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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–07723 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Projects Title: Rescue & Restore Regional Program Project Data. OMB No.: 0970—NEW. Description: The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to expand benefits and services to victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons in the United States, without regard to the immigration status of such victims. Such benefits and services may include services to assist potential victims of trafficking in achieving certification (Section 107(b)(1)(B) of the TVPA, 22 U.S.C. 7105(b)(1)(B)). It also authorizes the President, acting through the Secretary and the heads of other Federal departments, to establish and carry out programs to increase public awareness, particularly among potential victims of trafficking, of the dangers of trafficking and the protections that are available for victims of trafficking (Section 106(b) of the TVPA, 22 U.S.C. 7104(b)). The Secretary delegated authority to carry out these responsibilities to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families who further delegated the authority to the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The intent of the Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking campaign, launched in 2004, is to increase the identification of trafficking VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 victims in the United States and to help those victims receive the benefits and services they need to restore their lives. The purpose of the Rescue & Restore Victims of Trafficking Regional Program (Rescue & Restore Program) is to increase the identification and protection of foreign victims of human trafficking in the United States and to promote local capacity to prevent human trafficking and protect human trafficking victims. The Rescue & Restore Program also seeks to remove barriers to prevention and protection specific to foreign human trafficking victims who live in the United States. The Rescue & Restore Program has the following objectives: (1) Identification and Referral of Foreign Victims of Human Trafficking: To identify foreign victims of trafficking and refer them to service delivery systems. (2) Training and Technical Assistance: To build local capacity by providing training and technical assistance on human trafficking to local organizations not involved in a local coalition. (3) Coalition Building: To lead or actively participate in a community-led effort to bring together and leverage local resources to address human trafficking in a region, such as a Rescue & Restore Coalition or law enforcement task force (‘‘coalition’’). (4) Public Awareness: To promote the public’s awareness of human trafficking by educating the public about the dangers of human trafficking, possible indicators of sex and labor trafficking, and the protections available to victims. To measure each grant project’s performance progress and the success of the program, and to assist grantees to assess and improve their projects over the course of the project period, ACF proposes to require grantees to input numbers for each numeric indicator into a spreadsheet during the 36-month project period. ACF proposes to collect data for the following indicators: Identification and Referral of Foreign Victims of Human Trafficking • The number of outreach events conducted by the grantee; • The number of people reached at outreach events; • The number of potential male and female, adult and minor foreign human trafficking victims identified through Rescue & Restore project efforts; • The number of potential male and female, adult and minor foreign human trafficking victims referred by the grantee to service providers; and PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19089 • The number of male and female, adult and minor foreign human trafficking victims who receive Certification, Eligibility, and/or Interim Assistance Letters as a result of the grantee’s efforts. Training and Technical Assistance • The number of persons in social service agencies, law enforcement agencies, and other relevant professional, community-based, and faith-based organizations who were trained by the grantee; • The number of persons whose knowledge of human trafficking measurably increased as a result of grantee training as evidenced by the use of established practices in assessing learning; and • The number of social service, law enforcement, health, legal, education, or other professionals provided technical assistance on identifying human trafficking victims and referring them for services or to law enforcement. Coalition Building • The number and percentage of coalition meetings led or attended by the grantee; and • The number of coalition meetings in which the applicant proposed or promoted new or more efficient ways to combat human trafficking, improve coalition effectiveness, or assist trafficking victims in the targeted geographic location. Public Awareness • The number of people, distinguished by professional, occupational, community, or demographic sector, reached during strategic public awareness activities conducted by the grantee; and • The number of people who reported knowledge of human trafficking information that was distributed as a result of the applicant’s public awareness efforts. In addition, ACF proposes to collect information on the victims and potential victims of trafficking (victims) identified as a result of each project’s activities. ACF will not collect information about U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents. ORR will aggregate this information to include in reports to Congress, which are available to the public, to help inform strategies and policies to prevent trafficking in persons and to protect victims. This information will also help ORR assess the project’s performance in identifying victims and referring them for services. ORR proposes to collect the following information, if available, for each victim E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 19090 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices reached by a grant recipient or any partner organizations: • Type of Trafficking (Labor, Sex, Labor and Sex, Unknown); • Client Identifier (e.g., Initials, Date of Birth, and Country of Origin); • Client information (Sex, Adult/ Minor); • Description of trafficking situation; • Date that organization made contact with the victim began establishing trust and/or screened the person for victim status; • Date that grantee positively identified person as a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons; • Documentation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the time of temporary status the victim is pursuing (e.g., Continued Presence, T Visa, U Visa, SIJS); • Name of service agency assisting the victim; • Date of HHS Certification or Eligibility; and • Date the agency or victim terminated contact, with space for explanation. Respondents: Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program grantees. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Excel spreadsheet ........................................................................................................... 20 4 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 320. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to document the implementation and effectiveness of the grantees’ projects and the initiative overall. Data collection for the PII evaluation includes a number of components being launched at different points in time. Phase 1 included data collection for a cross-site implementation evaluation and site-specific evaluations of two PII grantees (approved August 2012; Washoe County, Nevada, and the State of Kansas). Phase 2 (approved August 2013) included data collection for sitespecific evaluations of two PII grantees: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center’s Recognize Intervene Support Empower (RISE) project. Phase 3 includes data collection for a cross-site cost study, additional data collection components for the RISE project, and a cross-site administrative data study assessing outcomes. Phase 4 will include data collection for the California Department of Social Services’ California Partnership for Permanency (CAPP) project. Data for the evaluations are collected through surveys of children, youth, foster parents, guardians, biological parents, permanency resources, and caseworkers, supervisors, administrators/managers, and other agency staff. The administrative data study does not impose any new data collection requirements but uses data already compiled and reported by the states. Respondents: Children/youth and their parents, guardians, permanency resources, or foster caregivers; caseworkers, supervisors, administrators/managers, or other agency staff. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–07606 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Permanency Innovations Initiative Evaluation: Phase 3. OMB No.: 0970–0408. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to collect data for an evaluation of the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII). This 5-year initiative, funded by the Children’s Bureau (CB) within ACF, is intended to build the evidence base for innovative interventions that enhance well-being and improve permanency outcomes for particular groups of children and youth who are at risk for long-term foster care and who experience the most serious barriers to timely permanency. The CB funded six grantees to identify local barriers to permanent placement and implement innovative strategies that mitigate or eliminate those barriers and reduce the likelihood that children will remain in foster care for 3 years or longer. In addition, evaluation plans were developed to support rigorous sitespecific and cross-site studies to PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 4 16

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 66 (Monday, April 7, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Rescue & Restore Regional Program Project Data.
    OMB No.: 0970--NEW.
    Description: The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), 
as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
(Secretary) to expand benefits and services to victims of severe forms 
of trafficking in persons in the United States, without regard to the 
immigration status of such victims. Such benefits and services may 
include services to assist potential victims of trafficking in 
achieving certification (Section 107(b)(1)(B) of the TVPA, 22 U.S.C. 
7105(b)(1)(B)). It also authorizes the President, acting through the 
Secretary and the heads of other Federal departments, to establish and 
carry out programs to increase public awareness, particularly among 
potential victims of trafficking, of the dangers of trafficking and the 
protections that are available for victims of trafficking (Section 
106(b) of the TVPA, 22 U.S.C. 7104(b)).
    The Secretary delegated authority to carry out these 
responsibilities to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families 
who further delegated the authority to the Director of the Office of 
Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
    The intent of the Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking 
campaign, launched in 2004, is to increase the identification of 
trafficking victims in the United States and to help those victims 
receive the benefits and services they need to restore their lives. The 
purpose of the Rescue & Restore Victims of Trafficking Regional Program 
(Rescue & Restore Program) is to increase the identification and 
protection of foreign victims of human trafficking in the United States 
and to promote local capacity to prevent human trafficking and protect 
human trafficking victims. The Rescue & Restore Program also seeks to 
remove barriers to prevention and protection specific to foreign human 
trafficking victims who live in the United States.
    The Rescue & Restore Program has the following objectives:
    (1) Identification and Referral of Foreign Victims of Human 
Trafficking: To identify foreign victims of trafficking and refer them 
to service delivery systems.
    (2) Training and Technical Assistance: To build local capacity by 
providing training and technical assistance on human trafficking to 
local organizations not involved in a local coalition.
    (3) Coalition Building: To lead or actively participate in a 
community-led effort to bring together and leverage local resources to 
address human trafficking in a region, such as a Rescue & Restore 
Coalition or law enforcement task force (``coalition'').
    (4) Public Awareness: To promote the public's awareness of human 
trafficking by educating the public about the dangers of human 
trafficking, possible indicators of sex and labor trafficking, and the 
protections available to victims.
    To measure each grant project's performance progress and the 
success of the program, and to assist grantees to assess and improve 
their projects over the course of the project period, ACF proposes to 
require grantees to input numbers for each numeric indicator into a 
spreadsheet during the 36-month project period.
    ACF proposes to collect data for the following indicators:

Identification and Referral of Foreign Victims of Human Trafficking

     The number of outreach events conducted by the grantee;
     The number of people reached at outreach events;
     The number of potential male and female, adult and minor 
foreign human trafficking victims identified through Rescue & Restore 
project efforts;
     The number of potential male and female, adult and minor 
foreign human trafficking victims referred by the grantee to service 
providers; and
     The number of male and female, adult and minor foreign 
human trafficking victims who receive Certification, Eligibility, and/
or Interim Assistance Letters as a result of the grantee's efforts.

Training and Technical Assistance

     The number of persons in social service agencies, law 
enforcement agencies, and other relevant professional, community-based, 
and faith-based organizations who were trained by the grantee;
     The number of persons whose knowledge of human trafficking 
measurably increased as a result of grantee training as evidenced by 
the use of established practices in assessing learning; and
     The number of social service, law enforcement, health, 
legal, education, or other professionals provided technical assistance 
on identifying human trafficking victims and referring them for 
services or to law enforcement.

Coalition Building

     The number and percentage of coalition meetings led or 
attended by the grantee; and
     The number of coalition meetings in which the applicant 
proposed or promoted new or more efficient ways to combat human 
trafficking, improve coalition effectiveness, or assist trafficking 
victims in the targeted geographic location.

Public Awareness

     The number of people, distinguished by professional, 
occupational, community, or demographic sector, reached during 
strategic public awareness activities conducted by the grantee; and
     The number of people who reported knowledge of human 
trafficking information that was distributed as a result of the 
applicant's public awareness efforts.
    In addition, ACF proposes to collect information on the victims and 
potential victims of trafficking (victims) identified as a result of 
each project's activities. ACF will not collect information about U.S. 
citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents. ORR will aggregate this 
information to include in reports to Congress, which are available to 
the public, to help inform strategies and policies to prevent 
trafficking in persons and to protect victims. This information will 
also help ORR assess the project's performance in identifying victims 
and referring them for services.
    ORR proposes to collect the following information, if available, 
for each victim

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reached by a grant recipient or any partner organizations:
     Type of Trafficking (Labor, Sex, Labor and Sex, Unknown);
     Client Identifier (e.g., Initials, Date of Birth, and 
Country of Origin);
     Client information (Sex, Adult/Minor);
     Description of trafficking situation;
     Date that organization made contact with the victim began 
establishing trust and/or screened the person for victim status;
     Date that grantee positively identified person as a victim 
of a severe form of trafficking in persons;
     Documentation from the Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) about the time of temporary status the victim is pursuing (e.g., 
Continued Presence, T Visa, U Visa, SIJS);
     Name of service agency assisting the victim;
     Date of HHS Certification or Eligibility; and
     Date the agency or victim terminated contact, with space 
for explanation.
    Respondents: Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional 
Program grantees.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                            Number of     Average
                                                               Number of    responses      burden       Total
                         Instrument                           respondents      per       hours per      burden
                                                                            respondent    response      hours
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Excel spreadsheet...........................................           20            4            4           16
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 320.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-07606 Filed 4-4-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P