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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2126

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984 "(7) on frequent occasions, law enforcement authorities quickly exhaust all leads in missing children cases, and require assistance from distant communities where the child may be located; and "(8) Federal assistance is urgently needed to coordinate and assist in this interstate problem. DEFINITIONS

42 USC 5772.

"SEC. 403. For the purpose of this title— "(1) the term 'missing child' means any individual less than 18 years of age whose whereabouts are unknown to such individual's legal custodian if— "(A) the circumstances surrounding such individual's disappearance indicate that such individual may possibly have been removed by another from the control of such individual's legal custodian without such custodian's consent; or "(B) the circumstances of the case strongly indicate that such individual is likely to be abused or sexually exploited; and "(2) the term 'Administrator' means the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. "DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATOR

42 USC 5773. Regulations.

Public information.

"SEC. 404. (a) The Administrator shall— "(1) issue such rules as the Administrator considers necessary or appropriate to carry out this title; "(2) make such arrangements as may be necessary and appropriate to facilitate effective coordination among all federally funded programs relating to missing children (including the preparation of an annual comprehensive plan for facilitating such coordination); "(3) provide for the furnishing of information derived from the national toll-free telephone line, established under subsection (b)(1), to appropriate law enforcement entities; "(4) provide adequate staff and agency resources which are necessary to properly carry out the responsibilities pursuant to this title; "(5) analyze, compile, publish, and disseminate an annual summary of recently completed research, research being conducted, and Federal, State, and local demonstration projects relating to missing children with particular emphasis on— "(A) effective models of local. State, and Federal coordination and cooperation in locating missing children; "(B) effective programs designed to promote community awareness of the problem of missing children; "(C) effective programs to prevent the abduction and sexual exploitation of children (including parent, child, and community education); and "(D) effective program models which provide treatment, counseling, or other aid to parents of missing children or to children who have been the victims of abduction or sexual exploitation; and "(6) prepare, in conjunction with and with the final approval of the Advisory Board on Missing Children, an annual comprehensive plan for facilitating cooperation and coordination