Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Adoption, and Family Services Act of 1992 - P.L. 102-295

Date: May 1992


S. 838
Enacted May 28, 1992

Major Provisions of the Act

  • Revised provisions for research and assistance activities to include the following:
    • Cultural distinctions related to child abuse and neglect
    • Culturally sensitive procedures with respect to child abuse cases
    • The relationship of child abuse and neglect to cultural diversity
  • Provided assistance for States in supporting child abuse and neglect prevention activities through community-based child abuse and neglect prevention grants
  • Required the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and service function related to adoption and foster care, including the following:
    • Onsite technical assistance
    • National public awareness efforts to unite children in need of adoption with appropriate adoptive parents
    • Operation of a National Resource Center for Special Needs Adoption