domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking victim services 
        programs] victim service providers in the community in 
        which the institution is located. If appropriate victim 
        services programs are not available in the community or 
        are not accessible to students, the institution shall, 
        to the extent practicable, provide a victim services 
        program on campus or create a victim services program 
        in collaboration with a community-based organization. 
        The institution shall use not less than 20 percent of 
        the funds made available through the grant for a victim 
        services program provided in accordance with this 
        paragraph, regardless of whether the services provided 
        by such program are provided by the institution or in 
        coordination with community victim service providers.

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            (9) To provide evidence-based educational 
        programming for students regarding domestic violence, 
        dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
            (10) To develop or adapt population specific 
        strategies and projects for victims of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking 
        from underserved populations on campus.
    (c) Applications.--
            (1) * * *
            (2) Contents.--Each application submitted under 
        paragraph (1) shall--
                    (A) * * *
                    (B) include proof that the institution of 
                higher education collaborated with any non-
                profit, nongovernmental entities carrying out 
                other victim services programs, including 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, and stalking victim services programs 
                in the community in which the institution is 
                located;

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                    (D) describe how underserved populations in 
                the campus community will be adequately served, 
                including the provision of relevant population 
                specific services;
                    [(D)] (E) provide measurable goals and 
                expected results from the use of the grant 
                funds;
                    [(E)] (F) provide assurances that the 
                Federal funds made available under this section 
                shall be used to supplement and, to the extent 
                practical, increase the level of funds that 
                would, in the absence of Federal funds, be made 
                available by the institution for the purposes 
                described in subsection (b); and
                    [(F)] (G) include such other information 
                and assurances as the Attorney General 
                reasonably determines to be necessary.
            (3) Compliance with campus crime reporting 
        required.--No institution of higher education shall be 
        eligible for a grant under this section unless such 
        institution is in compliance with the requirements of 
        section 485(f) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
        U.S.C. 1092(f)). Up to $200,000 of the total amount of 
        grant funds appropriated under this section for fiscal 
        years [2007 through 2011] 2013 through 2017 may be used 
        to provide technical assistance in complying with the 
        mandatory reporting requirements of section 485(f) of 
        such Act.
    (d) General Terms and Conditions.--
            (1) * * *

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            [(3) Report to congress.--Not later than 180 days 
        after the end of the fiscal year for which grants are 
        awarded under this section, the Attorney General shall 
        submit to Congress a report that includes--
                    [(A) the number of grants, and the amount 
                of funds, distributed under this section;
                    [(B) a summary of the purposes for which 
                the grants were provided and an evaluation of 
                the progress made under the grant;
                    [(C) a statistical summary of the persons 
                served, detailing the nature of victimization, 
                and providing data on age, sex, race, 
                ethnicity, language, disability, relationship 
                to offender, geographic distribution, and type 
                of campus; and
                    [(D) an evaluation of the effectiveness of 
                programs funded under this part.]
            (3) Grantee minimum requirements.--Each grantee 
        shall comply with the following minimum requirements 
        during the grant period:
                    (A) The grantee shall create a coordinated 
                community response including both organizations 
                external to the institution and relevant 
                divisions of the institution.
                    (B) The grantee shall establish a mandatory 
                prevention and education program on domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking for all incoming students.
                    (C) The grantee shall train all campus law 
                enforcement to respond effectively to domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking.
                    (D) The grantee shall train all members of 
                campus disciplinary boards to respond 
                effectively to situations involving domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                stalking.
    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--For the purpose of 
carrying out this section, there are authorized to be 
appropriated [$12,000,000 for fiscal year 2007 and $15,000,000 
for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2011.] $12,000,000 for 
each of the fiscal years 2013 through 2017.

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TITLE IV--STRENGTHENING AMERICA'S FAMILIES BY PREVENTING VIOLENCE

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SEC. 402. STUDY CONDUCTED BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND 
                    PREVENTION.

    (a) * * *

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    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There shall be 
authorized to be appropriated to carry out this title 
[$2,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2007 through 2011] 
$1,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2013 through 2017.

[SEC. 403. PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN.

    [(a) In General.--The Attorney General, acting through the 
Office on Violence Against Women], shall make grants to States 
for carrying out a campaign to increase public awareness of 
issues regarding domestic violence against pregnant women.
    [(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--For the purpose of 
carrying out this section, there are authorized to be 
appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each of the 
fiscal years 2006 through 2010.]

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TITLE IX--SAFETY FOR INDIAN WOMEN

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SEC. 903. CONSULTATION.

    (a) In General.--The Attorney General shall conduct annual 
consultations with Indian tribal governments concerning the 
Federal administration of tribal funds and programs established 
under this Act, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (title 
IV of Public Law 103-322; 108 Stat. 1902) [and the Violence 
Against Women Act of 2000], the Violence Against Women Act of 
2000 (division B of Public Law 106-386; 114 Stat. 1491), and 
the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012.
    (b) Recommendations.--During consultations under subsection 
(a), the [Secretary of the Department of Health and Human 
Services] Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary 
of the Interior, and the Attorney General shall solicit 
recommendations from Indian tribes concerning--
            (1) * * *
            (2) enhancing the safety of Indian women from 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
        [and stalking] stalking, and sex trafficking; and

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    (c) Annual Report.--The Attorney General shall submit to 
Congress an annual report on the annual consultations required 
under subsection (a) that--
            (1) contains the recommendations made under 
        subsection (b) by Indian tribes during the year covered 
        by the report;
            (2) describes actions taken during the year covered 
        by the report to respond to recommendations made under 
        subsection (b) during the year or a previous year; and
            (3) describes how the Attorney General will work in 
        coordination and collaboration with Indian tribes, the 
        Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the 
        Secretary of the Interior to address the 
        recommendations made under subsection (b).
    (d) Notice.--Not later than 120 days before the date of a 
consultation under subsection (a), the Attorney General shall 
notify tribal leaders of the date, time, and location of the 
consultation.

SEC. 904. ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH ON VIOLENCE AGAINST INDIAN WOMEN.

    (a) National Baseline Study.--
            (1) In general.--[The National] Not later than 2 
        years after the date of enactment of the Violence 
        Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012, the National 
        Institute of Justice, in consultation with the Office 
        on Violence Against Women, shall conduct a national 
        baseline study to examine violence against Indian women 
        in Indian country and in Native villages (as defined in 
        section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 
        (43 U.S.C. 1602)).
            (2) Scope.--
                    (A) In general.--The study shall examine 
                violence committed against Indian women, 
                including--
                            (i) * * *

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                            (iv) stalking; [and]
                            (v) murder[.]; and
                            (vi) sex trafficking.

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            (4) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date 
        of enactment of [this Act] the Violence Against Women 
        Reauthorization Act of 2012, the Attorney General shall 
        submit to the Committee on Indian Affairs of the 
        Senate, the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate, 
        and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of 
        Representatives a report that describes the study.
            (5) Authorization of appropriations.--There is 
        authorized to be appropriated to carry out [this 
        section $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 and 
        2008] this subsection $1,000,000 for each of fiscal 
        years 2013 and 2014, to remain available until 
        expended.

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SEC. 905. TRACKING OF VIOLENCE AGAINST INDIAN WOMEN.

    (a) * * *
    (b) Tribal Registry.--
            (1) * * *
            (2) Authorization of appropriations.--There is 
        authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section 
        $1,000,000 for each of [fiscal years 2007 through 2011] 
        fiscal years 2013 through 2017, to remain available 
        until expended.

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     SECTION 2 OF THE DNA ANALYSIS BACKLOG ELIMINATION ACT OF 2000

SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION OF GRANTS.

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    (c) Formula for Distribution of Grants.--
            (1)  * * *

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            (3) Limitation.--Grant amounts distributed under 
        paragraph (1) shall be awarded to conduct DNA analyses 
        of samples from casework or from victims of crime under 
        subsection (a)(2) in accordance with the following 
        limitations:
                    (A)  * * *
                    (B) For each of the fiscal years 2010 
                through [2014] 2012, not less than 40 percent 
                of the grant amounts shall be awarded for 
                purposes under subsection (a)(2).
            (C) For each of the fiscal years 2013 and 2014, not 
        less than 75 percent of the grant amounts shall be 
        awarded for purposes under subsection (a)(2).
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                   VICTIMS OF CHILD ABUSE ACT OF 1990



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TITLE II--VICTIMS OF CHILD ABUSE ACT OF 1990

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 Subtitle C--Child Abuse Training Programs for Judicial Personnel and 
Practitioners

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SEC. 224. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) Authorization.--There is authorized to be appropriated 
to carry out this subtitle [$2,300,000 for each of fiscal years 
2001 through 2005.] $2,300,000 for each of fiscal years 2013 
through 2017.

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                       PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT



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TITLE III--GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE

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Part J--Prevention and Control of Injuries

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SEC. 393A. USE OF ALLOTMENTS FOR RAPE PREVENTION EDUCATION.

    (a) Permitted Use.--The Secretary, acting through the 
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall award 
targeted grants to States to be used for rape prevention and 
education programs conducted by rape crisis centers, State, 
territorial, or tribal sexual assault coalitions, and other 
public and private nonprofit entities for--
            (1) * * *

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            (6) education to increase awareness about drugs and 
        alcohol used to facilitate rapes or sexual assaults; 
        and

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    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            (1) In general.--There is authorized to be 
        appropriated to carry out this section [$80,000,000 for 
        each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011] $50,000,000 for 
        each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.

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            (3) Funding formula.--Amounts provided under this 
        section shall be allotted to each State, territory, and 
        the District of Columbia based on population. If the 
        amounts appropriated under paragraph (1) exceed 
        $48,000,000 in any fiscal year, a minimum allocation of 
        $150,000 shall be awarded to each State and territory 
        and the District of Columbia. Any remaining funds shall 
        be allotted to each State and territory and the 
        District of Columbia based on population.

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PART P--ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

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[SEC. 399P. GRANTS TO FOSTER PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSES TO DOMESTIC 
                    VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND 
                    STALKING.

    [(a) Authority to Award Grants.--
            [(1) In general.--The Secretary, acting through the 
        Director of the Centers for Disease Control and 
        Prevention, shall award grants to eligible State, 
        tribal, territorial, or local entities to strengthen 
        the response of State, tribal, territorial, or local 
        health care systems to domestic violence, dating 
        violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
            [(2) Eligible entities.--To be eligible to receive 
        a grant under this section, an entity shall--
                    [(A) be--
                            [(i) a State department (or other 
                        division) of health, a State domestic 
                        or sexual assault coalition or service-
                        based program, State law enforcement 
                        task force, or any other nonprofit, 
                        nongovernmental, tribal, territorial, 
                        or State entity with a history of 
                        effective work in the fields of 
                        domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault or stalking, and health 
                        care; or
                            [(ii) a local, nonprofit domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, or stalking service-based 
                        program, a local department (or other 
                        division) of health, a local health 
                        clinic, hospital, or health system, or 
                        any other nonprofit, tribal, or local 
                        entity with a history of effective work 
                        in the field of domestic or sexual 
                        violence and health;
                    [(B) prepare and submit to the Secretary an 
                application at such time, in such manner, and 
                containing such agreements, assurances, and 
                information as the Secretary determines to be 
                necessary to carry out the purposes for which 
                the grant is to be made; and
                    [(C) demonstrate that the entity is 
                representing a team of organizations and 
                agencies working collaboratively to strengthen 
                the response of the health care system involved 
                to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking and that such team 
                includes domestic violence, dating violence, 
                sexual assault or stalking and health care 
                organizations.
            [(3) Duration.--A program conducted under a grant 
        awarded under this section shall not exceed 2 years.
    [(b) Use of Funds.--
            [(1) In general.--An entity shall use amounts 
        received under a grant under this section to design and 
        implement comprehensive strategies to improve the 
        response of the health care system involved to domestic 
        or sexual violence in clinical and public health 
        settings, hospitals, clinics, managed care settings 
        (including behavioral and mental health), and other 
        health settings.
            [(2) Mandatory strategies.--Strategies implemented 
        under paragraph (1) shall include the following:
                    [(A) The implementation, dissemination, and 
                evaluation of policies and procedures to guide 
                health care professionals and behavioral and 
                public health staff in responding to domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                stalking, including strategies to ensure that 
                health information is maintained in a manner 
                that protects the patient's privacy and safety 
                and prohibits insurance discrimination.
                    [(B) The development of on-site access to 
                services to address the safety, medical, mental 
                health, and economic needs of patients either 
                by increasing the capacity of existing health 
                care professionals and behavioral and public 
                health staff to address domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, 
                by contracting with or hiring domestic or 
                sexual assault advocates to provide the 
                services, or to model other services 
                appropriate to the geographic and cultural 
                needs of a site.
                    [(C) The evaluation of practice and the 
                institutionalization of identification, 
                intervention, and documentation including 
                quality improvement measurements.
                    [(D) The provision of training and followup 
                technical assistance to health care 
                professionals, behavioral and public health 
                staff, and allied health professionals to 
                identify, assess, treat, and refer clients who 
                are victims of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual violence, or stalking.
            [(3) Permissive strategies.--Strategies implemented 
        under paragraph (1) may include the following:
                    [(A) Where appropriate, the development of 
                training modules and policies that address the 
                overlap of child abuse, domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking 
                and elder abuse as well as childhood exposure 
                to domestic violence.
                    [(B) The creation, adaptation, and 
                implementation of public education campaigns 
                for patients concerning domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking 
                prevention.
                    [(C) The development, adaptation, and 
                dissemination of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, and stalking 
                education materials to patients and health care 
                professionals and behavioral and public health 
                staff.
                    [(D) The promotion of the inclusion of 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, and stalking into health professional 
                training schools, including medical, dental, 
                nursing school, social work, and mental health 
                curriculum.
                    [(E) The integration of domestic violence, 
                dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking 
                into health care accreditation and professional 
                licensing examinations, such as medical, 
                dental, social work, and nursing boards.
    [(c) Allocation of Funds.--Funds appropriated under this 
section shall be distributed equally between State and local 
programs.
    [(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to award grants under this section, 
$5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.]

SEC. 399P. GRANTS TO STRENGTHEN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM'S RESPONSE TO 
                    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, 
                    AND STALKING.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall award grants for--
            (1) the development or enhancement and 
        implementation of interdisciplinary training for health 
        professionals, public health staff, and allied health 
        professionals;
            (2) the development or enhancement and 
        implementation of education programs for medical, 
        nursing, dental, and other health profession students 
        and residents to prevent and respond to domestic 
        violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking; and
            (3) the development or enhancement and 
        implementation of comprehensive statewide strategies to 
        improve the response of clinics, public health 
        facilities, hospitals, and other health settings 
        (including behavioral and mental health programs) to 
        domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
        stalking.
    (b) Use of Funds.--
            (1) Required uses.--Amounts provided under a grant 
        under this section shall be used to--
                    (A) fund interdisciplinary training and 
                education programs under paragraphs (1) and (2) 
                of subsection (a) that--
                            (i) are designed to train medical, 
                        psychology, dental, social work, 
                        nursing, and other health profession 
                        students, interns, residents, fellows, 
                        or current health care providers to 
                        identify and provide health care 
                        services (including mental or 
                        behavioral health care services and 
                        referrals to appropriate community 
                        services) to individuals who are or who 
                        have been victims of domestic violence, 
                        dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                        stalking; and
                            (ii) plan and develop clinical 
                        training components for integration 
                        into approved internship, residency, 
                        and fellowship training or continuing 
                        medical or other health education 
                        training that address physical, mental, 
                        and behavioral health issues, including 
                        protective factors, related to domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, stalking, and other forms of 
                        violence and abuse, focus on reducing 
                        health disparities and preventing 
                        violence and abuse, and include the 
                        primacy of victim safety and 
                        confidentiality; and
                    (B) design and implement comprehensive 
                strategies to improve the response of the 
                health care system to domestic or sexual 
                violence in clinical and public health 
                settings, hospitals, clinics, and other health 
                settings (including behavioral and mental 
                health), under subsection (a)(3) through--
                            (i) the implementation, 
                        dissemination, and evaluation of 
                        policies and procedures to guide health 
                        professionals and public health staff 
                        in identifying and responding to 
                        domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, and stalking, including 
                        strategies to ensure that health 
                        information is maintained in a manner 
                        that protects the patient's privacy and 
                        safety, and safely uses health 
                        information technology to improve 
                        documentation, identification, 
                        assessment, treatment, and follow-up 
                        care;
                            (ii) the development of on-site 
                        access to services to address the 
                        safety, medical, and mental health 
                        needs of patients by increasing the 
                        capacity of existing health care 
                        professionals and public health staff 
                        to address domestic violence, dating 
                        violence, sexual assault, and stalking, 
                        or by contracting with or hiring 
                        domestic or sexual assault advocates to 
                        provide such services or to model other 
                        services appropriate to the geographic 
                        and cultural needs of a site;
                            (iii) the development of measures 
                        and methods for the evaluation of the 
                        practice of identification, 
                        intervention, and documentation 
                        regarding victims of domestic violence, 
                        dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                        stalking, including the development and 
                        testing of quality improvement 
                        measurements; and
                            (iv) the provision of training and 
                        followup technical assistance to health 
                        care professionals, and public health 
                        staff, and allied health professionals 
                        to identify, assess, treat, and refer 
                        clients who are victims of domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, or stalking, including using 
                        tools and training materials already 
                        developed.
            (2) Permissible uses.--
                    (A) Child and elder abuse.--To the extent 
                consistent with the purpose of this section, a 
                grantee may use amounts received under this 
                section to address, as part of a comprehensive 
                programmatic approach implemented under the 
                grant, issues relating to child or elder abuse.
                    (B) Rural areas.--Grants funded under 
                paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a) may be 
                used to offer to rural areas community-based 
                training opportunities (which may include the 
                use of distance learning networks and other 
                available technologies needed to reach isolated 
                rural areas) for medical, nursing, and other 
                health profession students and residents on 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, stalking, and, as appropriate, other 
                forms of violence and abuse.
                    (C) Other uses.--Grants funded under 
                subsection (a)(3) may be used for--
                            (i) the development of training 
                        modules and policies that address the 
                        overlap of child abuse, domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, and stalking and elder abuse, 
                        as well as childhood exposure to 
                        domestic and sexual violence;
                            (ii) the development, expansion, 
                        and implementation of sexual assault 
                        forensic medical examination or sexual 
                        assault nurse examiner programs;
                            (iii) the inclusion of the health 
                        effects of lifetime exposure to 
                        violence and abuse as well as related 
                        protective factors and behavioral risk 
                        factors in health professional training 
                        schools, including medical, dental, 
                        nursing, social work, and mental and 
                        behavioral health curricula, and allied 
                        health service training courses; or
                            (iv) the integration of knowledge 
                        of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, and stalking into 
                        health care accreditation and 
                        professional licensing examinations, 
                        such as medical, dental, social work, 
                        and nursing boards, and where 
                        appropriate, other allied health exams.
    (c) Requirements for Grantees.--
            (1) Confidentiality and safety.--
                    (A) In general.--Grantees under this 
                section shall ensure that all programs 
                developed with grant funds address issues of 
                confidentiality and patient safety and comply 
                with applicable confidentiality and 
                nondisclosure requirements under section 
                40002(b)(2) of the Violence Against Women Act 
                of 1994 and the Family Violence Prevention and 
                Services Act, and that faculty and staff 
                associated with delivering educational 
                components are fully trained in procedures that 
                will protect the immediate and ongoing security 
                and confidentiality of the patients, patient 
                records, and staff. Such grantees shall consult 
                entities with demonstrated expertise in the 
                confidentiality and safety needs of victims of 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, and stalking on the development and 
                adequacy of confidentially and security 
                procedures, and provide documentation of such 
                consultation.
                    (B) Advance notice of information 
                disclosure.--Grantees under this section shall 
                provide to patients advance notice about any 
                circumstances under which information may be 
                disclosed, such as mandatory reporting laws, 
                and shall give patients the option to receive 
                information and referrals without affirmatively 
                disclosing abuse.
            (2) Limitation on administrative expenses.--A 
        grantee shall use not more than 10 percent of the 
        amounts received under a grant under this section for 
        administrative expenses.
            (3) Preference.--In selecting grant recipients 
        under this section, the Secretary shall give preference 
        to applicants based on the strength of their evaluation 
        strategies, with priority given to outcome-based 
        evaluations.
            (4) Application.--
                    (A) Subsection (a) (1) and (2) grantees.--
                An entity desiring a grant under paragraph (1) 
                or (2) of subsection (a) shall submit an 
                application to the Secretary at such time, in 
                such manner, and containing such information 
                and assurances as the Secretary may require, 
                including--
                            (i) documentation that the 
                        applicant represents a team of entities 
                        working collaboratively to strengthen 
                        the response of the health care system 
                        to domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, or stalking, and which 
                        includes at least one of each of--
                                    (I) an accredited school of 
                                allopathic or osteopathic 
                                medicine, psychology, nursing, 
                                dentistry, social work, or 
                                other health field;
                                    (II) a health care facility 
                                or system; or
                                    (III) a government or 
                                nonprofit entity with a history 
                                of effective work in the fields 
                                of domestic violence, dating 
                                violence, sexual assault, or 
                                stalking; and
                            (ii) strategies for the 
                        dissemination and sharing of curricula 
                        and other educational materials 
                        developed under the grant, if any, with 
                        other interested health professions 
                        schools and national resource 
                        repositories for materials on domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, and stalking.
                    (B) Subsection (a)(3) grantees.--An entity 
                desiring a grant under subsection (a)(3) shall 
                submit an application to the Secretary at such 
                time, in such manner, and containing such 
                information and assurances as the Secretary may 
                require, including--
                            (i) documentation that all 
                        training, education, screening, 
                        assessment, services, treatment, and 
                        any other approach to patient care will 
                        be informed by an understanding of 
                        violence and abuse victimization and 
                        trauma-specific approaches that will be 
                        integrated into prevention, 
                        intervention, and treatment activities;
                            (ii) strategies for the development 
                        and implementation of policies to 
                        prevent and address domestic violence, 
                        dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                        stalking over the lifespan in health 
                        care settings;
                            (iii) a plan for consulting with 
                        State and tribal domestic violence or 
                        sexual assault coalitions, national 
                        nonprofit victim advocacy 
                        organizations, State or tribal law 
                        enforcement task forces (where 
                        appropriate), and population-specific 
                        organizations with demonstrated 
                        expertise in addressing domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, sexual 
                        assault, or stalking;
                            (iv) with respect to an application 
                        for a grant under which the grantee 
                        will have contact with patients, a 
                        plan, developed in collaboration with 
                        local victim service providers, to 
                        respond appropriately to and make 
                        correct referrals for individuals who 
                        disclose that they are victims of 
                        domestic violence, dating violence, 
                        sexual assault, stalking, or other 
                        types of violence, and documentation 
                        provided by the grantee of an ongoing 
                        collaborative relationship with a local 
                        victim service provider; and
                            (v) with respect to an application 
                        for a grant proposing to fund a program 
                        described in subsection (b)(2)(C)(ii), 
                        a certification that any sexual assault 
                        forensic medical examination and sexual 
                        assault nurse examiner programs 
                        supported with such grant funds will 
                        adhere to the guidelines set forth by 
                        the Attorney General.
    (d) Eligible Entities.--
            (1) In general.--To be eligible to receive funding 
        under paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (a), an entity 
        shall be--
                    (A) a nonprofit organization with a history 
                of effective work in the field of training 
                health professionals with an understanding of, 
                and clinical skills pertinent to, domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 
                stalking, and lifetime exposure to violence and 
                abuse;
                    (B) an accredited school of allopathic or 
                osteopathic medicine, psychology, nursing, 
                dentistry, social work, or allied health;
                    (C) a health care provider membership or 
                professional organization, or a health care 
                system; or
                    (D) a State, tribal, territorial, or local 
                entity.
            (2) Subsection (a)(3) grantees.--To be eligible to 
        receive funding under subsection (a)(3), an entity 
        shall be--
                    (A) a State department (or other division) 
                of health, a State, tribal, or territorial 
                domestic violence or sexual assault coalition 
                or victim service provider, or any other 
                nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with a 
                history of effective work in the fields of 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, or stalking, and health care, 
                including physical or mental health care; or
                    (B) a local victim service provider, a 
                local department (or other division) of health, 
                a local health clinic, hospital, or health 
                system, or any other community-based 
                organization with a history of effective work 
                in the field of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, sexual assault, or stalking and 
                health care, including physical or mental 
                health care.
    (e) Technical Assistance.--
            (1) In general.--Of the funds made available to 
        carry out this section for any fiscal year, the 
        Secretary may make grants or enter into contracts to 
        provide technical assistance with respect to the 
        planning, development, and operation of any program, 
        activity or service carried out pursuant to this 
        section. Not more than 8 percent of the funds 
        appropriated under this section in each fiscal year may 
        be used to fund technical assistance under this 
        subsection.
            (2) Availability of materials.--The Secretary shall 
        make publicly available materials developed by grantees 
        under this section, including materials on training, 
        best practices, and research and evaluation.
            (3) Reporting.--The Secretary shall publish a 
        biennial report on--
                    (A) the distribution of funds under this 
                section; and
                    (B) the programs and activities supported 
                by such funds.
    (f) Research and Evaluation.--
            (1) In general.--Of the funds made available to 
        carry out this section for any fiscal year, the 
        Secretary may use not more than 20 percent to make a 
        grant or enter into a contract for research and 
        evaluation of--
                    (A) grants awarded under this section; and
                    (B) other training for health professionals 
                and effective interventions in the health care 
                setting that prevent domestic violence, dating 
                violence, and sexual assault across the 
                lifespan, prevent the health effects of such 
                violence, and improve the safety and health of 
                individuals who are currently being victimized.
            (2) Research.--Research authorized in paragraph (1) 
        may include--
                    (A) research on the effects of domestic 
                violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and 
                childhood exposure to domestic violence, dating 
                violence, or sexual assault on health 
                behaviors, health conditions, and health status 
                of individuals, families, and populations, 
                including underserved populations;
                    (B) research to determine effective health 
                care interventions to respond to and prevent 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, and stalking;
                    (C) research on the impact of domestic, 
                dating, and sexual violence, childhood exposure 
                to such violence, and stalking on the health 
                care system, health care utilization, health 
                care costs, and health status; and
                    (D) research on the impact of adverse 
                childhood experiences on adult experience with 
                domestic violence, dating violence, sexual 
                assault, stalking, and adult health outcomes, 
                including how to reduce or prevent the impact 
                of adverse childhood experiences through the 
                health care setting.
    (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017.
    (h) Definitions.--Except as otherwise provided in this 
section, the definitions in section 40002 of the Violence 
Against Women Act of 1994 apply to this section.

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TITLE VII--HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION

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PART D--INTERDISCIPLINARY, COMMUNITY-BASED LINKAGES

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[SEC. 758. INTERDISCIPLINARY TRAINING AND EDUCATION ON DOMESTIC 
                    VIOLENCE AND OTHER TYPES OF VIOLENCE AND ABUSE.

    [(a) Grants.--The Secretary, acting through the Director of 
the Health Resources and Services Administration, shall award 
grants under this section to develop interdisciplinary training 
and education programs that provide undergraduate, graduate, 
post-graduate medical, nursing (including advanced practice 
nursing students), and other health professions students with 
an understanding of, and clinical skills pertinent to, domestic 
violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.
    [(b) Eligibility.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
this section an entity shall--
            [(1) be an accredited school of allopathic or 
        osteopathic medicine;
            [(2) prepare and submit to the Secretary an 
        application at such time, in such manner, and 
        containing such information as the Secretary may 
        require, including--
                    [(A) information to demonstrate that the 
                applicant includes the meaningful participation 
                of a school of nursing and at least one other 
                school of health professions or graduate 
                program in public health, dentistry, social 
                work, midwifery, or behavioral and mental 
                health;
                    [(B) strategies for the dissemination and 
                sharing of curricula and other educational 
                materials developed under the grant to other 
                interested medical and nursing schools and 
                national resource repositories for materials on 
                domestic violence and sexual assault; and
                    [(C) a plan for consulting with community-
                based coalitions or individuals who have 
                experience and expertise in issues related to 
                domestic violence, sexual assault, dating 
                violence, and stalking for services provided 
                under the program carried out under the grant.
    [(c) Use of Funds.--
            [(1) Required uses.--Amounts provided under a grant 
        under this section shall be used to--
                    [(A) fund interdisciplinary training and 
                education projects that are designed to train 
                medical, nursing, and other health professions 
                students and residents to identify and provide 
                health care services (including mental or 
                behavioral health care services and referrals 
                to appropriate community services) to 
                individuals who are experiencing or who have 
                experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, 
                and stalking or dating violence; and
                    [(B) plan and develop culturally competent 
                clinical components for integration into 
                approved residency training programs that 
                address health issues related to domestic 
                violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and 
                stalking, along with other forms of violence as 
                appropriate, and include the primacy of victim 
                safety and confidentiality.
            [(2) Permissive uses.--Amounts provided under a 
        grant under this section may be used to--
                    [(A) offer community-based training 
                opportunities in rural areas for medical, 
                nursing, and other students and residents on 
                domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, 
                and dating violence, and other forms of 
                violence and abuse, which may include the use 
                of distance learning networks and other 
                available technologies needed to reach isolated 
                rural areas; or
                    [(B) provide stipends to students who are 
                underrepresented in the health professions as 
                necessary to promote and enable their 
                participation in clerkships, preceptorships, or 
                other offsite training experiences that are 
                designed to develop health care clinical skills 
                related to domestic violence, sexual assault, 
                dating violence, and stalking.
            [(3) Requirements.--
                    [(A) Confidentiality and safety.--Grantees 
                under this section shall ensure that all 
                educational programs developed with grant funds 
                address issues of confidentiality and patient 
                safety, and that faculty and staff associated 
                with delivering educational components are 
                fully trained in procedures that will protect 
                the immediate and ongoing security of the 
                patients, patient records, and staff. Advocacy-
                based coalitions or other expertise available 
                in the community shall be consulted on the 
                development and adequacy of confidentially and 
                security procedures, and shall be fairly 
                compensated by grantees for their services.
                    [(B) Rural programs.--Rural training 
                programs carried out under paragraph (2)(A) 
                shall reflect adjustments in protocols and 
                procedures or referrals that may be needed to 
                protect the confidentiality and safety of 
                patients who live in small or isolated 
                communities and who are currently or have 
                previously experienced violence or abuse.
            [(4) Child and elder abuse.--Issues related to 
        child and elder abuse may be addressed as part of a 
        comprehensive programmatic approach implemented under a 
        grant under this section.
    [(d) Requirements of Grantees.--
            [(1) Limitation on administrative expenses.--A 
        grantee shall not use more than 10 percent of the 
        amounts received under a grant under this section for 
        administrative expenses.
            [(2) Contribution of funds.--A grantee under this 
        section, and any entity receiving assistance under the 
        grant for training and education, shall contribute non-
        Federal funds, either directly or through in-kind 
        contributions, to the costs of the activities to be 
        funded under the grant in an amount that is not less 
        than 25 percent of the total cost of such activities.
    [(e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section, $3,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011. Amounts appropriated 
under this subsection shall remain available until expended.]

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                   UNITED STATES HOUSING ACT OF 1937

TITLE I--GENERAL PROGRAM OF ASSISTED HOUSING

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                  CONTRACT PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    Sec. 6. (a) * * *

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    (c) Every contract for contributions shall provide that--
            (1) * * *

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            [(3) the public housing agency shall not deny 
        admission to the project to any applicant on the basis 
        that the applicant is or has been a victim of domestic 
        violence, dating violence, or stalking if the applicant 
        otherwise qualifies for assistance or admission, and 
        that nothing in this section shall be construed to 
        supersede any provision of any Federal, State, or local 
        law that provides greater protection than this section 
        for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, or 
        stalking]
            [(4)] (3) the public housing agency shall promptly 
        notify (i) any applicant determined to be ineligible 
        for admission to the project of the basis for such 
        determination and provide the applicant upon request, 
        within a reasonable time after the determination is 
        made, with an opportunity for an informal hearing on 
        such determination, and (ii) any applicant determined 
        to be eligible for admission to the project of the 
        approximate date of occupancy insofar as such date can 
        be reasonably determined;
            [(5)] (4) the public housing agency shall comply 
        with such procedures and requirements as the Secretary 
        may prescribe to assure that sound management practices 
        will be followed in the operation of the project, 
        including requirements pertaining to--
                    (A) * * *

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    (l) Each public housing agency shall utilize leases which--
            (1) * * *

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            (5) require that the public housing agency may not 
        terminate the tenancy except for serious or repeated 
        violation of the terms or conditions of the lease or 
        for other good cause[, and that an incident or 
        incidents of actual or threatened domestic violence, 
        dating violence, or stalking will not be construed as a 
        serious or repeated violation of the lease by the 
        victim or threatened victim of that violence and will 
        not be good cause for terminating the tenancy or 
        occupancy rights of the victim of such violence];
            (6) provide that any criminal activity that 
        threatens the health, safety, or right to peaceful 
        enjoyment of the premises by other tenants or any drug-
        related criminal activity on or off such premises, 
        engaged in by a public housing tenant, any member of 
        the tenant's household, or any guest or other person 
        under the tenant's control, shall be cause for 
        termination of tenancy[; except that: (A) criminal 
        activity directly relating to domestic violence, dating 
        violence, or stalking, engaged in by a member of a 
        tenant's household or any guest or other person under 
        the tenant's control, shall not be cause for 
        termination of the tenancy or occupancy rights, if the 
        tenant or immediate member of the tenant's family is a 
        victim of that domestic violence, dating violence, or 
        stalking; (B) notwithstanding subparagraph (A) or any 
        Federal, State, or local law to the contrary, a public 
        housing agency may bifurcate a lease under this 
        section, or remove a household member from a lease 
        under this section, without regard to whether a 
        household member is a signatory to a lease, in order to 
        evict, remove, terminate occupancy rights, or terminate 
        assistance to any individual who is a tenant or lawful 
        occupant and who engages in criminal acts of physical 
        violence against family members or others, without 
        evicting, removing, terminating assistance to, or 
        otherwise penalizing the victim of such violence who is 
        also a tenant or lawful occupant and such eviction, 
        removal, termination of occupancy rights, or 
        termination of assistance shall be effected in 
        accordance with the procedures prescribed by Federal, 
        State, and local law for the termination of leases or 
        assistance under the relevant program of HUD-assisted 
        housing; (C) nothing in subparagraph (A) may be 
        construed to limit the authority of a public housing 
        agency, when notified, to honor court orders addressing 
        rights of access to or control of the property, 
        including civil protection orders issued to protect the 
        victim and issued to address the distribution or 
        possession of property among the household members in 
        cases where a family breaks up; (D) nothing in 
        subparagraph (A) limits any otherwise available 
        authority of a public housing agency to evict a tenant 
        for any violation of a lease not premised on the act or 
        acts of violence in question against the tenant or a 
        member of the tenant's household, provided that the 
        public housing agency does not subject an individual 
        who is or has been a victim of domestic violence, 
        dating violence, or stalking to a more demanding 
        standard than other tenants in determining whether to 
        evict or terminate; (E) nothing in subparagraph (A) may 
        be construed to limit the authority of a public housing 
        agency to terminate the tenancy of any tenant if the 
        public housing agency can demonstrate an actual and 
        imminent threat to other tenants or those employed at 
        or providing service to the property if that tenant's 
        tenancy is not terminated; and (F) nothing in this 
        section shall be construed to supersede any provision 
        of any Federal, State, or local law that provides 
        greater protection than this section for victims of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.];

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    [(u) Certification and Confidentiality.--
            [(1) Certification.--
                    [(A) In general.--A public housing agency 
                responding to subsection (l)(5) and (6) may 
                request that an individual certify via a HUD 
                approved certification form that the individual 
                is a victim of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, or stalking, and that the incident or 
                incidents in question are bona fide incidents 
                of such actual or threatened abuse and meet the 
                requirements set forth in the aforementioned 
                paragraphs. Such certification shall include 
                the name of the perpetrator. The individual 
                shall provide such certification within 14 
                business days after the individual receives a 
                request for such certification from the public 
                housing agency.
                    [(B) Failure to provide certification.--If 
                the individual does not provide the 
                certification within 14 business days after the 
                individual has received a request in writing 
                for such certification from the public housing 
                agency, nothing in this subsection, or in 
                paragraph (5) or (6) of subsection (l), may be 
                construed to limit the authority of the public 
                housing agency to evict any tenant or lawful 
                occupant that commits violations of a lease. 
                The public housing agency may extend the 14-day 
                deadline at its discretion.
                    [(C) Contents.--An individual may satisfy 
                the certification requirement of subparagraph 
                (A) by--
                            [(i) providing the requesting 
                        public housing agency with 
                        documentation signed by an employee, 
                        agent, or volunteer of a victim service 
                        provider, an attorney, or a medical 
                        professional, from whom the victim has 
                        sought assistance in addressing 
                        domestic violence, dating violence, or 
                        stalking, or the effects of the abuse, 
                        in which the professional attests under 
                        penalty of perjury (28 U.S.C. 1746) to 
                        the professional's belief that the 
                        incident or incidents in question are 
                        bona fide incidents of abuse, and the 
                        victim of domestic violence, dating 
                        violence, or stalking has signed or 
                        attested to the documentation; or
                            [(ii) producing a Federal, State, 
                        tribal, territorial, or local police or 
                        court record.
                    [(D) Limitation.--Nothing in this 
                subsection shall be construed to require any 
                public housing agency to demand that an 
                individual produce official documentation or 
                physical proof of the individual's status as a 
                victim of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                or stalking in order to receive any of the 
                benefits provided in this section. At the 
                public housing agency's discretion, a public 
                housing agency may provide benefits to an 
                individual based solely on the individual's 
                statement or other corroborating evidence.
                    [(E) Preemption.--Nothing in this section 
                shall be construed to supersede any provision 
                of any Federal, State, or local law that 
                provides greater protection than this section 
                for victims of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, or stalking.
                    [(F) Compliance not sufficient to 
                constitute evidence of unreasonable act.--
                Compliance with this statute by a public 
                housing agency, or assisted housing provider 
                based on the certification specified in 
                subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this subsection or 
                based solely on the victim's statement or other 
                corroborating evidence, as permitted by 
                subparagraph (D) of this subsection, shall not 
                alone be sufficient to constitute evidence of 
                an unreasonable act or omission by a public 
                housing agency or employee thereof. Nothing in 
                this subparagraph shall be construed to limit 
                liability for failure to comply with the 
                requirements of subsection (l)(5) and (6).
            [(2) Confidentiality.--
                    [(A) In general.--All information provided 
                to any public housing agency pursuant to 
                paragraph (1), including the fact that an 
                individual is a victim of domestic violence, 
                dating violence, or stalking, shall be retained 
                in confidence by such public housing agency, 
                and shall neither be entered into any shared 
                database nor provided to any related entity, 
                except to the extent that disclosure is--
                            [(i) requested or consented to by 
                        the individual in writing;
                            [(ii) required for use in an 
                        eviction proceeding under subsection 
                        (l)(5) or (6); or
                            [(iii) otherwise required by 
                        applicable law.
                    [(B) Notification.--Public housing agencies 
                must provide notice to tenants assisted under 
                section 6 of the United States Housing Act of 
                1937 of their rights under this subsection and 
                subsection (l)(5) and (6), including their 
                right to confidentiality and the limits 
                thereof.
            [(3) Definitions.--For purposes of this subsection, 
        subsection (c)(3), and subsection (l)(5) and (6)--
                    [(A) the term ``domestic violence'' has the 
                same meaning given the term in section 40002 of 
                the Violence Against Women Act of 1994;
                    [(B) the term ``dating violence'' has the 
                same meaning given the term in section 40002 of 
                the Violence Against Women Act of 1994;
                    [(C) the term ``stalking'' means--
                            [(i)(I) to follow, pursue, or 
                        repeatedly commit acts with the intent 
                        to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate; 
                        or
                            [(II) to place under surveillance 
                        with the intent to kill, injure, 
                        harass, or intimidate another person; 
                        and
                            [(ii) in the course of, or as a 
                        result of, such following, pursuit, 
                        surveillance, or repeatedly committed 
                        acts, to place a person in reasonable 
                        fear of the death of, or serious bodily 
                        injury to, or to cause substantial 
                        emotional harm to--
                                    [(I) that person;
                                    [(II) a member of the 
                                immediate family of that 
                                person; or
                                    [(III) the spouse or 
                                intimate partner of that 
                                person; and
                    [(D) the term ``immediate family member'' 
                means, with respect to a person--
                            [(i) a spouse, parent, brother or 
                        sister, or child of that person, or an 
                        individual to whom that person stands 
                        in loco parentis; or
                            [(ii) any other person living in 
                        the household of that person and 
                        related to that person by blood or 
                        marriage.]

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                    LOWER INCOME HOUSING ASSISTANCE

    Sec. 8. (a) * * *

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    (c)(1) * * *

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            [(9)(A) That an applicant or participant is or has 
        been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or 
        stalking is not an appropriate basis for denial of 
        program assistance or for denial of admission, if the 
        applicant otherwise qualifies for assistance or 
        admission.
            [(B) An incident or incidents of actual or 
        threatened domestic violence, dating violence, or 
        stalking will not be construed as a serious or repeated 
        violation of the lease by the victim or threatened 
        victim of that violence and shall not be good cause for 
        terminating the assistance, tenancy, or occupancy 
        rights of the victim of such violence.
            [(C)(i) Criminal activity directly relating to 
        domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, 
        engaged in by a member of a tenant's household or any 
        guest or other person under the tenant's control shall 
        not be cause for termination of assistance, tenancy, or 
        occupancy rights if the tenant or an immediate member 
        of the tenant's family is the victim or threatened 
        victim of that domestic violence, dating violence, or 
        stalking.
    [(ii) Notwithstanding clause (i) or any Federal, State, or 
local law to the contrary, an owner or manager may bifurcate a 
lease under this section, or remove a household member from a 
lease under this section, without regard to whether a household 
member is a signatory to a lease, in order to evict, remove, 
terminate occupancy rights, or terminate assistance to any 
individual who is a tenant or lawful occupant and who engages 
in criminal acts of physical violence against family members or 
others, without evicting, removing, terminating assistance to, 
or otherwise penalizing the victim of such violence who is also 
a tenant or lawful occupant. Such eviction, removal, 
termination of occupancy rights, or termination of assistance 
shall be effected in accordance with the procedures prescribed 
by Federal, State, and local law for the termination of leases 
or assistance under the relevant program of HUD-assisted 
housing.
            [(iii) Nothing in clause (i) may be construed to 
        limit the authority of a public housing agency, owner, 
        or manager, when notified, to honor court orders 
        addressing rights of access to or control of the 
        property, including civil protection orders issued to 
        protect the victim and issued to address the 
        distribution or possession of property among the 
        household members in cases where a family breaks up.
            [(iv) Nothing in clause (i) limits any otherwise 
        available authority of an owner or manager to evict or 
        the public housing agency to terminate assistance to a 
        tenant for any violation of a lease not premised on the 
        act or acts of violence in question against the tenant 
        or a member of the tenant's household, provided that 
        the owner or manager does not subject an individual who 
        is or has been a victim of domestic violence, dating 
        violence, or stalking to a more demanding standard than 
        other tenants in determining whether to evict or 
        terminate.
            [(v) Nothing in clause (i) may be construed to 
        limit the authority of an owner, manager, or public 
        housing agency to evict or terminate from assistance 
        any tenant or lawful occupant if the owner, manager or 
        public housing agency can demonstrate an actual and 
        imminent threat to other tenants or those employed at 
        or providing service to the property if that tenant is 
        not evicted or terminated from assistance.
            [(vi) Nothing in this section shall be construed to 
        supersede any provision of any Federal, State, or local 
        law that provides greater protection than this section 
        for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, or 
        stalking.]
    (d)(1) Contracts to make assistance payments entered into 
by a public housing agency with an owner of existing housing 
units shall provide (with respect to any unit) that--
                    (A) the selection of tenants shall be the 
                function of the owner, subject to the annual 
                contributions contract between the Secretary 
                and the agency, except that with respect to the 
                certificate and moderate rehabilitation 
                programs only, for the purpose of selecting 
                families to be assisted, the public housing 
                agency may establish local preferences, 
                consistent with the public housing agency plan 
                submitted under section 5A (42 U.S.C. 1437c-1) 
                by the public housing agency [and that an 
                applicant or participant is or has been a 
                victim of domestic violence, dating violence, 
                or stalking is not an appropriate basis for 
                denial of program assistance or for denial of 
                admission if the applicant otherwise qualifies 
                for assistance or admission];
            (B)(i) * * *
            (ii) during the term of the lease, the owner shall 
        not terminate the tenancy except for serious or 
        repeated violation of the terms and conditions of the 
        lease, for violation of applicable Federal, State, or 
        local law, or for other good cause[, and that an 
        incident or incidents of actual or threatened domestic 
        violence, dating violence, or stalking will not be 
        construed as a serious or repeated violation of the 
        lease by the victim or threatened victim of that 
        violence and will not be good cause for terminating the 
        tenancy or occupancy rights of the victim of such 
        violence];
            (iii) during the term of the lease, any criminal 
        activity that threatens the health, safety, or right to 
        peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other tenants, 
        any criminal activity that threatens the health, 
        safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of their 
        residences by persons residing in the immediate 
        vicinity of the premises, or any drug-related criminal 
        activity on or near such premises, engaged in by a 
        tenant of any unit, any member of the tenant's 
        household, or any guest or other person under the 
        tenant's control, shall be cause for termination of 
        tenancy[, except that: (I) criminal activity directly 
        relating to domestic violence, dating violence, or 
        stalking, engaged in by a member of a tenant's 
        household or any guest or other person under the 
        tenant's control, shall not be cause for termination of 
        the tenancy or occupancy rights or program assistance, 
        if the tenant or immediate member of the tenant's 
        family is a victim of that domestic violence, dating 
        violence, or stalking; (II) Notwithstanding subclause 
        (I) or any Federal, State, or local law to the 
        contrary, a public housing agency may terminate 
        assistance to, or an owner or manager may bifurcate a 
        lease under this section, or remove a household member 
        from a lease under this section, without regard to 
        whether a household member is a signatory to a lease, 
        in order to evict, remove, terminate occupancy rights, 
        or terminate assistance to any individual who is a 
        tenant or lawful occupant and who engages in criminal 
        acts of physical violence against family members or 
        others, without evicting, removing, terminating 
        assistance to, or otherwise penalizing the victim of 
        such violence who is also a tenant or lawful occupant. 
        Such eviction, removal, termination of occupancy 
        rights, or termination of assistance shall be effected 
        in accordance with the procedures prescribed by 
        Federal, State, and local law for the termination of 
        leases or assistance under the relevant program of HUD-
        assisted housing. (III) nothing in subclause (I) may be 
        construed to limit the authority of a public housing 
        agency, owner, or manager, when notified, to honor 
        court orders addressing rights of access to or control 
        of the property, including civil protection orders 
        issued to protect the victim and issued to address the 
        distribution or possession of property among the 
        household members in cases where a family breaks up; 
        (IV) nothing in subclause (I) limits any otherwise 
        available authority of an owner or manager to evict or 
        the public housing agency to terminate assistance to a 
        tenant for any violation of a lease not premised on the 
        act or acts of violence in question against the tenant 
        or a member of the tenant's household, provided that 
        the owner, manager, or public housing agency does not 
        subject an individual who is or has been a victim of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking to a 
        more demanding standard than other tenants in 
        determining whether to evict or terminate; (V) nothing 
        in subclause (I) may be construed to limit the 
        authority of an owner or manager to evict, or the 
        public housing agency to terminate assistance, to any 
        tenant if the owner, manager, or public housing agency 
        can demonstrate an actual and imminent threat to other 
        tenants or those employed at or providing service to 
        the property if that tenant is not evicted or 
        terminated from assistance; and (VI) nothing in this 
        section shall be construed to supersede any provision 
        of any Federal, State, or local law that provides 
        greater protection than this section for victims of 
        domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.];

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    (f) As used in this section--
            (1) * * *

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            (6) the term ``project-based assistance'' means 
        rental assistance under subsection (b) that is attached 
        to the structure pursuant to subsection (d)(2) or 
        (o)(13); and
            (7) the term ``tenant-based assistance'' means 
        rental assistance under subsection (o) that is not 
        project-based assistance and that provides for the 
        eligible family to select suitable housing and to move 
        to other suitable housing[;].
            [(8) the term ``domestic violence'' has the same 
        meaning given the term in section 40002 of the Violence 
        Against Women Act of 1994;
            [(9) the term ``dating violence'' has the same 
        meaning given the term in section 40002 of the Violence 
        Against Women Act of 1994;
            [(10) the term ``stalking'' means--
                    [(A)(i) to follow, pursue, or repeatedly 
                commit acts with the intent to kill, injure, 
                harass, or intimidate another person; or
                    [(ii) to place under surveillance with the 
                intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate 
                another person; and
                    [(B) in the course of, or as a result of, 
                such following, pursuit, surveillance, or 
                repeatedly committed acts, to place a person in 
                reasonable fear of the death of, or serious 
                bodily injury to, or to cause substantial 
                emotional harm to--
                            [(i) that person;
                            [(ii) a member of the immediate 
                        family of that person; or
                            [(iii) the spouse or intimate 
                        partner of that person; and
            [(11) the term ``immediate family member'' means, 
        with respect to a person--
                    [(A) a spouse, parent, brother or sister, 
                or child of that person, or an individual to 
                whom that person stands in loco parentis; or
                    [(B) any other person living in the 
                household of that person and related to that 
                person by blood or marriage.]

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    (o) Voucher Program.--
            (1) * * *

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            (6) Selection of families and disapproval of 
        owners.--
                    (A) * * *
                    (B) Selection of tenants.--Each housing 
                assistance payment contract entered into by the 
                public housing agency and the owner of a 
                dwelling unit) shall provide that the screening 
                and selection of families for those units shall 
                be the function of the owner. In addition, the 
                public housing agency may elect to screen 
                applicants for the program in accordance with 
                such requirements as the Secretary may 
                establish. [That an applicant or participant is 
                or has been a victim of domestic violence, 
                dating violence, or stalking is not an 
                appropriate basis for denial of program 
                assistance by or for denial of admission if the 
                applicant otherwise qualifies for assistance 
                for admission, and that nothing in this section 
                shall be construed to supersede any provision 
                of any Federal, State, or local law that 
                provides greater protection than this section 
                for victims of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, or stalking.]

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            (7) Leases and tenancy.--Each housing assistance 
        payment contract entered into by the public housing 
        agency and the owner of a dwelling unit--
                    (A) * * *

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                    (C) shall provide that during the term of 
                the lease, the owner shall not terminate the 
                tenancy except for serious or repeated 
                violation of the terms and conditions of the 
                lease, for violation of applicable Federal, 
                State, or local law, or for other good cause, 
                [and that an incident or incidents of actual or 
                threatened domestic violence, dating violence, 
                or stalking shall not be construed as a serious 
                or repeated violation of the lease by the 
                victim or threatened victim of that violence 
                and shall not be good cause for terminating the 
                tenancy or occupancy rights of the victim of 
                such violence] and in the case of an owner who 
                is an immediate successor in interest pursuant 
                to foreclosure during the term of the lease 
                vacating the property prior to sale shall not 
                constitute other good cause, except that the 
                owner may terminate the tenancy effective on 
                the date of transfer of the unit to the owner 
                if the owner--
                            (i) * * *

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                    (D) shall provide that during the term of 
                the lease, any criminal activity that threatens 
                the health, safety, or right to peaceful 
                enjoyment of the premises by other tenants, any 
                criminal activity that threatens the health, 
                safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of their 
                residences by persons residing in the immediate 
                vicinity of the premises, or any violent or 
                drug-related criminal activity on or near such 
                premises, engaged in by a tenant of any unit, 
                any member of the tenant's household, or any 
                guest or other person under the tenant's 
                control, shall be cause for termination of 
                tenancy[; except that (i) criminal activity 
                directly relating to domestic violence, dating 
                violence, or stalking, engaged in by a member 
                of a tenant's household or any guest or other 
                person under the tenant's control shall not be 
                cause for termination of the tenancy or 
                occupancy rights, if the tenant or immediate 
                member of the tenant's family is a victim of 
                that domestic violence, dating violence, or 
                stalking; (ii) Limitation.--Notwithstanding 
                clause (i) or any Federal, State, or local law 
                to the contrary, a public housing agency may 
                terminate assistance to, or an owner or manager 
                may bifurcate a lease under this section, or 
                remove a household member from a lease under 
                this section, without regard to whether a 
                household member is a signatory to a lease, in 
                order to evict, remove, terminate occupancy 
                rights, or terminate assistance to any 
                individual who is a tenant or lawful occupant 
                and who engages in criminal acts of physical 
                violence against family members or others, 
                without evicting, removing, terminating 
                assistance to, or otherwise penalizing the 
                victim of such violence who is also a tenant or 
                lawful occupant. Such eviction, removal, 
                termination of occupancy rights, or termination 
                of assistance shall be effected in accordance 
                with the procedures prescribed by Federal, 
                State, and local law for the termination of 
                leases or assistance under the relevant program 
                of HUD-assisted housing (iii) nothing in clause 
                (i) may be construed to limit the authority of 
                a public housing agency, owner, or manager, 
                when notified, to honor court orders addressing 
                rights of access or control of the property, 
                including civil protection orders issued to 
                protect the victim and issued to address the 
                distribution or possession of property among 
                the household members in cases where a family 
                breaks up; (iv) nothing in clause (i) limits 
                any otherwise available authority of an owner 
                or manager to evict or the public housing 
                agency to terminate assistance to a tenant for 
                any violation of a lease not premised on the 
                act or acts of violence in question against the 
                tenant or a member of the tenant's household, 
                provided that the owner, manager, or public 
                housing agency does not subject an individual 
                who is or has been a victim of domestic 
                violence, dating violence, or stalking to a 
                more demanding standard than other tenants in 
                determining whether to evict or terminate; (v) 
                nothing in clause (i) may be construed to limit 
                the authority of an owner or manager to evict, 
                or the public housing agency to terminate 
                assistance to any tenant if the owner, manager, 
                or public housing agency can demonstrate an 
                actual and imminent threat to other tenants or 
                those employed at or providing service to the 
                property if that tenant is not evicted or 
                terminated from assistance; and (vi) nothing in 
                this section shall be construed to supersede 
                any provision of any Federal, State, or local 
                law that provides greater protection than this 
                section for victims of domestic violence, 
                dating violence, or stalking.];

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    [(20) Prohibited basis for termination of assistance.--
            [(A) In general.--A public housing agency may not 
        terminate assistance to a participant in the voucher 
        program on the basis of an incident or incidents of 
        actual or threatened domestic violence, dating 
        violence, or stalking against that participant.
            [(B) Construal of lease provisions.--Criminal 
        activity directly relating to domestic violence, dating 
        violence, or stalking shall not be considered a serious 
        or repeated violation of the lease by the victim or 
        threatened victim of that criminal activity justifying 
        termination of assistance to the victim or threatened 
        victim.
            [(C) Termination on the basis of criminal 
        activity.--Criminal activity directly relating to 
        domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking shall 
        not be considered cause for termination of assistance 
        for any participant or immediate member of a 
        participant's family who is a victim of the domestic 
        violence, dating violence, or stalking.
            [(D) Exceptions.--
                    [(i) Public housing authority right to 
                terminate for criminal acts.--Nothing in 
                subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) may be construed 
                to limit the authority of the public housing 
                agency to terminate voucher assistance to 
                individuals who engage in criminal acts of 
                physical violence against family members or 
                others.
                    [(ii) Compliance with court orders.--
                Nothing in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) may be 
                construed to limit the authority of a public 
                housing agency, when notified, to honor court 
                orders addressing rights of access to or 
                control of the property, including civil 
                protection orders issued to protect the victim 
                and issued to address the distribution or 
                possession of property among the household 
                members in cases where a family breaks up.
                    [(iii) Public housing authority right to 
                terminate voucher assistance for lease 
                violations.--Nothing in subparagraph (A), (B), 
                or (C) limit any otherwise available authority 
                of the public housing agency to terminate 
                voucher assistance to a tenant for any 
                violation of a lease not premised on the act or 
                acts of violence in question against the tenant 
                or a member of the tenant's household, provided 
                that the public housing agency does not subject 
                an individual who is or has been a victim of 
                domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking 
                to a more demanding standard than other tenants 
                in determining whether to terminate.
                    [(iv) Public housing authority right to 
                terminate voucher assistance for imminent 
                threat.--Nothing in subparagraph (A), (B), or 
                (C) may be construed to limit the authority of 
                the public housing agency to terminate voucher 
                assistance to a tenant if the public housing 
                agency can demonstrate an actual and imminent 
                threat to other tenants or those employed at or 
                providing service to the property or public 
                housing agency if that tenant is not evicted or 
                terminated from assistance.
                    [(v) Preemption.--Nothing in this section 
                shall be construed to supersede any provision 
                of any Federal, State, or local law that 
                provides greater protection than this section 
                for victims of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, or stalking.]

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    [(ee) Certification and Confidentiality.--
            [(1) Certification.--
                    [(A) In general.--An owner, manager, or 
                public housing agency responding to subsections 
                (c)(9), (d)(1)(B)(ii), (d)(1)(B)(iii), 
                (o)(7)(C), (o)(7)(D), (o)(20), and (r)(5) may 
                request that an individual certify via a HUD 
                approved certification form that the individual 
                is a victim of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, or stalking, and that the incident or 
                incidents in question are bona fide incidents 
                of such actual or threatened abuse and meet the 
                requirements set forth in the aforementioned 
                paragraphs. Such certification shall include 
                the name of the perpetrator. The individual 
                shall provide such certification within 14 
                business days after the individual receives a 
                request for such certification from the owner, 
                manager, or public housing agency.
                    [(B) Failure to provide certification.--If 
                the individual does not provide the 
                certification within 14 business days after the 
                individual has received a request in writing 
                for such certification for the owner, manager, 
                or public housing agency, nothing in this 
                subsection or in subsection (c)(9), 
                (d)(1)(B)(ii), (d)(1)(B)(iii), (o)(7)(C), 
                (o)(7)(D), (o)(20), or (r)(5) may be construed 
                to limit the authority of an owner or manager 
                to evict, or the public housing agency or 
                assisted housing provider to terminate voucher 
                assistance for, any tenant or lawful occupant 
                that commits violations of a lease. The owner, 
                manager or public housing agency may extend the 
                14-day deadline at their discretion.
                    [(C) Contents.--An individual may satisfy 
                the certification requirement of subparagraph 
                (A) by--
                            [(i) providing the requesting 
                        owner, manager, or public housing 
                        agency with documentation signed by an 
                        employee, agent, or volunteer of a 
                        victim service provider, an attorney, 
                        or a medical professional, from whom 
                        the victim has sought assistance in 
                        addressing domestic violence, dating 
                        violence, or stalking, or the effects 
                        of the abuse, in which the professional 
                        attests under penalty of perjury (28 
                        U.S.C. 1746) to the professional's 
                        belief that the incident or incidents 
                        in question are bona fide incidents of 
                        abuse, and the victim of domestic 
                        violence, dating violence, or stalking 
                        has signed or attested to the 
                        documentation; or
                            [(ii) producing a Federal, State, 
                        tribal, territorial, or local police or 
                        court record.
                    [(D) Limitation.--Nothing in this 
                subsection shall be construed to require an 
                owner, manager, or public housing agency to 
                demand that an individual produce official 
                documentation or physical proof of the 
                individual's status as a victim of domestic 
                violence, dating violence, or stalking in order 
                to receive any of the benefits provided in this 
                section. At their discretion, the owner, 
                manager, or public housing agency may provide 
                benefits to an individual based solely on the 
                individual's statement or other corroborating 
                evidence.
                    [(E) Compliance not sufficient to 
                constitute evidence of unreasonable act.--
                Compliance with this statute by an owner, 
                manager or public housing agency based on the 
                certification specified in paragraphs (1)(A) 
                and (B) of this subsection or based solely on 
                the victim's statement or other corroborating 
                evidence, as permitted by paragraph (1)(C) of 
                this subsection, shall not alone be sufficient 
                to constitute evidence of an unreasonable act 
                or omission by an owner, manger, public housing 
                agency, or employee thereof. Nothing in this 
                subparagraph shall be construed to limit 
                liability for failure to comply with the 
                requirements of subsection (c)(9), 
                (d)(1)(B)(ii), (d)(1)(B)(iii), (o)(7)(C), 
                (o)(7)(D), (o)(20), or (r)(5).
                    [(F) Preemption.--Nothing in this section 
                shall be construed to supersede any provision 
                of any Federal, State, or local law that 
                provides greater protection than this section 
                for victims of domestic violence, dating 
                violence, or stalking.
            [(2) Confidentiality.--
                    [(A) In general.--All information provided 
                to an owner, manager, or public housing agency 
                pursuant to paragraph (1), including the fact 
                that an individual is a victim of domestic 
                violence, dating violence, or stalking, shall 
                be retained in confidence by an owner, manager, 
                or public housing agency, and shall neither be 
                entered into any shared database nor provided 
                to any related entity, except to the extent 
                that disclosure is--
                            [(i) requested or consented to by 
                        the individual in writing;
                            [(ii) required for use in an 
                        eviction proceeding under subsection 
                        (c)(9), (d)(1)(B(ii), (d)(1)(B)(iii), 
                        (o)(7)(C), (o)(7)(D), or (o)(20),; or
                            [(iii) otherwise required by 
                        applicable law.
                    [(B) Notification.--Public housing agencies 
                must provide notice to tenants assisted under 
                Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 
                1937 of their rights under this subsection and 
                subsections (c)(9), (d)(1)(B(ii), 
                (d)(1)(B)(iii), (o)(7)(C), (o)(7)(D), (o)(20), 
                and (r)(5), including their right to 
                confidentiality and the limits thereof, and to 
                owners and managers of their rights and 
                obligations under this subsection and 
                subsections (c)(9), (d)(1)(B(ii), 
                (d)(1)(B)(iii), (o)(7)(C), (o)(7)(D), (o)(20), 
                and (r)(5).]

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                    IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT



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                         TITLE II--IMMIGRATION

Chapter 1--Selection System

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                PROCEDURE FOR GRANTING IMMIGRANT STATUS

    Sec. 204. (a)(1)(A)(i) * * *

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    (iii)(I) * * *

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                                    (III)(aa) Upon filing, each 
                                petition under this clause 
                                shall be transferred to a local 
                                office of United States 
                                Citizenship and Immigration 
                                Services and assigned to an 
                                investigative officer for 
                                adjudication and final 
                                determination of eligibility.
                                    (bb) During the 
                                adjudication of each petition 
                                under this paragraph, an 
                                investigative officer from a 
                                local office of United States 
                                Citizenship and Immigration 
                                Services shall conduct an in-
                                person interview of the alien 
                                who filed the petition. The 
                                investigative officer may also 
                                gather other evidence and 
                                interview other witnesses, 
                                including the accused United 
                                States citizen or lawful 
                                permanent resident, if they 
                                consent to be interviewed.
                                    (cc) All interviews under 
                                this clause shall be conducted 
                                under oath and subject to 
                                applicable penalties for 
                                perjury.
                                    (dd) Upon the conclusion of 
                                the adjudication process under 
                                this subparagraph, the 
                                investigative officer shall 
                                issue a final written 
                                determination to approve or 
                                deny the petition. The 
                                investigative officer shall not 
                                approve the petition unless the 
                                officer finds, in writing and 
                                with particularity, that all 
                                requirements under this 
                                paragraph, including proof that 
                                the alien is a victim of the 
                                conduct described in clause 
                                (iii)(I)(bb), have been proven 
                                by clear and convincing 
                                evidence.
                                    (IV) During the 
                                adjudication of a petition 
                                under this clause--
                                            (aa) the petition 
                                        shall not be granted 
                                        unless the petition is 
                                        supported by clear and 
                                        convincing evidence; 
                                        and
                                            (bb) all credible 
                                        evidence submitted by 
                                        an accused national of 
                                        the United States or 
                                        alien lawfully admitted 
                                        for permanent residence 
                                        shall be considered.
                                    (V)(aa) During the 
                                adjudication of a petition 
                                under this paragraph, the 
                                investigative officer at the 
                                local office of United States 
                                Citizenship and Immigration 
                                Services shall determine 
                                whether any Federal, State, 
                                territorial, tribal, or local 
                                law enforcement agency has 
                                undertaken an investigation or 
                                prosecution of the abusive 
                                conduct alleged by the 
                                petitioning alien.
                                    (bb) If an investigation or 
                                prosecution was commenced, the 
                                investigative officer shall--
                                            (AA) obtain as much 
                                        information as possible 
                                        about the investigation 
                                        or prosecution; and
                                            (BB) consider that 
                                        information as part of 
                                        the adjudication of the 
                                        petition.
                                    (cc) If an investigation or 
                                prosecution is pending, the 
                                adjudication of the petition 
                                shall be stayed pending the 
                                conclusion of the investigation 
                                or prosecution. If no 
                                investigation has been 
                                undertaken or if a prosecutor's 
                                office has not commenced a 
                                prosecution after the matter 
                                was referred to it, that fact 
                                shall be considered by the 
                                investigative officer as part 
                                of the adjudication of the 
                                petition.
                                    (VI)(aa) If an 
                                investigative officer makes a 
                                written finding that the 
                                petitioning alien made a 
                                material misrepresentation on a 
                                petition, during an interview, 
                                or during any other aspect of 
                                the adjudication--
                                            (AA) the alien's 
                                        petition shall be 
                                        denied and the alien 
                                        shall be removed from 
                                        the country on an 
                                        expedited basis;
                                            (BB) the alien 
                                        shall be permanently 
                                        ineligible for any 
                                        lawful immigration 
                                        status or benefits;
                                            (CC) any public 
                                        assistance or other 
                                        public benefits 
                                        received by the alien 
                                        or the alien's 
                                        beneficiaries shall be 
                                        immediately 
                                        discontinued; and
                                            (DD) the alien and 
                                        the alien's 
                                        beneficiaries shall not 
                                        be eligible for any 
                                        programs or initiatives 
                                        undertaken by the 
                                        Department of Homeland 
                                        Security or any other 
                                        agency or department to 
                                        delay or exempt 
                                        removal, including 
                                        deferred action.
                                    (bb) Upon receiving any 
                                evidence of any material 
                                misrepresentation on a 
                                petition, during an interview, 
                                or during any other aspect of 
                                the adjudication, the 
                                appropriate officer of United 
                                States Citizenship and 
                                Immigration Services and the 
                                Secretary of Homeland Security 
                                shall--
                                            (AA) deny the 
                                        petition and process 
                                        the alien for expedited 
                                        removal, pursuant to 
                                        item (aa)(AA); and
                                            (BB) refer the 
                                        matter and all evidence 
                                        to the Federal Bureau 
                                        of Investigation for a 
                                        criminal investigation.
                                    (VII) If a petition filed 
                                under this paragraph is denied, 
                                any obligations under an 
                                underlying affidavit of support 
                                previously filed by the accused 
                                national of the United States 
                                or alien lawfully admitted for 
                                permanent residence shall be 
                                terminated.
    (iv) An alien who is the child of a citizen of the United 
States, or who was a child of a United States citizen parent 
who within the past 2 years lost or renounced citizenship 
status related to an incident of domestic violence, and who is 
a person of good moral character, who is eligible to be 
classified as an immediate relative under section 
201(b)(2)(A)(i), and who resides, or has resided in the past, 
with the citizen parent may file a petition with the Attorney 
General under this subparagraph for classification of the alien 
(and any child of the alien) under such section if the alien 
demonstrates to the Attorney General that the alien has been 
battered by or has been the subject of extreme cruelty 
perpetrated by the alien's citizen parent. For purposes of this 
clause, residence includes any period of visitation. The 
petition shall be adjudicated according to the procedures that 
apply to self-petitioners under clause (iii).

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    (vii) An alien may file a petition with the Secretary of 
Homeland Security under this subparagraph for classification of 
the alien under section 201(b)(2)(A)(i) if the alien--
            (I) * * *

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            (V) demonstrates that the alien has been battered 
        or subject to extreme cruelty by the citizen daughter 
        or son. The petition shall be adjudicated according to 
        the procedures that apply to self-petitioners under 
        clause (iii).

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    (B)(i) * * *
    (ii)(I) * * *

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                                    (III)(aa) Upon filing, each 
                                petition under this clause 
                                shall be transferred to a local 
                                office of United States 
                                Citizenship and Immigration 
                                Services and assigned to an 
                                investigative officer for 
                                adjudication and final 
                                determination of eligibility.
                                    (bb) During the 
                                adjudication of each petition 
                                under this paragraph, an 
                                investigative officer from a 
                                local office of United States 
                                Citizenship and Immigration 
                                Services shall conduct an in-
                                person interview of the alien 
                                who filed the petition. The 
                                investigative officer may also 
                                gather other evidence and 
                                interview other witnesses, 
                                including the accused United 
                                States citizen or lawful 
                                permanent resident, if they 
                                consent to be interviewed.
                                    (cc) All interviews under 
                                this clause shall be conducted 
                                under oath and subject to 
                                applicable penalties for 
                                perjury.
                                    (dd) Upon the conclusion of 
                                the adjudication process under 
                                this subparagraph, the 
                                investigative officer shall 
                                issue a final written 
                                determination to approve or 
                                deny the petition. The 
                                investigative officer shall not 
                                approve the petition unless the 
                                officer finds, in writing and 
                                with particularity, that all 
                                requirements under this 
                                paragraph, including proof that 
                                the alien is a victim of the 
                                conduct described in clause 
                                (ii)(I)(bb), have been proven 
                                by clear and convincing 
                                evidence.
                                    (IV) During the 
                                adjudication of a petition 
                                under this clause--
                                            (aa) the petition 
                                        shall not be granted 
                                        unless the petition is 
                                        supported by clear and 
                                        convincing evidence; 
                                        and
                                            (bb) all credible 
                                        evidence submitted by 
                                        an accused national of 
                                        the United States or 
                                        alien lawfully admitted 
                                        for permanent residence 
                                        shall be considered.
                                    (V)(aa) During the 
                                adjudication of a petition 
                                under this clause, the 
                                investigative officer at the 
                                local office of United States 
                                Citizenship and Immigration 
                                Services shall determine 
                                whether any Federal, State, 
                                territorial, tribal, or local 
                                law enforcement agency has 
                                undertaken an investigation or 
                                prosecution of the abusive 
                                conduct alleged by the 
                                petitioning alien.
                                    (bb) If an investigation or 
                                prosecution was commenced, the 
                                investigative officer shall--
                                            (AA) obtain as much 
                                        information as possible 
                                        about the investigation 
                                        or prosecution; and
                                            (BB) consider that 
                                        information as part of 
                                        the adjudication of the 
                                        petition.
                                    (cc) If an investigation or 
                                prosecution is pending, the 
                                adjudication of the petition 
                                shall be stayed pending the 
                                conclusion of the investigation 
                                or prosecution. If no 
                                investigation has been 
                                undertaken or if a prosecutor's 
                                office has not commenced a 
                                prosecution after the matter 
                                was referred to it, that fact 
                                shall be considered by the 
                                investigative officer as part 
                                of the adjudication of the 
                                petition.
                                    (VI)(aa) If an 
                                investigative officer makes a 
                                written finding that the 
                                petitioning alien made a 
                                material misrepresentation on a 
                                petition, during an interview, 
                                or during any other aspect of 
                                the adjudication--
                                            (AA) the alien's 
                                        petition shall be 
                                        denied and the alien 
                                        shall be removed from 
                                        the country on an 
                                        expedited basis;
                                            (BB) the alien 
                                        shall be permanently 
                                        ineligible for any 
                                        lawful immigration 
                                        status or benefits;
                                            (CC) any public 
                                        assistance or other 
                                        public benefits 
                                        received by the alien 
                                        or the alien's 
                                        beneficiaries shall be 
                                        immediately 
                                        discontinued; and
                                            (DD) the alien and 
                                        the alien's 
                                        beneficiaries shall not 
                                        be eligible for any 
                                        programs or initiatives 
                                        undertaken by the 
                                        Department of Homeland 
                                        Security or any other 
                                        agency or department to 
                                        delay or exempt 
                                        removal, including 
                                        deferred action.
                                    (bb) Upon receiving any 
                                evidence of any material 
                                misrepresentation on a 
                                petition, during an interview, 
                                or during any other aspect of 
                                the adjudication, the 
                                appropriate officer of United 
                                States Citizenship and 
                                Immigration Services and the 
                                Secretary of Homeland Security 
                                shall--
                                            (AA) deny the 
                                        petition and process 
                                        the alien for expedited 
                                        removal, pursuant to 
                                        subclause (VI)(aa)(AA); 
                                        and
                                            (BB) refer the 
                                        matter and all evidence 
                                        to the Federal Bureau 
                                        of Investigation for a 
                                        criminal investigation.
                                    (VII) If a petition filed 
                                under this clause is denied, 
                                any obligations under an 
                                underlying affidavit of support 
                                previously filed by the accused 
                                national of the United States 
                                or alien lawfully admitted for 
                                permanent residence shall be 
                                terminated.
    (iii) An alien who is the child of an alien lawfully 
admitted for permanent residence, or who was the child of a 
lawful permanent resident who within the past 2 years lost 
lawful permanent resident status due to an incident of domestic 
violence, and who is a person of good moral character, who is 
eligible for classification under section 203(a)(2)(A), and who 
resides, or has resided in the past, with the alien's permanent 
resident alien parent may file a petition with the Attorney 
General under this subparagraph for classification of the alien 
(and any child of the alien) under such section if the alien 
demonstrates to the Attorney General that the alien has been 
battered by or has been the subject of extreme cruelty 
perpetrated by the alien's permanent resident parent. The 
petition shall be adjudicated according to the procedures that 
apply to self-petitioners under clause (ii).

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    (l) Surviving Relative Consideration for Certain Petitions 
and Applications.--
            (1) * * *
            (2) Alien described.--An alien described in this 
        paragraph is an alien who, immediately prior to the 
        death of his or her qualifying relative, was--
                    (A) * * *

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                    (E) an alien admitted in ``T'' nonimmigrant 
                status as described in section 
                101(a)(15)(T)(ii) [or in ``U'' nonimmigrant 
                status as described in section 
                101(a)(15)(U)(ii); or];
                    (F) a child of an alien who filed a pending 
                or approved petition for classification or 
                application for adjustment of status or other 
                benefit specified in section 101(a)(51) as a 
                VAWA self-petitioner; or
                    [(F)] (G) an asylee (as described in 
                section 208(b)(3)).

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 Chapter 2--Qualifications for Admission of Aliens; Travel Control of 
Citizens and Aliens

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 GENERAL CLASSES OF ALIENS INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE VISAS AND INELIGIBLE 
               FOR ADMISSION; WAIVERS OF INADMISSIBILITY

    Sec. 212. (a) Classes of Aliens Ineligible for Visas or 
Admission.--Except as otherwise provided in this Act, aliens 
who are inadmissible under the following paragraphs are 
ineligible to receive visas and ineligible to be admitted to 
the United States:
            (1) * * *

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            (4) Public charge.--
                    (A) * * *

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                    (E) Special rule for qualified alien 
                victims.--Subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) shall 
                not apply to an alien who--
                            (i) is a VAWA self-petitioner;
                            (ii) is an applicant for, or is 
                        granted, nonimmigrant status under 
                        section 101(a)(15)(U); or
                            (iii) is a qualified alien 
                        described in section 431(c) of the 
                        Personal Responsibility and Work 
                        Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 
                        (8 U.S.C. 1641(c)).

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                       ADMISSION OF NONIMMIGRANTS

    Sec. 214. (a) * * *

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    (d)(1) A visa shall not be issued under the provisions of 
section 101(a)(15)(K)(i) until the consular officer has 
received a petition filed in the United States by the fiancee 
or fiance of the applying alien and approved by the Secretary 
of Homeland Security. The petition shall be in such form and 
contain such information as the Secretary of Homeland Security 
shall, by regulation, prescribe. Such information shall include 
information on any criminal convictions of the petitioner for 
any specified [crime.] crime described in paragraph (3)(B) and 
information on any permanent protection or restraining order 
issued against the petitioner related to any specified crime 
described in paragraph (3)(B)(i). It shall be approved only 
after satisfactory evidence is submitted by the petitioner to 
establish that the parties have previously met in person within 
2 years before the date of filing the petition, have a bona 
fide intention to marry, and are legally able and actually 
willing to conclude a valid marriage in the United States 
within a period of ninety days after the alien's arrival, 
except that the Secretary of Homeland Security in his 
discretion may waive the requirement that the parties have 
previously met in person. In the event the marriage with the 
petitioner does not occur within three months after the 
admission of the said alien and minor children, they shall be 
required to depart from the United States and upon failure to 
do so shall be removed in accordance with sections 240 and 241.

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    (3) In this subsection:
            (A) * * *
            (B) The term ``specified crime'' means the 
        following:
                    (i) Domestic violence, sexual assault, 
                child abuse and neglect, dating violence, elder 
                [abuse, and stalking.] abuse, stalking, or an 
                attempt to commit any such crime.

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    (p) Requirements Applicable to Section 101(a)(15)(U) 
Visas.--
            (1) Petitioning procedures for section 
        101(a)(15)(u) visas.--[The petition]
                    (A) In general.--The petition filed by an 
                alien under section 101(a)(15)(U)(i) shall 
                contain a certification from a Federal, State, 
                or local law enforcement official, prosecutor, 
                judge, or other Federal, State, or local 
                authority investigating criminal activity 
                described in section 101(a)(15)(U)(iii). This 
                certification may also be provided by an 
                official of the Service whose ability to 
                provide such certification is not limited to 
                information concerning immigration violations. 
                This certification shall state that the alien 
                ``has been helpful, is being helpful, or is 
                likely to be helpful'' in the investigation or 
                prosecution of criminal activity described in 
                section 101(a)(15)(U)(iii).
                    (B) Certification requirements.--Each 
                certification submitted under subparagraph (A) 
                shall confirm under oath that--
                            (i) the criminal activity is 
                        actively under investigation or a 
                        prosecution has been commenced; and
                            (ii) the petitioner has provided to 
                        law enforcement information that will 
                        assist in identifying the perpetrator 
                        of the criminal activity or the 
                        perpetrator's identity is known.
                    (C) Requirement for certification.--No 
                application for a visa under section 
                101(a)(15)(U) may be granted unless accompanied 
                by the certification as described in this 
                paragraph.

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            (6) Duration of status.--The authorized period of 
        status of an alien as a nonimmigrant under section 
        101(a)(15)(U) shall be for a period of not more than 4 
        years, but shall be extended upon certification from a 
        Federal, State, or local law enforcement official, 
        prosecutor, judge, or other Federal, State, or local 
        authority investigating or prosecuting criminal 
        activity described in section 101(a)(15)(U)(iii) that 
        the alien's presence in the United States is required 
        to assist in the investigation or prosecution of such 
        criminal activity. The Secretary of Homeland Security 
        may extend, beyond the 4-year period authorized under 
        this section, the authorized period of status of an 
        alien as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(U) if 
        the Secretary determines that an extension of such 
        period is warranted due to exceptional circumstances. 
        [Such alien's nonimmigrant status shall be extended 
        beyond the 4-year period authorized under this section 
        if the alien is eligible for relief under section 
        245(m) and is unable to obtain such relief because 
        regulations have not been issued to implement such 
        section and shall be extended during the pendency of an 
        application for adjustment of status under section 
        245(m).] The Secretary may grant work authorization to 
        any alien who has a pending, bona fide application for 
        nonimmigrant status under section 101(a)(15)(U).
            (7) Age determinations.--
                    (A) Children.--An unmarried alien who seeks 
                to accompany, or follow to join, a parent 
                granted status under section 101(a)(15)(U)(i), 
                and who was under 21 years of age on the date 
                on which such parent petitioned for such 
                status, shall continue to be classified as a 
                child for purposes of section 
                101(a)(15)(U)(ii), if the alien attains 21 
                years of age after such parent's petition was 
                filed but while it was pending.
                    (B) Principal aliens.--An alien described 
                in clause (i) of section 101(a)(15)(U) shall 
                continue to be treated as an alien described in 
                clause (ii)(I) of such section if the alien 
                attains 21 years of age after the alien's 
                application for status under such clause (i) is 
                filed but while it is pending.

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    (r)(1) A visa shall not be issued under the provisions of 
section 101(a)(15)(K)(ii) until the consular officer has 
received a petition filed in the United States by the spouse of 
the applying alien and approved by the Attorney General. The 
petition shall be in such form and contain such information as 
the Attorney General shall, by regulation, prescribe. Such 
information shall include information on any criminal 
convictions of the petitioner for any specified [crime.] crime 
described in paragraph (5)(B) and information on any permanent 
protection or restraining order issued against the petitioner 
related to any specified crime described in subsection 
(5)(B)(i).

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    (5) In this subsection:
            (A) * * *
            (B) The term ``specified crime'' means the 
        following:
                    (i) Domestic violence, sexual assault, 
                child abuse and neglect, dating violence, elder 
                [abuse, and stalking.] abuse, stalking, or an 
                attempt to commit any such crime.

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  CONDITIONAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS FOR CERTAIN ALIEN SPOUSES AND 
                           SONS AND DAUGHTERS

    Sec. 216. (a) * * *

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    (c) Requirements of Timely Petition and Interview for 
Removal of Condition.--
            (1) * * *

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            (4) Hardship waiver.--The Secretary of Homeland 
        Security, in the Attorney General's discretion, may 
        remove the conditional basis of the permanent resident 
        status for an alien who fails to meet the requirements 
        of paragraph (1) if the alien demonstrates that--
                    (A) extreme hardship would result if such 
                alien is removed[,];
                    (B) the qualifying marriage was entered 
                into in good faith by the alien spouse, but the 
                qualifying marriage has been terminated (other 
                than through the death of the spouse) and the 
                alien was not at fault in failing to meet the 
                requirements of paragraph [(1), or] (1); or
                    (C) the qualifying marriage was entered 
                into in good faith by the alien spouse and 
                during the marriage the alien spouse or child 
                was battered by or was the subject of extreme 
                cruelty perpetrated by his or her spouse or 
                citizen or permanent resident parent and the 
                alien was not at fault in failing to meet the 
                requirements of paragraph (1)[.] ; or
                    (D) the alien meets the requirements under 
                section 204(a)(1)(A)(iii)(II)(aa)(BB) and 
                following the marriage ceremony was battered by 
                or subject to extreme cruelty perpetrated by 
                the alien's intended spouse and was not at 
                fault in failing to meet the requirements of 
                paragraph (1).
        In determining extreme hardship, the Secretary of 
        Homeland Security shall consider circumstances 
        occurring only during the period that the alien was 
        admitted for permanent residence on a conditional 
        basis. In acting on applications under this paragraph, 
        the Secretary of Homeland Security shall consider any 
        credible evidence relevant to the application. The 
        determination of what evidence is credible and the 
        weight to be given that evidence shall be within the 
        sole discretion of the Secretary of Homeland Security. 
        The Secretary of Homeland Security shall, by 
        regulation, establish measures to protect the 
        confidentiality of information concerning any abused 
        alien spouse or child, including information regarding 
        the whereabouts of such spouse or child.

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   Chapter 4--Inspection, Apprehension, Examination, Exclusion, and 
Removal

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                  GENERAL CLASSES OF DEPORTABLE ALIENS

    Sec. 237. (a) Classes of Deportable Aliens.--Any alien 
(including an alien crewman) in and admitted to the United 
States shall, upon the order of the Attorney General, be 
removed if the alien is within one or more of the following 
classes of deportable aliens:
            (1) * * *
            (2) Criminal offenses.--
                    (A) * * *

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                    (E) Crimes of domestic violence, stalking, 
                or violation of protection order, crimes 
                against children and.--
                            (i) Domestic violence, stalking, 
                        and child abuse.--Any alien who at any 
                        time after admission is convicted of a 
                        crime of domestic violence, a crime of 
                        stalking, or a crime of child abuse, 
                        child neglect, or child abandonment is 
                        deportable. For purposes of this 
                        clause, the term ``crime of domestic 
                        violence'' means any crime of violence 
                        (as defined in section 16 of title 18, 
                        United States Code) against a person 
                        committed by a current or former spouse 
                        of the person, by an individual with 
                        whom the person shares a child in 
                        common, by an individual who is 
                        cohabiting with or has cohabited with 
                        the person as a spouse, by an 
                        individual similarly situated to a 
                        spouse of the person under the domestic 
                        or family violence laws of the 
                        jurisdiction where the offense occurs, 
                        or by any other individual against a 
                        person who is protected from that 
                        individual's acts under the domestic or 
                        family violence laws of the United 
                        States or any State, Indian tribal 
                        government, or unit of local 
                        government. If the conviction records 
                        do not conclusively establish whether a 
                        crime of domestic violence constitutes 
                        a crime of violence (as defined in 
                        section 16 of title 18, United States 
                        Code), the Attorney General may 
                        consider any other evidence that the 
                        Attorney General determines to be 
                        reliable in making this determination, 
                        including sentencing reports and police 
                        reports.

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             CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL; ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

    Sec. 240A. (a) * * *
    (b) Cancellation of Removal and Adjustment of Status for 
Certain Nonpermanent Residents.--
            (1) * * *
            (2) Special rule for battered spouse or child.--
                    (A) * * *

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                    [(D) Credible evidence considered.--In 
                acting on applications under this paragraph, 
                the Attorney General shall consider any 
                credible evidence relevant to the application. 
                The determination of what evidence is credible 
                and the weight to be given that evidence shall 
                be within the sole discretion of the Attorney 
                General.]
                    (D) Credible evidence considered.--In 
                acting on applications under this paragraph, 
                the Attorney General shall consider any 
                credible evidence relevant to the application, 
                including credible evidence submitted by a 
                national of the United States or an alien 
                lawfully admitted for permanent residence 
                accused of the conduct described in 
                subparagraph (A)(i).

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               Chapter 5--Adjustment and Change of Status

  ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS OF NONIMMIGRANT TO THAT OF PERSON ADMITTED FOR 
                          PERMANENT RESIDENCE

    Sec. 245. (a) * * *

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    [(m)(1) Secretary of Homeland Security may adjust the 
status of an alien admitted into the United States (or 
otherwise provided nonimmigrant status) under section 
101(a)(15)(U) to that of an alien lawfully admitted for 
permanent residence if the alien is not described in section 
212(a)(3)(E), unless the Secretary determines based on 
affirmative evidence that the alien unreasonably refused to 
provide assistance in a criminal investigation or prosecution, 
if--
            [(A) the alien has been physically present in the 
        United States for a continuous period of at least 3 
        years since the date of admission as a nonimmigrant 
        under clause (i) or (ii) of section 101(a)(15)(U); and
            [(B) in the opinion of the Secretary of Homeland 
        Security, the alien's continued presence in the United 
        States is justified on humanitarian grounds, to ensure 
        family unity, or is otherwise in the public interest.
    [(2) An alien shall be considered to have failed to 
maintain continuous physical presence in the United States 
under paragraph (1)(A) if the alien has departed from the 
United States for any period in excess of 90 days or for any 
periods in the aggregate exceeding 180 days unless the absence 
is in order to assist in the investigation or prosecution or 
unless an official involved in the investigation or prosecution 
certifies that the absence was otherwise justified.
    [(3) Upon approval of adjustment of status under paragraph 
(1) of an alien described in section 101(a)(15)(U)(i) the 
Secretary of Homeland Security may adjust the status of or 
issue an immigrant visa to a spouse, a child, or, in the case 
of an alien child, a parent who did not receive a nonimmigrant 
visa under section 101(a)(15)(U)(ii) if the Secretary considers 
the grant of such status or visa necessary to avoid extreme 
hardship.
    [(4) Upon the approval of adjustment of status under 
paragraph (1) or (3), the Secretary of Homeland Security shall 
record the alien's lawful admission for permanent residence as 
of the date of such approval.
    [(5)(A) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall consult 
with the Attorney General, as appropriate, in making a 
determination under paragraph (1) whether affirmative evidence 
demonstrates that the alien unreasonably refused to provide 
assistance to a Federal law enforcement official, Federal 
prosecutor, Federal judge, or other Federal authority 
investigating or prosecuting criminal activity described in 
section 101(a)(15)(U)(iii).
    [(B) Nothing in paragraph (1)(B) may be construed to 
prevent the Secretary from consulting with the Attorney General 
in making a determination whether affirmative evidence 
demonstrates that the alien unreasonably refused to provide 
assistance to a State or local law enforcement official, State 
or local prosecutor, State or local judge, or other State or 
local authority investigating or prosecuting criminal activity 
described in section 101(a)(15)(U)(iii).]

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          INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE BROKER REGULATION ACT OF 2005



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TITLE VIII--PROTECTION OF BATTERED AND TRAFFICKED IMMIGRANTS

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Subtitle D--International Marriage Broker Regulation

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SEC. 833. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR IMMIGRANTS 
                    AND REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE BROKERS.

    (a) * * *
    (b) Visa and Adjustment Interviews.--
            (1) Fiance(e)s, spouses and their derivatives.--
        During an interview with an applicant for a K 
        nonimmigrant visa, a consular officers shall--
                    (A) provide information, in the primary 
                language of the visa applicant, on protection 
                orders [or] and criminal convictions collected 
                under subsection (a)(5)(A)(iii);

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    (d) Regulation of International Marriage Brokers.--
            [(1) Prohibition on marketing children.--An 
        international marriage broker shall not provide any 
        individual or entity with the personal contact 
        information, photograph, or general information about 
        the background or interests of any individual under the 
        age of 18.]
            (1) Prohibition on marketing of or to children.--
                    (A) In general.--An international marriage 
                broker shall not provide any individual or 
                entity with personal contact information, 
                photograph, or general information about the 
                background or interests of any individual under 
                the age of 18.
                    (B) Compliance.--To comply with the 
                requirements of subparagraph (A), an 
                international marriage broker shall--
                            (i) obtain a valid copy of each 
                        foreign national client's birth 
                        certificate or other proof of age 
                        document issued by an appropriate 
                        government entity;
                            (ii) indicate on such certificate 
                        or document the date it was received by 
                        the international marriage broker;
                            (iii) retain the original of such 
                        certificate or document for 5 years 
                        after such date of receipt; and
                            (iv) produce such certificate or 
                        document upon request to an appropriate 
                        authority charged with the enforcement 
                        of this paragraph.
            (2) Requirements of international marriage brokers 
        with respect to mandatory collection of background 
        information.--
                    (A) * * *
                    (B) Background information.--The 
                international marriage broker shall collect a 
                certification signed (in written, electronic, 
                or other form) by the United States client 
                accompanied by documentation or an attestation 
                of the following background information about 
                the United States client:
                            (i) * * *
                            (ii) Any Federal, State, or local 
                        arrest or conviction of the United 
                        States client for homicide, murder, 
                        manslaughter, assault, battery, 
                        domestic violence, rape, sexual 
                        assault, abusive sexual contact, sexual 
                        exploitation, incest, child abuse or 
                        neglect, torture, trafficking, peonage, 
                        holding hostage, involuntary servitude, 
                        slave trade, kidnapping, abduction, 
                        unlawful criminal restraint, false 
                        imprisonment, [or stalking.] stalking, 
                        or an attempt to commit any such crime.

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      SECTION 384 OF THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION REFORM AND IMMIGRANT 
                       RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1996

SEC. 384. PENALTIES FOR DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION.

    (a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), in 
no case may the Attorney General, or any other official or 
employee of the Department of Justice, the Secretary of 
Homeland Security, the Secretary of State, or any other 
official or employee of the Department of Homeland Security or 
Department of State (including any bureau or agency of either 
of such Departments)--
            (1) * * *

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        unless the alien has been convicted of a crime or 
        crimes listed in section [241(a)(2)] 237(a)(2) of the 
        Immigration and Nationality Act; or

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    (b) Exceptions.--
            (1) The Secretary of Homeland Security or the 
        Attorney General may provide, in the Secretary's or the 
        Attorney General's discretion, for the disclosure of 
        information in the same manner and circumstances as 
        census information may be disclosed by the Secretary of 
        Commerce under section 8 of title 13, United States 
        Code.
            (2) The Secretary of Homeland Security or the 
        Attorney General may provide in the discretion of the 
        Secretary or the Attorney General for the disclosure of 
        information to law enforcement officials to be used 
        solely for a legitimate law enforcement purpose in a 
        manner that protects the confidentiality of such 
        information.

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            (5) The [Attorney General is] Secretary of Homeland 
        Security and the Attorney General are authorized to 
        disclose information, to Federal, State, and local 
        public and private agencies providing benefits, to be 
        used solely in making determinations of eligibility for 
        benefits pursuant to section 431(c) of the Personal 
        Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act 
        of 1996.

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            (8) Notwithstanding subsection (a)(2), the 
        Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of State, 
        or the Attorney General may provide in the discretion 
        of either such Secretary or the Attorney General for 
        the disclosure of information to national security 
        officials to be used solely for a national security 
        purpose in a manner that protects the confidentiality 
        of such information.

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    (d) Guidance.--The Attorney General and the Secretary of 
Homeland Security shall provide guidance to officers and 
employees of the Department of Justice or the Department of 
Homeland Security who have access to information covered by 
this section regarding the provisions of this section, 
including the provisions to protect victims of domestic 
violence and severe forms of trafficking in persons or criminal 
activity listed in section 101(a)(15)(U) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(u)) from harm that could 
result from the inappropriate disclosure of covered 
information.
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                      TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE

PART I--CRIMES

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CHAPTER 7--ASSAULT

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Sec. 113. Assaults within maritime and territorial jurisdiction

    (a) Whoever, within the special maritime and territorial 
jurisdiction of the United States, is guilty of an assault 
shall be punished as follows:
            [(1) Assault with intent to commit murder, by 
        imprisonment for not more than twenty years.]
            (1) Assault with intent to commit murder or a 
        violation of section 2241 or 2242, by a fine under this 
        title, imprisonment for not more than 20 years, or 
        both.
            (2) Assault with intent to commit any felony, 
        except murder or a [felony under chapter 109A] 
        violation of section 2241 or 2242, by fine under this 
        title or imprisonment for not more than ten years, or 
        both.
            (3) Assault with a dangerous weapon, with intent to 
        do bodily harm, [and without just cause or excuse,] by 
        fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 
        ten years, or both.
            (4) Assault by striking, beating, or wounding, by 
        fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 
        [six months] 1 year, or both.
            (5) Simple assault, by fine under this title or 
        imprisonment for not more than six months, or both, or 
        if the victim of the assault is an individual who has 
        not attained the age of 16 years, by fine under this 
        title or imprisonment for not more than [1 year] 5 
        years, or both.

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            (7) Assault resulting in [substantial bodily injury 
        to an individual who has not attained the age of 16 
        years] substantial bodily injury to a spouse or 
        intimate partner, a dating partner, or an individual 
        who has not attained the age of 16 years, by [fine] a 
        fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 
        5 years, or both.
            (8) Assault of a spouse, intimate partner, or 
        dating partner by strangling, suffocating, or 
        attempting to strangle or suffocate, by a fine under 
        this title, imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or 
        both.
    [(b) As used in this subsection--] (b) In this section--
            (1) the term ``substantial bodily injury'' means 
        bodily injury which involves--
                    (A) * * *
                    (B) a temporary but substantial loss or 
                impairment of the function of any bodily 
                member, organ, or mental faculty; [and]
            (2) the term ``serious bodily injury'' has the 
        meaning given that term in section 1365 of this 
        title[.];
            (3) the terms ``dating partner'' and ``spouse or 
        intimate partner'' have the meanings given those terms 
        in section 2266;
            (4) the term ``strangling'' means knowingly or 
        recklessly impeding the normal breathing or circulation 
        of the blood of a person by applying pressure to the 
        throat or neck, regardless of whether that conduct 
        results in any visible injury or whether there is any 
        intent to kill or protractedly injure the victim; and
            (5) the term ``suffocating'' means knowingly or 
        recklessly impeding the normal breathing of a person by 
        covering the mouth of the person, the nose of the 
        person, or both, regardless of whether that conduct 
        results in any visible injury or whether there is any 
        intent to kill or protractedly injure the victim.

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                        CHAPTER 13--CIVIL RIGHTS

Sec.
241. Conspiracy against rights.
     * * * * * * *
250. Penalties for sexual abuse.

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Sec. 250. Penalties for sexual abuse

    (a) Offense.--It shall be unlawful for any person, in the 
course of committing an offense under this chapter or under 
section 901 of the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3631) to engage 
in conduct that would constitute an offense under chapter 109A 
if committed in the special maritime and territorial 
jurisdiction of the United States.
    (b) Penalties.--A person that violates subsection (a) shall 
be subject to the penalties under the provision of chapter 109A 
that would have been violated if the conduct was committed in 
the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United 
States, unless a greater penalty is otherwise authorized by 
law.

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CHAPTER 53--INDIANS

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Sec. 1153. Offenses committed within Indian country

    (a) Any Indian who commits against the person or property 
of another Indian or other person any of the following 
offenses, namely, murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, maiming, a 
felony under chapter 109A, incest, [assault with intent to 
commit murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault 
resulting in serious bodily injury (as defined in section 1365 
of this title)] a felony assault under section 113, an assault 
against an individual who has not attained the age of 16 years, 
felony child abuse or neglect, arson, burglary, robbery, and a 
felony under section 661 of this title within the Indian 
country, shall be subject to the same law and penalties as all 
other persons committing any of the above offenses, within the 
exclusive jurisdiction of the United States.

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                       CHAPTER 109A--SEXUAL ABUSE

Sec. 2241. Aggravated sexual abuse

    (a) By Force or Threat.--Whoever, in the special maritime 
and territorial jurisdiction of the United States or in a 
Federal prison, or in any prison, institution, or facility in 
which persons are held in custody by direction of or pursuant 
to a contract or agreement with the head of any Federal 
department or agency, knowingly causes another person to engage 
in a sexual act--
            (1) * * *

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or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title, 
imprisoned for [any term of years or life] not less than 10 
years or imprisoned for life, or both.
    (b) By Other Means.--Whoever, in the special maritime and 
territorial jurisdiction of the United States or in a Federal 
prison, or in any prison, institution, or facility in which 
persons are held in custody by direction of or pursuant to a 
contract or agreement with the head of any Federal department 
or agency, knowingly--
            (1) * * *

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or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title, 
imprisoned for [any term of years or life] not less than 5 
years or imprisoned for life, or both.

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Sec. 2243. Sexual abuse of a minor or ward

    (a) * * *
    [(b) Of a Ward.--Whoever, in the special maritime and 
territorial jurisdiction of the United States or in a Federal 
prison, or in any prison, institution, or facility in which 
persons are held in custody by direction of or pursuant to a 
contract or agreement with the head of any Federal department 
or agency, knowingly engages in a sexual act with another 
person who is--
            [(1) in official detention; and
            [(2) under the custodial, supervisory, or 
        disciplinary authority of the person so engaging;
or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title, 
imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both.]
    (b) Of a Ward.--
            (1) Offenses.--It shall be unlawful for any person 
        to knowingly engage, or knowingly attempt to engage, in 
        a sexual act with another person who is--
                    (A) in official detention or supervised by, 
                or otherwise under the control of, the United 
                States--
                            (i) during arrest;
                            (ii) during pretrial release;
                            (iii) while in official detention 
                        or custody; or
                            (iv) while on probation, supervised 
                        release, or parole;
                    (B) under the professional custodial, 
                supervisory, or disciplinary control or 
                authority of the person engaging or attempting 
                to engage in the sexual act; and
                    (C) at the time of the sexual act--
                            (i) in the special maritime and 
                        territorial jurisdiction of the United 
                        States;
                            (ii) in a Federal prison, or in any 
                        prison, institution, or facility in 
                        which persons are held in custody by 
                        direction of, or pursuant to a contract 
                        or agreement with, the United States; 
                        or
                            (iii) under supervision or other 
                        control by the United States, or by 
                        direction of, or pursuant to a contract 
                        or agreement with, the United States.
            (2) Penalties.--Whoever violates paragraph (1)(A) 
        shall--
                    (A) be fined under this title, imprisoned 
                for not more than 15 years, or both; and
                    (B) if, in the course of committing the 
                violation of paragraph (1), the person engages 
                in conduct that would constitute an offense 
                under section 2241 or 2242 if committed in the 
                special maritime and territorial jurisdiction 
                of the United States, be subject to the 
                penalties provided for under section 2241 or 
                2242, respectively.

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              CHAPTER 110A--DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING

Sec.
2261. Interstate domestic violence.
[2261A. Interstate stalking.]
2261A. Stalking.

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[Sec. 2261A. Stalking

    [Whoever--
            [(1) travels in interstate or foreign commerce or 
        within the special maritime and territorial 
        jurisdiction of the United States, or enters or leaves 
        Indian country, with the intent to kill, injure, 
        harass, or place under surveillance with intent to 
        kill, injure, harass, or intimidate another person, and 
        in the course of, or as a result of, such travel places 
        that person in reasonable fear of the death of, or 
        serious bodily injury to, or causes substantial 
        emotional distress to that person, a member of the 
        immediate family (as defined in section 115) of that 
        person, or the spouse or intimate partner of that 
        person; or
            [(2) with the intent--
                    [(A) to kill, injure, harass, or place 
                under surveillance with intent to kill, injure, 
                harass, or intimidate, or cause substantial 
                emotional distress to a person in another State 
                or tribal jurisdiction or within the special 
                maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the 
                United States; or
                    [(B) to place a person in another State or 
                tribal jurisdiction, or within the special 
                maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the 
                United States, in reasonable fear of the death 
                of, or serious bodily injury to--
                            [(i) that person;
                            [(ii) a member of the immediate 
                        family (as defined in section 115 of 
                        that person; or
                            [(iii) a spouse or intimate partner 
                        of that person;
                uses the mail, any interactive computer 
                service, or any facility of interstate or 
                foreign commerce to engage in a course of 
                conduct that causes substantial emotional 
                distress to that person or places that person 
                in reasonable fear of the death of, or serious 
                bodily injury to, any of the persons described 
                in clauses (i) through (iii) of subparagraph 
                (B);
shall be punished as provided in section 2261(b) of this 
title.]

SEC. 2261A. STALKING.

    (a) Whoever uses the mail, any interactive computer 
service, or any facility of interstate or foreign commerce to 
engage in a course of conduct or travels in interstate or 
foreign commerce or within the special maritime and territorial 
jurisdiction of the United States, or enters or leaves Indian 
country, with the intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate 
another person, or place another person under surveillance with 
the intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate such person 
and in the course of, or as a result of, such travel or course 
of conduct--
            (1) places that person in reasonable fear of the 
        death of, or serious bodily injury to such person, a 
        member of their immediate family (as defined in section 
        115), or their spouse or intimate partner; or
            (2) causes or attempts to cause serious bodily 
        injury or serious emotional distress to such person, a 
        member of their immediate family (as defined in section 
        115), or their spouse or intimate partner;
shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
    (b) The punishment for an offense under this section is the 
same as that for an offense under section 2261, except that 
if--
            (1) the offense involves conduct in violation of a 
        protection order; or
            (2) the victim of the offense is under the age of 
        18 years or over the age of 65 years, the offender has 
        reached the age of 18 years at the time the offense was 
        committed, and the offender knew or should have known 
        that the victim was under the age of 18 years or over 
        the age of 65 years;
the maximum term of imprisonment that may be imposed is 
increased by 5 years over the term of imprisonment otherwise 
provided for that offense in section 2261

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             CIVIL RIGHTS OF INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS ACT



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SEC. 7. SUITS BY PRISONERS.

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    (e) Limitation on Recovery.--No Federal civil action may be 
brought by a prisoner confined in a jail, prison, or other 
correctional facility, for mental or emotional injury suffered 
while in custody without a prior showing of physical injury or 
the commission of a sexual act (as defined in section 2246 of 
title 18, United States Code).

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              SECTION 1346 OF TITLE 28, UNITED STATES CODE

Sec. 1346. United States as defendant

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    (b)(1) * * *
    (2) No person convicted of a felony who is incarcerated 
while awaiting sentencing or while serving a sentence may bring 
a civil action against the United States or an agency, officer, 
or employee of the Government, for mental or emotional injury 
suffered while in custody without a prior showing of physical 
injury or the commission of a sexual act (as defined in section 
2246 of title 18).

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SEC. 8. ADOPTION AND EFFECT OF NATIONAL STANDARDS.

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    (c) Applicability to Detention Facilities Operated by the 
Department of Homeland Security.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date of enactment of the Violence Against Women 
        Reauthorization Act of 2012, the Secretary of Homeland 
        Security shall publish a final rule adopting national 
        standards for the detection, prevention, reduction, and 
        punishment of rape and sexual assault in facilities 
        that maintain custody of aliens detained for a 
        violation of the immigrations laws of the United 
        States.
            (2) Applicability.--The standards adopted under 
        paragraph (1) shall apply to detention facilities 
        operated by the Department of Homeland Security and to 
        detention facilities operated under contract with, or 
        pursuant to an intergovernmental service agreement 
        with, the Department.
            (3) Compliance.--The Secretary of Homeland Security 
        shall--
                    (A) assess compliance with the standards 
                adopted under paragraph (1) on a regular basis; 
                and
                    (B) include the results of the assessments 
                in performance evaluations of facilities 
                completed by the Department of Homeland 
                Security.
            (4) Considerations.--In adopting standards under 
        paragraph (1), the Secretary of Homeland Security shall 
        give due consideration to the recommended national 
        standards provided by the Commission under section 
        7(e).
    (d) Applicability to Custodial Facilities Operated by the 
Department of Health and Human Services.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date of enactment of the Violence Against Women 
        Reauthorization Act of 2012, the Secretary of Health 
        and Human Services shall publish a final rule adopting 
        national standards for the detection, prevention, 
        reduction, and punishment of rape and sexual assault in 
        facilities that maintain custody of unaccompanied alien 
        children (as defined in section 462(g) of the Homeland 
        Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 279(g))).
            (2) Applicability.--The standards adopted under 
        paragraph (1) shall apply to facilities operated by the 
        Department of Health and Human Services and to 
        facilities operated under contract with the Department.
            (3) Compliance.--The Secretary of Health and Human 
        Services shall--
                    (A) assess compliance with the standards 
                adopted under paragraph (1) on a regular basis; 
                and
                    (B) include the results of the assessments 
                in performance evaluations of facilities 
                completed by the Department of Health and Human 
                Services.
            (4) Considerations.--In adopting standards under 
        paragraph (1), the Secretary of Health and Human 
        Services shall give due consideration to the 
        recommended national standards provided by the 
        Commission under section 7(e).
    [(c)] (e) Eligibility for Federal Funds.--
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                            Dissenting Views

    For nearly 20 years, Democrats have firmly supported the 
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA or the Act) and the critical 
lifesaving assistance it has provided for women, men, and 
children. On two occasions since its enactment, we have joined 
with our colleagues from across the aisle and the other Chamber 
to extend VAWA's protections to make necessary improvements. 
H.R. 4970, however, constitutes a drastic departure from this 
bipartisan history and declares that only certain victims of 
violence are now deserving of protection.
    Under the veil of reauthorizing certain grant programs, 
H.R. 4970 undermines the safety of some of our Nation's most 
vulnerable victims of violence. The bill rolls back important 
protections for immigrant victims, putting them in a worse 
position than under current law, and it fails to adequately 
protect other vulnerable populations such as tribal women, and 
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. In 
short, any small improvements made by this bill to victim 
protection are outweighed by the overwhelming harm it will 
cause.
    For these reasons, more than 170 organizations that have 
steadfastly supported VAWA in the past now vociferously oppose 
H.R. 4970 or key provisions in the bill.\1\ These organizations 
represent the interests of millions of victims of domestic 
violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, and the 
professionals who serve and protect them throughout the United 
States and its territories. Other important stakeholders have 
also expressed strong concerns, including faith groups, civil 
rights organizations, tribal coalitions, and law enforcement 
agencies.
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    \1\A list of these organizations appears as an Appendix to our 
dissenting views.
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    Democrats attempted to offer an amendment in the nature of 
a substitute to H.R. 4970 at the Committee's markup. Offered by 
Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), the amendment was 
nearly identical to S. 1925, a bipartisan measure that the 
Senate passed by a vote of 68 to 31. The Democratic substitute 
was a distillation of the best programs and recommended 
improvements based on months of consultation with our 
colleagues in the Senate, law enforcement officers, survivors, 
advocates, and other experts. The Majority blocked 
consideration of our alternative and instead advanced a 
regressive bill that amounts to an assault on women.
    For these reasons, and those described below, we 
respectfully dissent and urge our colleagues to reject this 
dangerously flawed legislation.

                               BACKGROUND

A. General Background
    Since 1994, VAWA has provided life-saving assistance to 
hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children. Originally 
passed as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement 
Act of 1994, this landmark bipartisan legislation was enacted 
in response to the prevalence of domestic and sexual violence 
and the significant impact that such violence has on the lives 
of women. The legislation's comprehensive approach to domestic 
violence combined tough new penalties to prosecute offenders 
with programs to provide services for the victims of such 
violence.
    Championed by then-Senator Joseph Biden and Representative 
John Conyers, Jr., the original Act was supported by a broad 
coalition of experts and advocates including law enforcement 
officers, prosecutors, judges, victim service providers, faith 
leaders, health care professionals, and survivors. VAWA has 
since been reauthorized two times--in 2000 and 2005--with 
strong bipartisan approval in Congress and with overwhelming 
support from states and local communities.
    With each reauthorization, VAWA improved in meaningful ways 
to reflect a growing understanding of how best to meet the 
varied and changing needs of survivors. Among other significant 
changes, the reauthorization of VAWA in 2000 improved the law 
with respect to the needs of battered immigrants, older 
victims, and victims with disabilities. In 2005, the 
reauthorization included a new title to address the epidemic of 
violence experienced by Native American and Alaska Native 
women. Both reauthorizations created new programs and extended 
protections to additional victims. They also strengthened 
victim services and enhanced judicial and law enforcement tools 
to combat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 
and stalking.
    The impact of VAWA has been remarkable. The law's emphasis 
on a coordinated community response--which brings together law 
enforcement, the courts, and victim services--resulted in a 
paradigm shift in the way communities address violence against 
women. The Act improved the criminal justice system's ability 
to keep victims safe and hold perpetrators accountable. It has 
provided victims with critical services such as transitional 
housing, legal assistance, and supervised visitation services. 
As a result of this historic legislation, every state now has 
enacted laws to make stalking a crime and to strengthen 
criminal rape statutes. Most importantly, the annual incidence 
of domestic violence has decreased by 53 percent.\2\
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    \2\Shannan Catalano, et al., Female Victims of Violence, U.S. 
Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (Sep. 2009), 
available at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/intimate/ipv.htm (decrease is 
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    Even with this progress, however, domestic and sexual 
violence remain significant, widespread problems. According to 
a recent National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 
conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 24 
people become victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking 
by an intimate partner in the United States every minute.\3\ 
Over the course of a year, that adds up to more than 12 million 
women and men. Approximately one in five women and one in 71 
men have been raped in their lifetime.\4\ In addition, 
approximately one in four women and one in seven men report 
experiencing severe physical violence by an intimate 
partner.\5\ And 45 percent of the women killed in the United 
States die at the hands of an intimate partner.\6\
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    \3\National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (Dec. 2011), at http://www.cdc.gov/
ViolencePrevention/pdf/NISVSl Report2010-a.pdf [hereinafter NISVS 
survey].
    \4\Id.
    \5\Id.
    \6\Catalano, et al, Female Victims of Violence.
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    Certain racial and ethnic minority communities experience 
much higher rates of violence than the general population, 
particularly women who identify as multiracial non-Hispanic or 
American Indian/Alaska Native. Approximately half of all women 
who identified as multiracial or Native American have been 
victims of domestic violence, compared to one-third of white 
women. One in three Native American and multiracial women has 
been raped, compared to one in four white women.\7\ In 2007, 
black women were four times more likely than white women to be 
murdered by an intimate partner and twice as likely to be 
killed by a spouse.\8\
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    \7\NISVS survey.
    \8\Catalano, et al., Female Victims of Violence.
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    Authorized funding for VAWA ended as of September 30, 2011. 
Although its programs have continued to be funded through 
appropriations, it is imperative that VAWA be reauthorized, and 
that such reauthorization expand on the progress made in the 
fight against domestic violence.
B. VAWA Protections for Immigrant Victims
    Since it was first enacted in 1994, VAWA has incorporated 
provisions to protect battered immigrants whose noncitizen 
status can make them particularly vulnerable to crimes of 
domestic and sexual violence. The abusers of such immigrants 
often exploit the victims' lack of permanent immigration 
status, which causes them to not report abuse to law 
enforcement and to refuse to assist with the investigation and 
prosecution of associated crimes.
    As originally enacted in 1994, VAWA created a self-petition 
process to allow individuals subjected to battery and extreme 
cruelty to obtain immigration status without having to rely on 
their abusive family member as a sponsor. In the first 
reauthorization of VAWA in 2000, Congress created a new ``U'' 
visa for crime victims who agree to cooperate with law 
enforcement in investigating and prosecuting serious crimes. 
These protections were expanded in the 2005 reauthorization of 
the bill. All of these provisions were adopted with strong 
bipartisan support and are widely credited with having 
protected victims of domestic and sexual violence and supported 
law enforcement in getting dangerous criminals off of our 
streets.
    Against this noble backdrop, H.R. 4970 eliminates 
protections for noncitizen victims of domestic and sexual 
abuse, leaving them less protected and more vulnerable to 
further abuse than they are under current law. H.R. 4970 
represents a giant step backward and, accordingly, we must 
oppose it.
            1. VAWA Self-Petition
    In 1994, Congress created the ``self-petition'' process to 
protect, among others, the battered spouses of citizens and 
lawful permanent residents (LPRs). Such spouses are eligible 
for permanent residency under existing law, but they are 
typically dependent on their spouses to sponsor them by filing 
an ``immigrant petition'' on their behalf. The VAWA self-
petition essentially allows a victim of battery or extreme 
cruelty to file that petition herself, rather than rely on the 
abuser (who often uses the victim's lack of permanent status to 
control her). By providing such victims with the ability to 
gain independence, leave their abusers if they are still living 
with them, provide for their children, and assist law 
enforcement, VAWA has for more than 18 years helped to remove a 
key tool of control for abusers.
    In 1996, Congress created strong confidentiality provisions 
pertaining to the VAWA self-petition process. Section 384 of 
the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act 
(IIRIRA), legislation sponsored by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX), 
prohibits, with certain exceptions, government officials from 
disclosing any information about a request for VAWA relief--
including the very existence of the request--to anyone.\9\ This 
provision bars immigration personnel from initiating contact 
with abusers or calling abusers as witnesses. Section 384 also 
prohibits immigration officials from relying upon information 
furnished solely by abusers.
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    \9\Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 
1996, Sec. 384 (enacted as Division C of Omnibus Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 1997, Pub. L. No. 104-208, 110 Stat. 3009).
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    In the 2000 and 2005 reauthorizations of VAWA, Congress 
extended these confidentiality protections to cover victims of 
trafficking and other crime victims eligible for immigration 
relief under VAWA. In reporting the 2005 reauthorization of 
VAWA, the House Judiciary Committee, which was at the time 
chaired by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), stated:

        This Committee wants to ensure that immigration agents 
        and government officials covered by this section do not 
        initiate contact with abusers, call abusers as 
        witnesses or relying (sic) upon information furnished 
        by or derived from abusers to apprehend, detain and 
        attempt to remove victims of domestic violence, sexual 
        assault and trafficking, as prohibited by section 384 
        of IIRIRA.\10\
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    \10\H. Rep. No. 109-233, at 120 (2005).

The confidentiality provisions are designed to ensure that 
abusers and criminals cannot use the immigration system against 
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their victims. According to the 2005 Committee Report:

        Examples include abusers using DHS to obtain 
        information about their victims, including the 
        existence of a VAWA immigration petition, interfering 
        with or undermining their victims' immigration cases, 
        and encouraging immigration enforcement officers to 
        pursue removal actions against their victims.\11\
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    \11\Id.

    Without these confidentiality provisions, immigrant victims 
would be far less likely to report domestic violence crimes and 
those who choose to report would be placed at significantly 
heightened risk of further abuse. As Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) 
recognized at the Committee markup, for women who are subject 
to domestic abuse, ``the most dangerous time . . . is when they 
leave and when they seek an order of protection or when they 
seek a restraining order.''\12\ This claim is supported by 
domestic violence and sexual assault researchers, who wrote to 
the Committee in opposition to H.R. 4970 and explained that 
``violence, abuse, and homicide increases when victims take 
steps to leave their abusers or get help from the criminal or 
civil justice systems.''\13\
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    \12\Unofficial Tr. of Markup of H.R. 4970, to Reauthorize the 
Violence Against Women Act of 1997, Before the House Comm. on 
Judiciary, 112th Cong. 175 (2012) [hereinafter Markup Transcript] 
(statement of Rep. Gowdy), available at http://judiciary.house.gov/
hearings/Markups%202012/PDF/HR%204970/
5%208%2012%20HR%204970%20HR%204377%20HR%
205512.pdf.
    \13\Letter from Nawal Ammar, PhD, Professor and Dean of the Faculty 
of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute 
of Technology, and twelve others experts, to Rep. Lamar Smith and Rep. 
John Conyers, Jr., at 2 (May 8, 2012) (on file with the H. Comm. on the 
Judiciary, Democratic Staff).
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            2. U Visas
    In the 2000 reauthorization of VAWA, Congress created the U 
visa to ``strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to 
detect, investigate, and prosecute cases of domestic violence, 
sexual assault, trafficking of aliens, and other crimes . . . 
committed against aliens, while offering protection to victims 
of such offenses in keeping with the humanitarian interests of 
the United States.''\14\ By a vote in the U.S. House of 
Representatives of 371-1, including 187 Republicans, Congress 
created the U visa to ``facilitate the reporting of crimes to 
law enforcement officials by trafficked, exploited, victimized 
and abused aliens who are not in lawful immigration 
status.''\15\
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    \14\Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, 
Pub. L. No. 106-386, Sec. 1513(a)(2)(A) (2000) [hereinafter VAWA 2000].
    \15\Id. at Sec. 1513(a)(2)(B).
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    To obtain a U visa, a victim of a serious crime must first 
report the crime to law enforcement and obtain a certification 
from law enforcement attesting to the fact that the victim has 
been, is being, or is expected to be helpful in investigating 
and/or prosecuting that crime.\16\ After 3 years, a U visa 
recipient who remains in the country may be permitted to adjust 
his or her status to that of an LPR if the immigrant did not 
unreasonably refuse to assist law enforcement and if doing so 
``is justified on humanitarian grounds, to ensure family unity, 
or is otherwise in the public interest.\17\ The prospect of 
obtaining permanent immigration relief, rather than temporary 
relief, provides additional incentive for immigrant crime 
victims to cooperate fully with law enforcement personnel 
throughout criminal proceedings.
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    \16\Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Sec. 101(a)(15)(U); 8 
U.S.C. Sec. 1101(a)(15)(U).
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    Since 2000, immigration law has capped the number of U 
visas at 10,000 per year. However, as a result of the George W. 
Bush Administration's failure to timely issue regulations, U 
visas were not made available until fiscal year 2009. The 
annual cap has now been met in each of the past two fiscal 
years, and law enforcement strongly urges Congress to increase 
the number of U visas available. In support of an increase to 
the cap, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association 
writes that: ``[b]y limiting the number of U Visas law 
enforcement can request, Congress is effectively amputating the 
long arm of the law.''\18\ Similarly, the National Fraternal 
Order of Police, writing on behalf of its 330,000 members, 
explains that:
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    \18\Letter from Jon Adler, National President, Federal Law 
Enforcement Officers Association, to Sen. Patrick Leahy and Sen. 
Charles Grassley, at 1 (Jan. 31, 2012) (on file with the H. Comm. on 
the Judiciary, Democratic Staff).

        U visas are an invaluable tool that allow law 
        enforcement to do its job more effectively and makes it 
        easier to pursue prosecution of criminals. Furthermore, 
        the expansion of the U visa will provide incalculable 
        benefits to our citizens and our communities at a 
        negligible cost.\19\
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    \19\Letter from Chuck Canterbury, National President, National 
Fraternal Order of Police, to Sen. Patrick Leahy, at 1 (Feb. 1, 2012) 
(on file with the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, Democratic Staff).

    Perhaps most clearly, David Thomas, a 15-year veteran of 
the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland and the 
founder of that Department's Domestic Violence Unit, states 
that ``10,000 more visas translates into getting 10,000 more 
violent criminals out of our neighborhoods. Victims who are 
safe, away from their perpetrator, and self-sustaining make 
excellent witnesses.''\20\
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    \20\Letter from David R. Thomas, Johns Hopkins University School of 
Professional Studies in Business and Education, Division of Public 
Safety Leadership, to Sen. Patrick Leahy and Sen. Charles Grassley, at 
2 (Jan. 27, 2012) (on file with the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 
Democratic Staff).
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                        CONCERNS WITH H.R. 4970

I. H.R. 4970 WOULD WEAKEN CURRENT LAW WITH RESPECT TO IMMIGRANT VICTIMS 
           OF CRIMES, INCLUDING DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

A. Section 801 of the Bill Undermines the VAWA Self-Petition Process 
        that Has Offered Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse 
        Protection Since the Original Violence Against Women Act of 
        1994.
    Section 801 of the bill would, for the first time since its 
creation in 1994, weaken and eliminate critical protections in 
the VAWA self-petition process. Individually, each of the 
several measures discussed below is a severe impediment to 
victims seeking protection. Together, they form an almost 
insurmountable barricade, delaying and denying protection to 
victims and significantly increasing the risk of violence and 
death. Rolling back these longstanding protections will leave 
immigrant women at further risk of violence.
            1. H.R. 4970 Eviscerates VAWA Confidentiality Requirements 
                    and Endangers the Lives of Domestic Violence 
                    Victims.
    In 1996, a Republican-controlled Congress enacted strong 
confidentiality provisions designed to protect victims of 
domestic violence from further abuse and to encourage them to 
seek safety. In the 2000 and 2005 reauthorizations of VAWA, 
again under Republican-controlled Congresses, we extended and 
reaffirmed those confidentiality provisions with nearly 
unanimous support in both Chambers. In connection with the 2005 
VAWA reauthorization bill, our Committee wrote without dissent 
in its report accompanying that bill that the Committee wanted 
``to ensure that immigration agents and government officials 
covered by this section do not initiate contact with 
abusers.''\21\
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    Rather than keep those protections in law, section 801 of 
H.R. 4970 would essentially eliminate them by authorizing 
immigration agents to contact abusers, potentially tipping them 
off to the fact that their victims are taking steps to 
extricate themselves from the abusive relationship. This 
erosion of confidentiality would make victims who seek 
government protection more vulnerable to serious and escalating 
violence. Incredibly, even certain Members of the Majority 
acknowledged this fact during the markup. Rep. Gowdy affirmed 
that ``[m]ost women, when they make the decision to leave and 
they act on it, that is when they are most vulnerable and they 
are going to get killed.''\22\ He further added that he knew of 
``12 women whose murderers . . . killed them in South Carolina 
because they decided to leave.''\23\ Despite his seeming 
understanding that eliminating existing confidentiality 
provisions may directly lead to violence and death, Rep. Gowdy 
opposed an amendment to retain current law in this area.
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    \22\Markup Transcript at 176 (statement of Rep. Gowdy).
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    The Majority's newfound animus against VAWA's 
confidentiality provisions may stem from their fundamental 
misunderstanding of the VAWA self-petition process and the 
unique vulnerability of immigrant victims of domestic violence. 
In the section describing the provision in section 801 that 
would have government officials notify abusers of pending VAWA 
self-petitions, the Majority's Committee memorandum states: 
``Of course, the alien's whereabouts are protected.''\24\ This 
assurance, however, is meaningless if, as is frequently the 
case, the victim is still living with her abuser when she files 
the VAWA self-petition. As Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) explained 
during the markup:
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    \24\Memorandum from Lamar Smith, Chairman, to Members, Committee on 
the Judiciary, 7 (May 7, 2012) (on file with the H. Comm. on the 
Judiciary, Democratic Staff).

        If you are an American being abused by an American 
        spouse, you can escape and you can decide whether or 
        not to call the police, whether or not to seek a 
        restraining order, whether or not to prosecute. If you 
        are an immigrant woman whose . . . American husband 
        refuses to petition for you, you don't have a choice. 
        You are under his thumb. And you can't escape because 
        you can't get a job. You can't support yourself. You 
        are in limbo. You came here marrying an American 
        thinking you were going to be part of the American 
        dream, and you are not. You are part of the 
        nightmare.\25\
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    \25\Markup Transcript at 178 (statement of Rep. Lofgren).

    The end result of this provision, of course, is that fewer 
victims of domestic violence will actually seek protection. The 
very tool that their abusive spouses are already using to 
facilitate abuse--namely, control over their immigration status 
and the threat of deportation and permanent separation from the 
United States and any children they may have here--will be 
reinforced as a result of section 801 of this bill.
            2. H.R. 4970 Limits Protection for Victims by Requiring the 
                    Consideration of Uncorroborated Abuser Statements 
                    and Raising the Standard of Proof for B