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104 STAT. 4794 PUBLIC LAW 101-647—NOV. 29, 1990 42 USC 13004. with one that has, broad membership among attorneys who prosecute criminal cases in State courts and has demonstrated experience in providing training and technical assistance for prosecutors, (c) GRANT CRITERIA. — (1) The Director shall establish the criteria to be used for evaluating applications for grants under this section, consistent with sections 262, 293, and 296 of subpart II of title II of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5665 et seq.). (2) The grant criteria established pursuant to paragraph (1) shall require that a program provide training and technical assistance that includes information regarding improved child interview techniques, thorough investigative methods, interagency coordination and effective presentation of evidence in court, including the use of alternative courtroom procedures described in this title. SEC. 214. AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL. —T here are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this chapter— (1) $20,000,000 in fiscal year 1991; and (2) such sums as may be necessary to carry out this chapter in each of fiscal years 1992 and 1993. (b) USE OF FUNDS. —Of the amounts appropriated under subsection (a), not less than 90 percent shall be used for grants under section 212. Grant programs. Subtitle B—Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program 42 USC 13011. SEC. 215. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that— (1) the National Court-Appointed Special Advocate provides training and technical assistance to a network of 13,000 volunteers in 377 programs operating in 47 States; and (2) in 1988, these volunteers represented 40,000 children, representing approximately 15 percent of the estimated 270,000 cases of child abuse and neglect in juvenile and family courts. 42 USC 13012. SEC. 216. PURPOSE. The purpose of this chapter is to ensure that by January 1, 1995, 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. 42 USC 13013. SEC. 217. STRENGTHENING OF THE COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVO- CATE PROGRAM. (a) IN GENERAL.—The Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention shall make grants to expand the court-appointed special advocate program. (b) GRANTEE ORGANIZATIONS. — (1) An organization to which a grant is made pursuant to subsection (a) shall be a national organization that has broad membership among court-appointed special advocates and has demonstrated experience in grant administration of court-ap- pointed special advocate programs and in providing training