Office on Violence Against Women; Notice of Meeting
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the forthcoming public meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women (hereinafter Athe Committee@).
Office of the Attorney General; Establishment of the Office on Violence Against Women
This rule updates the Department of Justice (DOJ) organizational regulations to reflect the establishment of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) as a separate and distinct office within the DOJ. OVW carries out the duties of the Department of Justice under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (title IV of Pub. L. 103- 322) and the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (division B of Pub. L. 104-386), and any other duties otherwise authorized by law, or assigned to it or delegated to it by the Attorney General. This rule sets forth the duties of the Director of OVW. This rule also reflects the continued applicability to OVW of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) regulations that apply to components of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and which were therefore previously applied to OVW when it was part of OJP.
Meeting of the Compact Council for the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact
The purpose of this notice is to announce a meeting of the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Council (Compact Council) created by the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Act of 1998 (Compact). Thus far, the Federal government and 26 states are parties to the Compact, which governs the exchange of criminal history records for licensing, employment, and similar purposes. The Compact also provides a legal framework for the establishment of a cooperative Federal-state system to exchange such records. The United States Attorney General appointed 15 persons from Federal and state agencies to serve on the Compact Council. The Compact Council will prescribe system rules and procedures for the effective and proper operation of the Interstate Identification Index System. Matters for discussion are expected to include: (1) Strategy for Expanding State Ratification of the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact. (2) Modification of the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System to Utilize State Records When States Maintain the Record. (3) Review and Update of the Compact Council Strategic Plan. The meeting will be open to the public on a first-come, first- seated basis. Any member of the public wishing to file a written statement with the Compact Council or wishing to address this session of the Compact Council should notify Mr. Todd C. Commodore at (304) 625-2803, at least 24 hours prior to the start of the session. The notification should contain the requestor's name and corporate designation, consumer affiliation, or government designation, along with a short statement describing the topic to be addressed, and the time needed for the presentation. Requesters will ordinarily be allowed up to 15 minutes to present a topic.