Agenda Item # 5

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

03/11/2014

Agenda Report # 86


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Juvenile Drug Court Grant

INITIATED BY: Juvenile 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, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

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.

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 $52,000.

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, 2014 to June 30, 2015 and to amend the Multi-Government 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 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 IS FROM JULY 1, 2014 TO JUNE 30, 2015.

WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the Criminal justice Coordinating Council for the Juvenile Drug Court from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; and,

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

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 July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, with a 10% local match requirement and 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 _____________ 2014, 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