Agenda Item # 5

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

03/10/2015

Agenda Report # 89


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Accountability Court Grant -Juvenile Drug Court

INITIATED BY: Juvenile Drug Court, Mary Bode

Recommendation: 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 Juvenile Drug Court and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award. The grant period is from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

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 to fund a grant funded position and a contractual service provider.

Financial Considerations: The City is required to provide a 10% cash match to participate in this grant program.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: Grant funds, if awarded will fund the Juvenile Drug Court Coordinator position in the amount of approximately $54,000 and a surveillance officer in the amount of $6,000.

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

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize to submit an application and if approved accept a grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Juvenile Drug Court from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award.



A RESOLUTION

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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 DRUG COURT AND IF AWARDED, AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT AWARD. THERE IS A 10% CASH MATCH REQUIREMENT AND THE GRANT PERIOD OF FROM JULY 1, 2015 TO JUNE 30, 2016.

WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Juvenile Drug Court from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016; and,

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

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

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

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, 2015 to June 30, 2016 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 _____________ 2015, 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