Agenda Item # 6

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting
April 12, 2016
Agenda Report #108


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant

INITIATED BY: Juvenile Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit a grant application and if awarded, accept funds up to $750,000 from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Juvenile Court and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award, with no local match required. The grant period is from July 1, 2016 to July 30, 2017 and will be used to provide evidence based treatment and surveillance to juvenile offenders.

Background: Funds have been appropriated to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the purpose of providing enhancement capacity for the effective community program that is currently serving youth who would otherwise be committed the Department of Juvenile Justice and/or sent to a short-term secured facility.

Analysis: Muscogee County Juvenile Court is requesting funds to provide evidence based treatment and surveillance to juvenile offenders.

Financial Considerations: The City is not required to provide matching funds to participate in this grant program.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There will be no additional expenses and no match requirements.

Legal Considerations: The Columbus Consolidated Government is eligible to apply for funds up to $750,000 from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Evidence Based Associates, LLC to assist with the request for proposal and serve as a managing entity of the evidence based treatment programs.

Recommendation/Action: Approval is requested to submit a grant application and if awarded, accept funds up to $750,000 from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Juvenile Court and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award, with no local match required. The grant period is from July 1, 2016 to July 30, 2017 and will be used to provide evidence based treatment and surveillance to juvenile offenders.



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A RESOLUTION
No._____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR A GRANT TO FUND THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY JUVENILE COURT AND IF AWARDED, AMENDED THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT AWARD AND ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH EVIDENCE BASED ASSOCIATES, LLC. THERE IS NO LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT AND THE GRANT PERIOD IS FROM JULY 1, 2016 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2017.

WHEREAS, funds in the amount of up to $750,000 have been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Juvenile Court from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017; and,

WHEREAS, the funds are being made available to provide increased evidence based treatment for medium to high risk juvenile offenders who would otherwise be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice or detained in a short-term secured facility; and,

WHEREAS, the Evidence Based Associates, LLC will serve as the managing entity of the evidence based treatment services.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit an application for a grant to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to fund the Muscogee County Juvenile Court and if awarded accept a grant for the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 for up to $750,000 with no local match requirement and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award. The City Manager is authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to assist with the request for proposal; and enter into contract with Evidence Based Associates, LLC upon acceptance of the grant award.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the ____ day of _________ 2016 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ____ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting ____________.
Councilor Baker voting ____________.
Councilor Barnes voting ____________.
Councilor Buck voting ____________.
Councilor Davis voting ____________.
Councilor Henderson voting ____________.
Councilor Huff voting ____________.
Councilor Turner-Pugh voting ____________.
Councilor Thomas voting ____________.
Councilor Woodson voting ____________.




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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor