ERIC Number: ED355290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-9
Reference Count: N/A
[Children's Initiative,] H.R. 5600. 102D Congress, 2D Session in the House of Representatives.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.
This publication is the text of the House of Representatives bill, H.R. 5600 introduced to the U.S. Congress and titled "Children's Initiative." This legislation is designed to promote family preservation and the prevention of foster care with emphasis on families where abuse of alcohol or drugs is present, to improve the quality and delivery of child welfare, foster care, and adoption services; and to alleviate childhood hunger. The bill contains seven titles, the first of which details child welfare services (entitlement funding, protection for foster children, enhanced court procedures, and state requirements). Title II concerns foster care and adoption assistance and covers abandoned children, removal from home requirements, dissolved adoptions, respite care, service evaluation, court procedures, placement, legal issues, staff training regulations, data publication, and review procedures. Title III authorizes a social services block grant. Title IV addresses funding for research, demonstration, and evaluation. Title V contains miscellaneous human resources amendments. Title VI concerns childhood hunger relief and contains five subtitles: (1) ensuring adequate food assistance; (2) promoting self-sufficiency; (3) simplifying the provision of food assistance; (4) commodity distribution to needy families; and (5) implementation and effective dates. Title VII details funding through a surtax on individuals with incomes over $1,000,000. (JB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.