Agenda Item # 3


Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

10/28/2014

Agenda Report # 41


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention and Treatment Programs

INITIATED BY: Juvenile Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit a grant application and if approved, accept funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for evidence based programming for the Muscogee County Juvenile Court and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award and enter into a MOU and contract with Evidence Based Associates, LLC. The grant period is from December 1, 2014 to August 30, 2015.

Background: The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is charged with the fiscal oversight of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention and Treatment Grant Program. The aim for this project is to provide increased accountability of juvenile offenders by providing evidence based prevention models for at risk youth in the initial stages of justice system involvement. The City currently has a contract with Evidence Based Associates, LLC for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant. Juvenile Court wishes to utilize Evidence Based Associates, LLC to assist with the grant writing and respond to the request for proposal issued by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Evidenced Based Associates, LLC is working with the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, the Governor's Office for Children and Families and the gubernatorial appointed Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program Funding Committee to identify and manage cost-effective methods to offer programs that are proven to reduce recidivism.

Analysis: The Muscogee County Juvenile Court is requesting funds to provide evidence based prevention models to low risk offenders that are in the initial stages of justice system involvement. Funds would also be utilized to fund a case manager position.

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 $100,000 from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Evidence Based Associates, LLC to assist with grant writing and upon award of grant funds, enter into a contract and serve as a managing entity of the evidence based prevention/treatment programs.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize to submit an application and if approved accept a grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for additional evidence based programming for the Muscogee County Juvenile Court from December 1, 2014 to August 30, 2015 and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award; enter into a Memorandum of Understanding and contract with Evidence Based Associates, LLC.

MOU EBA.docx

A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH EVIDENCE BASED ASSOCIATES, LLC AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR THE JUVENILE JUSTICE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS GRANT TO FUND THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY JUVENILE COURT AND IF AWARDED, ACCEPT THE GRANT, AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT AWARD AND ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH EVIDENCE BASED ASSOCIATES, LLC. THERE IS NO LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT AND THE GRANT PERIOD IS FROM DECEMBER 1, 2014 TO AUGUST 30, 2015.

WHEREAS, funds in the amount of up to $100,000 have been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Juvenile Court from December 1, 2014 to August 30, 2015; and,

WHEREAS, the funds are being made available to provide increased accountability of juvenile offenders by providing evidence based prevention and treatment models for at risk youth in the initial stages of justice system involvement; and,

WHEREAS, the City currently has a contract with Evidence Based Associates, LLC for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant; and,

WHEREAS, Juvenile Court wishes to utilize Evidenced Based Associates, LLC to assist with the grant writing and respond to the request for proposal issued by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council; and,

WHEREAS, Evidence Based Associates is working with the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, the Governor's Office for Children and Families and the gubernatorial appointed Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program Funding Committee to identify and manage cost-effective methods to offer program that are proven to reduce recidivism.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into the attached Memorandum of Understanding with Evidenced Based Associates, LLC, to submit an application for the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention and Treatment Grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to fund the Muscogee County Juvenile Court, and if awarded, accept a grant for the period of December 1, 2014 to August 30, 2015 for up to $100,000 with no local match requirement and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award. Upon award, the City Manager is authorized to enter into a contract with Evidence Based Associates, LLC for managing entity services.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2014, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel 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