Agenda Report # 52
§ FICA - $2,596
§ Medical Insurance – $5,650
§ Retirement - $5,750
§ Life Insurance - $171
§ Workman’s Comp - $490
§ Salary - $33,933
WHEREAS, the District Attorney is requesting the acceptance of a VOCA Grant in the amount of $81,836 to be allocated over a twelve month period from the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia to support innocent victims of violent crime under the 1996 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), along with $15,344 from the 5% Crime Victim Assistance Surcharge Fund allocated in the FY16 Budget for salaries and benefits; and,
WHEREAS, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council requires a minimum 20% of the grant come in the form of a match and 25% of that be an In-Kind Match to be met through the use of volunteers. Figures are based on a twelve month period; and,
WHEREAS, the funding will be used to create a new position of Victim Advocate Investigator who will provide services to crime victims from arrest; and,
WHEREAS, the District Attorney will continue to supervise the operation of the Victim-Witness Assistance Program in the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit and if approved, accept a grant of $81,836 from the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council along with $15,344 of the 5% Crime Victim Surcharge Funds allocated in the FY16 Budget to fund the Victim-Witness Assistance Program which will extend over a twelve month period beginning October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.