Nj dating violence bill

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.—In this section— “(1) the term ‘Attorney General’ means the Attorney General, acting through the Director of the Office on Violence Against Women; “(2) the term ‘covered individual’ means an individual who interfaces with victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, including— “(A) an individual working for or on behalf of an eligible entity; “(B) a school or university administrator; and “(C) an emergency services or medical employee; “(3) the term ‘demonstration site’, with respect to an eligible entity that receives a grant under this section, means— “(A) if the eligible entity is a law enforcement agency described in paragraph (4)(A), the area over which the eligible entity has jurisdiction; and “(B) if the eligible entity is an organization or agency described in paragraph (4)(B), the area over which a law enforcement agency described in paragraph (4)(A) that is working in collaboration with the eligible entity has jurisdiction; and “(4) the term ‘eligible entity’ means— “(A) a State, local, territorial, or Tribal law enforcement agency; or “(B) a national, regional, or local victim services organization or agency working in collaboration with a law enforcement agency described in subparagraph (A).

.—Part T of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U. .—In this section—” and all that follows through paragraph (1) of subsection (b) and inserting the following: “The Attorney General shall make grants to eligible entities in accordance with the following:”; (3) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (5) of subsection (b) as paragraphs (1) through (4); (4) in paragraph (1) (as redesignated by paragraph (3) of this subsection)— (A) by striking “, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect” each place it appears; (B) in subparagraph (A)— (i) in clause (i), by inserting after “elder abuse” the following: “and abuse in later life”; (ii) in clauses (ii) and (iii), by inserting after “victims of” the following: “elder abuse and”; and (iii) in clause (iv), by striking “advocates, victim service providers, and courts to better serve victims of abuse in later life” and inserting “leaders, victim advocates, victim service providers, courts, and first responders to better serve older victims”; (C) in subparagraph (B)— (i) in clause (i), by striking “or other community-based organizations in recognizing and addressing instances of abuse in later life” and inserting “community-based organizations, or other professionals who may identify or respond to abuse in later life”; and (ii) in clause (ii), by inserting after “victims of” the following: “elder abuse and”; and (D) in subparagraph (D), by striking “subparagraph (B)(ii)” and inserting “paragraph (2)(B)”; (5) in paragraph (2) (as redesignated by paragraph (3))— (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking “over 50 years of age” and inserting “50 years of age or over”; and (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking “in later life” and inserting “50 years of age or over”; and (6) in paragraph (4) (as redesignated by paragraph (3)), by striking “2014 through 2018” and inserting “2020 through 2024”.“(2) .—The Attorney General shall award grants under this section to multiple eligible entities for use in a variety of settings and communities, including— “(A) urban, suburban, Tribal, remote, and rural areas; “(B) college campuses; or “(C) traditionally underserved communities.“(c) .—An eligible entity that receives a grant under this section shall use the grant to— “(1) train covered individuals within the demonstration site of the eligible entity to use evidence-based, trauma-informed techniques and knowledge of crime victims' rights throughout an investigation into domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including by— “(A) conducting victim interviews in a manner that— “(i) elicits valuable information about the domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking; and “(ii) avoids re-traumatization of the victim; “(B) conducting field investigations that mirror best and promising practices available at the time of the investigation; “(C) customizing investigative approaches to ensure a culturally and linguistically appropriate approach to the community being served; “(D) becoming proficient in understanding and responding to complex cases, including cases of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking— “(i) facilitated by alcohol or drugs; “(ii) involving strangulation; “(iii) committed by a non-stranger; “(iv) committed by an individual of the same sex as the victim; “(v) involving a victim with a disability; “(vi) involving a male victim; or “(vii) involving a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (commonly referred to as ‘LGBT’) victim; “(E) developing collaborative relationships between— “(i) law enforcement officers and other members of the response team; and “(ii) the community being served; and “(F) developing an understanding of how to define, identify, and correctly classify a report of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking; and “(2) promote the efforts of the eligible entity to improve the response of covered individuals to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking through various communication channels, such as the website of the eligible entity, social media, print materials, and community meetings, in order to ensure that all covered individuals within the demonstration site of the eligible entity are aware of those efforts and included in trainings, to the extent practicable.“(f) Section 393A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U. Section 41201 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (34 U. .—Section 304 of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (34 U. Such programming should be developed in partnership or collaboratively with experts in intimate partner and sexual violence prevention and intervention.”; (C) in paragraph (4), by inserting after “improve delivery of” the following: “primary prevention training and”; (D) in paragraph (9), by striking “and provide” and inserting “, provide, and disseminate”; (E) in paragraph (10), by inserting after “or adapt” the following “and disseminate”; and (F) by inserting after paragraph (10) the following: “(11) To train campus health centers and appropriate campus faculty, such as academic advisors or professionals who deal with students on a daily basis, on how to recognize and respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, including training health providers on how to provide universal education to all members of the campus community on the impacts of violence on health and unhealthy relationships and how providers can support ongoing outreach efforts.“(12) To train campus personnel in how to use a victim-centered, trauma-informed interview technique, which means asking questions of a student or a campus employee who is reported to be a victim of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, in a manner that is focused on the experience of the reported victim, that does not judge or blame the reported victim for the alleged crime, and that is informed by evidence-based research on the neurobiology of trauma.

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