[USC02] 34 USC 20961: Access to national crime information databases
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34 USC 20961: Access to national crime information databases Text contains those laws in effect on January 23, 2021
From Title 34-CRIME CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENTSubtitle II-Protection of Children and Other PersonsCHAPTER 209-CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFETYSUBCHAPTER I-SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATIONPart C-Access to Information and Resources Needed To Ensure That Children Are Not Attacked or Abused

§20961. Access to national crime information databases

(a) In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Attorney General shall ensure access to the national crime information databases (as defined in section 534 of title 28) by-

(1) the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, to be used only within the scope of the Center's duties and responsibilities under Federal law to assist or support law enforcement agencies in administration of criminal justice functions; and

(2) governmental social service agencies with child protection responsibilities, to be used by such agencies only in investigating or responding to reports of child abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

(b) Conditions of access

The access provided under this section, and associated rules of dissemination, shall be-

(1) defined by the Attorney General; and

(2) limited to personnel of the Center or such agencies that have met all requirements set by the Attorney General, including training, certification, and background screening.

( Pub. L. 109–248, title I, §151, July 27, 2006, 120 Stat. 608 .)


Section was formerly classified to section 16961 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.