Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

March 13, 2018

Agenda Report # 88


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Adult Felony Drug Court

INITIATED BY: Superior Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit an application, and if approved, accept $331,826.00 or as otherwise awarded from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Adult Felony Drug Court, from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 and to amend the Multi-governmental Fund by $331,826.00 or as otherwise awarded.

Background: The State of Georgia has provided funds to operate Accountability Courts. The funds are being provided through the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) to be utilized to operate accountability courts in FY18.

Analysis: The Muscogee County Adult Felony Drug Court is requesting a grant of $331,826.00 from the CJCC to operate the Adult Felony Drug Court for a period of 12 months.

Financial Considerations: The City is required to provide a 10% cash matching funds ($36,870.00) to participate in this grant program. This cash match is satisfied in the salary and benefits of a current case manager who is paid for by the City ($38,000.00).

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The Columbus Consolidated Government will not be required to continue this program when the grant funds have been expended.

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

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to submit a grant application and if approved, accept funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Adult Felony Drug Court, from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 and to amend the Multi-governmental Fund by $331,826.00 or as otherwise awarded.


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT AND IF APPROVED, ACCEPT A GRANT OF $331.826.00 OR AS OTHERWISE AWARDED FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL TO FUND THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY ADULT FELONY DRUG COURT FROM JULY 1, 2018 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2019 WITH A 10% CASH LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT AND ALSO AUTHORIZING NEW HORIZONS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TO ACT AS THE SOLE VENDOR FOR OUTPATIENT EVENING SERVICES FOR THE PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018/2019 AND TO AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AWARD AMOUNT.

WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to the Adult Felony Drug Court for a 12 month period beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019; and,

WHEREAS, funds are being made available to provide support for the operation of the Muscogee County Adult Drug Court for FY19; and,

WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the State through the CJCC to fund Accountability Courts in the State of Georgia and the CJCC is accepting grant requests from Accountability Courts throughout the State of Georgia; We are requesting to continue to use New Horizons Behavioral Health for our Outpatient Evening Services outside the scope of services provided through and with DBHDD and,

WHEREAS, the City is required to provide a 10% cash matching funds to participate in this grant program. This cash match is satisfied by the current case manager salary paid for by the City.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit a grant application to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to fund the Muscogee County Adult Felony Drug Court and if awarded accept $331,826.00 to provide funding from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 and authorize a sole source contract to New Horizons Behavioral Health 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 _____________, 2018 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 Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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