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H.R.3706: Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Ted Poe, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 4 (3 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Dec. 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 27, 2014
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Bill Summary

Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Amends the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 to authorize appropriations for FY2014-FY2018 for: (1) the children's advocacy program; (2) grants from the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to develop and implement multidisciplinary child abuse investigation and prosecution programs; and (3) grants to national organizations to provide technical assistance and training to attorneys and others instrumental to the criminal prosecution of child abuse cases in state or federal courts, for the purpose of improving the quality of criminal prosecution of such cases.

Directs the Inspector General of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct audits of grant recipients to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of funds by grantees. Defines an "unresolved audit finding" as a finding in the final audit report of the Inspector General that the audited grantee has utilized grant funds for an unauth...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 27, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Dec. 11, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Dec. 11, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary