Agenda Item #6


Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

04/25/2017

Agenda Report #122




TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant

INITIATED BY: Department of Juvenile Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit a grant application and if awarded, accept funds up to $750,000 from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Juvenile Court and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award. The grant period is from July 1, 2017 to July 30, 2018.

Background: Funds have been appropriated to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the purpose of providing Functional Family Therapy and evidence-based community program to serve youth who would otherwise be committed the Department of Juvenile Justice and/or sent to a short-term secured facility

Analysis: Muscogee County Juvenile Court is requesting funds to provide evidence-based treatment and surveillance to juvenile offenders.

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

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There will be no additional expenses and no match requirements.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to submit a grant application and if awarded, accept funds up to $750,000 from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Juvenile Court and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award. The grant period is from July 1, 2017 to July 30, 2018.


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 AND AMENDED THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT AWARD FOR THE GRANT PERIOD IS FROM JULY 1, 2017 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018.

WHEREAS, funds in the amount of up to $750,000 have been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Juvenile Court from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018; and,

WHEREAS, the funds are being made available to provide evidence based treatment for medium to high risk juvenile offenders who would otherwise be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice or detained in short-term secured facility.

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 Court and, if awarded, accept a grant for the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 for up to $750,000 with no 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 _____________, 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 Garrett 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