To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the use of Juvenile Accountability Block Grants for programs to prevent and address occurrences of bullying and to reauthorize the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program.
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 ``Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act''.
SEC. 2. BULLYING PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION PROGRAMS; REAUTHORIZATION OF JUVENILE ACCOUNTABILITY BLOCK GRANTS.
(a) Bullying Prevention and Intervention.--Paragraph (13) of section 1801(b) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796ee(b)) is amended to read as follows: ``(13)(A) establishing and maintaining accountability-based programs that are designed to enhance school safety, which programs may include research to prevent bullying, the prevention of cyberbullying, and gang prevention programs, as well as intervention programs regarding bullying; and ``(B) educating students, adult personnel (including school administrators, teachers, staff, and child care providers), and law enforcement officers about how to identify occurrences of bullying or harassment and how to address such occurrences through developmentally appropriate intervention and prevention techniques, based on evidence-based models and best practices that rely on school-based and community-based alternatives to law enforcement and justice system involvement;''. (b) Reauthorization of Juvenile Accountability Block Grants.-- Section 1810(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 3796ee-10(a)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: ``and...