Agenda Item # 7


Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

03/14/2017

Agenda report # 106


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Family Drug Court Accountability Court Implementation Grant

INITIATED BY: Juvenile Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit an implementation grant application and if awarded, accept funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Family Drug Court up to $300,000.00, or as otherwise awarded, and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award. The grant period is from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Background: The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is charged with the fiscal oversight of all Georgia Accountability Court Grant Programs.

Analysis: Muscogee County Juvenile Court is requesting funds for personnel, treatment, and operations for the Muscogee County Family Drug Court.

Financial Considerations: The City is required to provide a 10% cash match to participate in this grant program. Cash match is available through public defender and guardian ad litem allocations in the Juvenile Court departmental budget.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: Muscogee County Juvenile Court is requesting funds for personnel, treatment, and operations for the Muscogee County Family Drug Court.

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

Recommendation/Action: Approval is requested to submit an implementation grant application and if awarded, accept funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Family Drug Court up to $300,000.00, or as otherwise awarded, and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award. The grant period is from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.



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 FAMILY DRUG COURT AND IF AWARDED, AMENDED THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT AWARD. THERE IS A 10% LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT AND THE GRANT PERIOD IS FROM JULY 1, 2017 TO JUNE 30, 2018.

WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the implementation of a Family Drug Court from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018; and,

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

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

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

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 Family Drug Court and, if awarded, accept a grant for the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 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 _________ 2017 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 Garrett 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