Agenda Item # 4

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

06/23/2015

Agenda Report # 127


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Juvenile Court Grant Position

INITIATED BY: Juvenile Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to authorize the City Manager to submit an application to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to fund a Juvenile Tracking Assessments Coordinator position and if awarded extend the fiscal year 2015 Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant until June 30, 2016, and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award.

Background: Additional funding has been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in an amount up to $50,000 under the fiscal year 2015 Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant to fund a Juvenile Tracking Assessment Coordinator grant position.

Analysis: Juvenile Court is requesting additional funds be approved to provide for a position to perform the to perform pre-dispositional risk assessments and/or detention assessments (DAI) on all delinquent youth in Juvenile to determine which programs they qualify for within the Juvenile Court or if they need to be detained pending judicial review.

Financial Considerations: The City is not required to provide matching funds to participate in this grant.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: Grant funds, if awarded, will fund the Juvenile Tracking Assessments Coordinator position

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

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve a resolution to authorize the City to submit an application and if approved accept a grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Juvenile Assessments Tracking Coordinator, to extend the fiscal year 2015 Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant until June 30, 2016 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 TO FUND A JUVENILE TRACKING ASSESSMENTS COORDINATOR UNDER THE FISCAL YEAR 2015 JUVENILE JUSTICE INCENTIVE GRANT, AND IF AWARDED, EXTEND SAID GRANT UNTIL JUNE 30, 2016, AMEND THE MULT-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT AWARD FOR THE GRANT PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2015- JUNE 30, 2016.

WHEREAS, funds in the amount up to $50,000 have been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Juvenile Court from July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016; and,

WHEREAS, the funds are available to provide the Court with a grant position to do pre-dispositional risk assessments on all delinquent youth in Muscogee County Juvenile Court and detention assessments on delinquent youth to determine if they need to be detained; and,

WHEREAS, the funds are available to fund a Juvenile Tracking Assessments Coordinator to provide assessments directly to the Juvenile Court.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit an application for the Juvenile Tracking Assessments Coordinator grant position from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, and if awarded, accept a grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for up to $50,000 with no local match requirement, and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award for the period of the grant award of July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016.


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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 Thomas voting _______________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting _______________.
Councilor Woodson voting _______________.




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