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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1760

PUBLIC LAW 98-457—OCT. 9, 1984

requirements for a grant, then the Secretary shall reallot such amount to States which meet such requirements. (2) Funds made available by the Secretary through reallotment under paragraph (1) shall remain available for expenditure until the end of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which such funds become available for reallotment. SECRETARIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 42 USC 10404.

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SEC. 305. (a) The Secretary shall appoint an employee of the Department of Health and Human Services to carry out the provisions of this title. The individual appointed under this subsection shall, prior to such appointment, have had expertise in the field of family violence prevention and services. (b) The Secretary shall— (1) coordinate all programs within the Department of Health and Human Services, and seek to coordinate all other Federal programs, which involve the prevention of incidents of family violence and the provision of assistance for victims and potential victims of family violence and their dependents, and ensure that such activities as they relate to elderly persons are coordinated with the Administration on Aging and the National Institute on Aging within the Department of Health and Human Services; (2)(A) provide for research into the causes of family violence, and into the prevention, identification, and treatment thereof (such as research into (i) the effectiveness of reducing repeated incidents of family violence through a variety of sentencing alternatives, such as incarceration, fines, and counseling programs, individually or in combination, and through the use of civil protection orders removing the abuser from the family household, and (ii) the necessity and impact of a mandatory reporting requirement relating to incidents of family violence, particularly abuse of elderly persons), and (B) make a complete study and investigation (in consultation with the National Institute on Aging) of the national incidence of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly persons, including a determination of the extent to which incidents of such abuse, neglect, and exploitation are increasing in number or severity; and (3) provide for the training of personnel and provide technical assistance in the conduct of programs for the prevention and treatment of family violence. EVALUATION

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SEC. 306. Not later than two years after the date on which funds are obligated under section 303(a) for the first time after the date of the enactment of this title, the Secretary shall review, evaluate, and report to the appropriate Committees of the Congress, as to the effectiveness of the programs administered and operated pursuant to this title, particularly in relation to repeated incidents of family violence. Such report shall also include a summary of the assurances provided to the Secretary under section 303(a)(2)(F).