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A way with their rings, chains, hooks, and pincers! Rally around the flag effect—public opinion is very supportive (at least in the short term) of the President during a time of crisis. C. 5611 et seq.) is amended by inserting after part C, as added by section 12510, the following: ``PART D--RESEARCH; EVALUATION; TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE; TRAINING ``SEC. 251. < > RESEARCH AND EVALUATION; STATISTICAL ANALYSES; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION. ``(a) Research and Evaluation.--(1) The Administrator may-- ``(A) plan and identify the purposes and goals of all agreements carried out with funds provided under this subsection; and ``(B) conduct research or evaluation in juvenile justice matters, for the purpose of providing research and evaluation relating to-- ``(i) the prevention, reduction, and control of juvenile delinquency and serious crime committed by juveniles; ``(ii) the link between juvenile delinquency and the incarceration of members of the families of juveniles; ``(iii) successful efforts to prevent first-time minor offenders from committing subsequent involvement in serious crime; ``(iv) successful efforts to prevent recidivism; ``(v) the juvenile justice system; ``(vi) juvenile violence; ``(vii) appropriate mental health services for juveniles and youth at risk of participating in delinquent activities; ``(viii) reducing the proportion of juveniles detained or confined in secure detention facilities, secure correctional facilities, jails, and lockups who are members of minority groups; ``(ix) evaluating services, treatment, and aftercare placement of juveniles who were under the care of the State child protection system before their placement in the juvenile justice system; ``(x) determining-- ``(I) the frequency, seriousness, and incidence of drug use by youth in schools and communities in the States using, if appropriate, data submitted by the States pursuant to this subparagraph and subsection (b); and ``(II) the frequency, degree of harm, and morbidity of violent incidents, particularly firearm-related injuries and fatalities, by youth in schools and communities in the States, including information with respect to-- ``(aa) the relationship between victims and perpetrators; ``(bb) demographic characteristics of victims and perpetrators; and ``(cc) the type of weapons used in incidents, as classified in the Uniform Crime Reports of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and [[Page 116 STAT. 1889]] ``(xi) other purposes consistent with the purposes of this title and title I. ``(2) The Administrator shall ensure that an equitable amount of funds available to carry out paragraph (1)(B) is used for research and evaluation relating to the prevention of juvenile delinquency. ``(3) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to permit the development of a national database of personally identifiable information on individuals involved in studies, or in data-collection efforts, carried out under paragraph (1)(B)(x). ``(4) Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this paragraph,the Administrator shall conduct a study with respect to juveniles who, prior to placement in the juvenile justice system, were under the care or custody of the State child welfare system, and to juveniles who are unable to return to their family after completing their disposition in the juvenile justice system and who remain wards of the State.
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