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H.R.1709: Securing American Families by Educating and Training Youth (SAFETY) Through Nonviolence Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor John Lewis, D-Ga.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 24, 2013
Latest Major Action July 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Securing American Families by Educating and Training Youth (SAFETY) Through Nonviolence Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to state or local governments, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and faith-based entities to prevent or alleviate the effects of community violence by educating, mentoring, and counseling youth regarding the principles and application of nonviolence in conflict resolution.

Gives grant priority to applicants that agree to use the funds in communities experiencing an increase in violence, but lacking the resources to address violence prevention.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
April 24, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.