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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2128


PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

"(b) The Attorney General shall make the initial appointments to the Advisory Board not later than 90 days after the effective date of this title. The Advisory Board shall meet periodically and at the call of the Attorney General, but not less frequently than annually. The Chairman of the Advisory Board shall be designated by the Attorney General. "(c) The Advisory Board shall— "(1) advise the Administrator and the Attorney General in coordinating programs and activities reliating to missing children which are planned, administered, or assisted by any Federal program; "(2) advise the Administrator with regard to the establishment of priorities for making grants or contracts under section 406; and "(3) approve the annual comprehensive plan for facilitating cooperation and coordination among all agencies and organizations with responsibilities relating to missing children and submit the first such annual plan to the President and the Congress not later than eighteen months after the effective date of this title. "(d) Members of the Advisory Board, while serving away from their places of residence or regular places of business, shall be entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as is authorized by section 5703 of title 5, United States Code, for persons employed intermittently in the Government service. "GRANTS

Contracts. 42 USC 5775.

"SEC. 406. (a) The Administrator is authorized to make grants to and enter into contracts with public agencies or nonprofit private organizations, or combinations thereof, for research, demonstration projects, or service programs designed— "(1) to educate parents, children, and community agencies and organizations in ways to prevent the abduction and sexual exploitation of children; "(2) to provide information to assist in the locating and return of missing children; "(3) to aid communities in the collection of materials which would be useful to parents in assisting others in the identification of missing children; "(4) to increase knowledge of and develop effective treatment pertaining to the psychological consequences, on both parents and children, of— "(A) the abduction of a child, both during the period of disappearance and after the child is recovered; and "(B) the sexual exploitation of a missing child; "(5) to collect detailed data from selected States or localities on the actual investigative practices utilized by law enforcement agencies in missing children's cases; and "(6) to address the particular needs of missing children by minimizing the negative impact of judicial and law enforcement procedures on children who are victims of abuse or sexual exploitation and by promoting the active participation of children and their families in cases involving abuse or sexual exploitation of children.