Agenda Item # 3


Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting
3/22/2016
Agenda report # 99


TO: Mayor and City Council

SUBJECT: Juvenile Drug Court Accountability Court Grant

INITIATED BY: Juvenile Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit an application and if approved accept funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, in the amount of $300,000, or otherwise awarded, for the funding of the Muscogee County Juvenile Drug Court, from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, with a 10% local match requirement, and to amend the Multi-Governmental fund by the amount of the grant awarded.

Background: The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is charged with the fiscal oversight of the Juvenile Accountability Courts Grant Program.

Analysis: Muscogee County Juvenile Court is requesting funds for personnel and operations for the Muscogee County Juvenile Drug Court.

Financial Considerations: The City is required to provide a 10% cash match to participate in this grant program. Cash match is available through county paid case manager salaries.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: Muscogee County Juvenile Court is requesting funds for personnel and operations for the Muscogee County Juvenile Drug Court.

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

Recommendation/Action: Approval is requested to submit an application and if approved accept funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, in the amount of $300,000, or otherwise awarded, for the funding of the Muscogee County Juvenile Drug Court, from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, with a 10% local match requirement, and to amend the Multi-Governmental fund by the amount of the grant awarded.

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. THERE IS A 10% LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT AND THE GRANT PERIOD IS FROM JULY 1, 2016 TO JUNE 30, 2017.

WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Juvenile Drug Court from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017; and,

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

WHEREAS, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council requires a 10% cash match.

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 Drug Court and, if awarded, accept a grant for the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 with a 10% 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 _________ 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