II, Section 221
221. GRANTS FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION AMONG YOUTH.
(a) IN GENERAL- For purposes of this section, the Secretary of Education
shall in consultation with the Secretary of the Department of Health
and Human Services, implement a program to educate young people about
violence against women.
(b) USE OF FUNDS-
(1) The Secretary shall make grants to primary, middle, and secondary
schools to develop, adopt, implement, and disseminate educational curricula
and materials on violence against women, including training for school
personnel. Such curricula and materials should be developed, adopted,
implemented, and disseminated in consultation and collaboration with
experts on violence against women and girls from the educational, legal,
cultural competence, youth and victim advocacy fields, such as domestic
violence shelters, domestic violence programs, and State domestic violence
coalitions, State sexual assault coalitions and rape crisis centers
and community-based youth organizations. Priority shall be given to
initiatives that address particularly the needs of underserved communities
that may be recipients of the curricula and materials and training.
(2) The Secretary shall disseminate any existing Department of Education
policy guidance regarding preventing and remedying violence against
women in schools.
(3) The Secretary shall study and report to Congress recommendations
regarding policies for primary, middle, and secondary schools in screening
and referring children for services when children may be experiencing
the effects of domestic violence or sexual assault. The study shall
consider victim safety and confidentiality as significant factors in
any policy recommendations.
(4) The Secretary shall study and report to Congress the link between
the victimization of girls and their perpetration of crimes. This study
will examine the nature of the link, types of crimes in which girls
who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault engage, and
the short- and long-term effect of girls' violent victimization. In
addition, the report will explore the extent to which local, State,
and Federal policies that govern social welfare, health education, and
juvenile justice systems address the needs of girls as victims of domestic
violence or sexual assault.
(c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated
to carry out this section $10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1999,
2000, 2002, and 2003