Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

10/23/2013

Agenda Report # 42


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Juvenile Drug Court Grant

INITIATED BY: Juvenile Drug Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit an application and, if approved, accept $25,000, or amount otherwise awarded, in grant funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for operation of the Muscogee County Juvenile Drug Court and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award. Additional funding is available for the grant period of January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014.

Background: The state of Georgia has funds available to fund Accountability Courts through the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

Analysis: The Muscogee County Juvenile Drug Court is requesting funds for a new grant funded 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 requirement.

Legal Considerations: The Columbus Consolidated Government is eligible to apply for additional funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize the City Manager to submit an application and, if approved, accept additional grant funds of $25,00, or amount otherwise awarded, from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Juvenile Drug Court from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014 and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award.



A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR ADDITIONAL GRANT FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE OPERATION OF THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY JUVENILE DRUG COURT AND IF AWARDED, AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT AWARD. THERE IS NO LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT AND THE GRANT PERIOD IS FROM JANUARY 1, 2014 TO JUNE 30, 2014.

WHEREAS, additional funds have been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Juvenile Drug Court from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014; and,

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit an application and, if awarded, accept additional grant funding in the amount of $25,000 or the amount otherwise awarded. for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to fund Muscogee County Juvenile Drug Court for the period of January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014, with no local match requirement and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2013, 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