[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Page 12741]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5185]



Administration for Children and Families

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: ACF Program Instruction: Children's Justice Act.
    OMB No.: 0980-0196.
    Description: The Program Instruction, prepared in response to the 
enactment of the Children's Justice Act (CJA), Title II of Public Law 
111-320, Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Reauthorization of 
2010, provides direction to the States and Territories to accomplish 
the purposes of assisting States in developing, establishing and 
operating programs designed to improve: (1) The assessment and 
investigation of suspected child abuse and neglect cases, including 
cases of suspected child sexual abuse and exploitation, in a manner 
that limits additional trauma to the child and the child's family; (2) 
the assessment and investigation of cases of suspected child abuse-
related fatalities and suspected child neglect-related fatalities; (3) 
the investigation and prosecution of cases of child abuse and neglect, 
including child sexual abuse and exploitation; and (4) the assessment 
and investigation of cases involving children with disabilities or 
serious health-related problems who are suspected victims of child 
abuse or neglect. This Program Instruction contains information 
collection requirements that are found in Public Law 111-320 at 
Sections 107(b) and 107(d), and pursuant to receiving a grant award. 
The information being collected is required by statute to be submitted 
pursuant to receiving a grant award. The information submitted will be 
used by the agency to ensure compliance with the statute; to monitor, 
evaluate and measure grantee achievements in addressing the 
investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect; and to report 
to Congress.
    Minor updates will be made to the Program Instruction (including 
date/deadline updates and a streamline of announcement).
    No changes will be made to the reporting burden for the application 
or annual report.
    CAPTA was reauthorized since the 60 day notice and citations have 
been updated accordingly.
    Respondents: State governments.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                                                                  Number of     Average  burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours  per      Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
Application & Annual Report.................              52                1               60            3,120

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,120.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant 
Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance 
Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the 
information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best 
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following:
    Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project.
    Fax: 202-395-7285.
    Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and 

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-5185 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]