To require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act: (1) Assistant secretary.--The term ``Assistant Secretary'' means the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services. (2) Child.--The term ``child'' means an individual who has not attained the age of 18. (3) Child abuse and neglect.--The term ``child abuse and neglect'' has the meaning given such term in section 3 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5101 note). (4) Covered program.-- (A) In general.--The term ``covered program'' means each location of a program operated by a public or private entity that, with respect to one or more children who are unrelated to the owner or operator of the program-- (i) provides a residential environment, such as-- (I) a program with a wilderness or outdoor experience, expedition, or intervention; (II) a boot camp experience or other experience designed to simulate characteristics of basic military training or correctional regimes; (III) a therapeutic boarding school; or (IV) a behavioral modification program; and (ii) operates with a focus on serving children with-- (I) emotional, behavioral, or mental health problems or disorders; or (II) problems with alcohol...