Agenda Item # 4




Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

11/26/2013

Agenda Report # 004


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Adult Drug Court

INITIATED BY: Columbus Office of Crime Prevention


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a one-year contract with Muscogee County Adult Drug Court to award funding for Crime Prevention initiatives.

Background: Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has agreed to recommend funding of $75,000.00 to Adult Drug Court toward the reduction of recidivism and continued drug use among adult offenders.

Analysis: The four avenues within the Adult Drug Court Program include Conditional Discharge, First Offender Act, Probation Revocation and a Straight Guilty Plea. Participants are required to complete five different phases before they are eligible for graduation. Participants with felony charges must complete an 18 month program and those with misdemeanor charges are required to complete a 12 month program. The target population is non-violent offenders between the ages of 18 and 60 who reside in our circuit.

Financial Considerations: These funds are appropriated from the Other Local Option Sales Tax, Crime Prevention Program and do not require a match.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter a one year contract with Adult Health Court to provide funding for these programs.




A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH THE ADULT DRUG COURT FOR $75,000.00 FOR FUNDING THE INITIATIVES OF THE ADULT DRUG COURT.

WHEREAS, Adult Drug Court has the Adult Drug Court Program to impact the lives of adults to reduce the rate of continued drug usage; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has authorized funding under the Crime Prevention Program for this project in the amount of $75,000.00 to the Adult Drug Court Program.

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

That the Mayor is hereby authorized to contract through the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention with Adult Drug Court for $75,000.00 for funding the Adult Drug Court Program. Funds are budgeted in the FY14 Budget: Other Local Option Sales Tax, Crime Prevention Program.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the 26th day of November, 2013 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